Hydration in practice

The importance of hydration is something I have always struggled with as a trainer, and it’s something that certainly not everyone agrees on 100%. I have, admittedly, been all over the board from drinking tons of water to not really worrying about it at all. It is something, however, that has seemed to make a dramatic impact on physical health for me over the past 6 months, so as we lean into the conversation of hydration this week I invite you to be open minded, to try some new strategies and to find out where your optimal level lies. […]

2020-05-16T13:27:37-07:00May 15, 2020|

Focus of the week: How to get your best sleep

Ever wonder why young children wake up at the same time every morning, yet adults struggle to achieve that natural regulation (hello, snooze button!)? What factors and lifestyle choices affect our sleep as we age, and what adjustments can we make to increase our sleep quality? We all know sleep is important, but why is it important? What does getting “good sleep” look like? Join us as we dive into some excellent resources to answer these questions, and find yourself on the path to better sleep…and health! […]

2020-04-29T08:40:45-07:00April 29, 2020|

Walk the walk

In normal life, one of my very favorite parts of each day is walking the kids to school. Both the time spent with them, grounding, preparing, anticipating. And also the walk home by myself, savoring “the space”. The unfilled space, where I think, create, process. Along the way we see neighbors and schoolmates. Are greeted by our crossing-guard-turned-friend. […]

2020-04-26T08:34:37-07:00April 22, 2020|

Ease stress with structure

Aside from awareness of micro-stressors and modifying them appropriately to account for our daily dose of inherent stress, one of the biggest stress management tools I’ve been using lately is to create as much structure for myself as possible. Here are some of the things that have been helpful for me in these weird days of COVID-19. […]

2020-04-22T11:48:46-07:00April 15, 2020|

What’s stress got to do with it?

I’m a big fan of stress… In the right amounts. And I’m not talking about road rage and work deadline stress, although those can be tell us a lot about ourselves. I’m talking about properly dosed micro-stressors with the intention of building strength and resiliency. Exercise is the easiest example here, we stress the muscles, damage them in the process, and they repair themselves stronger. Awesome. But what else can we / should we be doing to provide appropriate stress to our systems? Here’s a quick list of some things I regularly do and how I am modifying during these more stressful times. […]

2020-04-22T11:49:11-07:00April 12, 2020|

Desk mobility: Feel your best while working from home

Personal trainer, Will Johnston, leads us through a 10-minute mobility routine of stretches and release techniques that will help us feel great after sitting for extra hours at our desks. Included in this post you’ll find a video presentation and additional Hyatt Training resources for anyone who wants to feel and move a little better after so much sitting! […]

2020-04-08T09:34:44-07:00April 8, 2020|

Focus of the week: Release to keep your tension at bay

One thing that we’re hearing so much about right now is how everyone’s bodies feel different. Being home bound for recreation and work really impacts our physical and mental health. Exercise can be such a huge factor in combating those changes, but it’s harder to get moving if your body just doesn’t feel that good. That’s where a little self-care comes in handy. […]

2020-04-08T09:37:22-07:00April 6, 2020|

Meditation basics

TThough we all have a lot more time to ourselves recently, we may be feeling bogged down by the constant influx of news and social media updates. Taking just five minutes to sit quietly can relieve stress, help get more z’s, and reset your mind-body connection. […]

2020-04-02T10:23:15-07:00April 1, 2020|

Tips to make the most of your meals

The truth is, even in normal life, I think about our family’s meals and grocery lists all the time. Given my desire to go out into the world as little as possible right now while serving my family meals that are as nutrient dense as possible, I’ve put a lot of thought into what and how we’re eating. […]

2020-04-22T11:49:50-07:00March 31, 2020|

Exercise and hormones

Let’s talk hormones. We all have them and we’re all influenced by them throughout our lives. For men, hormone levels stay fairly steady after adolescence. For women, hormones fluctuate cyclically, causing a constant shifting that affects everyone differently. If you add up all the menstrual cycles throughout the average woman’s life, it adds up to more than 9 years! That is a very long time for women who suffer premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and approximately 75 percent of women do! […]

2020-02-26T10:20:04-07:00February 26, 2020|

Energy systems & exercise

As 7th grade science class taught us, energy is neither created nor destroyed, only transferred. All energy in our bodies is derived from the sun and the food we consume, which the body harnesses and transfers for various demands through different pathways. […]

2020-02-07T12:45:20-07:00February 7, 2020|

Should you workout when you’re sick?

With winter in full swing many will ask “should I exercise while sick?” […]

2020-01-29T14:51:47-07:00January 28, 2020|

7 tips for healthy eating

The holiday season is upon us, and however you feel about that, one thing is sure to ring true: the food will be delicious and plentiful! For those feeling a bit of food-induced anxiety at the thought of tackling the culinary onslaught, here are 7 tips to help you feel good about your food consumption throughout the merriment. […]

2019-12-09T11:33:46-07:00December 5, 2019|

Intuitive eating 101

Intuitive Eating. Many of us have heard of it, but what does it mean to put it into practice? […]

2019-12-05T07:59:11-07:00December 5, 2019|

DOMS: Why We Get Sore After a Workout and What We Can Do About It

We all know what it’s like to wake up sore the day after a workout, a strenuous hike, or a long bike ride. Many of us have heard that the pain comes from damaged muscles that will then rebuild and make us stronger. But is that true? Why do our muscles get sore after physical exertion, what causes it, and are there things we can do to avoid it or make it better? Read on to learn about the phenomenon of delayed-onset muscle soreness, more commonly referred to as DOMS. […]

2019-10-09T13:49:24-07:00October 9, 2019|