Motivate to Workout

For some of us, or some of us sometimes, we might not feel like doing that workout. Or like moving in general. Yet we know we are built to move. We also know that if we do not we will regret it, have related issues at some point. So stop thinking about it, smile, and…

AEIOU for the Neck & Jawline

A somewhat entertaining way to strengthen and tone the neck and jawline: Tilt your head up a bit, repeat the vowel sequence “AEIOU,” with emphasis, a number of times. Move your head to the right and repeat. And to the left. We think the inclusion of the vowels can make it more fun than without…

Snippet -> Muscle

Did you know we do not build muscle after approximately age 40? We can tone it, keep it strong, but we do not add muscle past what we had at that age.

The Phases of Motivation: Exercise

Over time, we often find changing motivations for the topics in our lives. These are observations regarding exercise motivations, for at least some of us: Through the Teen Years Movement is simply what people do if given the opportunity. Teens – Age 30-ish Hormones. Cannot sit still. Age 30 – 55-ish Some level of vanity…

Plant your Feet

For the past few months, I’ve been listening to my body send its little messages of pain about my left knee. I’m listening to Miranda, the Essentrics teacher, to remember how important the alignment between the arch, ankle, knee and hip is for balance and to enjoy pain free movement. I know how flexing the feet and…

Remember the Face as you Exercise

Did you realize that there are 57 muscles in the face and neck? Just as exercise tones our bodies, exercising the face and neck muscles helps to keep these areas toned and lifted. When the skin covers toned muscles it looks firmer, is firmer. Of course! Face exercise is healthy as it increases circulation, increasing…