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Blue spaces, water, and wellbeing

Blue spaces, water, and wellbeing

Have you ever looked out at the ocean and breathed a sigh of relief? Or taken a gentle swim in a lake and felt contented? Maybe even taken a shower and felt the stress and tension of the day melt away? None of that is in your imagination; it’s science, and it’s all...

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Stability training for the knees

Stability training for the knees

  We often take our knees for granted, but the truth is they’re quite the essential piece of equipment. Their primary role is to stabilize the body while we’re in motion and our overall mobility can be impacted due to chronic conditions, such as arthritis or a...

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The benefits of exercise for the aging brain

The benefits of exercise for the aging brain

“None of us is getting any younger!”  is a popular saying around the world and, sadly, it’s true. You’ll never be as young as you are today and that’s the truth. But with age, comes wisdom (hopefully!) and, just because our body ages, it doesn’t mean that our brains...

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Stability training for the shoulders

The shoulder is one of the most important joints in our body and many people experience shoulder issues due to over-use injuries or age-related wear and tear. There are at least one to two people in every GlideFit class who tell me they have shoulder issues and ask if...

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More than just a Floating Yoga Mat

More than just a Floating Yoga Mat

Fitness seekers of all backgrounds can take their training to the mat and the pool all at once by using a GlideFit for their workouts, balance training, rehabilitation and more. But for yogis especially, this sleek and sturdy floating yoga mat raises the stakes of any...

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Don’t Skimp on the Warmup or the Cool Down

Don’t Skimp on the Warmup or the Cool Down

I get it, we are in such a hurry to squeeze in a workout we often underestimate the importance of a good warmup as well as an adequate cool down.   In terms of a warmup, most often folks come to a class tight & cold regardless of the time of day either having just...

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Rather than Burpee?….

Rather than Burpee?….

Seems like everywhere you go workout regiment consist of the new favorite exercise - burpees.  There's a variety of reason why we love to hate the exercise.  From the high impact ( if not doing it on a Fit board that absorbs the impact), to some folks experiencing...

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Get more from your crunch…

Get more from your crunch…

Most folks when it comes to abdominal exercises are looking to get a sweet six pack, and no, we're not talking the liquor store variety.  Yes, crunches can target one muscle group, but there are other ab muscles to hone in on for full core stability.  As well as other...

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Avoiding painful muscle cramping…

Avoiding painful muscle cramping…

I can't tell you how many times I have had a student/client/patron come up to me at the end of a class or workout and ask me how to avoid cramping.  Muscle cramping is super common happening anywhere between 40- 95% of folks at some point over time.  There are a...

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