Core work shouldn’t make your neck hurt

Lisa Austin Exercise and Form, Most Recent

Picture this: you’re lying on the mat, aiming to reach your goal for crunches, you’re pumping them out fairly quickly and you think your form is pretty good… But even though you’re protecting  your head/neck, you’re feeling the strain… Cues for the Perfect Crunch A common complaint I hear from clients is their neck hurts during ab work. Some cues that can help put the focus where it needs to be in a crunch so …

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

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A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

3 Stretches you can do for HAPPY HIPS!

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A few simple stretches can make such a difference for how your body feels and functions. Chances are you have tight hips and you might not even know it! Your hips are one of those muscles groups that can become short and tight whether you sit most of the day or even if you are active and workout, regularly. Tightness in your hips can be the cause of back and knee pain. If you’ve been …

Resolutions or Renewed Focus

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I have been asked a couple of times but my New Year’s resolution is. I don’t think that I actually believe in New Year’s resolutions because what they imply. Expectations! I hate expectations and when you can lower them,  you can’t be let down. There is only what it is. I much prefer facing the sun and focusing on the things that I CAN do rather than berating myself for all the things that I …

Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

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The other day I asked members of my Facebook group to see how many people suffer with IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and cramps. A number of people put their hand up because unfortunately, IBS is very common. I put my hand up, as well, because I’ve been coping with IBS since I was a teenager. Over the years, I would have flare-ups that would prevent me from …

Are you suffering with chronic pain?

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Do you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis? If you do, you have probably been coping the best you can, thinking the best you can hope for is dulling the pain while being on an ongoing battle. What would you say if I told you there was a treatment option, would you be interested in learning more or better yet, feeling the difference? Structural Integration could very well be the solution you’ve been …

Everything you want is on the other side of hard work.

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We are living in a society of shortcuts, hacks and quick fixes. All I have to do is look at the ads that fill our newsfeeds and commercials on the television, to see that. It appears that everyone is looking for a shortcut in order to be able to have their goals met and it’s no wonder because all we’re seeing is highlight reels of others success. Everyone wants the quick and easy fix, that …

Going Grain-Free

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I’m just going to come right out and say it. This week you should just say NO to bread.   You don’t have to do it forever but I strongly suggest you try it for 2-4 weeks and see how you feel! Giving up the bread in your diet might seem challenging in the beginning, but I promise you will learn something about yourself and your body by the time you are done. Not only …

Online Personal Training

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Are you looking to find out what online personal training is all about and whether it’s right for you? You’ve come to the right place! Online personal training is fast becoming the new fitness rage. In the grand scheme of things, it’s fairly new and it’s quickly gaining popularity. With the Covid 19 pandemic forcing everyone to rethink every interaction, switching to online training seems like a logical next step. More and more people are …

sleep is important

Sleep! It’s Important!

Lisa Austin Blogs, Mindset to Body

SLEEP! It’s one of those things that most think isn’t important. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing a great night’s sleep is.  It can make or break your entire day. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had mornings when my first thought was “I wonder if I can get a nap today?!” Sleep has INCREDIBLE health benefits so it shouldn’t be overlooked. The quality of your sleep has an immediate …