Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Fusion Flow: Mat is one of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. This one was mostly a feel good workout that worked me well but wasn't challenging like some of her others. Until you get to #10 (below), that is--that exercise started to burn me out after all that came before it (plus, I had … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

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Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Dynamic Flow: Lengthen is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. However, this one felt much more strength than stretch focused to me. I was working hard. This workout has a lot of down dog based exercises in it. It definitely challenged me. I followed it up with Fusion Flow: Mat, which was a … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Barlates: Feel Good Series

As soon as I saw the trailers for Linda Wooldridge's Feel Good Series, I had to have it. The workouts looked very similar to several of her other series that have come out at the same time (Fusion Flow Series, Dynamic Flow Series and Energy Flow Series) and have been reviewed here. The Feel Good … Continue reading Barlates: Feel Good Series

Classical Stretch: Aging Backwards (or Age Reversing Workouts)

This is my first Classical Stretch review but Classical Stretch isn't new to me. I read about it a lot on fitness forums but was never really that interested in checking it out. Then I had a major surgery where I was very limited in what I could do. All I could really do was … Continue reading Classical Stretch: Aging Backwards (or Age Reversing Workouts)

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

Yoga Snack for Shoulder, Side Body, Chest, Back & Neck Stretch

A reader of this blog introduced me to the idea of Yin Yoga and recommended the Yoga Ranger as a great YouTube Yogi. I did some research on Yin Yoga and visited the Yoga Ranger site on YouTube. I really liked what I saw. The Yogi is Aprille Walker and she has a lot of … Continue reading Yoga Snack for Shoulder, Side Body, Chest, Back & Neck Stretch

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

Barlates: Energy Flow/Band

Energy Flow: Band is another workout in Linda Wooldridge's Energy Flow Series. I love, love, love all of these flowing workouts! I pretty much love everything Linda creates, but these flowing metabolic fusion workouts are my absolute favorites. This one, as the title suggests, uses the band. I felt like the focus was primarily on … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Band

Barlates: Warm & Stretch with Ball

I love Linda's Warm & Stretch workouts! They are perfect to combine with my Sunday yoga workouts. Lately I have been doing Classical Stretch on Sundays and I use the Warm & Stretch workouts to finish it off. I keep expecting the Warm & Stretch workouts to be lower intensity than Classical Stretch but I didn't break … Continue reading Barlates: Warm & Stretch with Ball

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Dynamic

I am loving Linda Wooldridge's new series. She has created several new series; each series contains 4 workouts and they are all perfect for my current fitness level (recovering from major surgery). In fact, I emailed her a while ago and three of these new series (Dynamic Flow, Fusion Flow and Energy Flow) will all … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Dynamic