5 Reasons You Should Try Yoga

Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. As you build strength you start to believe in your own potential. - Tiffany Cruikshank I will be honest. I am one who used to roll my eyes at yoga. Yoga days in P.E. were nap days. Yoga pants were pajamas. It was some pagan practice. Then I... Continue Reading →

Planks and Ladders

For one of my college classes - biomechanics and kinesiology - we had to pick a movement, have a video demonstrating that movement, and explain each individual part of that movement - the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, etc. The catch: it couldn't be one that we had already discussed in class and no repeats.... Continue Reading →

Women in EMS: Part 2

In EMT-basic class, we are told it is expected of us to be able to lift 150 pounds. At the private transport for which I worked full-time for 3.5 years, a crew of two automatically received a lift assist if the patient weighed 300 pounds or more. Considering most cots weight 60+ pounds, two EMT... Continue Reading →

Optimal Level, Part 1

One of my first regular clients, at our first session, told me her goal was to do power-lifting, and she had been training with previous trainers to reach that goal. I reacted with, "Great! Let's see how you move!" She paused and asked me if I had any reservations because of her age, being in... Continue Reading →

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