Fitness Blog

Reminder…

By David Lyman / November 15, 2020
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.

Wake up with David! Beginners yoga, Mondays at 10a PST on Zoom. Meeting ID: 842 9800 5742 Passcode: fitness We’d love to see you in class, even if you’re inflexible or you’ve never tried yoga before! No fee (optional donation only,) no registration required, all are welcome.

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Homemade Sprouts

By David Lyman / November 1, 2020
Kelly eating homemade sprouts

We grew & taste-tested 3 kinds of sprouts! 1- lentils, 2- broccoli seeds, and 3- mung beans. Curious how they turned out? Here’s our review! 1. SPROUTED LENTILS Taste: Sweet, peppery. Texture: Crispy, crunchy. Nutrition: High protein, high folate. Final opinion: Our favorite sprout! These were slightly sweet and oh-so-crunchy! They were tasty on everything…

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Yoga For Beginners

By David Lyman / October 28, 2020
Virtual Beginners Yoga with David

Mondays starting Nov 9, join David for Beginners Yoga, streaming live (virtually) on Zoom 10:00 a.m.! Beginners Yoga is a slower-paced class that focuses on alignment, flexibility, and mindful movement. Welcoming people of all ages, especially those dealing with physical challenges, past injuries, or who wish to ease back into fitness. Goals of this class…

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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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