Fire Your Physio (simple shoulder pain solutions)

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Aches, pains and niggles – we all have them.   I wanted to share a quick and easy shoulder release technique with you today and all you need is a small, firm ball.   Muscle releases are not fun – they can be quite painful.  But they WORK.   You can use either a spikey ball […]

Best Ab Exercises For Women Over 40

Posted by on October 25, 2015 at 3:48 am

“How do I flatten my tummy?”   This is the most common question I receive.  Hands down.   How we look obviously affects how we feel about ourselves.  Now this is a muddy area for a lot of women because we don’t necessarily have an accurate idea of how we actually really look, and hormones, […]

Hot flashes? There’s a better way to work up a sweat

Posted by on August 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm

New research suggests daily exercise could be the best way way to combat distressing symptoms of the menopause   Laura Donnelly, Health Editor of The Telegraph in the UK, writes that hot flushes (flushes in the UK, flashes in the US) can be among the most distressing symptoms of menopause.   No surprises there ladies! […]

Pilates Ab Finisher

Posted by on May 28, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Want to strengthen your core and back and get a toned stomach?  Forget crunches and sit-ups!  They not only won’t get you the results you’re after, you’re quite likely to hurt your back and damage your spine. We want to build a strong core – that’s all the muscles, not just your “six pack” muscles […]

Bodyweight 30-30 Workout

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Get off the treadmill and elliptical and try this fat burning, full body cardio workout.  You’ll work all major muscle groups and get a heart pumping workout regardless of your fitness level.  Modify movements to reduce impact if necessary, you’ll see those modifications in the video.   This is a fun cardio workout that’s suitable […]

How to Improve Your Balance

Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

How’s your balance?   Has it changed in the last few years? Are you a little less stable in some movements and a bit more careful when walking down stairs or in other activities?   The ability for your body to automatically adjust movement to it’s surroundings, decreases with age as those helpful sensory perceptions […]

A Strong Core is a Happy Core

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 10:40 pm

One of the most important elements of any training program is the effective strengthening of your core muscles.   A strong core and solid foundation of shoulder and pelvic stability is a must for everyone who wants to remain injury free and retain good functional mobility in their body.   This short Pilates Finisher workout […]

Workouts for Beginners

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm

If you haven’t exercised for a long time, it can seem overwhelming and intimidating to start over again.  Especially if you’ve got injuries that you need to be careful with and you’re just not confident with what you’re doing.   Sometimes, it seems that the after-workout soreness isn’t worth it – you feel so stiff […]

Why Muscle Keeps You Young

Posted by on February 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

As we age we inevitably lose muscle tone.  People who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade after age 30. Even if you are active, you will still experience some muscle loss.   This is known as age related sarcopenia.  It typically accelerates from the […]

Listen to Your Body

Posted by on February 14, 2015 at 1:51 am

One of the health and fitness catch phrases you’ll hear a lot is “listen to your body”. So, what does that actually mean? When it comes to good nutrition, you need to listen to your body to find out what suits your appetite; your digestion; your energy levels.  When it comes to workouts, same deal!  […]