Are you finding yourself endlessly scrolling on your phone to get all the latest news on the Coronavirus, the lockdown, and the entire world's situation? Then stop scrolling right now and get your body moving. In today's video I walk you through releasing tension in your neck, shoulders, and back and making your whole body feel more alive. Come and join me, all you need is a mat and 15 minutes! If you want to keep moving while being stuck at home, come and check out my live C
Welcome to today's Barre Express video - a quick 20 minute full body workout at the Barre. All you need for this session is a chair (or kitchen countertop, table top, back of a sofa or a wall) and a dumbbell - anywhere from 1-4 lbs or 0.5-2 kg. I hope you enjoy it! Love, P.S.: Are you looking for a yummy breakfast recipe to fuel you after this session? Grab the FREE Warming Breakfasts ebook with 25 delicious, plant-based recipes to get you out of bed and going in the morning.
Welcome to YouTube Friday. Did you know that every week on Instagram in my stories you can vote for the video that I will show here? Make sure to follow me here. Today we are attacking our core with an intense core power session. We will build up the exercises, incorporating all three muscle groups of our core as well as our glutes for great alignment, and ultimate strength training. If an exercise gets too intense for you, just go back to one of the previous options, and slo
It's YouTube Friday, and I heard you. A new advanced TRX video is here for all of you who would like to take your TRX practice to the next level. This is one of my favorite TRX flows, and it adds a level of body balance and core fire to your regular flow routines. If you are new to the TRX, I suggest you start with the TRX essentials video and try out the TRX summer strong first before heading into this more advanced flow. In this video it's best if you have a free hanging TR
It's YouTube Friday, and today I have a video for all us moms out there. I always like to joke that we need circus skills to maneuver a child around. Before Baby Zand started crawling into her own car seat, it was a daily balancing act on one foot while leaning into the car with 10kg/ 20lbs in my outstretched hands. It was never glamorous, and often, if I wasn't conscious, I pulled my core muscles in all the wrong ways, causing me debilitating back and stomach pain. Not fun!
It's YouTube Friday, and today I have a got a special treat for you! Today you will see how I move 80% of the time to restore my energy, calm my monkey mind, and feel alive to run after Baby Zand all day. On my daily health tips on Instagram stories I recently shared how high intensity exercise doesn't work for everyone, and leaves a lot of us feeling more depleted, exhausted, and like we just got hit by a train. After receiving a ton of comments and questions around this, I
After many request for more TRX routines, here is another video for you up on YouTube: TRX summer strong. It is fast paced, fun, and super lengthening and strengthening. I guarantee you, you will feel your legs tomorrow! If you are new to the TRX, make sure to check out the TRX essentials video as well as the TRX set up tips first. There I will walk you through some of the more basic exercise, and how to deal with your balance when the TRX is wobbly. Then come and try this mo
It's YouTube Friday, and I've got a special treat for you: TRX essentials. I absolutely love exercising with the TRX, especially in the summer when the weather is nice, and you want to spend time outdoors. The TRX travels really well, so you can take it along on your summer trip. You can hook it up on a playground structure, a tree, a door or anywhere that is sturdy enough to hold your weight. With the help of the TRX you can do a lot of strength training without the need for
It's YouTube Friday, and I have a quick video for you to do this weekend: Long & strong. It's a fun sequence of strong exercises working from the core into the fingertips and toes. We move quickly from exercise to exercise, but I do break each exercise down, and give you easier options, so come and join me and make it your own. All you need is a mat and 25 minutes. The video is now up on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if there is any other video you would like to s
YouTube Friday is here, and so is an intense session of plyometrics - strong, explosive moments that raise your heart rate quickly, build strength, and don't require any equipment. I love using plyometrics in many of the higher intensity exercise videos. Today we are going to break down some of the basic exercises, then you can choose if you want to add the jumps or not. The video is now up on YouTube. I would love to hear from you. If there is a specific kind of exercise vid
