New Series: Quick Tip

These are short, to the point gentle reminders, little nudges.

Hope you enjoy them.

Be well my friends.

Jodie

Posture

I say this all the time, perfect posture is a myth. We all have different bodies, lifestyles. What we all need to do is to move more and what I mean by this is being mindful/aware of the the length of time we are staying passively in one position.

For example, when you are at your desk working, are you the type that once you are engrossed or focused you can sit for hours in the same position without moving? Then you leave work you drive to where ever you have to go etc. You see where I am going? You are in the same position, shoulders rounded, spine rounded, flexed, hip flexors in flexion etc. Now these positions are not particularly bad, but it’s the amount of time we stay “stuck” in those positions.

We have all heard the saying “motion is lotion” and that is so true. We need to move our bodies in every plane of motion, we need to extend our spines, open up the frontline of our bodies, add more twisting or rotation and side to side (lateral) work, move our hips, include more extension work and take care of our joints.

A simple way to add a little more movement to our lives is not only changing our daily sitting and postural habits but I also taking movement breaks. I talk about movement breaks daily, this is adding short bursts of movement/self care through out your day. They can be anywhere from 1-10 minutes daily. Check in with your body, what does it need?

Here is a short movement break video from my instagram page and I have several sprinkled throughout my page, have a look and maybe save and include them to your day.

If you need a reminder, setting a reminder on your phone is a great way to help you get in the habit of changing your position through out the day.

Our bodies are designed to move in a complete 360 degrees. Our bodies are pliable, mobile, strong and resilient.

In life we like variety, similar to our bodies, variety in daily movement is beneficial. 🙂

Hope this helps.

Let me know in the comments if you will be adding these mini routines to your day.

Be well my friends.

Cathartic

Blast your favorite tunes and dance, or jump, move how you like to move. No one is watching but, if someone is, who cares. Release whatever you need to release. If during or at the end you are overcome with emotions, allow it to flow.

Movement is therapeutic. Movement is cathartic. Gift yourself the time to feel.

In today’s connected society, we are bombarded with information, too much at times, this information overload does not allow us to be still, sit with ourselves and just be.

Movement is beneficial for the “physical” but, more so for the mental aspect . This is a form of self-care.

Just my two cents.

Breathe my friends, breathe.

Time Waits on No One

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Time waits on no one and life is busier than ever, but  let us not forget to stop  and appreciate the small things.

This year let us focus more on building and maintaining healthy relationships, self development, being healthy,  finding a form of exercise or movement practice that makes you feel good , laugh more.

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Enjoying nature more, going for more walks, having actual conversations with each other, be present and enjoy the moment  when we are with family , learning new things, or revisiting a hobby you once enjoyed.

Enjoy life, eat the cake, take the trip, life is short.

Be well.

Change of Perspective

Injuries happen and the more active you are it is highly probable. If, you have a repeated injury, the possibility is there that you did not recover fully from the first one.

So, this time around the first goal is to focus on getting 100 percent better. Visit your PT and /or get right back on your rehab exercises, yes, you have to do your homework.

Another shift in mindset or perspective is to change the way you think about injuries.
What I mean by that is by thinking about the injury as more of a challenge that will make you stronger rather than a problem or a nuisance, mindset shift.

I am speaking from personal experience. changing my perspective has helped me deal with an injury.

In order to get better and stronger focusing on your recovery by making a plan is key. The longer you “sit still” the harder it is to recover. Start small, this takes diligence and consistent effort.

Remember, the goal is to get better, and moving with out pain is the focus. Be patient with my body and know that your body has your back but, sometimes it just needs a little extra TLC.

Being patient will help you to recover fully.

You come back stronger, in mind and body, knowing that you will be able to handle any injuries that may happen in future, whether its by an accident or whatever life throws at you.

Stick to the plan, there are no short cuts.

I am saying it again, with a shift in mindset/perspective the positive side of an injury, yes, I said a positive side, is to look at it as an opportunity to improve while keeping the goal in mind to getting a hundred percent better.

Stay open and pay attention to subtle shifts.

As always rooting for you.

Be well.

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Remember……

Every small step taken to achieve your goal is a step in the right direction. Every little bit counts, it all adds up.

There will be speed bumps on the way but, don’t give up just get right back on track and keep moving forward. Remember, progress not perfection.

Always cheering you on.

Have an amazing Monday.

Be well.

Free Flowing Movement

We all have those blah days, when things are not going according to plan.

When I feel like this I really have to give myself a “pep talk” and just get on my mat and move, or if i have the time take myself for a walk.

Today, I had one of those blah days. I knew I wanted to move but was not quite sure which exercise modality my body was craving. So, I turned on some chill music and allowed myself to just feel the music and move with it. I can tell you this, I felt a million times better than before I started.

This is just a reminder to let you know movement does not have to be structured.

Blast your music and feel the beat and let your body move.

This is the free flowing movement I did ( the video is sped up).

Giving myself some grace today.

Have an amazing Thursday.

Be well.

Online Group Pilates Class

Feedback from one of my group pilates classes.

If you would like to join to the next class, send me a DM and I will add you to my email list.

Once added to the list you will be notified first before I open to registration to the public.

The classes are smaller in size so I can pay attention to your form.

See you in class .

Virtual Classes

Accountability

Everyone needs a coach, a motivator , a cheerleader, someone to be accountable to. Let me be YOURS!

Each person comes to me with a unique “story” and movement background. No two bodies are alike, and will not be doing the same workout. Each person has different goals and movement patterns, so the workouts are tailored to each person.

I take the time to plan (write out) each and every session for my clients, but, I can also change the routine depending on how your body is feeling that day. Everyday the body asks for different things and it is important to tune in and listen.

My training style is a mind and body experience. You will work in the sessions, but you will also have fun.

Feel free to reach out to me by filling out the consultation on my website. I look forward to working with you.

Jodie

Strong and Supported

I am often told by my clients that my teaching style is unique and in the sessions/classes they feel encouraged, strong and capable in doing the exercises. They never feel like they can’t do a particular move or exercise sequence and they always feel better after class.

My goal as an instructor is to “meet” each and every client where they are physically at that given moment.

Every exercise I teach, starts from the “base”, where we start slow and layer on “moves”.

By doing this I am giving each person options in class. I am a firm believer in listening to your body.

Remember, you are strong, your body is amazing and I applaud you all always.

Always cheering you on.

Keep building one another up.

Be kind.