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Best IT Band Rolling Exercise

This is hands down the best IT band rolling exercise! And no, it doesn't use a foam roller. I know lots of people play around with the whole foam roller/IT band torture. I mean, whaat? You love it? Ok, cool! Carry on. But I much prefer this version and think it's the...

3 Secrets To Better Side Butt

3 secrets to better side butt exercises (and why it makes a difference 10,000 x/day)How often do you stand on one leg? The answer is actually way more often than you think, but we'll get to that later. Anyway, it seems so simple, standing one leg, right? It's actually...

Get Better Abs

This is always a popular idea: get better abs!But here’s the bitter truth. The workout culture might be lying to you. Sometimes the advice you get isn’t serving you as well as you might think. Always keeping your abs on, always holding in your belly in a bit… that’s...

Feet, knees & hips

Love Your Lower Body:

Hip Clunking: simple series for better hip mobility

Do you notice that your hip makes a clunking noise when you move your leg?   I have some simple exercises to help you get rid of hip clunking and get more slide and glide in your mobility!   Sometimes when I move my legs I can hear/feel a clicky kind of...

Improve your balance with these easy exercises

Do you worry about your balance? Does your sense of balance (or lack of it) stop you from doing things you love? Read on… I have some simple steps to help you! Don’t love reading and want to head straight for the exercises? Click here to go straight to the movement...

Kneeling side leg lift 101: Get your leg higher!

Want to get your leg higher in your kneeling side leg lift? Try this!The kneeling side leg lift is one of those Pilates moves that can either target your side butt and develop your strength and co-odination while it prepares you for the side kick, or it can just be...

Pelvic floor, abdominals, back & breathing

Treasure Your Torso:

5 Magic Moves for Back Pain Relief

Whether it’s from shoveling snow, hauling laundry, lifting kids or sitting all day, we’ve all experienced that tired, tweaky back feeling. Fortunately, movement helps. The good news is that gentle movement is one of the best, most easily accessible, free ways to get...

3 Secrets To Better Side Butt

3 secrets to better side butt exercises (and why it makes a difference 10,000 x/day)How often do you stand on one leg? The answer is actually way more often than you think, but we'll get to that later. Anyway, it seems so simple, standing one leg, right? It's actually...

Get Better Abs

This is always a popular idea: get better abs!But here’s the bitter truth. The workout culture might be lying to you. Sometimes the advice you get isn’t serving you as well as you might think. Always keeping your abs on, always holding in your belly in a bit… that’s...

 Shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, neck and head (and eyes!)

Upgrade our Upper Body:

How to do upper back extension in 6 easy steps

Do you wish you knew how to do upper back extensions without hurting your neck or lower back? How to extend smoothly from start to finish? Read on, I've got your back!  (I love puns. I know they're the lowest kind of humour, but really, life can't be serious all the...

Rhomboid Push Ups & a surefire strategy for results

Rhomboid Push Ups, exploring movement and having fun doing itWhat's the WHY for your rhomboid push ups? It's such a seemingly simple exercise, but there are lots of bits and pieces you can focus on that change it up. You can think about the movement of your shoulder...

Work Your Superstar Underarms

Do this exercise to get ready for your life and build your superstar underarms  Here’s an exercise that really pulls its weight. Shoulder mobility. Shoulder strength. Core strength. Hip mobility. Hip strength. Hand mobility. Forearm mobility. And it’s an amazing prep...

Walking, squatting, hanging & barefoot living

Everyday Movement:

Hip Clunking: simple series for better hip mobility

Do you notice that your hip makes a clunking noise when you move your leg?   I have some simple exercises to help you get rid of hip clunking and get more slide and glide in your mobility!   Sometimes when I move my legs I can hear/feel a clicky kind of...

Improve your balance with these easy exercises

Do you worry about your balance? Does your sense of balance (or lack of it) stop you from doing things you love? Read on… I have some simple steps to help you! Don’t love reading and want to head straight for the exercises? Click here to go straight to the movement...

5 Magic Moves for Back Pain Relief

Whether it’s from shoveling snow, hauling laundry, lifting kids or sitting all day, we’ve all experienced that tired, tweaky back feeling. Fortunately, movement helps. The good news is that gentle movement is one of the best, most easily accessible, free ways to get...

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