Posted in my fitness group today about the importance of stretching. I am completely amazed at the tight mess my body can get in with just a few days off of yoga. As soon as I began my yoga routine today, I was reminded how much I need the stretching and strengthening. Yes, lifting weights is a wonderful way to increase strength and add shapeliness to our bodies while being an effective way to burn fat, but without a solid stretching regime--especially as we age--we are setting ourselves up for injury and set backs. . . So today, I am extremely grateful for the multitude of trainers--weightlifting, body sculpting, and yogis--that I have access to right in the comfort of my own home. EXACTLY when I NEED THEM.🙏🏻 . . AND I am also thankful that I can experience their expertise without them being offended by me working out in my thrifted Smurfette PJ pants!😂😅🙌🏻 (swipe to see me in all my comfy glory😜) . . If you're tired of making excuses instead of taking care of your body, I believe I have the perfect Christmas present for you! Message me 🎄🎁💪🏻😘
With 616 Health Points, Lisa inspires us to move more 💪💦. Taking a healthy mix of Active, Power, Core, Zone Training and Healthy Lifestyles keeps her injury free and the group dynamics motivate her to not miss a workout. “The instructors are enthusiastic and happy to answer questions. They always emphasize doing things at your own pace and they readily show alternative moves.” Always active but not athletic, Lisa started running in her 40’s. “I realized I had a competitive side and competed regularly, but after 15 years my knees and feet could no longer take the stress. My parents lived into their late 90’s so I realized I need to keep up my physical wellness.” Like many, upon joining RDV Lisa started using the @technogym equipment on the Palm Court before discovering the large variety of classes offered. “The classes give me a great well-rounded workout each week. I appreciate that the emphasis is not only on cardio and strength, but also on flexibility and balance.” Plus, MVP Health Points encourages her to get to Level 4 and earn $150 back on her membership in 2018. Congratulations Lisa! ✨ Keep up the awesome job #mvprockstar! - - - - #mvpoftheweek#fitnessmotivation#motivated#motivation#effectivefitness#strength#conditioning#flexibility#cardio#cardioworkout#instafit#instafitness#goals#fitnessgoals#fitnessover50#healthylifestyle#orlandofitness#orlandogym#workoutorlando#muscles#girlswholift
This is a progress pic, but it’s more than that. I feel good and I’m alive. The ocean is beautiful and one of my favorite places to be. It’s so vast, so powerful, so mysterious yet so peaceful. It’s a part of who I am. 🌊 I almost drowned in Hawaii this past spring while snorkeling. It was the scariest feeling, yet I felt at peace in the ocean. I didn’t panic. I just thought to myself this is really it, isn’t it. I couldn’t get back to shore no matter how hard I tried. I was exhausted, so exhausted. I couldn’t swim parallel to shore, the waves were beating me up. I floated. The waves were pushing me towards the jagged rocks. 🌊 Next thing I know, I landed on the one flat rock amongst all the jagged ones. I survived that day and was rescued. My husband hit the rocks. He broke his big toe, jammed his finger, his knees were a bloody swollen mess and he lost his glasses, his vision. He had been on shore watching. It looked bad but he got me off that rock. My husband rescued me. I’m still here for a reason. It wasn’t my time. 🌊 My pops saved me from drowning when I was 7 years old and he was there with me again at 49, 7 squared. My pops called me his angel, now he's my angel as I was placed safely on that flat rock like a mermaid. Our love of the ocean continues.🌊 #grateful#fitfam#dedication#consistency#fitnessover50#positivevibes#goals#girlswholift#bodypositive#weightloss#weightlossjourney#fitness#transformation#fitnessjourney#workout#girlpower#fitnessover40#mexican#inspiration#gym#lift#liftlikeagirl#gains#ocean#mermaid#love#angel#pops
Today I just couldn't muster up the desire to head out in the cold. So I knocked out 4.5 miles listening to the #thattriathlonshow podcast. Today's topic "Why 80/20 training is NOT the best way to train". I HAD TO LISTEN TO THIS ONE.
Are you ready to Transform your LIFE? We start preparing on Monday, December 17 with daily workouts! Apply to join my PREPARE TO TRANSFORM group. Link in my bio! 🎄💪🏻🎄💪🏻🎄 Let's make 2019 TRANSFORMATIVE in our mindset AND our physical health! Let me assure you, wherever you are in life right now, you are ready for transformation! No prerequisites are necessary! You don't have to ALREADY be there! 🎄💪🏻🎄💪🏻🎄 Want to try out a workout today? The link to the FREE no-strings attached, streaming workout is at the top of the link list in my bio! 🎄💪🏻🎄💪🏻🎄 If you decide you are ALL IN, I'd be honored to be your coach. . 🎄💪🏻🎄💪🏻🎄 LET'S DO IT!
