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Pilates Ball Abs

Pilates Ball Abs

There’s lots of variations of pilates ball abs exercises.  This is one of them…. A couple of ‘tweaks’ in an exercise can - Make a basic exercise...

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Yoga Pose Variations

Yoga Pose Variations

For 99% of us our 50’s are the era of the bloated stomach!  I’ve given up stressing about ‘why my stomach is bloated today’!  It is what it is. ...

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Low Impact Cardio Ideas

Low Impact Cardio Ideas

In my 40’s I used to get trained by a guy who trained acrobats.  He had me doing some crazy stuff.  And a lot of it involved jumping from various...

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Check Your Body Balance

Check Your Body Balance

The last time my body balance was truely challenged was several years ago.  On a 3 day zip-lining adventure on the Bolivian Plateau in Laos. It was...

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Chair Pose Variations

Chair Pose Variations

“Wow….they’re little feet for THOSE legs!” A male masseuse said this to me several years ago.  I was 3/4 naked on the table.  In my most vulnerable...

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Staggered Stance Fly

Staggered Stance Fly

A simple change in how you stand when you perform an exercise makes you work more muscle groups in your body.  The Staggered Stance!  You get BIG...

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How to improve your balance?

How to improve your balance?

Want to improve your balance?  A lady I trained for many years, had this quirk of closing her eyes when she did an exercise. Not all the way through...

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Partial Squats – Video Demo

Partial Squats – Video Demo

I watch my 80 year old neighbour tend his veggie garden.  With envy! He eases down to a squatting position in one smooth movement.  He squats low! ...

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Achy Legs & Feet?

Achy Legs & Feet?

I haven’t worn heels for 5 years.  Basically since I arrived in Bali.  I cringe when I see women here wearing them.  If you’ve been here, you’d...

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How To Prevent Knee Injuries?

How To Prevent Knee Injuries?

A hardcore Iyengar Yoga Teacher taught me this!  She was a little bit mean!  But a wealth of knowledge! Mean or not - I love that she showed me...

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