Cheers to a whole week of vacation. R&R, perspective, priorities, and lots of sleep- it's a great idea! You should try it.
For those wondering, here's where all we went on our 2018 Summer Vacay. Links are included where possible. Essentially, we took a grand tour of central Pennsylvania, and it was great.
Really, get out of your house, out of your office, out of your town, and go breathe some air made by trees you haven't seen before. The world will be here when you get back, but you'll have a whole new nervous system to deal with it.
Lansdale Farmer's Market
Kutztown Folk Festival
Pine Creek Outfitters
Corning Museum of Glass
People's Choice Festival of PA Arts and Crafts
I've joined Instagram so you can see more trip photos and videos there!
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As requested, here are some resistance band exercises that can mimic the work of the Reformer, to an extent. Use your familiarity with my cues (Neutral Spine! Pelvic Floor! Shoulder Blades!) and your imagination to help bring these to life. Have fun! (Hover over the photo for a cue.)
A series like the opening leg presses, or footstraps too:
More moves like footstraps:
Here are some like single legs, from the bar or in footstraps, in parallel:
Even when I'm on vacation?? Well, OK!
Turns out I can't figure out how to actually repost an old entry on this blog. But, what I CAN do, is give you a link:
I put this together a few years ago when I went out of town, so no heckling about the longer hair, got it? It's a little mat Pilates routine that should feel familiar, I tried to mimic the Reformer moves.
Hopefully I get another post like this up this week, using resistance bands to mimic the Reformer even more closely, so check back!
Fun Fact: I'm an herbalist and a pilates teacher. Not a doctor, or a pharmacist, and not pretending to be one on TV. My writing reflects my experiences, and I try to stay general enough so it might relate to you. This does not constitute medical advice, and I encourage you to discuss concerns with your doctor. Remember, however, that the final say in your wellness decisions are always yours- you have the power to choose, you are the boss of you.
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