Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Gratz has Arrived

What is a Gratz, you ask? It's actually more like who is Gratz? You can see their website HERE

Long story short, we've added a Gratz Instant Cadillac Conversion to the gym. This gives me a raised "table" to allow clients to sit or recline on a raised surface during Egoscue sessions. It will also allow me to give clients additional exercises. Finally, it has a frame that allows us to do ashiatsu massage. 
What does it look like? 

It looks like this.
The placement may eventually change but for now this is where it lives. It's far less intimidating than it looks.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

New Board

I just put together Living Life Lighter.   I've been wanting to write reviews of various Callanetics, Essentrics, Pilates, Pilatesology, Rebounding and yes even T-Tapp workouts. I may even throw a few weight training and cardio reviews in there and eventually books too. The thing is, I want them easily accessible for myself.

I also wanted a new place to share my workouts, rotations and healthy recipes, again, easily accessible.  

I decided upon a message board. You can find it HERE. I only left two forums totally open because I don't need trolls or other internet nasties messing things up. That means you need to become a member to see all of the different areas and add your thoughts, reviews, recipes and questions or answers to others' questions - but it's free and hopefully fun.

If you've fallen off the workout wagon I challenge you to post a check in thread and get right back on! If you're trying to eat better or lose weight it's ok to post a thread for that or combine food and workout check ins. There's also a place to talk about various self care modalities.

I just got started 24 hours ago so it's pretty bare bones but I hope to see you there! 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Definition isn't going to show up as long as you're doing heavy load, high reps with your fork and spoon. You can't out run what you can eat! Rome wasn't built in a day! Patience grasshopper, patience.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Great Video on Eating and Enjoying Plant Based Foods

I hope THIS LINK works.

If you are curious about the down dirty and real facts about health and either plant foods or animal foods this website is the only truly and 100% unbiased source that I'm aware of. You owe it to your health to at least check it out!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Gym

I finally grabbed some pictures of the gym. It looks pretty cluttered but the cool thing is that I can set up any of the equipment shown in less than two minutes - and I frequently do. :)

The blinds aren't normally closed except on really cold nights.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

New, improved space

It's still a work in progress and this isn't the best video but it gives you an idea. I'll try to post another with more light later.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Nice Free Meal Planning Site

It's called Lighter and you can find it HERE. There are pay versions but I chose to test run the free version.

There are several things that I really like. You are able to choose your appetite size. You're able to choose the number of people you're feeding and their appetite sizes. You may choose which meals you want recipes for and which foods you do not want included, for example meat alternatives or soy. You can even choose people, athletes, health gurus, etc. and follow the the way that they eat. (Drs. Neil Barnard and Michael Greger are included.) It provides you with a grocery list. You may trade out recipes. Best of all you may choose the amount of time you have for prepping and cooking each meal!

Definitely a site worth checking out. It is plant based eating but if nothing else you can use it to plan meatless Mondays! :)