When I started my journey as a wellness coach several years ago, I knew I wanted to help people connect with their body and live their best life but I struggled to find a way to be consistent. After bouncing around for a few years I am finally settling down with a consistent schedule. I … Continue reading New Year, New Schedule, Same Big Dreams
Deadlifts can be intimidating because they require good form and technique to get the benefits and prevent injury, which make them a great part of functional fitness. They engage your entire posterior chain (all the muscles that run along your back side from below your neck to your ankles) and when performed correctly you can … Continue reading Its All in the Hips, How Deadlifts Can Benefit your daily life.
Injuries are a drag. In our fast paced world we are constantly exploring more ways to be efficient, we are often thinking about our next move, which can be dangerous. When it comes to exercising it is important to leave that busy mind at the door and take the time to connect with yourself. It's … Continue reading Show Up for Yourself
Many professionals in the health world are now saying that sitting is the new smoking. Sitting is hard on your body in a variety of ways. It strains your low back, doesn't engage your posterior chain (the back of your legs) and decreases your metabolism. Here are some tips if you spend a lot of … Continue reading 5 Tips to Stay Healthy While at a Desk
When people find out I am a personal trainer, it is usually followed up with a question about a minor injury they are currently suffering from. My response is most often strengthen your core. Our core is a complex series of muscles including the abs, obliques, transverse abdominus and psoas. These muscles are most often … Continue reading Have a Strong Core
CARB, EPOC and HIIT! I'm fairly confident that fad diets will never go away, at least until the current political structures that subsidize unhealthy lifestyles, like the farm bill and oil wars, are dismantled. Carbohydrates fuel our bodies. But too many carbohydrates can make us sick. And our current system likes to feed us a lot … Continue reading The Other Four Letter Words
From an early age I suffered from chronic stomach aches. As a young teen I discovered I had food allergies and sensitivities. That set me on my path to learning about wellness and nutrition. After I graduated from UC Berkeley, I moved to the mountains and started a goat and sheep farm. I spent the … Continue reading My Journey to Mixed Movement