Side Plank Crunch .. .. A #yoga#balancing#bodyweight#core#fitneas#crunch .. Think of lengthening the right side body while balancing on the left hand and knee, then lift the right leg and allow the right elbow and knee to meet for a side crunch. Inhale, pulling the right arm and leg back to straight, before exhaling into another crunch Repeat on the right hand and knee to work the left side body. Take a vinyasa and complete a few rounds. A great way to challenge the mind to remain calm, keeping balance, creating strength.
Day 4. Any lunge. Lizard. Getting lower all the time, but still not very flexible. @yogawarriorwear - The brothers are back! 🙌 #brothersofyoga2#yogawarriorwear . Why wait for the New Year to start yoga? You’ve got a great network of support here to help. Everyone’s welcome to play and the prizes are off the charts! . Mark your calendars 📆 . Hosts: @xocloh @tomcyoga Supporting host: @faithfoxmama 🏋🏽 Generously sponsored by: @zamashotel @bohohill @yogawarriorwear @faithfoxdesigns @korumat @brokengypsy 🏋🏽 Schedule: 1. Any dog 2. Any plank 3. Any warrior 4. Any lunge 5. Any heart opener 6. Any arm balance or strength pose 7. Any twist or restorative pose 🏋🏾 To join us please: * Follow all hosts and sponsors * Like and repost this flyer * Tag some friends to join in * Use our challenge hashtag of #brothersofyoga2 * Cite/tag hosts and sponsors in your daily posts * Please have your profile public for the duration of the challenge so that we can see you! * Reach out to your fellow brothers and raise them up with your words! * Have fun, and play safe 🙏🏻 #mensyoga#yogaover50#fitnessover50#notverybendy
Tuesday morning, the temps have dropped to 40s. Tried a new gym this morning. There is comfort in the familiar, but I think growth happens when you step out of your comfort zone. Will you make any growth (changes) in 2019? Can you believe the year is close to the end? Happy new beginnings, friends. Muah 😘
Avocado toast...add tomato and an egg...are you kidding me?! Yum! This is how I eat. There's no secret or magic. I keep it simple and eat real food. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm excited to launch my new Nutrition Coaching Program. It starts on January 7th. The program is focused on women age 45-65 who want to lose up to 10-15 lbs in 6 months. It is offered online via email to keep it simple and easy for you to follow and implement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have all tried this on our own, and now understand trying to lose weight alone doesn’t work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This 6 month program will bring you the much-needed accountability, support and motivation it takes to stay consistent, make steady progress and lasting changes. This is not about turning your life upside down. Those gimmicks, fads, quick fix and magic pills are the reason people fail to lose weight and keep it off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the McCloud Method Nutrition Coaching program we take it slowly, one step at a time. I’ll start by giving you just ONE simple skill/habit to practice over the next two weeks. This is done at your pace, one day at a time. There is no “one size fits all” in this program. It is not about recipes. (If you need recipes, this might not be the program for you). This program is about YOU finding what you like and what works for YOU and your lifestyle. No two people are the same. No “one” meal plan works for everyone. Example…What time is your first meal of the day? How many times do you eat in a day? What foods do you dislike or are allergic to? I know a few people that don’t like veggies, some avoid animal protein, and others are gluten or dairy free. And the list goes on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are curious and/or are interested in working with me, take one small step today and sign up for the McCloud Method Nutrition Coaching presale list. No cost. No obligation. And, I’ll send you more information about the program
TOMORROW’s THE DAY . 🎄🎄🎄 Is it weird that I'm feeling a little scared right now... LOL!!! I’m just a wee bit intimated by this! 🎄🎄🎄 I remember when I did my first Shaun T workout, I felt like I was going to die. But I found that as I worked out more and more, I got in greater and greater shape. . 🎄🎄🎄 So, this Transform :20 stuff is a new program that is in pre-Launch right now, and I am so excited about this!!! Every single program I do makes me stronger and healthier! . 🎄🎄🎄 Tomorrow we’re offering a "Try before you buy" - That's right!! It's a Christmas Miracle!!! 😍😍If you already have subscription, just log into your private gym and give it a whirl! 🎄🎄🎄 This program is just TWENTY minutes a day, 6 days a week, 6 weeks long! . 🎄🎄🎄 Want an exclusive Sneak peek? Message me or comment below and I'll make sure you get the link. If you don’t have subscription, I can help get you access! 🎄🎄🎄 Click the link in my bio (Insta) or message me to get your access!
