Build-a-butt Workshop

So, you want a big butt. I like big butts…and I cannot lie! Here are my top three tips for building a behind that won’t quit. And that means, real-world strength you can use on your next adventure. Whether you climb mountains, hike long-distance trails, run, mountain bike, play soccer, swim or walk up a […]

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Mobility drills for strong and agile feet

When your legs feel sore after moving furniture, the typical reaction is: “my legs feel weak, I need to train them!” But when your feet feel sore after a long walk, the typical reaction is: “My feet hurt, I need more support in my shoes.” And not, “my feet are weak, I need to strengthen […]

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Push-ups are for everyone

The push-up is an excellent demonstration of shoulder strength, core strength, whole-body coordination and overall resilience. Yet, many people struggle with this fundamental movement. Ladies, we tend to have a harder time on this one than the men. So that leads to years (decades?) of avoidance, during which time we never get better at doing […]


On social media

If you’re like me, you follow an assortment of people on social media: friends, family, fitness professionals, outdoor adventurers and other people who intrigue you. The images that pop up on your feed each day often reflect the best moments of these people’s days. In the course of a minute, you might see a climber […]

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Come together: Free Movement Festival 2017

My pursuit of better movement and filling in my own movement gaps led me to take a pilgrimage to Southern California. In Santa Ana, a movement was rising. Capoeira Batuque  joined forces with teachers of dance, parkour, acrobatics, martial arts and yoga to share their knowledge, passion, and expression with each other and with anyone interested […]