As part of #nationalbikemonth, this past weekend marked the start of the 25th straight year of the Kids Ride Club at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull #inbrooklyn. 🚴♀️🚴 The program was founded by Woodhull’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Edward Fishkin, and the goal is to have neighborhood children incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lifestyles to improve their health and prevent chronic diseases later in life. A total of 68 riders turned out for the first day, with new riders taking part in orientation and experienced riders enjoying an 11.5-mile waterfront ride to #astoria. A special thanks goes out to all the new and returning adult volunteers, including the leaders from the @newyorkcycleclub spring training program (SIG). The next ride takes place June 2 and will cover 10 miles from Long Island City to Roosevelt Island. Interested volunteers should contact Dr. Fishkin at: Edward.Fishkin@nychhc.org.
Images description: Scenes from the Kids Ride Club from NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull.
I was thinking about transformation Tuesday, (right after I finished thinking about taco Tuesday 🌮 🙌🏻) today.
I chatted a lot about transformation in my stories today. I wanted to highlight something that is super important to me. Transformation for me means learning to love myself and my body for WHAT IT CAN DO. I spent a long 30 years feeling insecure and defeated because I cared so much about what OTHER people thought about my appearance and achievements.
My success is not in what my body looks like. My success is loving myself for who I am, for showing my children that exercise is simply part of our daily lives and can be fun and rewarding.
My goal as a coach is to help you love who you are, and use resources to feel good about yourself and the impact you make on others every day. The bonus of living in a fit body is simply that - a bonus.
An offset grip, sometimes referred to as an "off-center" grip, is often used during arm curls to increase the activation of the short (medial) head of the biceps. The same concept can be applied to lateral raises. By using an offset grip where the thumb and index finger are positioned against the front plate of the dumbbell, you get greater recruitment of the posterior (rear) head of the deltoid.
A common instruction for this exercise is to pronate the forearms while raising the dumbbells as if you were pouring a pitcher of water, but this can lead to subacromial impingement or shoulder pain. However, by using an offset grip, you can effectively alter the loading without adjusting the mechanics or motion.
In simple terms, the back end of the dumbbell becomes a little heavier, forcing the back part of your shoulders to work a little harder. Typically this area is very weak in most individuals and requires greater attention. Balanced shoulder development and strength will improve stability, thereby enhancing the integrity of the joint and decreasing the likelihood of injuries while helping build bigger and fuller deltoids. It'll give them more of that "three-dimensional" look.
To take it a step further, attach a PlateMate to the rear plate only (closest to your pinky). This will make the back end of the dumbbell even heavier.
Move and breath to release tension and be in a better mood!
With 10 minute stretch sessions, you will be able to:
• improve posture
• release tension
• increase energy
• cultivate calmness of mind
• get into a healthy lifestyle and routine.
A pilates workout isn't just a workout for your body, it's a workout for the mind too! How many reps you can do, how often you work out- all of this depends not just on your physical strength, but your ability to motivate yourself too. 💫
As you push yourself to complete your workouts, you will find that you're not just getting stronger in your body, you're also gaining mind strength. You're gaining more will, more motivation and getting better at dealing with the challenges of life.
Pilates is a holistic transformational experience.