A comment (or complaint) I hear often is the lack of time to exercise due to work or missing class due to late nights at the office. Sometimes our long days and nights at the office can lead to more than missed workouts.
Stretching throughout the day sounds like one more task you don't have time for, but the benefits outweigh the headaches, stress, pain, and possibly injury.
Below are some good illustrations I found through various websites and Pinterest. These handouts include stretches and exercises that you can do in the office or workplace. Plus- you can do them anywhere. On the clock or not.
Another place to find good info is darebee.com. They have a whole library of "no-equipment illustrated easy-to-follow routines specifically designed for workplace conditions." You can download the workouts at darebee.com/100-office-workouts.html
Of course, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.
1/5/2017 0 Comments
Chicken & Rice - Lao Style
A simple dish that is perfect during the winter or cold/rainy days or when you are feeling under the weather. I know this dish hits the spot when you are craving pho or need some comfort food.
If you're looking for new, fun, and effective way to get in or stay in shape, join our Chief Instructor and fifth degree black belt, William Max Winkler, for our incredible Cardio Kickboxing classes!
In every class, you'll train with an actual heavy bag, learning proven striking techniques for use in real self-defense situations, as well as receive calisthenics, flexibility, and conditioning exercises, all in a high-energy, encouraging, and empowering environment.
All fitness levels are welcome! Ages 15 and up only.
The first class is FREE to try with no obligation, and we’ve got an amazing New Member Special. For just $19 you’ll receive three classes and a FREE pair of gloves!
To learn more and sign-up for classes go here(http://hidyochiaikaratenova.com/cardio-kickboxing-trial-offer-ashburn-va/)
Hidy Ochiai Karate of Northern Virginia is located at 20604 Gordon Park Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. Connect with them: 571-420-6758 | Web | Facebook | Twitter
10/5/2015 1 Comment
FREE Self-defense class
In October, Hidy Ochiai of Northern Virginia is offering two free self-defense seminars in the Ashburn area in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
These special sessions offer an excellent opportunity to learn basic physical self-defense techniques, as well as to get an understanding of the foundation and critical importance of mental self-defense. Seminars will be taught by Sensei William Max Winkler. All attendees are asked to pre-register, if possible.
Below are the dates, times, and locations.
Saturday, October 10 – 1:30 – 2:45 pm, Studio Pink Fit, 21770 Beaumeade Cir Suite 130, Ashburn, VA
Saturday, October 24 – 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Highbar Athletics, 44710 Cape Court Suite #140, Ashburn, VA
These seminars are open to the public, ages 13 and up. Please see registration details below. You can also find additioanl information on Facebook here for the 10th and here for the 24th. For any other questions, please CONTACT US!
→ For the seminar on October 10th, please contact us.
→ For the seminar on October 24th, please contact Highbar Athletics at 413-233-8077.
9/30/2015 0 Comments
NATIONAL WOMEN'S FITNESS DAY
1/8/2015 2 Comments
Give me a C!
As we are all bundling up and trying our best to avoid the flu bug that seems to be everywhere, one thing that you can do to build your immunity is take Vitamin C.
I know it may sound cliche, but take it from someone who works in patient care and am surrounded by sick people (germs) on a daily basis.
Initially, I started taking the Vitamin C micro-crystals when I started feeling lethargic and like a cold was coming. Now I try to take it daily, especially seeing all the positive flu cases and my clients who are out sick.
1 scoop (teaspoon) mixed with water (more or less depending on your tolerability to the sour taste). It takes like strong lemon water to me, but some people don't mind it at all.
You can purchase this one at any health food store like Moms or Whole Foods.
Don't forget to continue to sanitize your hands, items like shopping carts, and any other things that are of public use.
Stay warm and stay healthy!
12/12/2014 0 Comments
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
12/9/2014 1 Comment
"train like an angel"
Who is excited to watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show tonight?
If you are like me (and many other viewers), the VS Angels always get me motivated and excited for my next class/session in the gym.
Check out one of the "Train Like an Angel" clips with VS Angel Candice. Her trainer incorporates dance and barre exercises for a full-body workout.
If you want to target the same areas and find a workout that includes similar exercises & results, JOIN US at our Wednesday Barre-Fly class (5:30 pm) and Thursday bootybarre class (5:45pm).
12/4/2014 0 Comments
Sometimes It is OK to be Selfish
Tis' the season to GIVE and take care of others. It's one of my favorite times of the year, but I often see many of my family and friends run themselves into the grown preparing for what should be a joyous time.
One person who needs to be taken care of YEAR ROUND is YOU, and we tend to forget that.
What do you do for your own well-being, health, fitness, or peace of mind?
If you don't have any idea, maybe that's a gift you should consider getting for yourself or adding it to your wish list?
Get Heidi Fit Owner/ Instructor Heidi Inthavong