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All the Time You Need

I have a client, a 74-year-old quilter, who routinely complains about how, if she does all the things I would like her to do at home, she’ll never have enough time to work her quilting. She had a back surgery about seven years ago, did her physical therapy, and when it was done, went home and didn’t move much (or enough) for over a year. She got so weak she couldn’t get off the couch (while laying down) without rolling over onto the floor, onto her hands and knees and then having her husband…

The television appearance that started it all

Two years ago I filmed an episode of Fit2Stitch – a PBS show centered on sewing, hosted by creator Peggy Sagars. My wife had started working with Peggy and her company Silhouette Patterns many years previously. She’d go to a seminar up in Keystone Colorado to learn how to make SP specific garments, and I’d go with her. I didn’t attend the seminar. Mainly, I wrote, and hiked and did some yoga. During our second year attending the Keystone seminar, my wife asked me if I would…

Welcome to Artisans Restorative Fitness!

Movement for Makers is changing and rebranding to Artisans Restorative Fitness – we have a new name, website and things to share. But our mission is still the same! Why are we changing? Check out the video link to find out!

Free Facebook Live Chat

by Chuck
I’d like to invite you to take part in a free Facebook live video, answering questions from you. We’ll hold it on Wednesday, May 1st at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. While we have some things lined up to talk about, if you have any questions about us, what we do, something specific about yoga, or fitness please let us know (put them in the comment sections below). You can join the discussion live and/or watch it later – and ask questions after it’s over – even if you can’t make it. It…

For stress busting – Use Meditation

by Chuck
Meditation is a great tool for dealing with stress, especially as it incorporates paying attention to your breathing (like square breathing – they go great together!) Meditation is often misunderstood. Most people that have asked me about it think that it is somehow supposed to “make your mind quiet.” Or, that after getting good at it, it will make you dispassionate about life. Neither thing is true. Most meditation – at its base level – is about trying to ground yourself into…

Mobility for Beginners: Comfortable Crafters! – Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special

by Chuck
For those of you in the USA celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you had a day filled with gratitude, love, friendship and great food! As promised, here it is the link to our Black Friday special! Mobility For Beginners: Comfortable Crafting! – is a 30-minute class that will take place on November 28th at 5:45 pm. Of course, whether or not you make the live class, you’ll have Lifetime Access to the recording. We’re going to take you through an easy, step-by-step routine you can do…

Mobility For Beginners: Comfortable Crafting!

by Chuck
Many crafters have trouble performing even the most basic yoga positions! Sometimes, this is due to being sedentary for long periods of time. Sometimes, it’s because they’re afraid of losing their balance or straining themselves. It’s unfortunate because completing these yoga routines consistently allow you to craft more comfortably, for longer periods of time. If you’re one of these crafters, I’m happy to tell you we may have the solution! Because, no matter what kind…

Update: Pinwheel Pigeon Flow Yoga Class – Floor Yoga for the Lower Body

by Chuck
Update: Hello Everyone! Due to illness, we are moving the date for the Facebook live Floor Yoga for the Lower Body class coming up to Wednesday, November 14th, at 5:45pm. The class is specifically designed to stretch out and open up your lower back, hips, and hamstrings, and it can be done by anyone while sitting on a flat surface (floor, bed, etc). If you haven’t signed up for it yet, it gives you a little more time. Check it out here! ——————– You don’t…

Do you want to lose weight? Learn your numbers.

by Chuck
Recently, I received a few questions about the basal metabolic rate, what it is, why anyone should care about it, that kind of thing. —(Warning! Science and numbers ahead! I’ll make it as easy to read as I can.)— What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) From verywellfit.com: “Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the total number of calories that your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions. These basal functions include circulation, breathing, cell production, nutrient processing, protein…

Keeping the Goal

by Chuck
A strength coach I follow, Dan John, has a great saying regarding goal setting. “Keeping the goal, the goal, is the hardest goal.” As a trainer, teacher, athlete, student, parent, husband, (that list is backwards!), etc. I found this to be spot on. Maybe you can relate.  You get the idea for a project and set the goal of finishing it by a certain time. You get the supplies, set up the “workstation,” begin your craft. Then maybe, you get distracted, watch a YouTube video, or a PBS station…