Thanks to the media, photoshop, and plastic surgery, that influence and mislead women on how they're supposed to look. It has caused a corrupted society of women to breed in today's world who have multiple insecurities, who then are influenced to make unnecessary changes to their bodies. It breaks my heart and leaves me feeling torn around so many women I know. LITERALLY. I could ramble on about my feelings to further express myself, but I'd rather not in case I hurt someone else's feelings.
Cherish and embrace what you've got and don't let any person/image/object/man/thing make you feel like you're not good enough!
I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work in a pole fitness studio on the Gold Coast for all of 2011. Not only did I learn how big the pole fitness industry has been growing when working there, but I also had the opportunity to learn and apply my current fitness skills to the pole, and meet wonderful people with the same passion as myself.
Since March 2012, I moved to WA, in the Northern Suburbs. I haven't poled seriously since I was lived on the Gold Coast, and have now recently purchased my first pole. I am excited to get back into it after a few months off! Stay tuned for photos of my new pole and I! This was one of my favorite shots taken at Pole Blitz on the Gold Coast.
A friend at the gym has the same skeletoe shoes as me. It is great to see the toe shoe revolution grow! Not only do they make your toes happy but they also create a social connection to others that wear them.
The website www.designedtomove.org has left a powerful message to what the future may hold for today's youth. My views from watching their video is that the future of today's youth will be losing 5 years off their life due to sedentary lifestyle habits, negative effects of technology, lack of nutritional education, and the lack of youthful play in the outdoors.
It is a sad and a possible reality because there are so many parents who are not personally motivated to be healthy and active, which will negatively effect their children's upbringing. Spread the message out to everyone you know because most people you know today will become or are soon to be parents.
Do you think that ripped abs signify a strong core? It doesn't. Many people with defined abs (not all but many that I personally know) have defined abs but can barely hold the plank for more than 30 seconds, balance on one leg, or do push ups without arching their back.
However, other people can demonstrate strong core strength but may not have defined abs.
In my personal and professional opinion, I believe it is important to build your core strength primarily, and only then after, work on the definition of your abs. It's beneficial towards long term function training, everyday lifestyle challenges, sporting activities, and self confidence.
If you had to choose, what do you think is most important? Having defined abs or a strong core?
The beach is one of the best sporting facilities known to man and woman, and I’d like to think it’s been used as one for millions and millions of years. Humans have always loved being near the water, and nothing could be better than dipping into the sea after you’ve broken a sweat. Therefore the close you are to the beach after sweating, the more refreshing your experience will be.
Here are a few reasons why beach works outs are great for your body and mind, and why you SHOULD do them:
These are only a few of my favourite ones – feel free to comment below and mention any of your favourite benefits or reasons as why more people should break a sweat on the beach.
Love your favourite beach bum,
1. Incorporate incidental exercise into your daily lifestyle
-Bike or walk to work daily (stop taking the car!)
-Bike or walk to the grocery store
-Create active activities to do with friends and family
2. Eat ONLY real good
-Processed man made foods are your worst enemy
-Only eat what you can grow, catch, and hunt
3. Sleep at least 8 hours a night
4. Surround yourself with positive people
-You'll be less likely influenced to quit your goals
5. Hire a personal trainer
-It's important for you to follow an exercise routine that is tailored to your individual needs and fitness goals
-You'll complete work outs that will be time efficient and you'll follow exercise plans that will help you burn more calories
-You'll constantly have a strong support system and be updated by an educated professional
6. Be a constant goal setter!
Here are a few of my favorite moves/ways to reduce and relieve back pain. whether you have back pain from sitting down all today, a mild injury, or simply because your back muscle are weak, these exercises can help improve your condition - Should you have any abnormality or severe injury with or around the areas of your back or spine, please consult a physiotherapist before practicising these exercises on your own.
Exercise to perform: Scorpion
Doing 10-15 repitions of the scorpion (alternating sides) will dynamicly stretch and losen up your back. If I am ever standing or sitting for long periods of time, I just get down on the floor and do this stretch.
Exercise to perform: Mckenzie
A rehab exercise to do, as well as strength and flexibility exercise. As you stretch your abs you extend your spine back in the opposite direction from every day forward flexion we strain on our body such as from sitting slouched, standing with poor posture, sleeping, and many more.
Exercise to perform: Hip flexor stretch - standing with back leg straightened (or as much as you can lengthen the back leg)
Tight hips can be a cause to back pain so it is important to stretch out your hips.Sitting down all day will tighten your hips fast and chances are most of us will still be forced to have seated jobs/studies. The sooner you start to regularly stretch out your hips, the better you will feel.
Multi-task your exercise routine by doing exercises that work and target more than one body part at a time. You'll burn more calories, save time, and get amazing results!
What do you have to lose? Only the extra weight and unwanted fat!
Note: Doing exercises which target more than one muscle group at a time can be difficult to master when you're new to exercising. I'd strongly recommend getting a personal trainer to help you push through the tough times and most importantly to teach you how to do the exercise properly! The last thing you want to do when stepping up your fitness routine is to do your exercises incorretly because you could possibly end up causing more harm than good.