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Yoga Wings, Furry Friends, and Diet Right

Yoga defies gravity, man’s best friend gets you moving, and finding the right diet mindset.
Flying Yoga
Sign me up for this: Crunch Fitness now offers “Wings” the gravity-defying yoga workout. The hour-long workout is designed to be challenging, effective and fun—not to mention that it’s not your typical yoga class. The class uses the AntiGravity Hammock, which is a “soft trapeze” that supports you as you’re suspended above the floor. The class combines dance, Pilates, calisthenics and yoga techniques for a total body workout that improves agility and strength, while giving you a different view of the room.

Defy gravity.

Canine Cardio
If you have a dog, you can vouch for the fact that dogs get you moving. Especially in puppyhood, you have no choice but to try to tire them out, so they don’t destroy your house or drive you batty—which usually involves long walks and lots of fetch.

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In a recent London study, parents with dogs said that since the arrival of their furry friend, their children are less stressed and more fit. Playing with and walking a dog gets kids outside and away from the television. Dog owners also reported that not only did the family’s level of exercise increase after getting a dog, but also that the family spends more time together. My dog is always so excited to go to the park that I get a good 2-minute sprint in whether I want to or not.

Diet Hype
An eating disorder treatment center recently reported on common myths that surround the dieting culture in America. One interesting finding: Dieting does not necessarily result in weight loss, and failed diets can be demoralizing and can lead to poorer health. Because of the number of dieting myths, the center says the best resource for the truth is a professional, such as a registered dietician or doctor—not a magazine or your friend who lost 20 pounds by only eating cookies. The Fit Bottomed Girls agree, so here are some of the pros’ tips on how to eat healthily.

Eating tips

  • Consume a variety of foods in moderation to ensure you’re meeting nutrient needs.
  • Eat when you’re hungry, and stop when you’re full.
  • Listen to your body—let your body tell you when it’s had enough, rather than eating or finishing something just because it’s there.

More myths.

Erin

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9 Comments
  1. workout mommy says:

    that flying yoga would scare me!

    now that my dog is older, he doesn’t do much—but when he was a puppy he definitely kept me active!

  2. every gym's nightmare says:

    WHAT. You mean i get to lay in a hammock and its still considered exercise.

    sign me up.

    http://www.groundedfitness.com

  3. Mark Salinas says:

    Yikes! Now I have to put another thing on my list to try. 🙂

  4. cynthia says:

    I’m dying to try “Wings”! What do you say we all go together? But then there’s that pesky distance problem… Hmm….

    As for the diet tips, I completely agree! I think “diets” are one of the worst things that has happened to America. They made us forget how to listen to our bodies needs and the only thing that we have to show for it is an overweight society. This coming from a nutritionist! 😉

  5. Erin says:

    We pretty much think “diet” is a four-letter word so we’re glad to hear it from an expert!

  6. Alexander Morentin says:

    The flying yoga looks really cool… a nice change of pace. Crunch is always on the cutting. Quality programs and quality instructors and trainers in an upbeat environment.

    Also, I agree with you on “diet”.

    Conventional diets don’t work.
    Beneficial lifestyle change does.

    Eating nutrient dense whole foods, coupled with a mix of effective resistance exercise and a moderate amount of cardio is your best bet.

    Have a wonderful day. 🙂

  7. MizFit says:

    I love the wings!!

    mightcould I get life wings?

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  9. ~C~ says:

    That flying yoga looks fun!