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Physical fitness is the foundation

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” Joseph Pilates

Pilates Fun




Friday, March 21st, 2014

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle
Fun Flexibility

Literally and Figuratively

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”  John A. HolmesLift up

So not “Ew!”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Watch the “”Ew!” video with Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrel and Michelle Obama. Kale chips were never so funny!

Let's Move Logo


Plank Walks

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Plank walks on the tennis courts! No pirates here.

Plank Walk

Rain Dance

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

It’s raining! Hooray and phew!  Our rain dance worked!  Dance Fun

We had no plans after school today. However a client just sent me this great blog called “30 years of little girls learning dance moves from music videos”.  It’s funny, and really disturbing. I now know what we are going to do this afternoon. We’ll dance from our hearts in every way except those that the article so strikingly illustrates.

If you can’t remember dancing before twerking, here are some ideas:

I sound like such a parent! :0)

Use Anything

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Pole squats. Use anything, anywhere to play. Fitness is always there for us.  This family has been taking my class for two years and the little girl follows her mom around exercising. Guess who will crave exercise in the future?
Use Anything

Hoola Monster Contest Winner

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Simple, straightforward, full of love on a beautiful day hike. Family fitness at it’s finest.  Congrats to the three who can soon add hoola monster dancing to their fitness routines!

Happy Hike

Super Fun Rows

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

FunRows!And stronger core too!

To sweat is to pray

Friday, December 27th, 2013

On Monday, a dear friend died of lung cancer. She was the one who encouraged me to write my blog. She was the one who, despite a year of chemo, still rode her bike to feel better. She was the one who hiked with hip pain and danced – even without hair.

I learned this quote from her:

“To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past, anointing all your parts in a baptism by fire. Sweat burns karma, purifying body and soul. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self-healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy.”
~ Gabrielle Roth

When I talk about “Family Fitness”, I don’t just mean kids and their parents. I mean exercising, playing with and working out with friends who are family, and family who are like friends.  I hope over the two-week holiday craziness, you take many moments to find movement, dance and joy together.