One of the most significant and beneficial transformations that I notice with people who partake in regular exercise is a heightened awareness of their internal and external environments. It seems to be a natural process that start with a greater awareness of the physical self, which ultimately leads to a greater awareness of the environment and its impact on our physical and psychological wellbeing. … Continue reading Environmental Health from the Inside Out
This healthy warm winter salad combo is a kaleidoscope of tastes and textures. It’s salty, sweet, crispy, crunchy and soft. Sounds a bit random but it delivers on all fronts. Peel half a decent sized butternut squash, then chop it, along with a large red pepper, into 1 inch pieces. Place on some tin foil, drizzle with olive or warm coconut oil, season with pinch of … Continue reading Warm squash, red pepper and crispy kale salad with feta cheese & pine nuts
Pilates with a twist! For people familiar with different exercise methods, the word Pilates may conjure up images of precise movement sequences controlled with impeccable posture and rhythmical breathing. This isn’t far from how the original method of Pilates was and still is taught by many practitioners and teaching establishments today. Although the Pilates principles of alignment, co ordination, control, breathing and flow are all … Continue reading The Evolution of Pilates
Tis the season for hearty and healthy fare Serves 3-4 people (or 1 of me!) 1.5 tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil 500 grams of grass fed beef 2 red onions 5 cloves garlic 4 celery sticks 2 medium sized carrots half of a peeled and de seeded butternut squash half a tsp of cumin seeds Can of chopped tomatoes large cup of organic … Continue reading Grass fed beef stew with carrot and butternut squash.
In the quest to shed excess body fat and prevent it from stealthily accumulating again, we need to adjust our environment as well as our foodstuffs and behavior. We know that diets don’t work in the long term and many end up heavier than before they started. It’s also pointless trying to deny ourselves the yummy stuff we enjoy, even if it insidiously … Continue reading The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on
Nutrition is such a contentious issue that if you are looking for the rule book on what you should be eating to live a healthy and disease free life, be prepared for a myriad of contrasting opinions. Like many of you, I love food and cannot think of many other things that are as fundamentally important in life. After all, a fixation with … Continue reading We need to go back to go forward
Squatting is a fundamental human movement pattern that we have been performing since being able to balance on two feet. Because most of our daily activities require the simultaneous coordinated action of numerous muscle groups, the squat is considered one of the best exercises for improving quality of life. This primal exercise recruits multiple muscle groups in one maneuver and has close specificity to many … Continue reading If you want to look hot, you’ve got to squat!
Personal Training is Evolving Our individual health and fitness goals often require a broad scope of experience and expertise in order to help us create balance across different areas of our lives. To achieve and maintain our goals we require a multifaceted approach that addresses the sometimes complex barriers that prevent us from looking, performing and feeling amazing. An hour of good exercise … Continue reading The Evolution of Personal Training