April 2012 Sparkly Soul (@sparklysoulinc) Blogger of the Month: MICHELE KING GONZALEZ aka @nycrunningmama – http://www.nycrunningmama.com/ Michele attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, graduated and was commissioned a 2LT in the Army in 2003. She spent 6 years as a Military Intelligence Officer on active duty, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 4th Infantry Division. She was deployed to Iraq three times. She fell in love with running during her last deployment…
here’s a workout to help you get the toned legs of a dancer. Pair this with a lot of stretching and you should notice a difference, especially in your calves, pretty quickly. For extra intensity, add dumbbells to the squats and lunges. Also, if you have a hard time balancing in the one-legged calf raises, stand near a wall or counter so you have something to rest your hand on for balance. That’s why we have barres in ballet classes!
CrossFit Mamas- blogger who is a mother of 4 decided to do to cross fit as her husband has done for years... within 5 months she was in the best shape of her life and these workouts were done within 15/20 minutes 4-5x/week! She altered the workouts to be done at home and for the females!!!
Our first YBC Community Yoga Project was a huge success. It was about flexibility, and the results were awesome. So many of you wanted to do another project, and so I figured I'd better get to work, since the New Year is approaching and it's the perfect time to jumpstart our practices. SO. Without further ado, I present the January Yoga Project: Strength. That's right people, we are looking to get strong. Why? For so many reasons. Let me count the ways.