The exercise video series for beginners is continuing. I have taken on Barre Basics and Pilates Principles. Today's video is all about yoga fundamentals. If you are not a fan of yoga, then this video is for you. And if you are a yoga fanatic, then hopefully you can still learn some new alignment tips today. We go through some of the basic yoga poses such as warrior 1 and 2, goddess pose, and an easy backbend. I will show you how to align your body, even if you are not super f
It's YouTube Friday, and I am continuing the series of basics. A few weeks ago we had Barre Basics, today I will walk you through the six Pilates principles: concentration, centering, control, focus, breath, and precision. Using these principles with basic Pilates exercises will show you how you can make any exercise more effective and efficient. These 30 minutes will be much more intense than you first think :-). All you need it a mat, and a willingness to learn about your c
These last few weeks have been intense for my back carrying around Baby Zand and her cast everywhere. No matter how much I tried to focus on my core, and making sure to shift her from side to side, I always inevitably ended up balancing her on my hip - the worst kind of alignment for the back. And so it was just a matter of time until my back was going to completely give out. The last few weeks have been spent in pain whenever I moved, and to counteract all of this I added mo
It's Friday, which means a new video is up on the YouTube channel. Today we are going back to the basics: Barre basics. If you have been with me for a while, you know that I take from many different fitness methods, and I take everything I love to make it my own - and your own! With my background in ballet I love the Barre concept, and I use the principles of small isometric movements with big moves to increase flexibility in many of my videos. Today I want to share some of t
It's YouTube Friday, which means a new exercise video is here! Today we are tackling one of the most beaten up areas of our body: the neck. In the era of smartphones, our necks are constantly out of alignment. Looking down at screens for the majority of the day means that we put a lot of pressure on the neck muscles and this creates tension. While the number one reason for headaches and migraines is still dehydration, tight neck muscles are a close second. In this video I wil
Do you hit the snooze button a few times every morning, before you drag yourself out of bed and to your coffee machine? Stay in bed today, and join me for 5 minutes of stretches to wake up the body in a gentle way. You will feel refreshed and energized to take on the day. Movement first thing in the morning is so important, because your body has been resting in the same position for many hours. This lets energy stagnate in your joints, and makes it hard to get going first thi
It's YouTube Friday, and I've got a burner for your core today. Come and join me for 20 minutes to learn how to engage all of your core muscles properly - your abs, your pelvic floor, and your lower back. I will give you cues that you can use with any exercise you do in the future, since your core is and should always be engaged with all movement. When you core strong, you suffer from less back pain, better posture, and more strength in every movement you do. Don't be fooled.
A new exercise video is up on YouTube, and it's a tough one! Today's session is an advanced, fast paced, and sweaty one, where we will take elements from yoga, Pilates, and ballet to put them together into a strengthening, lengthening session. This video is for everyone who has been with me for a while, and feels comfortable moving into difficult exercises without a lot of guidance. In case this is the first time you are exercising with me, then perhaps you want to look at so
When you have a shoulder injury, you often stop exercising, wait until it is healed, only to do the same exercises again and re-injure yourself. Does this sound familiar? In order to truly heal from an injury, you also have to learn new movement patterns. The movement that got you to the injury needs to be changed to a movement that supports your joint and muscle structures. This is of course true for every injury, but today we specifically work on the shoulders. The shoulder
The second video for the #selflovejanuary video series is here. Last week we spent time working on our foundation, our feet. Today we will work on bad knees. Most people have pain in their knees when they walk, run or move in certain directions. Creaky knees are common when I train clients, as well as shooting pain with sudden impact, like jumping. We use our knees all day long while we stand, walk, and sit, and often not in a healthy, helpful way. Come and join me for 30 min
A new exercise video is here for you over on the YouTube channel. Since I have declared January #selflovejanuary, I am completely focusing on taking care of your body in this new three part video series. With this first video we are addressing foot health - something most people never think about until they have pain in their feet that prevents them from walking and moving freely. Feet are the foundation of our body, and we often completely neglect their strength and flexibil