In Shape

The human body can make all kinds of shapes. Rounded ones, square ones, straight ones, curved and squiggly ones. The one shape that doesn’t seem to be too good for us is the one we make when we’re sitting. Being able to create a variety of shapes as we need them, get in and outContinue reading “In Shape”

Creating An Off Ramp

If you watched our college soccer players conditioning sessions this summer you would have noticed that the session didn’t end when they were done running. You would have seen the players take a few moments to catch their breath and then begin their slow walk halfway down field and back. Then the shoes come offContinue reading “Creating An Off Ramp”

How Does That Work?

A few years ago I was pleased to get a call from an athlete who thought her lacrosse coach was wrong. Seems the coach had decided to adjust their weekly schedule to give the players a recovery day and do some team building activities. The athlete was calling because she thought the coach had pickedContinue reading “How Does That Work?”

Three Keys To Growing Across A Lifetime

This guy is amazing. A few days ago I was with him in the woods behind his house watching him up in the trees where he likes to hang out ( pun intended). What’s cool about this is that he’s 70 and this is a new interest he’s taken up in the last few years.Continue reading “Three Keys To Growing Across A Lifetime”

Calling Up Our Gifts

This week my five year old friend shared with me that she was sad because she didn’t know if she would remember how to make friends when she starts back to Kindergarten in a few weeks or when she finally gets a chance to take dance classes. No amount of reassurance was going to flipContinue reading “Calling Up Our Gifts”

Keep At It

It’s really that simple … and somedays that hard. Every summer the college soccer players come home to start their training. Every summer they come back a little de-conditioned after finals and a little time off and so the first few sessions are hard. But, slowly we increase the volume or the intensity and everyContinue reading “Keep At It”

Becoming Flexible

Flexibility isn’t about being able to bend over and put your palms on the floor or do the splits. Flexibility is just what it says; your ability to flex, to adapt, change, respond to changes in your environment. Mobility, stability, strength, coordination, strength and stiffness all go into making us flexible and they can allContinue reading “Becoming Flexible”