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Review Wednesday: Spotify

A little more than a month ago I took the SPINNING® teacher training. Soon after that I took the test (and passed), which made me a certified SPINNING® teacher. One of my indoor cycling teachers has been my mentor and personal cheerleader through me becoming a yoga teacher and now an indoor cycling teacher. One of […]


My epic teaching day

Sunday was an epic teaching day for me. I taught my first official indoor cycling class. Wikipedia defines indoor cycling as an organized activity, a form of exercise with classes focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity (race days) and recovery, and involves using a special stationary exercise bicycle with a weighted flywheel in a classroom […]


Burning calories out on the dance floor

On Saturday night Curt and I went to a wedding, which was attended by a few other good friends. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great party. Free flowing sparkling wine and beer among some other adult beverages. I took part in wine, sparkling wine and water. I had some delicious lamb for dinner […]


7 minutes turns into 45

The exercise challenge in this month’s Monthly Challenge is to try out The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. The timing of the routine itself I don’t agree with. But with some modifications I think it is a good and legit exercise routine. My recommendation is to do each exercise for a minute instead of the 30 seconds […]


Full workout at home

My routine was completely out of whack this week. I got sick on Sunday and even though I felt better on Monday I decided to skip the gym and make sure I was back to healthy. (Plus I had a fever on Sunday, which broke Sunday night or Monday morning, and didn’t want to infect […]


Home practice while in Missouri

I am in Missouri this weekend visiting my in-laws. Being married to a hunter makes it an annual tradition to come out for the opening of deer season. My brother-in-law and his sons are here for the weekend as well. I brought my travel yoga mat with me in the hopes of practicing a few […]


If you are in Tucson you gotta visit Mindful Yoga Studio

Mindful Yoga Studio, Tucson, Ariz. 1101 N. Wilmot (Speedway and Wilmot, next to Trader Joe’s) Click here for map.  My dad’s wife, Hilda, opened a yoga studio recently. While in Tucson for my high school reunion I was able to visit the studio and take a class from Hilda. I am used to attending classes […]


Happy feet … walking

I decided to take today off and have a four-day weekend. I accomplished a lot today. I had a dentist appointment this morning. Then the car had scheduled maintenance. And I started the daunting task of de-cluttering the spare room/office/dumping room. I took the car in a little after 9. The dealership offers courtesy shuttle […]


Sometimes partner yoga is a good thing

I attended my kinda sorta regular Vinyasa flow class tonight. Since getting sick and with the holidays I haven’t been to that class in probably almost a month. The class is slightly aggressive, which is the type of yoga I normally prefer. For me it is all about burning the calories. Though I do take […]


Monitoring heart rate

At work we have a pretty nice little gym: treadmills; ellipticals; spin bike; free weights; weight machines; big TV and area to do yoga or P90X or whatever you want. Most of the cardio machines have a TV or some sort of media attached. The guy at work who designed the gym (and took suggestions from […]