How's your week been?
Talking with so many new people this week, I've enjoyed learning about their story.
Inside their story, I hear so many opportunities to grasp some low hanging fruit.
What's low hanging fruit you say?
Well, in my world, it is the physical activity modes (or types) that are just within reach. Sometimes we don't see them very well and that's my job to help you recognize the easy wins.
For example, here are real life low hanging fruit that I helped my new clients with this week:
1. Brenda* recently started back to work at her company's office. Before working from home, she would dedicate part of her lunch hour to go for a walk. She hasn't thought about this routine in over a year and she recognized that this in fact was one simple step (no pun intended!) she could take towards accumulating 150 minutes of walking per week.
2. Sarah* has so missed swimming at her local pool. As soon as she could go back to the pool, she started to swim twice a week when the pool opened at 6:30 am. However, her swims have been shortened because the open time is later in the morning. Wanting to get more time in the pool, we discussed and researched another pool, further from home but closer to work that opens at 6 am. An easy win for increasing her swimming.
3. Ken*, who has osteoarthritis in his knees, wasn't doing any exercise. Walking hurts although he would love to spend more time outdoors. In our conversation, he tells me that he has physio exercises from two years ago that he use to do. After reviewing each one and tweaking them slightly, Ken is now equipped to get back to the exercises he already had at home.
What is your low hanging fruit?
What is just within your grasp that could get you moving more?
Is it a recumbent bike in your basement?
Is it an evening walk with your neighbour to catch up?
Is it a shelf of fitness DVDs that need reviewing (i.e., try them!) and donating the ones that no longer work?
Is it working with me? Recall last week's announcement including the rare opportunity to work with me, one-on-one?! I've only got a few spots this coming September in my new Yoga Therapy Private Practice. Let's connect to see if it is the right fit. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of lemons…
This Sunday morning I'm busy squeezing lemons (not really, but let's pretend).
My boys are hosting a lemonade stand to raise money for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. This is our end of summer holidays party by having the "Super Summer Lemonade Stand" (the kids named it!)
If you live in the Edmonton region, check out a stand close to you!
I guess I'm picking my low hanging lemons this week!
Stay well and happy moving,
*Names have been changed for confidentiality
Refreshed. Renewed. Rested.
That's how I feel after taking some time off. I hope you too have had some time for that this summer.
I'd like to share with you my next video instalment of Real Moves for Real Life. We have so much to cover with the hips that this is the next hip video in the series.
The movements of hip rotation are ones we rely on as we move throughout the day but we really never give them much attention. Watch the video for my insights and exercises that will awaken your two hips!
With all the Real Moves for Real Life videos I am sharing with you, I try to sprinkle in some of my recent yoga therapy training but of course, I can't share it all.
It can be overwhelming to get your body moving and I want to help YOU. Provide you with a one-on-one virtual experience of moving and feeling better!
And now, here's the announcement!
This Fall I am opening a yoga therapy private practice. I have limited spaces (3-4 max) that I can accept at one time. The commitment is for five sessions over three month period.
The best part is that since you are on my email newsletter, the first two people to commit will get 20% off my yoga therapy package!!!
This is an opportunity for you to work one-on-one with me! This isn't something I regularly offer and you are the first people I am sharing this with (okay, maybe not the first. My husband is tired of me talking about this already! LOL! But he can attest that his yoga therapy sessions have been "relieving").
If you are interested, please send me an email at email@example.com and I'd love to chat if this is the right fit for you.
You don't have to have ever practiced yoga before (my husband sure hasn't) or have any knowledge of yoga. Simply, showing up because you want to CHANGE is all I require. We will explore the way your body moves together and come up with a plan that is specific to you!
You can also read more about the yoga therapy practice on my website.
That's all from me for right now.
Stay well and happy moving,
P.S. And for fun…the real Hip to Be Square!
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