fitness / 6 posts found

How to Get Started on Your Fitness Journey

by Chuck
Recently on social media, we were asked one of the most frequently asked questions for any coach or trainer. How often should I exercise? If there was a simple answer it might be: 30-minutes a day at a moderate exertion level. That’s what the American Medical Association recommends. The problem is, nothing is ever that simple and the truth is, as it often is, “it depends.” When I first meet a client, we sit a while, while we talk a bit about their goals, their history, their overall health,…

Are You Ready For On-Line Training?

Hello Everyone, I hope you’re all well and keeping yourself and others safe! A few months ago Artisans Restorative Fitness began beta testing our Online Training Service by training a handful of individuals across the United States via the internet, using all kinds of web-based tools.  Even though we haven’t completely worked out the kinks, we recognize that now more than ever having access to an online personal trainer is important for so many people. So, we are launching our Online Training…

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…

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…

Pinwheel Pigeon Pose

Between the Half Seated Twist and the full variations of the Pigeon Pose, is the Pinwheel Pigeon (also sometimes called the Shin Box). It is a basic to intermediate pose that hits the same muscle groups and connective tissues as the HST, and the full Pigeons. It’s just a step in-between. Try it out! In the video I only show one side while doing the stretch, please remember to do both sides so you make sure to open up the piriformis, IT band, and the glutes on both sides.

Not Worth the Investment

by Chuck
Check out the image. What it says. How it says it. Have you ever thought about your health, wellness, or fitness like this? This isn’t just about self-speak (though it’s about that too) – the way we talk to ourselves about our worth. It isn’t just about the cost of a gym or yoga studio membership – which can be as low as $10 a month. And, if gym/yoga studios aren’t your thing, there are exercise DVDs/BluRays, streaming internet services, mobile apps – most with very…