Sometimes the universe hands you
something amazing. In places like Taos, New Mexico, the likelihood of these
incredible coincidences, of fate giving you a gold nugget while panning life’s
stream, seem to swell exponentially.
Small things started to add up in
our favor early upon our arrival, like the great guys at
Cottam’s Ski Shop
really taking their time, making sure my guest and I had exactly the right
gear, comfortable fits, and did so each day.
Small things; we met a lovely,
newly engaged, couple après ski day one who gave us three nice bottles of wine
that they didn’t want to pack in their return luggage.
The newest and hottest topic in exercise and fitness is Full Body
Movement. Whether it be Tony Horton’s P90X, Biggest Loser, or the latest
out of the “Insanity” corner the industry is fixated on body weight,
full-body movements to increase metabolism, muscular inclusion and
communication, and the tremendous effects in body composition, weight
loss, and athletic ability.
We have come a long way since the Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifting
Techniques and many of those still taught in National Fitness
With my back totally healed, I was resuming “normal”
activity. I put the word normal in quotation marks because, normal, for me, is
not viewed as normal for others.
<- This is normal, right?!
My winter normal includes skiing aggressively,
singing professionally atSt. Paul’s Cathedral
, frontingBig City Wedding Band
for the odd winter wedding or function, doing shows with my original hard rock
to support the upcoming release of our debut full-length
album, and working out with intensity while training clients and managing
One of my favorite exercises to do in my GPP are Russian
split jumps! Below, I explain how to do the exercise properly but
I must stress the fact that Russian split jumps are a very advanced
movement, so I recommend stopping by Hordon Health and speaking to one
of our professionals if you're not an advanced exerciser. However, if
you are an experienced fitness enthusiast ready for something new, feel
free to give this heart-pumping move a try.
Start standing straight up, with your
feet hip-width apart, one foot about a foot and a half in front of the
Women’s sand volleyball is starting is 2nd NCAA season! Crazy right, who would have guessed beach volleyball would a
sport you can play in college. As the season starts up, programs
popped up at both big universities and smaller colleges across the
country to be ready now. Schools
competing in the sport will field five two-person teams per event, for a
total of 10 starters per squad, and will participate in between eight
and 16 events per year, depending on their budgets. Schools that are
participants so far include Florida State, Georgia State, Tulane
University, Texas and the University of Southern California and I believe we’ll
many more for next season.