Finding Balance

One of my favorite exercises to do during the mat/floor portion of my FemFusion group fitness classes is the very simple, very basic prone alternating arm/leg extension (AKA “swimming”). It is a wonderful strengthener for all of the muscles of the back and the glutes, it stretches the hip flexors, and it stretches and stengthens […]

Five Fingered Fun

Well, it looks like I have officially jumped on the bandwagon. I have not ordered a pair of my own (yet), but Vibram Fivefingers Barefoot Shoes are now on my Christmas wish list. (Please Santa? I’ve been good!) Initially, I thought they were plain weird. But after hearing their praises sung by friends and by […]

Walking sticks: not just for gramps!

Blanket statement: I must stop passing judgment. Every time I judge something harshly, it ends up A) happening to me, or B) I end up doing it. This is a case of the latter. In the not too distant past I snickered at folks who participated in Nordic Walking, which is defined as “an enhancement […]

The line between health advocate and nag…

My dear husband is one of the most easy-going people I know. He handles my ideas, my mood swings, and my flights of fancy with grace and calm. In turn, I do what I do best — I keep our life interesting (at least that’s how I like to view it *wink-wink!*). In general, I […]

Let’s get deep: SQUATS.

I’ve been buffing myself up lately, lifting more weights, and reading more and more about the importance of weight lifting for females. Higher weight and fewer reps (rather than low weight and tons of reps) is important for 1) revving up the metabolism, and 2) improving bone health. I came across a great blog written […]