I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit !
Happy 2016 everybody!
I consider myself a novice travel blogger / social media poster, and general all around lover of traveling and exploring new places.
As a health and fitness coach for well over 12 years now, I'd say one of the most neglected muscle groups for strengthening and stretching is our neck muscles.
Uh oh. It's a Tuesday, say 2:30p...lunch is digesting...your mind starts to lose focus...you feel sleepy....you've suddenly slipped into the mid-day slump-a-dump.
Did you know that when you're lifting dumbbells, barbells, or using resistance bands there is a correct way to breath which will give you a higher degree of control and alertness during your workout?
Back pain is the second leading symptom for physician visits in the United States. And you know, as well as I do, we all experienced it at some point or some degree in our lives.
When those first few steps in the morning cause pretty intense pain in the heel of your foot, you may have Plantar Fasciitis. It's an overuse injury that can affect people overweight, people who walk or stand a lot for their jobs, or people who jog and run a lot as part of their exercise routines.
I'm just returning from an amazing 9 day adventure in Peru. Our group of eight people hiked and camped on the 27 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was amazing, spiritual and at times very challenging.
As a senior fitness specialist for many people over the age of 65, I always incorporate exercise to improve balance into sessions. That's because each year, more than 1/3 of people over the age of 65 fall. Injuries from falls, such as hip fractures, are serious and prevention is the key.