real-life workouts

Busy Mom’s Make-It-Happen Fitness Tips

Gwen Lawrence by Gwen Lawrence | December 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss, Yoga | tags: busy life, busy schedule, exercise, finding time to exercise, Fitness, fitness tips for moms, priorities, real-life workouts, workout, Yoga

Gwen Lawrence Fitness TipsYou know when you’re on an airplane and the flight attendants are doing their routine safety demonstration? They tell you that, if there’s an emergency, you should place the oxygen mask over your face first and then help those around you. I think this philosophy needs to be carried over into every aspect of your life.

Taking time to take care of yourself isn’t selfish — in fact, caring for yourself is what gives you the strength and energy to take better care of those around you. You are in charge of your life and health — make time to exercise! Stop the guilt and petty excuses. No amount of guilt or worry can change someone else’s misfortune or problems, so make time for you.

The FIRM Holds Fitness Class for Gaiam

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | April 30th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Gaiam Happenings | tags: burn-calories, Fitness, real-life workouts, the firm, workout, workouts

The FIRM Master Instructors were in town last week for a video shoot at Gaiam’s headquarters in Louisville, Colo.

Instructor Alison Davis-McLain led a free cardio and full body-sculpting class for Gaiam employees. Check out the photos below from her class.

For instruction from The FIRM, browse’s The FIRM videos.

Stairs till you drop! Mall shoppers are stepping up

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | December 2nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness | tags: mall walking, real-life workouts, sticking to a fitness routine

Woman taking the stairsI recently read an article about a mall in England that posted colorful, stand-out signs by the escalator/stairs in the mall last Christmas to encourage and inspire shoppers to take the stairs instead of the escalators. The article noted that “normally, about 4 percent of people at the mall take the stairs but after adding the signs, that went up to nearly 10 percent.”

How to Use Your To-Do’s to Fit in Some Exercise

Tanja Djelevic by Tanja Djelevic | September 30th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: burn-calories, busy schedule, chores, cleaning the house, dog walk, exercise, Fitness, real-life workouts, taking the stairs, time, weight-loss, work out, workout

Fitness To-Do ListI get this question a lot: “How can I fit exercise into my super-busy life?”

We all have different life experiences, yet we all share this one need: to move! The body needs it, the mind, our hearts, our organs, our moods … all of it depends on the general wellness of the body. But some of you are home with three kids and a dog and chores all day long, or at work behind a desk, with no chance to go to a gym during the week.