Monthly Archives: July 2015

Think Outside the CrossFit Box

I’ve been enjoying following the CrossFit Games this past weekend. The sheer raw athleticism of the competitors is so very inspiring. From the teenagers to the masters, each person is a testament to what the human body can do, young … Continue reading

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Gathered #1

Here are some of my favorite articles or stories from the past week: Article on the sit/stand test that assesses risk for morbidity and mortality.  I’ve put lots of people through this test and many are surprised at the difficulty of … Continue reading

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Functional Fit Bit #5

I actually had dinner on the table at a reasonable hour the other day, so I was able to play outside in the yard with the kids afterwards.  Here’s the functional fitness I did at the same time: 1. Played … Continue reading

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Afraid to Move

Collectively and individually, if we want to move towards fitness and wellness, we need to stop being afraid to move. Culturally, Americans are so risk averse that we label everything with warnings and choose “safe” sedentary activities (which obviously come with a … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt #3

How does fear affect your movement?  Fear of failure?  Fear of injury? Fear of embarrassment? If you have children, how does your fear affect their movement?  How does the fear of others affect their movement?  Is your child afraid of … Continue reading

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Functional Fit Bit #4

We are away at a beach this week (and maybe you are too! as it is a holiday weekend)…so here is one “workout” that I like to do (other than swim obviously!!): I usually don’t “warm-up” per se because I just … Continue reading

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Easy Exercise #3

Want to know a really easy way to sneak more fitness in?  Use your furniture less.  Really.  Don’t believe me, just try it.  Sit on the floor.  And don’t just slump there.  Actually hold yourself up…so often we let furniture … Continue reading

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