Hey Folks! Metra Here 🙂
Tis the season to NOT gain weight and be merry!
Here are 5 very important reasons to keep your workouts going this holiday season to avoid unwanted weight gain.
- Exercise makes you feel more confident.
- Exercise improves your mood.
- Exercise reduces the risk of chronic disease.
- Exercise eliminates unwanted pounds.
- Exercise improves longevity.
Know Thy Teammate, Be Motivated and Inspired
Stephanie shares how she makes self-care a lifestyle.
When did you start taking yoga?
I took my first yoga class in 1995 after a friend invited me to a class she was teaching at a local community center. After having done a decade of step aerobics, I fell in love with the yoga poses and the emotional connection to myself during my practice. I began and maintained a regular yoga practice for the next 10 years until I somehow lost interest and my practice became frustrating and uninspired.
How did you get back on track with practicing yoga?
Fast forward to meeting Metra 6 years ago and finding hot yoga. I once again became excited about my yoga practice and truly enjoy hot yoga.
What is your favorite yoga pose?
The poses I like the best are warrior, balancing poses and inversions. Any pose that asks me to find strength and trust myself I find interesting. I like to imagine myself having the kind of courage in my everyday life that a warrior may have needed. Even when I fall over I know there’s an opportunity to learn something from it and try again!
What do you love about training at Kinetics and Kinetics Flow?
I love the combination of hot yoga and boot camp! They give me very different things in terms of exercise and have added to a well rounded weekly routine.
What about willPower & Grace; I heard that was a favorite of yours as well?
willPower is one of my favorite classes. I took it on a whim after overhearing Metra say how hard it was and how great she felt one day after a class. It’s a combination of strength training, balance, core and cardio – all barefoot! It’s a perfect workout. I highly recommend everyone try it out!
What is important to you when it comes to self-care and exercise?
I once heard someone say that daily exercise isn’t a priority, but a necessity. Priorities can be changed but things that are necessary cannot. When you make regular exercise a part of your week it makes a big difference. Also the 6:00am classes are THE BEST! It feels so good knowing you started the day doing something amazing for yourself.
We are so grateful and thankful to have Stephanie on our team (Thank you Stephanie!) If you ever need help jump starting or improving your self-care regimen, don’t hesitate to reach out. Give us a call 732-317-8931, drop us a text 732-702-0088 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon,
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I do it in bed!
Stop! Are you sitting? Please stand up.
If you’re lying down turn onto your belly;
Reach back and give a firm squeeze to your own bottom.
Don’t worry, it’s not weird, squeeze your gluteal muscles.
Could be a little firmer back there?
It’s funny how our body’s natural default is soft, loose, and squishy.
I’m here to tell you, having a saggy bum isn’t something
that you have to accept. If you’re super busy like most of us,
squeezing time in for your workouts is a must. Bedtime offers a
great opportunity for making your rear view a priority. All you need
is your personal commitment and your bed. Consider toning your bum for these reasons:
3 fun reasons to firm up your bum
1) Clothes shopping is more fun when you can fit into the stuff you love
2) Bathing suit season feels amazing when you look like “Pop, Pow, Wow!”
and not so great when you look like “Plop,hum,Ouch”
3) Admiration from others who wish to look like you is a great confidence builder
3 Practical reasons to firm up your bum
1) Studies show that atrophy of the gluteal muscles can lead to lower back discomfort
2) Your bum works with other core muscles to help you sit and stand upright
3) Your bum helps to create movements like walking, climbing stairs, and biking
Commit to these 2 Exercises daily
Bum Clinch: Lie on your belly or back. Draw your legs as close together as possible (let your inner thighs and/or ankles touch). Squeeze the two cheeks of your bum together as if to stop anything from entering or exiting. Hold the clinch for 15-30 counts and then release. Repeat 2-4 times daily.
The Bridge: Lie on your back in a bent-knee position. Place your feet flat on the bed and allow your arms to rest comfortably at your sides. Face your palms downward, feet hip-width apart, and toes facing away from your body. Engage your abs to stabilize your spine and lift your hips off the ground simultaneously. The American Council of Exercise notes you should avoid lifting your hips too high, as this causes excessive arching in your back. Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds. Lower your hips back to the starting position. Repeat 2-4 times daily.
For more great fat blasting, saggy bum lifting, beautiful rear view creating exercises, join us for classes or schedule your personal training session today www.kineticsnj.com or 732-317-8931. Remember to consult with your physician before trying any new exercise program.