It's hard to know exactly when modern Stand Up Paddling (SUP) began, but it has undeniable Polynesian ancestry. SUP is popular and fast growing sport because it is an exciting full body comprehensive workout whereby you launch from the shoreline, into the unknown. Your heart is racing you are filled with excitement and fear at the same time (FYI- this is normal). … [Read more...] about SUP Yoga for All!
This has been my new motto for 2014. I have been telling myself that I have to set higher although realistic goals for myself and I have been telling my children that as well. No more taking the easiest way out, being passive, and just sitting around. I want to try to push myself more both physically and mentally. For me, it began when a colleague approached me and asked me to join Weight Watchers with her. “I am not saying that you need it, but we could both lose a few pounds.” she … [Read more...] about Challenging Myself
Exercise in a skirt? Who does that?? Lots of women! And not just religious ones, either. If you do a Google search of exercise skirts, lots of big company names come up. One of my favorites is this company (and not just because I’m writing a blog post for them). Why? Because they manufactured swim skirts that allowed me to train for high level swimming workouts and compete in the Sprint triathlon, all while maintaining a modest appearance. Golf Inspired Fitness Swim Skirted Leggings, on sale … [Read more...] about Exercising in Skirts
Piled under all this snow, if you're like me you're probably dreaming about warm weather. My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a winter getaway in the Caribbean. Our first stop was Barbados where the stunning beach, gorgeous blue skies and seas were calling. I took the opportunity to get out of the cold and to get active. Deep Blue Sea, Trial by Fire Water sports are a great way to go and discover the watery deep. I decided to try out kayaking and stand-up … [Read more...] about Discovering Stand-Up Paddle Boarding on My Winter Getaway
I would like to come clean and confess - I used to think that water aerobics was for retirees. That was up until three summers ago when my mother asked me if I wanted to join a water aerobics class with her at the local Y. I think it is a common misconception that water aerobics is not a “real” workout and does not provide an intense aerobic workout, as compared to more popular classes such as Zumba or traditional aerobic workouts. My mom is an active and vigorous woman in her late sixties, but … [Read more...] about Water Exercise – Why I Confess I Owe You an Apology