Operation: Bali Body

I recently received an offer I could not refuse to visit Amankila and Amandari in Bali, Indonesia. I have only seven days to go before my first tropical luxury vacation! As I start to pull out the bikini’s I haven’t worn since summer it hits me – only seven days to go until Bali! Gasp. […]

Sports Conditioning with SAQ

Remember how quick and agile you were as a child?  You ran flat out on the playground, darting and dodging the other kids in games of tag.  You were having fun, but you were also building valuable sports skills. Speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) are basic fundamentals for alpine sports performance, as well as the […]

The Ebb and Flow of Fitness

I draw my inspiration from women who challenge boundaries and push through their limitations. Here, on the Chi, we read stories of women who have overcome a variety of obstacles to find their selves lapping in the joy of fitness… more »

Defining Your Own Prenatal Success

There is no shortage of prenatal exercise advice out there these days.  Opinions can range from walking to yoga, while some physicians prefer that you do absolutely nothing but rest.  Searching online only provides more proof that there is no consensus on the subject matter, especially for fit women.  So what is the proper exercise […]

PhysioSlow: High Intensity, Slow Method Strength Training

I often get asked: How can I fix broken metabolism or slow metabolism? The answer is actually very simple. Every metabolism can be improved with two easy additions to your daily life:  1) clean, high protein, lower glycemic eating and 2) high-intensity, slow method strength training. In his book LifeFit, America’s leading epidemiologist, Ralph Paffenbarger, […]

A Yogini Tries TRX

You might think that a person so vested in her yoga practice wouldn’t think twice about attending the newest exercise trend in her hometown. And at first I think I did mutter a little “hmpff” to myself when some of my yoga clients first began talking about their TRX experiences. But I kept my smug […]

Water Running: Not Just for the Injured

Some consider it a dirty word. For many, it belongs on the obligatory to-do list, right up there with flossing teeth and cleaning out the gutters. Cross-training. Why has cross-training gotten such a bad rap? Let’s face it – most of us are creatures of habit. We like the familiar — that which we are […]

The TRX Experiment

by Jacqueline Judge, Team Athleta | When Michelle, our social media expert, arrived at my desk to ask if I’d be interested in taking a TRX class and writing an article about it for our chi blog, I immediately said, “I’m beyond down,” or some other silly exclamation that, in hindsight, was a very transparent indication of my naïveté surrounding the sheer difficulty…

Don’t Fear Strong

by Mayachela (Maya) Garcia, CSCS | While most women know that we need to build strength for long term health, many of us still fear the “perceived” consequences of being strong. Based on my experience there is still a misconception that lifting weights will work against our weight loss efforts and eventually lead to bulky boyish bodies…

A Total Body Workout for Everyone

by Suzie Cooney, Featured Athlete | Whether you’re an advanced athlete or re-entering fitness, enjoying your workout is important. We can all agree that working out has to be fun. Let’s face it, if it’s not fun, it’s not going to happen! I’ve designed a simple 45-minute workout with a little something for everyone…