In my own life I have found balance in a few ways. The main way I stay fit is observing my alignment as I go about my day and I spend a lot of time on the ground (and subsequently getting up off of it!). I stretch or do Revolution in Motion movements throughout the day. I believe in strength training and do this two to four times per week (with kettlebells, barbells and/or dumbbells), get an outdoor run/hike in one or two times a week and classical pilates a couple of times a month. I also walk my dog about 9 miles total a week. A few times a month I will also engage in a different type of activity, usually a fitness class with a friend. For recovery, I receive a monthly massage or acupuncture treatment. To stay creatively stimulated I enjoy painting, the art of cuisine and experiencing other cultures through traveling.
Every client is unique and everyday, for every client, is different. While programming and monitoring of progression are important aspects of physical exercise, the development of an unforced habit of physical movement is the most important thing for clients to cultivate. Walking around with the most capable and connected version of your body and being surprised with its ability to respond to spontaneous challenges and experiences contributes to a happier life. This gives a greater sense of satisfaction than compliance to any ‘routine.’ A genuine and self-motivated desire to move, explore and optimize our body, (the one thing we have from birth and until death) comes from often un-learning things the ‘fitness industry’ has pushed on us, caring about how the body can move and then addressing the function of its individual parts as well as the alignment of them as a piece of a whole. IT IS SO FASCINATING AND TRULY FUN!
My goal is to educate you, help you develop awareness of your own body’s movement, and create your own toolbox and wellness community outside of me. This is all to build your skill and confidence with checking in and addressing the needs of your body to a point where you can ‘fly the coup.’ Just as a blank canvas calls to the artist, your body will start to entice you. Wellness is a living art. That's why I call what I do, Lifestyle Coordination.
All that said, I do offer a private atmosphere, pleasant attitude and culture of growth and deeper understanding so you might not want to leave.