I love finding new & fun ways to stay active when I'm not teaching Pilates or yoga. I recently started skateboarding. I have to admit I'm finding myself drawn more and more to my skateboard. :) I enjoy the freedom of hopping on and off my board whenever I choose. I can't deny, to be "one" with the environment I'm skating is truly an adventure. I love the freedom I have to move in any direction I please, at a moments notice. The freedom to be "in the moment" as I skate, is the reason I keep coming back. Skateboarding forces me, physically, to stay connected and aware of my changing surroundings yet mentally, I find stillness and peace as I roll. This type of freedom can only be described as a near spiritual experience. :) At my command, I can have a gentle breeze on my face and the warm sun at my back, in a matter of seconds. I think I'm beginning to understand why skaters are so passionate about skateboarding. I wish more women/girls would try skateboarding. I think they would love this new found freedom.
My new pastime is finding girls to skate with and exposing more girls/women to skateboarding. It's just to much fun to keep it all to myself. :)
Today's 2.5 mile run was a smoker. After completing a wide variety of stadium stair hops and broad jumps, we mixed in a few sets of jumping chin-ups, step ups, pushups, etc. My all girl crew is tough as nails. :) Even though it was blazing hot this morning, they stayed motivated and had fun. Morning workouts are the best!
The ladies were all fired up for today's workout! Our 3.4 mile run was filled with adventure from broad jumps up hill and hanging ab work to standing one arm rows with leaping lunges and so much more. I'm so proud of my crew! Shout out to Lindsay! Welcome to the team. :)
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.