Beach Bum Exercises
Keep these powerful muscles toned and shaped all summer. Glute strengthening will not only stave off low back pain but you’ll also love the way your shorts fit.
Long Sleeves, Scarves, and Hats
In summer? Yes! Be done with the sun! I stopped sunbathing when I was in my early 20s and I know my skin is thanking me now, but the years of lifeguarding and living in Bermuda are unforgiving. Even if it’s a short bike ride to work I am definitely sporting a sunscreen shirt. Try this one from lululemon.
Just like Elizabeth from The Shoe Hive, I am addicted to these healthy meals, so I learned how to make them at home! Buy the frozen acai bowl/smoothie packs at MOM’s Organic Market and follow the recipe on the back. Get creative with healthy toppings: blueberries, hemp seeds, coconut, honey, granola, Golgi berries, bee pollen. It’s an instant healthy breakfast or lunch.
Keep it going. Just because you are on vacay, doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down or pause this important key to a long, happy life. Streaming workouts in your hotel room are key to maintaining your fitness program. There are so many to choose from: have you seen our Vimeo workouts? Try your best to work out every day. Carving out time seems tough, but if you work at it, you will find little pockets of time.
My 6-year-old and I are loving all the organic combos. We make it together for the perfect afternoon activity and refreshment. And it’s good for us! Want to make the “adult version”? Add some good tequila or some Tito’s and it’s summer cocktail time!
Organic Peach (or Raspberry) Lemonade
4 Organic lemons
1 Organic peach or 1 small package raspberries
Organic agave, to taste
Italian soda water
Squeeze and “smush” all ingredients together and let them sit for an hour in the fridge (I’m sure three hours is best but we can’t wait that long!). Strain and serve over ice in a Ball jar if possible!
Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga was founded in 2008 by Megan Brown, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation and Sara VanderGoot, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (e-RYT 200, RYT 500). In their private practices as physical therapist and massage therapist respectively Megan and Sara observed that many of their clients were coming in with similar needs: relief for neck and shoulder tension and low back pain as well as a desire for more flexibility in hips and legs, stability in joints, and core strength.
Together Megan and Sara carefully crafted a curriculum of Pilates and yoga classes to address needs for clients who are pregnant, postpartum, have injuries or limitations, who are new to Pilates and yoga, and for those who are advanced students and are looking for an extra challenge.