Loving Being Lost

Loving Being Lost – A journey towards mindfulness Note from Kathy: Today I have a guest post from Joe Dorr, a former elite athlete with a background in psychology and an interest in healthy mindsets and mindfulness. Joe’s writing style is on point and earnest. I think we can all relate to his wise words, …

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4 Affordable Tools to Help Ease Your Back Pain

After experiencing some serious back issues for close to 2 years, I’ve tried almost everything when it comes to easing my back and hip pain. From medications, to physical therapy, to stretching, to dry needling, to meditation to massage to changing to a standing desk.… well, you get it. I’ve done a lot. While some …

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To Stretch or not to Stretch, that is the Question

Last week I had a couple client conversations that went like this: Client #1- I read that you are not supposed to stretch before your workout? That it could lead to injuries? Why are we stretching before our workout? Me:  Well, that’s a bit of a generalization of the research, but for YOU, since you …

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Ice or Heat? Which is better and when?

I thought I knew. I’d followed the research regarding ice and the negatives of using it at the wrong time for the wrong injury. I was definitely biased against ice for pain relief. So, for over 9 months, I used heat for my back and glute pain. Sometimes it helped, but sometimes I wasn’t sure. …

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Unlocking Hip Tightness

Variation of hip flexor stretch

File under: Hip flexors are a big deal. Whether you are an Average Joe fitness enthusiast, or one of my dedicated golfing clients, we all share a common lifestyle fault; we live in a time of excessive sitting. We sit for work. We sit at home watching TV. We drive our kids everywhere, and sit …

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Important Things You Need to Know Before You Pick Up the Game of Golf

green mountain national golf course

I love golf……. The beautiful landscape of the course……. The mental and physical challenge of accurately hitting a teeny tiny white ball…… The camaraderie of my golf partners…… The feeling of success when you play a hole just right……. Laughing, celebrating, reminiscing about great golf shots…… I love golf……. But, at the same time, I …

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5 Easily Fixable Golf Fitness Mistakes

green mountain national golf course

Golf can be a long lasting, enjoyable recreational sport if you can stay healthy enough to play well and without pain.  But many golfers find their game deteriorates with age and they often have annoying pain during or after golf.  Neither of these things need to be a given. With some common sense and a …

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Are You Breathing Correctly?

Are you breathing? Well, of course you are. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post. But….. are you breathing fully? Are your breaths 100% efficient?  Are you using the correct diaphragmatic and core muscles to enhance respiration? Or are you using your shoulders, back and neck to breathe? Most likely you have never considered these …

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5 Lessons I Learned from My Month as a Couch Potato

5 Lessons I Learned from My Month as a Couch Potato

Trainers can never truly understand the barriers their clients may be facing when trying to adhere to an exercise program. We trainers tend to eat well and exercise a lot, so these habits are ingrained in us. That’s the main reason we do what we do for work… we love to exercise and eat well. …

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