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Go big or go home!

on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 13:08 PM By | Kelly Guyton | 0 Comments | Body Kinetics Mill Valley marin personal tariner confidence go big or go home
My dad, having grown up on a farm in Southeast Missouri, had a lot of “sayings” – don’t take any wooden nickels, don’t count your chickens before they hatch, almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades and if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. I want to talk about the last “saying” and the positive impact it can have on your workout.
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Why do I care about core?

In anatomy, the core refers, in its most general of definitions, to the body minus the legs and arms. Some other names for our core are, transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, belly, gut, tummy, tum, six pack, abs, pot belly, beer gut, spare tire, bread basket, love handles, paunch, solar plexus.
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How Proper Squatting Contributes to Better Overall Fitness

Many times when I begin working with a new client I often hear the phrase “I don’t squat; squats hurt my knees.” Although some people may have medical reasons in which squats truly do hurt their knees (limited range of motion due to past surgeries or recurring injuries), the average person should be using squats to help improve knee stability, flexibility, and connective tissue strength. 
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Flow: What is it, why do I want it, and how do I get it

on Wed, May 07, 2014 @ 12:05 PM By | Lane Driscoll | 0 Comments | mill valley gym Body Kinetics Mill Valley skiing flow pilates flow
It was a glorious winter day in Sun Valley Idaho 20 years ago, the day after the only snowstorm of the week. My husband was off on another slope teaching himself to snowboard and my friends were off on a groomed run. So I skied alone that morning, and after skiing mostly cut up powder and crud, I found myself at the top of a pristine powder run.
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The Perks of Pumping Iron

“Strength is an often-overlooked component of physical health.” says Alexander Koch. Ph.D. an associate professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. “Lifting weights is excellent for improving bone density, joint mobility, and body composition.”It makes daily activities like climbing stairs, lugging groceries, lifting up kids and moving furniture a lot easier. Physical strength also helps a mental outlook on life, when you feel strong it has a positive effect on our mental health. 
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Reach fitness of the body and the mind

Here at Body Kinetics we offer many different ways to stay fit. Yoga is one of the ways to reach fitness of the body and the mind. The subject of yoga is as vast as the universe. For me Yoga is a way of life. Asanas, or yoga poses, were created to change and purify the body producing physical and mental health. The idea is to slowly change and improve the behavioral patterns of the practitioner through yoga. Asanas improve body structure, lubricating joints which create freedom of movement.
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