Hey Gang. I hope your week is swimming along fabulously. Here in New York City, we kind of are swimming; it’s been a rainy week and this pattern is set to continue for a few days. Oh well, at least the trees and grass are a gorgeous, lush green, and the rain feeds the flowers! And rainy nights sometimes inspire closet-cleaning sessions in my world, so that’s good, right?
The showers should clear just in time for the weekend, and my friend Jenny and Dave’s wedding, which they’re holding Upstate. I can’t wait! And I’ve got a cute outfit planned, a vintage dress, that I actually unearthed in a closet cleaning, so I’ll be sure to snap some pics.
I’ve mentioned on here before that getting Pilates Mat certified has been a goal of mine for awhile. I finally took the course in early April, and am so psyched. In fact, I have a Pilates private scheduled for later in the week, so the course is already “paying for itself,” so to speak. Very soon, I will be begin teaching the format at the gym as well.
I took the training through the Pilates Institute of America, which I def recommend, particularly if you already have a fitness training background. If you have any questions about the course, email me and I’ll give share my thoughts with you.
Of course, Yoga is still my primary thing and my first teaching love. I firmly believe that it’s important for Yoga instructors, heck, any movement instructor, to explore other forms of movements. Which is why I take different class formats, do some cardio and weight workouts of my own, and explore other forms of cross-training. I also teach other movement forms, such as Total Body classes and I do provide personal training sessions.
Remember, I was a ballet enthusiast in grade school, a female jock in high school, a bit of a gym rat in college and beyond, really into belly dance for a few years, and only looked to Yoga initially for some mind-body stress relief. Safe to say, Yoga has given me so much more. It’s helped make my body fitter than ever, and now really does form the backbone of my fitness routine and my career! The mind and spirit element are key in the Yoga for me, and that stuff, believe it or not, can translate into other movement forms quite seamlessly.
It’s important to challenge the body and mind, and to recruit different muscle groups and muscle fibers in order to have a well-rounded fitness routine. In the spirit of sharing some of my cross-training adventures, I’ve created a workouts tab where I will, from time to time, share workout routines I’ve been doing, stuff I’ve learned, and cool things my fellow teachers and students have shared. Some Yoga stuff will definitely make its way in there, so stay tuned.
Speaking of sharing and Yoga, the Yoga getaway I’m hosting in Upstate New York is filling up fast. I’m super excited about that, as you can imagine
One of these days I’ll post a recipe again, I promise. In the hopper for the near future?
- Persian Chicken Kebabs
- Gluten-Free Nut Butter Pancakes
- Addictive Kale Saute
Ok, guys, have a lovely day, and New Yorkers, stay dry!