Yin Yoga Snack for Deep Hip & Hamstring Release

Yin Yoga Snack for Deep Hip & Hamstring Release was not my favorite yin yoga practice. My hips have been pretty tight and sore lately so I was looking for something to help. And I definitely felt the happy baby pose at the end. That was the best part of this practice. I like happy … Continue reading Yin Yoga Snack for Deep Hip & Hamstring Release

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Yin Yoga Snack for IT Band Relief & Outer Hip Release

I really felt this Yin Yoga Snack. The poses weren't always the most comfortable but I didn't have any problems holding them for a few minutes. I really like Banana Pose. I didn't realize how much until I encountered it in Aprille's Yin Yoga workouts. It's because she has you cross your ankles. It is … Continue reading Yin Yoga Snack for IT Band Relief & Outer Hip Release

Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

Season 8 was my first introduction to Classical Stretch. I checked it out from the library 6 months ago and used it while rehabilitating from a major surgery. It worked very nicely for that purpose but once my surgeon loosened up my restrictions a bit, it fell to the wayside as I dove into Barlates' … Continue reading Classical Stretch Season 8: Age Defying Series

JessicaSmithTV: 19 Minute Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout

Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout is one of Jessica Smith's newer (free) YouTube workouts and it is a solid add on workout. Not a ton of reps but it does the job if you are using it as a finisher to another workout, which is what I did. I did Barlates: Energy Flow/Functional first, … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: 19 Minute Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout

Barlates: Mix & Match Lower

Mix & Match Lower contains 4 short lower body workouts from Linda @ Barlates. Unlike many of Linda's other workouts, these are not available for free on YouTube. It is available on DVD or you can purchase the downloads from Linda's website. This DVD was actually given to me by a reader of this blog--so … Continue reading Barlates: Mix & Match Lower

Yin Yoga for Leg Day

Yin Yoga for Leg Day┬áis a longer (for me) Yin Yoga practice from Yoga Ranger that stretches out the quads, hamstrings, inner thighs, hips and IT bands. It is 19:30 minutes long and, so far, the longest Yin Yoga practice I have done. I have really been tearing my lower body up with the workouts … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Leg Day

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Warm & Stretch: Mat is the last workout in Linda Wooldridge's Warm & Stretch Series. The other three are Upper, Ball and Standing. All of them are available for free on YouTube or you can get the entire series on DVD from Amazon or Linda's website. You can also purchase the downloads from Linda. I … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Mat

Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper

Warm & Stretch: Upper is another nice dynamic flexibility workout from Linda Wooldridge. Just like the other two Warm & Stretch workouts (Standing and Ball), Linda starts with some very active dynamic flexibility movements to get you warmed up. Since this is entirely upper body focused the entire workout is done on a mat. This … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch/Upper

Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan

Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan is another Leslie Sansone DVD I got for $1 at the yearly library sale. Its a pretty neat concept. The DVD contains 5 one mile walks that she labels with colors (blue, yellow, green, purple and red), plus it contains 4 very short and basic strength segments (abs, arms, legs, … Continue reading Ultimate 5 Day Walk Plan

Walk Away the Pounds: Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection contains 4 walking workouts of different lengths. A 1 mile walk that is 21:30 minutes, a 2 mile walk that is 32 minutes, a 3 mile walk that is 49 minutes and a 4 mile walk that is 57:30 minutes. These are all walks that can be done by beginners--or, if you … Continue reading Walk Away the Pounds: Ultimate Collection