As I yoga teacher and CrossFit coach, I’ve tried to get my CrossFit clients to understand the benefits of both types of training and how they can balance and support one another. Unfortunately, neither group has been too keen on trying the other; more so the CrossFitters then yogis and to be honest, I just don’t understand why. At my box (CrossFit Nassau), I used to hold weekly yoga classes for the members. At first, they were popular, but after a few months, fewer and fewer people attended and we eventually stopped offering them. I was bummed because I’ve seen first hand how yoga has helped my strength training, i.e. yoga has helped me improve my core strength, range of motion, balance, breathe, and acts as a great stress reliever. What was it going to take to get more CrossFitters to understand these benefits? Continue reading 3, 2, 1… Yoga
This Monday, June 20th will be the longest day of the year, otherwise known as the Summer Solstice. The word solstice comes from the Latin solstitium: from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). So on Monday, make time to stop, reflect on your year, acknowledge how far you’ve come and set your intentions for what you want to create or encourage in your life during the second half of the year, until the Winter Solstice. Continue reading Salute to Summer
Today, triathlons are becoming more mainstream. Each year, thousands of men, women, and even kids in search of new and rewarding fitness challenges, are participating in triathlons all over the globe. Continue reading Triathlon Training Tips!
As I slowly adjust to the new climate, I began thinking about what warmer temperatures mean and the extra preparation I need for summer running and marathon training. Since I will be running the Berlin Marathon on September 25, 2016, I need to start training now. I won’t let the heat stop me, but I want to make sure I’m prepared and ready before I head out the door. Continue reading Summer Running Tips