In the bustling world of fitness trends, from high-tech gadgets to boutique gym memberships, there's one exercise powerhouse that often goes overlooked – the staircase right in your own home!
Yes, you read that right.
Your very own set of stairs can be your secret weapon to a more active and healthier lifestyle.
Imagine turning your daily ascent and descent into a targeted workout that boosts your strength, stamina, and overall well-being.
I'm here to tell you today that you don't need all the fancy stuff (and expensive at that!)
If only you (and everyone else) realized that a set of stairs can be your at home workout station!
And with this in mind, this week I wanted to share with you my newest video, Stairway to Success: 5 Strength Building Movements on the Stairs that promises to change the way you see your staircase forever.
In this video, the stairway in your home morphs into a dynamic workout space. With expert guidance and an engaging approach, you'll be led through five carefully curated exercises that utilize the staircase's architecture to its fullest potential.
Exercises That Elevate:
1. Lateral Step Ups: A lateral strength booster that makes each step count.
2. Descending Stairs Delight: Who knew descending could be so productive? Get ready to work those quads and hamstrings.
3. Supported Squats: Your stairs becomes your fitness ally, aiding you in mastering deep squats for an all-encompassing lower body workout.
4. Hip Hike: Elevate your hip mobility and strengthen your glutes with each energizing hike.
5. Spinal Twist with Lateral Bend: Engage your core and obliques with a playful twist and bend combo.
The beauty of this workout lies in its accessibility – no need for expensive gym equipment or extensive space. Just you, your stairs, and the commitment to invest in your health.
There is also a downloadable handout below for a step-by-step guide to each exercise, ensuring that you're equipped to embark on the stairs with confidence.
So, are you ready to embrace the gym you didn't know you had at home? Watch the video, grab your handout, and let's climb to a fitter, stronger you!
Stay well and happy moving,
You aren’t thinking about the snow and cold yet, are you?
I don’t imagine so.
Maybe it the subtle shift in the air, the hint of autumn on the horizon that has you thinking about the start of something new? Perhaps, it’s the thought of the months ahead, the uncharted territory towards a new year.
Whatever the reason, there’s something to be said about taking a moment, even now, to contemplate how you want to feel as the year draws to a close.
Because let’s be honest, December might seem a long way off, and you’re probably not actively thinking about it right now. But here’s the thing – it’s not about December itself. It’s about how you want to FEEL in December 2023.
And guess what? You have the power to decide that right now.
It is all about the power of intentional choices!
Would you like to feel stronger? More mobile? More vibrant and full of energy?
These are all valid desires, and they can be your reality if you choose to make them so.
The process starts with setting your intentions. Consider the following steps as you begin this journey:
You might be wondering why there’s mention of 2024 already. It might seem premature, but these final four months of 2023 can serve as a launchpad for the coming year!
Your choices today set the stage for your experiences tomorrow. By investing in your well-being now, you’re laying the groundwork for a more vibrant and fulfilling future.
How can I help?
To support you on this journey of intentional transformation, consider joining upcoming programs and offerings this Fall. Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or a beginner, there’s something for everyone.
Explore some of the options available to you:
• Try for Five Yoga Class: Experience the benefits of yoga firsthand in a trial class. Dip your toes into the world of yoga and discover its potential to enhance your well-being.
• Everyday Yoga: Delve deeper into your practice with a seven-week yoga series. This structured program offers consistent growth and progress, helping you embody your intentions.
• Beginner Yoga Class: If you’re new to yoga, this class is designed just for you. Learn the basics and build a strong foundation for your yoga journey.
• Noon Hour Yoga Class: Take a break from your day and rejuvenate with a lunch hour yoga practice. This can be the perfect way to restore your energy, refocus your mind and start your weekend early!
As a valued member of my community, you are among the very first to know. Registration is now open for Try for Five Yoga Class and Everyday Yoga, and in the upcoming week, I’ll be sharing all the details far and wide. This means you have the exclusive opportunity now to secure your spot ahead of the crowd!
Just a friendly heads-up… I’m excited to unveil my brand-new signature One-on-One Program - Movement Momentum!
If you’re someone who enjoys personalized attention, this program is designed to perfectly suit your needs. Together, we’ll tackle your specific concerns and work towards achieving your goals. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic journey? Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming weeks!
Your Journey, Your Choice
The power to feel your best and live your best life lies within your hands. It’s not just about surviving the year; it’s about thriving through intentional choices. By focusing on how you want to feel, you’re stepping into a proactive role in your well-being.
While December 2023 might be a distant thought, the feelings you desire to experience then can be nurtured and cultivated starting now.
So why wait?
Begin your journey of intentional transformation today and set the stage for a vibrant year-end and an even more exhilarating future.
And as always, reach out to me directly and let me know how I can be your guide as you embark on this journey of vitality and transformation.
Stay well and happy moving,
One third of Canadians are living with a chronic health condition.
It is likely you or someone you know has an ongoing health concern that can greatly affect their quality of life.
Did you know that physical activity and exercise have a massive impact on our current and future health?
In this week's next instalment of Physical Activity QuickPlays, I share the power of exercise in preventing and managing chronic health conditions. Click play to find out more!
Now after watching the video, ask yourself, "What types of exercise or physical activities best suit my current fitness level and health condition to prevent or manage my chronic disease?"
Discover the strength you possess!
Not sure where to start?
Book in for a virtual 30 minute complimentary introductory appointment to find out how my services can help you achieve your best health.
Stay well and happy moving,
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