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Post Pregnancy Tips with Casey Stafford, Episode 10

This is episode #147 of J/FITNESS

Casey here, Owner of Fitness By Casey. As a Certified Personal Trainer and proud mother of two beautiful daughters, I am pleased to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you my Post Pregnancy Workout Series. First off, it is very important to get the go ahead from your doctor before you begin exercising after having your baby. If you begin exercising too soon, it could prevent you from healing correctly from the birth. Generally, if you have exercised throughout your pregnancy, it is good to wait 4 – 6 weeks after a regular birth, and 6-8 weeks after a C-section before doing strength-training exercises. Again, your doctor will give you the thumbs up when it’s OK for you to start exercising. If you are suffering from Diastasis recti (a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the belly area), please consult your doctor about this condition before doing any abdominal specific training.

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Pacific NW Pilates Episode #10

This is episode #146 of J/FITNESS

I am Leslie Braverman, co-owner of Pacific NW Pilates and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. I am excited to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you a series of pilates-based exercises using a variety of j/fit equipment including the j/fit FitDisc, EVA High-Density Foam Roller, Therapy Ball, the versatile Travel Kit and the j/fit Gym Ball. Stay tuned to see how you can use each of these pieces of equipment in new and interesting ways. By incorporating some of the j/fit props into your regular pilates routine, you can provide your body with more support and feedback or make your routine more challenging.

 


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Yoga with Dana Layon – Episode 9

This is episode #145 of J/FITNESS

As a mother, yoga instructor, author and dedicated yogini, I have found yoga to be an indispensable part of my life. My belief is that yoga is the cornerstone to all fitness programs. It aligns every part of the body, mind and the soul. When we begin to work with the breath and really move from a conscious place on our mat, we can’t help but move and act more consciously off our mat.

I started teaching yoga because I liked the way it made me feel while I was pregnant. Every year my intention evolves and thankfully, my yoga practice can evolve along with me!

I am honored to be partnering with J/fit on their J/Fitness Blog to bring you some simple and FUN poses you can try at home. It is important to always seek professional guidance when performing poses at home and definitely get your doctor’s permission if you have any medical conditions that may inhibit you in any way.

These segments were meant to show you how to perform the poses safely and confidently. In most segments there are two individuals performing the pose; each on demonstrating different options so you can modify for your body. I thrive on sharing the art and science of yoga with you and hope that you can get something from these segments. Please do come to class when you can and in the meantime, keep breathing!

~Dana Layon

 


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Post Pregnancy Tips with Casey Stafford, Episode 9

This is episode #144 of J/FITNESS

Casey here, Owner of Fitness By Casey. As a Certified Personal Trainer and proud mother of two beautiful daughters, I am pleased to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you my Post Pregnancy Workout Series. First off, it is very important to get the go ahead from your doctor before you begin exercising after having your baby. If you begin exercising too soon, it could prevent you from healing correctly from the birth. Generally, if you have exercised throughout your pregnancy, it is good to wait 4 – 6 weeks after a regular birth, and 6-8 weeks after a C-section before doing strength-training exercises. Again, your doctor will give you the thumbs up when it’s OK for you to start exercising. If you are suffering from Diastasis recti (a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the belly area), please consult your doctor about this condition before doing any abdominal specific training.

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Pacific NW Pilates Episode #9

This is episode #143 of J/FITNESS

I am Leslie Braverman, co-owner of Pacific NW Pilates and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. I am excited to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you a series of pilates-based exercises using a variety of j/fit equipment including the j/fit FitDisc, EVA High-Density Foam Roller, Therapy Ball, the versatile Travel Kit and the j/fit Gym Ball. Stay tuned to see how you can use each of these pieces of equipment in new and interesting ways. By incorporating some of the j/fit props into your regular pilates routine, you can provide your body with more support and feedback or make your routine more challenging.

 


Continue reading

Yoga with Dana Layon – Episode 8

This is episode #142 of J/FITNESS

As a mother, yoga instructor, author and dedicated yogini, I have found yoga to be an indispensable part of my life. My belief is that yoga is the cornerstone to all fitness programs. It aligns every part of the body, mind and the soul. When we begin to work with the breath and really move from a conscious place on our mat, we can’t help but move and act more consciously off our mat.

