Thursday, September 16, 2010


Congratulations to David Vendetti and Todd Skogland on the opening of the LARGEST YOGA STUDIO BOSTON HAS EVER SEEN !

I have honestly never met a more amazing and deserving group of individuals than those I have come across at South Boston Yoga.  
Last night the 5:45 All levels class was taught round robin style with a sampling of teachers to live music by Irene Solea (BEYOND AMAZING)  I followed it up with some Restorative Yoga and did some playing on the Aerial Swings ;))))

Below was the scene last night at the "soft" opening of South Boston Yoga.  The space is gorgeous and the energy is inviting.  Yogis from around the city came out to play last night and an amazing time was had by all.  
September 15th- October 15th any and all yoga classes are just $5

Join us to celebrate our new space OCT 1st- 3rd.  
Experience the expanded schedule and sample all our new classes and teachers :)
Aerial/Swing Yoga
Afro Flow Yoga
Natya Yoga
and of course all of our old favorites :))))

New Address is 36 W Broadway
Directly across from the Broadway T stop on the RedLine and next to Teriyaki House for all you sushi lovers!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Can we make sure we throw in some ABS today?!?!

On a daily basis I hear this question. OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Clients that I have trained for years know better, but newbies are still hanging on to this idea.

After having had this request for years I started to pay attention to when the clients were asking for ABS. 

Low and behold it was frequently after a vacation or a long weekend.
...The vacation and long weekend where they didn't eat as clean as usual and maybe indulged a lot more than they should have.

Please tell me how feeling fat coincides with wanting to do this.

Clean up your diet first. This is the hard part. It takes time and effort and planning ahead but I assure you you can do it.

I got tons of questions on how I got "ripped abs" for my show.
Well I'll tell you one thing.
I didn't do a single crunch.
I did a whole lot of big lifts and used my core in all planes of motion.
Here is a MUST READ article courtesy of Mike Robertson.
Do me a favor and try some of these INSTEAD of those crunches I see you all doing ;)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scapular tracking for shoulder health and symmetry

In the sport of Figure, symmetry is EVERYTHING! Being lean brings out imbalances EVEN MORE because there is no fat to cover em up come stage time!

When I first began posing practice for figure the winging in my right scapula was BLATANTLY OBVIOUS.  Posing coaches will tell me to lean to the side or contort myself into some crazy position that felt like SH*T, but hey its all about the symmetry they'd say... beauty takes pain ;)

I am lucky to work alongside one of the greatest corrective exercise guys in the biz :)  He lives, eats breathes this stuff. Alignment, activation and symmetry are his forte.

Here is an awesome exercise that forces your scapula to track properly!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The TRX vs the Versus

In case you haven't noticed the TRX is EVERYWHERE!  Scroll down to the right side of my blog and you will even see an ad for it!  The TRX has been trying to get out there in the fitness industry for around 7 yrs and now they are making a KILLING!

The MYOFORCE Versus is also a portable suspension trainer, however it has a little something extra!
A pulley!!!
Therefore it forces users to engage even more stabilizers and allows for self and partner resistance all at the same time.

Look for an EMG study in the near future comparing the VERSUS and the TRX ;)

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