Artisans Restorative Fitness

The Only Reasons to Exercise

It’s been said before: “You can’t outrun your diet.” Exercise is NOT the way to lose fat. 80-90% of fat loss is in the kitchen. Exercise is about feeling good, and having, or increasing your physical capacities. There are only three reasons to exercise (unless training for a sport then there are five reasons): 1. Building/maintaining lean muscle (including your heart). 2. To help (along with your diet and sleep) hormonal optimization/gene expression – in whatever endeavor direction you’re…

Got a meeting? Take a walk

by Chuck
An excellent Tedtalk about movement, rethinking problem solving, and how getting “outside the box,” can help thinking “outside the box.” Even if you’re retired this can have some huge impact in your life. Check it out!

Why Should I Care About Strength?

by Chuck
With one hand you grasp the jar. You reach out with the other and grasp the lid. In grabbing the lid, you are expressing the mobility of the fingers of your hand. If you can twist the lid off, you are expressing strength. We need strength in all activities that we do. From the most basic: as in your heart needs the strength to beat. To the most complex: you want to perform a series of interlocking yoga poses in a flow. As a crafter, you need strength to do any movement. If you quilt, or sew, you…

Adaptation

by Chuck
I am a neuro-physio geek, and have been since I was a kid. I have been studying “things” about the body for about forty-five years (give or take). Even today, I average about five hours of study a week, trying to understand the what, where, why, and how of making or breaking a body. I will try and condense down all the study I’ve done and share things as simply as I can. Please let me know if you have any questions! In the last post I spoke about a couple of benefits to doing yoga based movements:…

Getting Started

Welcome to Movement for Makers! If you’ve read this far in the blog, then hopefully you’re in a place in in your life where you feel you need to make some changes in your lifestyle – to continue to get to do the things you love to do: sew, quilt, stamp, scrapbook, paint, draw, etc. But, maybe you don’t know where to begin, or what to start with. Here, at MfM, we have two main goals as relating to you, our new client – whether you’re here for one specific type of movement, a program,…

And We’re Live!

by Chuck
in Yoga
After months of behind the scenes work, MfM is up and running! Virtual high-five! More coming soon!

Welcome to Movement for Makers!

by Chuck
Welcome to Movement for Makers! This is a project that I’ve had in the back of my mind for quite a while. My name is Chuck Kechter, and I’m the head coach here at MfM. In my day-to-day job, I’m a personal trainer (a job I’ve done – at least part time – for over three decades), a combat sports coach, and a yoga instructor. For a long time my clients were mostly young, athletic men and women who were on the road to fight in combat sports (boxing, kickboxing, Judo,…