As a fitness professional, I think of my classes as low impact, moderate intensity, and safe for knees and hips. All true but all fit-biz terminology. Then I stopped and listened to my participants, they call my classes “gentle.” According to Oxford, “gentle” is moderate in action, effect, or degree; not harsh or severe. So,Continue reading “Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: Is gentle fitness a good workout?”
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Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: Harmony. Balance. Movement.
These three words are the foundation of Kiwa Dance Fitness. HARMONY is taking elements that complement each other to create something new. The simplest example of harmony is the musical chord, uniting individual notes to create a new sound. Dance is another example of harmony, uniting rest and movement in a rhythmic pattern. Living harmoniouslyContinue reading “Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: Harmony. Balance. Movement.”
Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: I think, therefore I do…Maybe.
Thinking you move faster than you do is not your imagination. While it takes 150 msec for your feet to get the message to move once the brain says “go,” people typically sense movement starts in half that time. The brain is predicting when movement will occur. Everyone at any age has the perception thatContinue reading “Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: I think, therefore I do…Maybe.”
Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: Sugar Coating
When we sugar coat something, we dress it up to be more palatable than it truly is, we lie. Unfortunately, there’s no way to sugar coat the current state of the fitness industry. It is not recovering, it is struggling to stay alive. Restrictions placed on fitness facilities over the past few years have irrevocably changedContinue reading “Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: Sugar Coating”
Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: What is a “best life”?
We hear it all the time, “live your best life”; but what exactly does that mean? I believe a “best life” means finding your sustainable happiness; and to be sustainable, the things that bring you happiness have to be affordable over time, have to be adaptable to changes in your physical/mental condition, and have toContinue reading “Tacos, Tunes, and Island Time: What is a “best life”?”
“So, so what? I’m still a rock star. I got my rock moves.” [“So What,” P!nk] Don’t play the game, change it. So often as older adults we are presumed to be past our “best before” date, so much so that we believe it too; and that’s not okay because we are accepting the limitationsContinue reading “Game Changer”