Willow Ryan

Willow Ryan

 

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One of the more challenging things about being a fitness instructor or coach can be receiving feedback from your clients. Willow outlines how to ask for and handle feedback.
Spend too many hours a day sitting at a desk or being inactive? These exercises will help you locate your butt muscles AND learn how to get them active and stronger.
This week a reader asks Willow about how to practice minimalist running in unfriendly environments, like the urban jungle full of debris.
It's spring time and your house isn't the only thing needing a "cleanse." Give these three simple tips a try and have your mind and body detoxed and ready to enjoy life and nature.
What kind of competitor are you? What motivates you? Is your current activity something you can sustain for life and does it support your life? Let's walk through our motivations and look for balance.
Willow uses a fear of being new in yoga class as a stepping-stone for overcoming fear in our lives. Fear of being judged by others should never stop us from pursuing our goals and passions.
Why go minimalist? I believe people are sick of injuries and over-priced footwear. There are things you need to think about, however, to make a healthy, lasting transition to minimalist running.
At first attempt, Turbo Dog may seem like nothing more than a good triceps and latissimus dorsi challenge. Hold longer and it will serenade ego and spirit to meet. Meet Turbo Dog!
It is absolutely NOT true that yoga and running can't be done together. In fact they complement each other. Read for a list of 25 poses plus one video on stretches that are good for runners.
No time for yoga? Take five minutes to breathe, first thing in your day, and see how much of a difference it makes, without taking any extra time from your schedule.
The questions you need to ask yourself before you pick a yoga style and school. Think through these questions about the school and yourself to get off on a great start in your yoga journey.
I remember the 1st time I took yoga, after hearing about the benefits of releasing tension. I felt my body come to life. You can take your 1st yoga lesson right now, right where you are.