Who remembers working out using a step in the 80s? 🙋♀️ Let me tell tell you, I just had the most productive 20 minutes of my day 😳 Question- If you could get great results from a workout that was just 20 minutes a day, would you be interested? #nevermissamonday
A very wise man told me this today and it really resonated with me. . There are no shortcuts when it comes to your health and fitness! Think about it. We've all tried those fad diets and exercise equipment that's supposed to get you six pack abs in 30 days. How many crazy contraptions have you bought over the years? 😄 . Truth is, nothing is that easy. You have to put in the work. Make a few small changes in your nutrition and move your body every day! It's not easy but it is simple! . I'm committed to MY health and fitness. It's a lifestyle that has amazing benefits!💪 . Are you ready to join me and my squad?
💪🏼CAN YOU COUNT HOW MANY DIFFERENT PATHS YOU TAKE EVERYDAY ? 💪🏼I’m lucky enough to live by a park filled with natural terrain, but as you can see I have to walk on cement, on roads and streets that are totally flat. No bueno for my body, So as much as I can I actively choose walking on dirt, hills, rocks, twigs whatever. I do this to amplify my walking, in order optimize all the systems of in my body, especially proprioception 🧠 . I teach a lot of clients over 55, and the first things they usually tell me? They fell in the last year. And had an injury as a result as well 😞Why is that? They say well it just happened out of nowhere! I took a step in a way I wasn’t expecting, I slipped on a rock, a banana peel, my grandkid (not kidding I’ve actually heard that one). Well if you think of the days, weeks, months, years that have accumulated where we have not strengthened different positions of the ankle, where we did not walk or run in ways that strengthened our glutes over time, causing us to be unable to balance on one leg, falling is just an obvious logical conclusion. And now you’re 65 and you step in a way that your ankle wasn’t prepared for, you fall, “Out of nowhere !” Of course it doesn’t come from nowhere- as people living in these imperfect but very responsive bodies, we KNOW that if we exercise, lift weights, or just sit on the couch, that with repetition- it WILL have a massive impact on the way our bodies look and move. The same goes for walking - over time walking on variable terrain WILL add up to strong hips and glutes so when you do take an unexpected step in 10, 20, 40 years your body has been taking a bunch of unexpected steps at that point- so instead of falling you just, well, Go about your day in your beautiful agile body. So anyway, yah, please walk over dirt hills and whatever, so when you’re 65 and you do not need a hip replacement from falling, you can DM me and send a nice thank you message. Or a fruit
MONDAY MOVE OF THE WEEK: SINGLE ARM FRONT RAISE 👉You'll find this exercise in workout #2 this week (*online training). 👉What muscle does the front raise work? Though the anterior deltoid does most of the work, secondary muscles worked (mostly for stabilization) include; traps, erector spinae, biceps, pecss, rotator cuff, serratus anterior and core. 👉 What's the purpose of doing a single arm raise vs. both arms at the same time? Sometimes, you might find that you are much stronger when you perform an exercise unilaterally. Research has shown that doing upper-body exercises unilaterally (one arm at a time) allows you to use greater force than when doing the same exercise with both arms (bilaterally). This is due to the fact that you use more muscle fibers when you train with one arm at a time. 👉What is unilateral training? Training limbs individually, rather than engaging both sides together, is a popular and highly beneficial technique. Unilateral exercises can also help with a more balanced development! 👉How do I perform this exercise properly? There are several variations of this exercise. We are doing a standing one arm dumbbell front raise. *Pick a dumbbell, stand with a straight torso and the dumbbell on the front of your thigh at arms length with the palms of the hand facing your thigh. This will be your starting position. *While maintaining the torso stationary (no swinging), lift the left dumbbell to the front with a slight bend on the elbow and the palms of the hands always facing down. Continue to go up until you arm is slightly above parallel to the floor. I always say, "front raises are eye high", easy to remember! *Now lower the dumbbell back down slowly to the starting position. . #training#resistancetraining#dumbellworkouts#fitnessforwomen#exerciseroutine#workoutplans#workoutroutine#frontraises#singlearm#unilateraltraining#eyehigh#workout#fitnessover50#fitnessover40#grandmasintraining#ifbbpro#tonedmuscle#tight
Legs up the wall pose .. .. A pose to calm, reduce anxiety, lower heart rate, relax the back muscles, and to help with insomnia. Today, after working my leg muscles and fighting a head cold, legs up the wall pose was a perfect way to end my yoga practice. .. Whenever I have a cold with congestion, working out helps to open up my head. I don't push as hard as I would on a healthy day, but I don't skip my workout when living with a common cold. It feels good to work out and get my body in motion.