I started teaching yoga because I liked the way it made me feel while I was pregnant. Every year my intention evolves and thankfully, my yoga practice can evolve along with me!

I am honored to be partnering with J/fit on their J/Fitness Blog to bring you some simple and FUN poses you can try at home. It is important to always seek professional guidance when performing poses at home and definitely get your doctor’s permission if you have any medical conditions that may inhibit you in any way.

These segments were meant to show you how to perform the poses safely and confidently. In most segments there are two individuals performing the pose; each on demonstrating different options so you can modify for your body. I thrive on sharing the art and science of yoga with you and hope that you can get something from these segments. Please do come to class when you can and in the meantime, keep breathing!

~Dana Layon

 


Continue reading

Post Pregnancy Tips with Casey Stafford, Episode 8

This is episode #141 of J/FITNESS

Casey here, Owner of Fitness By Casey. As a Certified Personal Trainer and proud mother of two beautiful daughters, I am pleased to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you my Post Pregnancy Workout Series. First off, it is very important to get the go ahead from your doctor before you begin exercising after having your baby. If you begin exercising too soon, it could prevent you from healing correctly from the birth. Generally, if you have exercised throughout your pregnancy, it is good to wait 4 – 6 weeks after a regular birth, and 6-8 weeks after a C-section before doing strength-training exercises. Again, your doctor will give you the thumbs up when it’s OK for you to start exercising. If you are suffering from Diastasis recti (a separation between the left and right side of the rectus abdominis muscle, which covers the front surface of the belly area), please consult your doctor about this condition before doing any abdominal specific training.

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Kettlebells With Northwest Personal Training Pt 9

 

Welcome Back! This is episode #140 of J/FITNESS!

 

Every week we will be visiting the some of the best fitness experts that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We’ll meet with personal trainers, physical therapists, nutrition experts and more. The goal is to keep you safe and informed about living a healthy lifestyle, and hopefully teach you some fun new ways to use the quality j/fit products that you love.

 

Today we are back at Northwest Personal Training in

Vancouver, Washington for the ninth installment of our nine part kettlebell series.

This week Ted has Kristin demonstrate the following kettlebell exercises:

  • Hinge Snatch
  • Squat Snatch
  • Split Catch

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Pacific NW Pilates Episode #8

This is episode #139 of J/FITNESS

I am Leslie Braverman, co-owner of Pacific NW Pilates and STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer. I am excited to be partnering with j/fit on their J/FITNESS Blog to bring you a series of pilates-based exercises using a variety of j/fit equipment including the j/fit FitDisc, EVA High-Density Foam Roller, Therapy Ball, the versatile Travel Kit and the j/fit Gym Ball. Stay tuned to see how you can use each of these pieces of equipment in new and interesting ways. By incorporating some of the j/fit props into your regular pilates routine, you can provide your body with more support and feedback or make your routine more challenging.

 


Continue reading

Yoga with Dana Layon – Episode 7

This is episode #138 of J/FITNESS

As a mother, yoga instructor, author and dedicated yogini, I have found yoga to be an indispensable part of my life. My belief is that yoga is the cornerstone to all fitness programs. It aligns every part of the body, mind and the soul. When we begin to work with the breath and really move from a conscious place on our mat, we can’t help but move and act more consciously off our mat.

I started teaching yoga because I liked the way it made me feel while I was pregnant. Every year my intention evolves and thankfully, my yoga practice can evolve along with me!

I am honored to be partnering with J/fit on their J/Fitness Blog to bring you some simple and FUN poses you can try at home. It is important to always seek professional guidance when performing poses at home and definitely get your doctor’s permission if you have any medical conditions that may inhibit you in any way.

These segments were meant to show you how to perform the poses safely and confidently. In most segments there are two individuals performing the pose; each on demonstrating different options so you can modify for your body. I thrive on sharing the art and science of yoga with you and hope that you can get something from these segments. Please do come to class when you can and in the meantime, keep breathing!

~Dana Layon

 


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