Human movement is more enjoyable when the body is flexible and capable of performing without restriction. Flexibility gained by stretching plays a very important role in performance enhancement, injury prevention, rehabilitation and wellness. Athletic performance and numerous scientific studies have converged and established flexibility as the prime determinant among top athletes. Sports superstars and newborns share one thing in common~optimal flexibility.
One on One Stretch Therapy Sessions
Flexibility means the ability to successfully move your body in and out of multiple directions of movements. This means joints, muscles, tendons, , and connective tissues giving you body the able to move freely.
During this One Hour session, you will lay comfortably on a mat, taking your body through a series of assisted stretches. With this relaxing pain free approach, optimal flexibility is achieved through the entire body.
While physical fitness is important for people of all ages, seniors can especially benefit from regular exercise. Many seniors do not get regular activity for a variety of reasons. Common excuses include: not knowing where to begin or what to do; thinking of exercise as boring or a chore; believing he or she is too weak or frail to exercise; fear of injury; lack of motivation.
Senior fitness does so much more than just provide physical benefits. Physical activity can increase mental agility, create interest and allow a person to feel involved and connected with others. The physical benefits to regular exercise for seniors can improve physical aliments such as discomfort from arthritis, osteoporosis and joint pain, all while improving flexibility. Weight~bearing exercise will also help increase bone density which can help to combat osteopenia and osteoporosis. In addition to improving your current health and fitness, exercise can help keep other medical conditions at bay. The risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, certain types of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are all lowered with regular physical activity.
Lesa’s signature style yoga incorporates breath with a graceful flow of standing poses. Sessions focus on alignment, core work and relaxation, and can be vigorous and reflective, testing the edge of your balance and flexibility.
Yoga is a great way to de-stress, energize and relax. Sessions are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced abilities.
The benefits of private, semi~private & group lessons are:
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For most women, some sort of exercise is an important part of their daily lives. But what happens once you are pregnant? Do you just sit still and wait for the baby to be born? Or do you keep exercising at the level at which you trained before the pregnancy? Many women fear that they will harm their unborn baby with physical activity, but nothing could be further from the truth: you can actually do more harm than good by just sitting around.
Research has found no negative effects on the unborn through exercise, so your worry is over. In fact, exercising at least 3 times a week has many benefits:
better posture especially during the third trimester and less back pain
Keeping yourself fit during pregnancy can help ease labor pain and give you a healthy baby. Your fetus receives the same cardiovascular benefits as you: a lower heart rate and an improved nervous system in the heart. So when exercising, you are improving your baby’s health while improving your own.
Also, many women are concerned about getting back into shape after pregnancy and the social pressure to do so can be high. Staying fit during your pregnancy helps control excessive gain weight and can allow you to regain your pre~pregnancy shape more quickly.
Why is Nutrition Important to Your Fitness Training Regimen?
Your personalized program will resolve concerns specific to you and your body, and provide you with the tools you need for a lifetime of balanced eating.
Whether it is knowing how and what to eat, or the accountability and motivation you need to make it happen, staying on track with a nutrition program that works is the most important aspect of attaining your health and fitness goals.
Benefits of Nutritional Counseling:
Increase in energy
Healthier lifestyle and food choices
Better quality sleep
Reduced symptoms of disease
Less drastic range of emotions
Possible increase in longevity
Strengthened immune system
Lesser chance of disorders and disease appearing
Better ability to concentrate
Nutritional Counseling Program Services
Introduction to new healthy foods, cooking styles and dietary approaches
Grocery and health food store tours and a Farmers Market tour offering detailed explanations of all food categories
Meal preparation and cooking demo and instruction
Meal plans based on your individual needs
Homeopathic and Holistic nutritional counseling
ORGANIC CHANGES – For those already on the organic path or wanting to jump in with both feet to learn easy, simple, delicious, healthy cooking, healthy shopping, healthy habits for the whole family