Posts tagged with "Grokker"

Week of Workouts {Nov. 1-7}

Posted November 8, 2014 in yoga, Piloxing, water aerobics and 5 more

As I've mentioned a few times this week, I spent half the week battling a cold and a major headache/migraine. 

I had to get a sub for my Monday night Piloxing class, and I had to cancel my Tuesday morning cycling class at the last minute (like 5 a.m.). I was still feeling pretty rough when I taught my Tuesday evening water aerobics class, but since that class is so low impact I thought I could handle it.

I'm finally feeling better, and I'm excited to get back to my regular classes and my own workouts! 

Since it's cold and flu season, and I've already been hit with a massive cold, I want to share some tips on working out while sick.

  • If your symptoms in your head (sore throat, congested sinuses, etc.), you can still workout. Just listen to your body and take it easy. You may feel better temporarily because of the endorphins you get while working out.
  • If your symptoms are below your throat (cough, fever, fatigue, etc.), skip your workouts. Working out with a fever can actually make you sicker because you'll raise your body temperature even more. 

Here are my workouts from the past week....

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Week of Workouts {Nov. 8-14}

Posted November 15, 2014 in Week of Workouts, workouts, yoga and 9 more

I had another week FULL of teaching fitness classes. Between Saturday and Friday, I taught 10 classes!! 

I subbed five classes this week at the Wellness Center. I have some financial goals, so I'm picking up classes whenever I can to make extra money : )

My week was pretty crazy. After I taught class every evening, I had phone meetings for my Institute for Integrative Nutrition classes. So I wasn't eating dinner until nearly 8:30 p.m. I just felt like I didn't have any down time. I was feeling pretty overwhelmed by my busy schedule. Then, on Friday, I was reading my emails, and I saw the perfect quote from BexLife...

'"Busy" is an opinion. I'd rather use "full" and "abundant" and "always open to new experiences" to describe my life.'

That's such a great way to think about a busy life in a more positive way!

Friday morning, I did a hip opening yoga sequence and it was much needed! I've been having some hip pain for the past few weeks and, I'm guessing, it's because I've been working out so much! It's time for some self-care!

I also took lots of workout selfies this week!

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Friday Faves {July 10, 2015}

Posted July 10, 2015 in Friday Faves, yoga, meditation and 10 more

Happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

The BF and I don't have any major plans. I have a few health coaching sessions, I'm planning on stopping by the farmer's market and a yoga class and I'm planning on getting in a long bike ride.

I'm looking forward to a pretty low key weekend.

Today I'm sharing some random favorite things. It's been awhile since I wrote one of these posts. Please share what some of your favorite things are at the moment!

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Be a better you with quick at-home workouts

Posted July 10, 2015 in Grokker, at-home workouts, fitness and 4 more

This may be a surprise, but I don't particularly like going to the gym. As a fitness instructor, I enjoy going to fitness classes. But working out in the gym is just so so boring.

Fitness classes don't always fit into my schedule, so I love getting in workouts at home. It's just a more convenient way to workout. Lately, I've been using Grokker. It's a website that features thousands of yoga, fitness, meditation and cooking videos.

The great thing about Grokker is it features tons of videos that are about 20 minutes long. You can do quick, but challenging workouts when you only have a short amount of time to workout. This has been perfect for me because my schedule can be kind of crazy. Between working full-time, teaching fitness classes, working with health coaching clients and blogging, I don't have tons of time to workout.

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Fitness Made Fun!

Posted July 27, 2015 in Sweat Pink, Grokker, fitness and 5 more

Over the past couple of weeks, I've joined Sweat Pink in some fun Instagram challenges to promote their challenge to achieve #1MillionMinutes of movement this summer.

The challenge began on June 21, and I've been tracking my minutes of activity since then. I've also been participating in daily Instagram challenges with Sweat Pink. (Look for #1MillionMinutes in my posts.) Each week, Sweat Pink teams up with a healthy company on their Instagram challenge posts. They've teamed up with Puritan's Pride, Lorna Jane, and now Grokker.

This week's challenge is all about making fitness fun with Grokker.

I'm excited the challenge is with Grokker this week because I already use Grokker to workout at home! Last month, I posted a review of Grokker for FitFluential. I've been doing their yoga videos at home because there aren't many yoga classes that fit into my schedule.

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Friday Faves {Yoga Edition}

Posted September 2, 2016 in yoga, Friday Faves, Lululemon and 8 more


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It's National Yoga Month! 

I think every month should be yoga month, but apparently September is a month dedicated to raising awareness about the health benefits of yoga and inspiring people to try yoga. I support that!

Throughout the month, I'll definitely be writing more about yoga. Tell me what you want to know! A beginner yoga sequence, tips for creating a home practice, tips for attending your first yoga class, my yoga wish list, what I've learned in yoga teacher training, yoga clothing recommendations. Share in the comments below what you want to know about yoga.

I only have three months left of yoga teacher training, and I'll probably start teaching yoga classes in November! This has been my year of yoga! Which is why I'm excited to share some of my recent yoga faves. This is what I've been loving lately...

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