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 4-mile sesh, mixed in a variety of hill runs, pushups, chin-ups, dips, etc - to round out the start of the best 4th of July weekend.
Happy 4th! :)
Can I just tell you how much I love hill training!!!! Hill training develops more then just gorgeous legs, sculpted abs and a perky butt. :) Hill training will teach you how to perform, with grace, under pressure. Hill training is a character builder. The hill forces you to focus on one thing and one thing only - getting to the top - by all means necessary. Hill training is a super attitude changer. You always start off hating the hill; but once you've climbed it and you look back at it from the other side, your prospective changes. Your "pre-hill" negative self talk turns into powerful, positive, "post hill", self-affirmation. Wow! I absolutely love hill training! :)
Today's outdoor workout was sheer perfection; we logged 3.9 miles! We sprinkled in a few hills, hopped a round of stadium stairs all while adding a wide variety of boot camp exercises to round out our total body workout. Great job ladies. :)
Congrats Jennifer - Winner of our Countdown To Christmas Giveaway!
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We're gearing up for our 1st Duathlon of the year. The race, held on Sunday May 5th, consists of a 1-mile run + a 10-mile bike ride + a 3-mile run.
Training begins Saturday, March 16th at 7am at Mission Bay Park. If it's your 1st race with us, prepare to work hard, get fit, meet new fitness friends and have a fabulous time! For more information, visit our Moms In Motion page.
This was Ali's first time attempting a full on push-up with improved form. You Rock Ali. :)
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 25 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.