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August 11, 2017

My 'Swan' Moment

According to the stories there is an ugly duckling that grows to be a beautiful swan, this isn't exactly one of those stories...

Once upon a time, on the 6th floor of a building in the midst of the cement jungle, a group of trainees from around the world...

July 26, 2017

It's only fitting that I write about the 7th Day of Fitness on the 25th of July, (aka Christmas in July). What exercise do we get to dive into on this fine occasion?? Swan. Haha, get it? Swan, swan dive...I'll continue laughing to myself as I type.

What is the Swan is g...

June 28, 2017

I will spare you and refrain from writing out the lyrics because I'm certain they automatically started running through your head.

Here we are, in the month of June, (I can't believe it either), and

we continue our journey through the 12 Days of Fitness to day 6. What di...

June 17, 2017

This makes me crack up every. darn, time. You can wear , (or 'where'), your hair loose, just don't let it get stuck in/on the apparatus. low ponytails or buns might not effect your head position at all for mat work or otherwise. I understand that the list above is by n...

June 5, 2017

"If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime you're not thinking big enough." - Wes Jackson

I suppose I have found my life's work in deciding to build my own apparatus, because it is definitely starting to feel like it will take more than a lifetime to comp...

June 1, 2017

It's time for the fifth, (and final), element of the Series of Five: Criss-Cross. Or, should I say, Armageddon for your body? Either way you will most likely feel like a bowl of applesauce once it's all said and done.

While Criss-Cross is manageable on its own, having i...

May 25, 2017

"One of the major results if Contrology is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control of your body." -J. Pilates

I bet he didn't come up with that quote while transitioning into the Double Straight Leg Stretch in the Series of 5. Regardless of the moment...

May 22, 2017

The Single Straight Leg Stretch is the official halfway point of the Series of 5. It is also when the eye-rolls, side glares and grunts of displeasure begin. This exercise manages to embody the attributes of a disgruntled teenager. First up, lets review the exercise it...

May 16, 2017

Woot, woot! The Series of Five party keeps on rolling. Next up, the Double Leg Stretch and the invincible adrenaline that it creates.  It follows the Single Leg Stretch in the Series, and so do the challenges of coordination and focus. It goes a little something like t...

May 13, 2017

Well, I have done it again. In my feverish excitement of typing up my trials and tribulations of building apparatus I deleted the entire entry. So we begin again...

With the folding mat behind me, I turn to making the ladder barrel. For those of you who are not familiar...

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