Idle Worship

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | March 4th, 2013 | No Comments
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“Busy” has become the anthem of the anxious. And yet, when asked, most are hard-pressed to say what, exactly, they’re so busy doing. They shrug and say, “you know, with kids,” or an even more vague, “Not enough hours in the day.”

There was a time I envied those “busy” people. Thanks to a youth spent largely ignored by my more-popular peers, I equated “busy” with “popular.” At home with my books, I imagined “busy” meant parties and concerts, dinners with friends, and interesting work commitments. The lives of “busy” people struck me as exciting. Their time was in demand, and their busyness seemed an indictment of my own busy-less life.

Marathon Problems, Yoga Solutions

Gwen Lawrence by Gwen Lawrence | March 13th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: Achilles tendonitis, endurance, flexibility, Frog Pose, Heavy Legs, Hero Pose, injury, jogging, knee pain, legs up the wall pose, marathon, marathoning, mind-body fitness, muscle fatigue, Opposite Arm Opposite Leg, Pigeon pose, plantar fascia, running, Standing Forward Bend, stretching, Yoga, yoga for runners

Yoga for Marathon RunnersSetting a goal to run a marathon is life altering and monumental. But the training leading up to your marathon may be filled with blisters, mental challenges, muscle fatigue, weakness and injury. Yoga can help you:

The NYC marathon and many other races are approaching. Here are my top six yoga moves for runners — from weekend warriors to serious marathoners — to do daily before training, after a workout and, most importantly, after the big day.

Endurance Training: Tuning Up Consciously to Race the Ironman

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | December 2nd, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Yoga | tags: conscious fitness, endurance athletics, endurance training, exercise, Fitness, injury, Ironman, marathon, obesity, stretching, training, workouts, Yoga, Yoga Tune Up®

IMAXfinishThroughout the years, I have worked with many athletes, marathoners, golfers, basketball players and professional dancers. The magic bullet in training consciously is a synergy of fluid biomechanics, coupled with a mind and spirit that are all on the same page. In other words, it is very difficult to fuel your passion for athletics if one of these elements is holding you back — be it pain from an injury, a lack of belief in yourself, or using your sport as a form of punishment.

The Thrill of the Race: 4 Reasons to Join a Race

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | September 4th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: charitable cause, charitable race, Fitness, health, marathon, personal goals, race, run, walk


In the weeks to come and into the fall, there will be many opportunities to participate in various charitable and community run/walks. Go online and you can probably find a race almost any weekend without having to travel too far. Whether it is a local 5K for the community center or a multiple-day walk for a national charity or the city marathon, get those athletic shoes on and join in the fun! There is power in numbers, and nothing is better for your motivation than improving your health and fitness alongside hundreds of other like-minded people.

Which Is a Better Workout: Sprint or Marathon?

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | August 19th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Weight Loss | tags: best workout, burn-calories, burn-fat, duration of workout, exercise, intensity of workout, marathon, sprint, the firm, walking, weight-loss

rebekah-cropped-2By The FIRM Master Instructor Rebekah Sturkie

Which is more effective: A sprint? A marathon? Or is it something else altogether? When plotting your course to weight loss, you can’t help but wonder if you should plan to work out harder or longer. The answer depends on your time and ability.