Welcome to my online wellness program!
I have created this out of my deep desire to enhance people's experience of living in their bodies.
I have had a long career of teaching various forms of movement, primarily dance, yoga, and the Gyrotonic Method, and have found that the primary marker of overall health was that people were active consistently, even in small bits throughout the day. That those people who took a little time, even 5-10 minutes upon waking or before bedtime, and "did a little maintenance" here and there when needed, felt better in their bodies, were better able to learn new physical skills, and improved their strength and agility much more rapidly than those who didn't.
I finally decided to build a program that supports that, creating exercise sequences between 5minutes and 1 hour, designed for various general or specific outcomes. In combination, they can be a powerful tool to build strength, co-ordination, and keep the feeling of " Getting Old" at bay. When used selectively, these routines can serve as a vehicle towards wellness, rejuvenating the body, getting better sleep, combatting issues such as shoulder tension or hand/wrist problems, etc...
If you are using this program for a specific goal, you may want to keep these principles in mind:
For weight loss - DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BEDTIME "UNWIND"!
Preparing your body for a rejuvenating sleep, removing the muscle tension built up in the day, lengthening the muscles, and the resulting gentle stimulation of your digestive system will almost always result in a loss of 2-3 lbs by the morning. This loss can be maintained, and any other weight loss efforts will be enhanced, if you keep a regular practice of the " bedtime unwind".
To guard against " aging badly" - I use this term loosely, but what I mean by it is when you feel like your body is falling apart on you. That you're sluggish, fuzzy, less co-ordinated than you used to be, the morning routines are a must. These routines stimulate your nervous system along with all the others. You will feel sharper afterwards, and your movements will be much more controlled. It's not unusual to notice even improvements in speech after at least 15 minutes of this type of exercise.
To build strength/tone the body - the daytime routines are created with more core strength training, balance, co-ordination, and stamina in mind. If you truly want to change your body, not just change your experience within it, you need to challenge it. Longer routines are a must, or combine a few of the short daytime workouts to make a longer routine. Systems only get stronger by working. Wellness can be created without necessarily building a ton of strength, but if you want to be strong and healthy, you're going to have to put in some time.
You sit at a computer all day and are doing this because you're at the computer - look for exercise sequences for the upper body, and focusing on the hands. You may want to set an alarm to ring every other hour when you are at your desk for long periods of time, and do a small routine, even 5-10 minutes can make a big difference. Morning routines will improve your overall circulation, even when you've been sitting all day.
IDEALLY YOU EXERCISE FOR A MINIMUM OF 3.5 HOURS A WEEK.
If you think about it, that's just a half hour a day, or 15 minutes in the morning and another 15 minutes somewhere else. For a commitment to work for you, it has to be convenient. I want to help you to create an easy routine for yourself that will enhance your overall well-being, and help you to transform your body just as much as you would like.
If you would like assistance designing your own personal program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and it would be my pleasure to join you in this task.
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I am currently accepting beta testers as I develop this program. If you think that you would be a good candidate, please contact me and we can set up an interview.
to your health!