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Deception Pass Yoga

By David Lyman / September 27, 2020
Private Yoga Teacher David doing Yoga in Forest

(Click for video) “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes. Including you.” -Anne Lamott

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Wheel

By David Lyman / September 5, 2020
Wheel Pose in Yoga performed by Seattle Personal Trainer David

Added a new table to the living room! Just kidding of course– yogis call it “wheel,” not table! It offers an amaaaaazing stretch for the intercostal muscles of the ribs. After wheel, I breathe more deeply and enjoy a more positive outlook for the rest of the day! Want to give it a try? Schedule…

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Germ-Free (almost) Workouts

By David Lyman / August 17, 2020
Kelly trains a group virtually

Avoid germs at the gym. Train outdoors– or virtually! Hygiene Scale for Workouts (1=riskiest, 11=safest) Large group exercise class, indoors, no masks — DON’T DO IT, PEOPLE! Large group exercise class, indoors, with masks Open gym floor, indoors, no masks Open gym floor, indoors, with masks Large group exercise class, outdoors, no masks Large group…

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Bosu Challenge

By David Lyman / August 11, 2020
Bosu Balance Game Challenge

Had to try out the #BosuChallenge for myself… My verdict: Surprisingly fun! Certainly there are more challenging ways to work on shoulder stability, but as I always say, the best exercises are the ones you’ll actually do! I recommend doing a few “push-up plusses” beforehand to warm up. Psssssst, parents trying to occupy your kids:…

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Under the Trees

By David Lyman / July 20, 2020
one-legged burpees under dogwood tree

Just discovered there’s a walking tour of Volunteer Park’s trees!! Here I am enjoying tree #91 on the map, the Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii. Take your own walking tour here. (Link not affiliated with our business in any way, just super cool!) How’s that for a socially distanced outing? Summer comes but once a year,…

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Sliding Scale

By David Lyman / June 26, 2020
new sliding scale

Hello friends, As issues of racism and inequality dominate the news, many of us have taken to the streets, city halls, and phone-lines to protest and demand justice. I have been asking myself what else I can do to foster inclusiveness within my field. It’s no secret that the fitness industry is heavily centered around…

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Return of Personal Training

By David Lyman / June 15, 2020
you + the gym, reunited at last

Good news, team: face-to-face training is BACK! As King County moves to phase “1.5,” we’re thrilled to be able to provide in-person training again, outdoors or in your home! Keep on reading to find out how, exactly, that works in the time of coronavirus. To those who fell in love with virtual training, don’t worry–…

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Jump for Joy

By David Lyman / May 25, 2020
trampoline workout

Find yourself a workout so fun, you don’t even WANT to take a rest day!! (But do. Rest, that is.) I’m over the moon– and almost through the ceiling tile– with how fun this rebounder is! My new guilty pleasure is turning on some ~Spice Girls~ and dancing along on the trampoline! It trains your…

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Virtual Yoga is the New Happy Hour

By David Lyman / May 20, 2020
meetup with friends virtually

(click for video) You guys. I am LOVING this new social outlet!!! One of my coolest clients had the idea to stay socially connected in lockdown by meeting her friends virtually each week for a private yoga class together (provided by moi)! Is that not brilliant??! Meeting up for virtual yoga = the new happy…

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Triathlon Memories

By David Lyman / May 18, 2020
David at the Honolulu Triathlon

That time David beat me home from his own triathlon (bike vs car). He also emptied and reloaded the dishwasher before I arrived. (Thanks a lot buddy, way to REALLY make me feel like a slacker!) -Kelly Did you know we regularly prepare people for athletic events? (“Regularly,” as in right now! Yes– even during…

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