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Mindfulness for Athletes

We had the pleasure of talking with the Fort Bend Fit marathon training group about mindful running/walking and stretching, and how mindfulness can be used to improve performance. What is mindfulness for athletes Body awareness, or the ability to sense the body’s posture, joint and muscle movement, even state of mind – is essential for injury-free running. […]

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cycling

Cycling can be a pain

Cycling can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be! What do you need to get the best out of your pedaling technique, and improve performance? Three things – loosen up, pay attention to your form, and fix your bike fit. Reasonable flexibility. If you are overly tight in specific parts, then you will […]

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Charmaine running the Comrades marathon

Why should an Athlete do Yoga?

You love your sport but sometimes your body just doesn’t move as smoothly as you’d like. On top of that breathing is labored and energy low. Unfit? So you train harder and just as you become fit, the injuries start and you’re forced to back off training to recover. How are you going to improve […]

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12 Month Running Challenge

Running your best in 12-Months Challenge

Build strength, endurance and speed, and you will be running your best year ever in 2017! Over the next 12-months, we are going back to the fundamentals to build a sound foundation that will do just that. Running well requires strength and flexibility for both speed and endurance as well as mental focus and awareness. […]

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Charmaine assisting a Life's a Gift student with a pose in the Yoga Asana - Heat & Breath workshop

Yoga Asana ~ Heat & Breath

Two of the fundamental pillars of Yoga Asana are Heat and the Breath. Heat ~  When you heat the body it becomes pliable. The combination of motion and breath in yoga builds healing heat that burns away tension (stuck energy). Muscular motion creates heat that softens your tissue and makes you malleable. Heat heals, heat […]

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