A few weeks ago I participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. This was my 5th half marathon, third BMO race, and first postnatal half. In typical BMO style the race was top notch. From package pick up and organization, to the crowd and finish line party. The difference this year was my attitude.
I’ve been an Indoor cycling instructor for over ten years, during this time I’ve learned quite a few things about teaching group fitness. I have had success and a few failures, all of which have helped me to become a better, more confident instructor.
As an instructor it’s important to choose music you love that gets you “pumped.” The more I “feel” the music, the more it comes out in my voice, energy and instruction- and the more it gets everyone else energized and excited. With that being said its equally important to know your audience, what gets me pumped might not work for my class so its important to meet them on common ground. Read on for some of my insights into teaching and one of my classes favorite playlists.
This holiday you will most likely be faced with holiday treats, get together with family and friends and you may even be planning a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a four day weekend. Here are some simple Easter tips to stay on track with your fitness goals.
Lately I have been suffering from a tightness in my feet and calves, particularly first thing in the morning. Upon investigation my Gastrocnemius (Calf) muscle seems to be the main concern. A common issue among cyclists and runners, and an occupational hazard for me as an Indoor cycling instructor. Read on for more information regarding this condition and how I’m treating it.
Being off for the last 10 months has given me time to think about who I am, and the person that I want to be. I’ve come long way in overcoming my anxiety and PTSD but this year I want to take things further. There are certain people and situations both past and present that have been and are triggers for me. These triggers open folders in my subconscious reminding my of a hurt from my past. I react to these triggers with the fight of a heavy weight champion, consuming me with a disproportionate anger that is exhausting.
For 2017 I want my life to be less about drama and the desire to be in control. Focusing on nurturing important aspects of myself and my life, such as my well being- mental and physical- my relationships, and my career. In 2017 I want to feel calm and balanced, I want to forgive the past, release the future and SHOW UP for the present.