Is your workout boring you?

Whatever you choose your workout to be, if you stay curious, you’ll stay focus and motivated. We often lose our motivation when we stop looking for opportunities of exploration in our own workouts. So if you’re workouts are boring you, time to check in with how present you are when you’re working out. Tune into your body and you’ll find that there’s a whole conversation your body is having with you — from how to correctly do an exercise to how you can find your next challenge within an exercise, the answers are there.

Embarc Fundraiser – A New Movement

If you missed it last year,  this is your chance to get tickets before it sells out completely — again. A New Movement, and evening of dance benefiting the Embarc organization will be happening on Nov. 1st with six world premier pieces featuring the Joffrey dancers.

The past few years, I’ve been heavily involved with this organization and have gotten to know a few of students who have thrived despite the odds stacked against them. They are now leaders in their school and in their community. They mentor other students through Embarc and are creating their own programs to solve the problems in their community. The transformation that I have seen for some of students have left me awestruck and renewed my belief and committment that hope comes in many packages, and it can have a ripple affect far greater than you would ever imagine.

Even if you can not make it to the performance, you can still be involved. Purchase a ticket on behalf of one of the Embarc students or simply donate to be a part of providing access to real-world experiences that gives students a profound understanding of their own personal possibilities.

Extra bonus, I’ll be there.


How Sustainable is your wellness routine?

Sustainability has gotten a lot of press lately and rightfully so. Whether it’s about the environment or your own body, working towards the long term results correctly is a big determinant of the progress you’ll make…or not.

In fitness and wellness, it’s no different. While it may be good to do have a period of intense study, detoxing, and training, I find when people focus on those short term periods to create long term success, they end up falling quite short of their expectations. Any extreme, whether it’s within a diet or a fitness program, is unsustainable and so while you’ll see great short term results, you usually won’t see those same results a year later.

It’s one of the reasons why Pilates and Yoga makes so much sense — at ANY age and ability. Both practices meet you wherever you are. Whether your at the peak of physical fitness, working through an injury, or getting back on the wellness wagon, you can always modify your practice to meet you were you are even as you work towards getting better. It’s sustainable fitness at it’s best.

New Year’s Resolution Time…again?!?!?!

New Year's Resolution Success

It’s hard not to jump on the New Year’s resolution bandwagon, so why not use it to your advantage? You’re motivated to make changes or to make a deeper commitment changes you’ve already made in your life. That’s a good thing. But we all know that for most people, those resolutions are already broken before February. So before you commit to overhauling your life, make sure you give yourself the best chance of successfully keeping your resolutions.  Try these guidelines when setting up your goals for 2012. Keep it simple, doable, and measurable and you’ll be well on your way to success. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolution Time…again?!?!?!”

Practice off Your Mat

The toughest walls to break down are the ones we create for ourselves. They limit our potential in creating our best lives and our ability to connect to what is around us. My hope is always that in our physical practice of creating space and ease within our bodies, we teach our minds the ability to break past what we think of how things should be and open ourselves up to the infinite potential in all of us and in every situation.

Embarc is an organization that doing just that for children in the public schools of Chicago. They provide life changing experiences and events to children that would otherwise not have access, growing their world view exponentially. Join me this Wednesday for the first ever Embarc Variety Spectacular. That right, not just your average good time for a good cause. And if you can’t make it, please lend your support in creating a better future right here in Chicago. You don’t always have to go far to make a huge difference.

And now for the details…….

Quenchers Saloon
2401 N. Western Ave. (Western & Fullerton)
Chicago, IL

The talented gather to entertain, bemuse and perhaps make you just a little uncomfortable, all in the name of charity. EMBARC Chicago hosts a variety spectacles with special performances by world musicians L’Orchestre Super Vitesse, The Retar Crew, David Kovac, and surprise guests.

100 percent of the night’s proceeds benefit EMBARC, an Englewood-based nonprofit that provides culinary, cultural and nature-based experiences to at-risk high school students. Come out, have a drink and marvel at the entertainment while supporting a good cause.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door. Doors open at 6:00 pm, show kicks off at 7:00