It’s Time to Stretch! #7daystretch #liveinprAna

It's here!  The #7daystretch #liveinprAna challenge starts TODAY and I could not be more excited! Are you ready? As we explored earlier stretching is essential for good health and for preventing injury. You know how much I love a challenge so I'm super excited to be taking part in this fun and healthy one. Join me and commit to 7 days of stretching and you might win some awesome … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Stretch Every Day

There was a time in my life when I dreaded stretching. In fact the mere thought of it brought tears to my eyes. But I endured the torture day after day after day... As a five year old growing up in Paris with dreams of attending one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world and becoming a "Petit Rat de l' Opéra", I learned early on to bear the pain and save my tears for the … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 7 Powerful Dynamic Stretches

Over the past decade or so, our approach to stretching has shifted rather profoundly. Long gone are the days when you would start a class grinding your teeth through painful stretches you held for 30 to 60 seconds. This types of stretching, called static stretching, is best done after a workout, when your muscles are warm and much more resilient. In fact static stretching before a workout could … [Read more...]