Maui is now officially my favorite place on earth. The previous holder of that title was Yosemite and while Yosemite is still plenty awesome, Maui has more going for it. When I lived in Atlanta, one of the biggest reasons I felt the need to return to San Francisco was I needed to be mountains […]
Get to know GYROTONIC® Trainer Bill Kokiopoulos I’ve known of Bill for years. Through his studio’s Facebook page, Bill has become one of the most known Gyrotonic instructors in our community. And it’s largely because Bill really looks at the worldwide group of Gyrotonic instructors as a community, even as a family.
Stunt cycling that will blow your mind. Seriously… riding a moving wheel of hay?? I ride my bike a decent amount but I’m much more of a road/street cyclist. I’m not the off road, mountain biking type. Danny MacAskill is. He’s probably the best at it. I’ve watched several of his creative & fun stunt […]
There are many way in which GYROTONIC® training is beneficial to your spine. One of them is imbibition. Of the three definitions for imbibition, the one that most fits our context is “Physical Chemistry . the absorption of solvent by a gel.” (from dictionary.com)
Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. Water and it’s fluidity are queues we use frequently in GYROKINESIS®. While we want to, and will, increase the strength of our muscles and remove tightness and musculotendinous adhesions through taking Gyrokinesis classes, we want to do it without struggle, almost without effort, through […]
As wonderful as pregnancy can be, it’s rough on the body. Babies. Without them our species would go extinct. So, obviously they’re kind of important! Men, this whole idea that couples say “We’re having a baby” is just to soothe your ego. Your body isn’t taking the stress of growing another human inside you.
Another nonsense food myth: canola oil is dangerous If you care about your health and work to avoid the SAD (standard American diet… which is pretty sad), you may have chosen to avoid canola oil after reading “health” news blogs. Most of these very popular blogs are the Chicken Little of the clickbait world.
You won’t find a simpler meditation practice than this. Just sit in a room and pay attention to where you are. There are two types of mindfulness meditation practices/exercises. They are Focused Attention (in Buddhism, the Sanskrit term is shamatha) and Open Monitoring.
How can GYROTONIC® training for golfers help your game? Let’s measure. Many times I’ve been asked “What’s the goal of GYROTONIC® training?” To me, the answer is “The system itself has no goal. What are YOUR goals?” The point of any exercise system should be about helping the client reach their goals, not to have the […]
A common question all trainers hear is “What am I supposed to feel?” Here’s the answer I most commonly give: There is no answer to that question. Sure, with a simple movement like a biceps curl, it’s pretty easy and obvious what you’re “supposed to feel”. Your biceps. But what about a complex, multiplanar motion, […]