The Roundup - Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

It was definitely time to add some new recipes to my home cooking.

We cook most of our meals at home and largely from scratch. We also eat primarily vegetarian at home. We save our meat eating for going out.

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean salad recipe from Budget BytesMaybe you’re like us. You have a small group of meals that you cook over and over. Humans, as all other species, are primarily creatures of habit. That’s got it’s benefits. Survival is essentially having the right group of habits. But for those species with higher brain function, basically humans, that can make like boring!

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How to Prioritize Workouts when Work Life Gets Tough

Make space in your busy day to get some movement

Guest post by Vanessa Davis

We all want to look fit and feel amazing in our bodies, but that’s easier said than done when your schedule is constantly packed. Be it work and deadlines, or spending time with family and friends, the truth is we don’t find a lot of time to dedicate to our physical health, and sometimes we don’t try too hard to do so. However, it is of vital importance to have a time slot during which you can do things for yourself, and that includes exercising as well. Even if working out isn’t your favorite thing, you can’t deny the benefits you get from it which is why it’s important to talk about how to prioritize workouts when work life gets tough.

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Why are you doing Gyrotonic training?

Know your “why”. It’s the only real source of power.

Have you thought about why you’re doing the exercise you’re doing?

The Merovingian understood that you need to know your why.

“Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the `why.’ `Why’ is what separates us from them, you from me. `Why’ is the only real source of power, without it you are powerless.”
The Merovingian

Yes, I’m a giant nerd for quoting The Matrix Reloaded but it’s a good quote and one that I totally agree with. Why do you do what you do?

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Exercise questions and answers

Exercise questions and answers, part 2

Lots of people have lots of questions about exercise.

And there are many place people look for answers. Once in a while I’ll jump onto one of those site and offer reasonable advice. Two sites with lots of exercise questions and answers are Quora and Sharecare. I’ve been answering questions on both since 2012. Here are a few of the answers I gave to their visitors’ questions.

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The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

The Roundup: Adjustable dumbbells, one pot pasta & noisy breathing

It’s so nice to finally be settled in!

Just over one month ago, at the end of December, I moved from Atlanta, where I had been living for three years, to San Francisco. San Francisco is home to me. I lived here for 21 years before moving to Atlanta and California is definitely ingrained deeply into my heart.

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Gyrotonic training and Pilates, what’s the difference? Don’t ask.

GYROTONIC® training and pilates are both great. No need to compare them.

In October of 2013, during my trip to the Pilates Method Alliance Conference, I had the chance to sit down with GYROTONIC® Specialized Master Trainer Angela Crowley to talk to her about how she compares GYROTONIC® training and pilates. She essentially doesn't.

This was intended to be a video interview, but

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Don't waste your time at the gym

Waste your time and drive me crazy with these 6 gym mistakes.

I’m back to doing personal training again.

Holding on to a treadmill on an incline is an annoying gym mistakeAnd man, you people do some really weird things while you’re at the gym.

For  the last three years, I’ve been working at a private GYROTONIC® and pilates studio. Everyone was either taking a class or a private session. There wasn’t anyone working out on their own. Now working in a regular gym again

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The Roundup: Battle ropes, mindfulness and a delicious healthy treat

The Roundup: Battle ropes, mindfulness and a delicious healthy treat

Here I am, home in San Francisco again!

Ocean Beach smYeah, I’ve fallen behind in working on the site and the social media for the last two weeks or so, but that’s what moving across country can do. After three years in Atlanta, I’m back in my home, the lovely (and surrounded by water) San Francisco.

I’m also back at the same training location

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