Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘cycle’

Taking care of No. 1

I recently made the decision to drastically reduce my teaching schedule. Many of you know that and some of you don’t know. This was a difficult decision to make and I didn’t take it lightly or make this decision without a lot of thought and love put into it. As a yoga teacher I teach […]


Taking my advice with time change

For many years I write a post when we Spring Forward and Fall Back and I give advice and tips on how to prepare before the change and things to do after. (Here’s last week’s post with tips to prepare to Spring Forward.) I usually follow some of my advice. But not all of it. […]


Happy New Year

I joined a gym in June 2007 and have been a regular since. When I joined Weight Watchers in October 2006 it was advised that exercise didn’t start immediately. First reduce the food portions, make healthier and more filling choices, drink more water, etc. I can’t remember how long it was recommended that you first […]


Each day is a gift …

We need to remember how precious each day is and live life to the fullest. I recently lost a student in cycle class. It was traumatic and scary. The very first cycle class I taught in the Portland-area I was a little nervous to teach as I was still new at teaching cycle, I was taking […]


A year later

A year ago today I graduated from my yoga teacher training at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, Calif. Wow, it’s already been a year? Wow, it’s only been a year? Marilyn, my mother-in-law, asked if there would be video of my graduation. I told her no, but there would be photos. Curt did end up […]


Turtles opening is finally here

It’s been a journey. But it’s finally here, the opening of Turtles Yoga & Wellness is today! I am so excited to be part of the Turtles team. My current teaching schedule at Turtles is: Mondays, 5:45-7 p.m. (Gentle) Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (Hatha alignment) For the full Turtles schedule, you can go here. For my full […]


Healthy living at 40

Right now in my life I am the healthiest I have ever been in my whole entire life. And I’m 40. I’m at a healthy weight. I eat pretty healthy. I drink alcohol in moderation. I rarely have soda. I exercise regularly. My stress levels are fairly low. I drink a lot of water. I […]


My new teaching gig … at Turtles

About two weeks after moving to Portland I subbed my first yoga class at the fitness center in our town home community (free yoga classes where we live!) and a couple of days after that at a gym near me called The Xtreme Edge. Six weeks after moving to Portland I started teaching at LA Fitness […]