Posts Tagged 'exercise'

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

ACT2MOVE and MOVE2ACT

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Why you lily livered flap dragon canker blossom!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jun 05, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Building Blocks of a Program: Structure, Supports, and Coaching

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Foreword:

When I started working with my Movement Specialist, I had never heard of a 4 x 4 matrix.  I was not familiar with the concepts or complexities of Functional Movement.  I had never heard of Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, or other professionals James frequently cites.  It is only recently that I have come to appreciate the knowledge beyond the names, and their expertise.

Posted by Kerry May 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Let me move!

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We have a problem here in our modern society (well, more than one, but I’ll just tackle this one for today). Our world is set up for us to be as still as possible. I don’t know about you,

Posted by Susan Silverman May 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Basic Principles of Adaptive Yoga

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Yoga may have been around for thousands of years, but an exciting new branch of yoga has emerged—adaptive yoga—thanks to adaptive yoga pioneer, Matt Sanford. Also known as wheelchair yoga, universal yoga, yoga for non-traditional students, yoga is here and it’s doing some amazing things for people with disabilities.

Posted by Chris Miller May 21, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

ACT2MOVE and MOVE2ACT: Why Shakespeare?

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If your only experience with the Bard (a nickname for Shakespeare, bard meaning poet) was a torturous memorizing of Julius Ceasar’s monologue, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears” in 10th grade English, you might be wondering why Shakespeare inspires  Dr. Bloom.  

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp May 17, 2013 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

Skill-building and Accountability

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As a former English Major, I read a lot.  I read an article that had a quote which saidExercise has one spelling, but how it is applied is extremely diverse.” [i] The quote made me think of a point my Movement Specialist frequently makes, that one fitness approach may work well for one client but only partially work for another.  Any developed fitness routine needs to be tailored and customized for the individual.

Posted by Kerry May 14, 2013 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Communities, Belonging, and Authentic Inclusion

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Regardless of whether a person has a disability or not, we all want to connect.  We all want to have a ‘place’ where we belong.  When I refer to the concept of place, I do not mean the bricks and mortar of a building.  I did not join the Fitness Center I go to because of the physical space or equipment.  I joined because from the first day I walked through the door, I was treated as a member of the larger group.  Community in the broadest terms creates a sense of belonging for members of a group.[i] 

Posted by Kerry May 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Whitewater Rafting? Yes, You Can!

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It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The “Working Alliance”: Establishing An Effective Partnership

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In the field of Social Work, the connection between a professional and client is called a “working alliance.”  The alliance begins when the professional and client agree about the work to be done.  In the context of fitness, I have formed “working alliances” with five professionals over the last six years.

Each professional brought different talents, skill sets, training, and features to my program.  The “working alliance” describes my efforts and work with the fitness professionals.

Posted by Kerry Apr 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments