Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pelvic floor strengthening exercises work for men too!





We all know that activating and strengthening the pelvic floor is good for women, but guess what….it's important for men too!  I often get an eye roll from male clients when I ask them if they know how to activate their pelvic floors - claiming that that's only for women.  Wrong!

Research shows that "pelvic floor exercises can help treat incontinence and perhaps sexual dysfunction in men, too" (Pelvic Exercises for Men, Too via New York Times).

For the full article and a description on special resistance band just for men (!) check out this article in the New York Times:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/pelvic-exercises-for-men-too/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health&_r=0

Friday, July 11, 2014

Never stop creating!


Check out instructors Annie Murray and Allison Ward rocking out a new lunging move with gliders and the springboard.  I've been teaching almost 10 years and am constantly amazed at the endless amount of variations possible.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Watermelon cocktails for an outdoor fiesta


 

I found a good sized watermelon and hibuscus flowers at the Green City Market today and this is what I'm doing with them! You can also omit the tequila for a family friendly version.

 

 

Watermelon Agua Fuerte

Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Total Time: 20 minutes
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon
    1½ tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
    1½ cups water
    3 cups tequila blanco
    1 cup agave simple syrup (1 part nectar to 1 part water, boiled until nectar dissolves)
    2 cups club soda
    Ice
    Watermelon balls, for garnish
  • DIRECTIONS
  • 1. In a blender, purée the watermelon until smooth. Pass the watermelon juice through a fine sieve over a large bowl, discarding any solids. You should have about 3 cups of juice.
    2. To make the hibiscus tea, bring the flowers and water to a boil and remove from heat. Let steep for 10 to 12 minutes and strain through a fine sieve. Chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    3. When ready to serve, combine the watermelon juice, tequila, hibiscus tea and agave syrup over ice in a large pitcher. Using a wooden spoon, mix until well chilled. Top with club soda and garnish with watermelon balls.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The original resistance band….?



Sweet pin-up...awkward resistance spring.  Ouch!

Here are 33 resistance band exercises you can do anywhere with contemporary elastic bands.  Don't have one?  We sell them here at Urbancore in a variety of strengths….just ask for one!

http://greatist.com/fitness/resistance-band-exercises

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Traction that Sacrum!



This is an incredible facial opening technique to release the low back and sacrum.  
I'm using just my body weight to do it.....so simple and effective!