Back in Action: 2 Upper Body Stretches Using A Chair

Back in Action: 2 Upper Body Stretches Using A Chair

I ran into one of my fitness students last week whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. 

She had been a big fan of my step class and rarely missed for several years. She told me that she hated not being in class, but her shoulder bothered her while doing arm movements in class so she was giving it a break. 

I told her to give a regular stretching routine a try to help her shoulder be “back in action” soon.

Our upper body is just as active as our lower body all day and so those muscles are just as tight. 

Learn 2 great upper body opener stretches using a chair!

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The Power of Two: 2 Partner Stretches to Open Your Hips, Glutes & Spine

The Power of Two: 2 Partner Stretches to Open Your Hips, Glutes & Spine

My family has always stretched each other out almost every night in the floor of our den. Since my boys were little, I would always stretch them out. It was a way of life for us as we all were very active.

Partner Stretching is SO beneficial because you are able to move through a range of motion with ease to open up really tight muscle tissue with assistance and not straining!  

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Office Workers, This is For You: 2 Great Assisted Stretches for Inner Arms, Chest, and Wrists

Office Workers, This is For You: 2 Great Assisted Stretches for Inner Arms, Chest, and Wrists

It takes time to get “tight”… it also takes time to get “un-tight”!

Elongating overly-contracted muscles is life changing. The benefits are truly transforming lives and some of my students even say they are “addicted.”

Ahhh… music to my ears!

Here are 2 “ah-ha” stretches for you at the wall! These stretches are really great for those of you who spend a lot of time typing on a computer all day.

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Meet Me at the Kitchen Sink: 2 Relaxing Stretches for Your Morning Routine

Meet Me at the Kitchen Sink: 2 Relaxing Stretches for Your Morning Routine

Your kitchen sink can change your life… and I don’t mean washing dishes! The height of your kitchen counter is about hip level which makes it like a barre in a studio—perfect for stretches that elongate your upper body, spine, hips, quads, hamstrings, calves, and more!

Here are 2 simple stretches you can do every morning using your kitchen sink.

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Listen to Your Body: 2 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Home

Listen to Your Body: 2 Easy Stretches You Can Do At Home

Taking time to give back to yourself and your body—time to relax, stretch, and breathe deeply—sends a positive message to the brain that all is okay! The brain tells our muscles and organ system that they can now chill & relax. It’s important to give your body a break from go go go, do, do, work, work, work of our daily lives. When we slow down, we think more clearly and our bodies function on a higher level.

Here are two of my very favorite and easy stretches you can do at home anytime.

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