Category Archives: Optimize Your Body

Strike a Pose! and Reduce Your Stress

Happy Monday! So this week’s “theme of the week” is How to Get Beyond Stress I’m a huge Amy Cuddy fan! I first heard her on TedTalks: [embed]https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc[/embed] The quick & dirty of her talk… Background: We all – both men and women - have an internal mix of testosterone and cortisol. Perhaps you could…
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Do You Have A Silly Walk? – Walking with Optimal Muscle Mechanics

Funny thing – At times there seems to be a “theme of the week” that comes up with clients. Last week’s theme – walking with optimal muscle mechanics. And more particularly, how “complicated” optimal walking can seem once you’ve become accustomed to less-than-optimal-muscle-mechanics. During the week, I even received a text from a client who…
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Secure Spine!

"The most important element to your Body Fitness Basics is creating a secure spine." And the key to successfully securing your spine... Engage your muscles! ...Not just any muscles, but specific muscles, namely... [circle_arrow_list] First, engage your glutes. Second, engage your abs - about 20% will do! [/circle_arrow_list] And, NEXT ... Once you engage your…
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Set Shoulders & Hips!

And once your spine is secure, the next step, is to Set your Shoulders and Hips. When you think about it, your spine acts as the drive train of your body and your hips and shoulders are the engines that power your movement, the strength of your swing, etc. etc. Here's what I mean, your…
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