I work out A LOT. As such, I've come to love some products, people, and ideas that help me stay healthy, mindful and sweaty.
For nutrition: Have Heart Nutrition Counseling
As someone recovering from an eating disorder (TEDx Talk HERE), I understand how deep, nuanced, and confusing one's relationship to food can be. No matter the culture, we're all imbibed with some deep-seated understanding of food that may or may not serve our current physical and emotional needs. I'm constantly walking this path: What do I want? What do I need? What am I told? What does my body say? How can I make mindful and fun-loving decisions based on science? How can I trust myself to eat, and my body to use it? Have Heart Nutrition helps me stay balanced. Learn more>>>
For bodywork and movement medicine: The Reembody Method
Kevin C. Moore elevates the term "physical therapy" to a whole 'nother level. I actually give my students a free class if they book a session with him. Kevin won't make you do 100 painful leg lifts with a band. He won't tell you that your posture is "wrong." He won't try to "fix you" because he sees only patterns, histories, and the beauty of an ever-changing, adapting system. Kevin's been hosting sessions online since BEFORE COVID because he wants people to feel as safe and comfortable as possible. He allows folks to book one-off sessions at affordable rates. And, he provides a video recording of the session for students to review after the fact. His knowledge is boundless, and I always leave our session feeling aware & empowered. Learn more here>>
I first learned of Primal Wear when my cousin became one of their founding employees, well over a decade ago (she's still there). Then, I worked cycling events for them. I usually got free cycling gear, which I repped while racing sprint-triathlons. THEN, I moved to England to work for their European office. Today, Primal sometimes sends me clothes to sample for their newly-branded Spin line (they often send me enough to share with my students). And, I purchase their athleisure leggings, shirts, shorts, socks, and sports bras for ALL my fitness classes. PS-- Primal makes THE BEST MASKS for active-wear! Use my code for 30% off: SPIN30
Yoga and business teacher training: The Kaivalya Yoga Method
When I wanted to get serious about teaching yoga, I turned to a teacher who's class I'd only taken twice, but would always remember: Alanna Kaivalya, founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Teacher Training. I was living in a small town in South England, and there was nowhere for me to take an in-person training. Thank Buddha, because Alanna's online training kicked my yogi butt. If it weren't for Alanna's rigorous teacher training, extremely high standards, and real-world business guidance, I *never* would have made it as an instructor. Now, I am a Mentor with the TKYM program! Up-level your teaching game here >>>