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Posts Tagged ‘plank’

Being a gym yoga teacher sub

At the end of October I will be taking over yoga classes at a gym in Alameda where the regular teacher will be going on maternity leave. She recently went on vacation, which gave me an opportunity to be┬áthe yoga sub for four classes at Alameda Athletic Club. I taught a Thursday evening, a Sunday […]


July Monthly Challenge: Say no to sugar and yes to planks

Go Fit Girl’s July Monthly Challenge is brought to you by your fellow GFG! readers and Challengers. (A recent Comment Contest Tuesday got all kinds of ideas for many Monthly Challenges, including July’s.) Thanks for the ideas, ladies. Nutrition: Reduce sugar intake. Reducing refined sugars would be even better. But I realize that is difficult. […]


Comment Contest Tuesday winner announced

The most recent Comment Contest Tuesday asked Go Fit Girl!’s readers to come up with challenges to help fuel some ideas for future Monthly Challenges. The responses were great. And most, if not all, will be used in the future. Thank you so much for helping me come up with ideas. These should keep us […]


Challenge yourself

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. I stole that quote from my friend Nicole’s Facebook status. She was quoting her kid’s basketball coach. She said it was inspiring for her yoga practice. Lately I have tried to be more open minded with myself when it comes to exercise. There […]


March Monthly Challenge: Greens and push-ups

Go Fit Girl!’s March Monthly Challenge comes to you from your fellow readers. I asked for input from my readers on the February Monthly Challenge Facebook event page and got some great comments and ideas. It’s March and that means St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness. (Go Cats! Grrrooowwwwllll!) Nutrition: Going with a mixture of […]


Minus 1 drink, abs/core work are featured in this Monthly Challenge

The first Go Fit Girl! Monthly Challenge seemed successful. Trying to increase or get your water intake to at least 48-64 ounces a day and either trying yoga for the first time or if a regular yogi, trying a new teacher or new kind of class/practice. Today launches Go Fit Girl’s October Monthly Challenge. And […]


Deep Flow

I had a training in the city today. I wasn’t sure what time I would be back in the East Bay. Though I knew I would be back in plenty of time for the 7:30 p.m. yoga class. I am not a huge fan of that class and I knew I might convince myself not […]


Taking care of my back with support

I have back pain. I have for years. When I was in my early 20s I went to the doctor because of my bad posture and almost constant aching pain in my lower back. My doctor sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who told me that I have a mild form of kyphosis. The simple […]