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Confessions of a Not-Fat but Not-Fit Girl: Day 7 of The 30 Day Shred

I am sweaty but not panting today, and as you can see, I am smiling: I just finished my 7th workout this week, as I test out Jillian Michaels (of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strong Like Bull.

To combat her hyper-mobility issues, Jill has been given some exercises from our friends at Timberlane Physical Therapy.  It was the therapeutic recommendation of Leslie Bell, DPT, that Jill become … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Proprioception: Cultivating your Superpowers

Full disclosure here, folks:  I first became interested in proprioception because it sounds like something you’s find in an X-Men comic book.  And while the realities of proprioception may not … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Montage in the Making: Getting Jill in Shape

Jill and I braved the extremely snowy Vermont weather today to get over to our neighborhood fitness and martial arts center, Combat Fitness!  I sometimes supervise classes at Combat Fitness, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Photos: Combat Fitness

Today Scott and I went to Combat Fitness to get started on my personal training. They offer classes on evenings and weekends, so we had the place to ourselves. A … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strengthen your weaknesses now so you have more options later

Yesterday I received a pretty stern talking to from my physical therapist. Sunday morning I woke up and my wrist was locked up. This has happened to me my whole … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Muscle of the Week: Gastrocnemius

As we pointed out last week with a bit of help from The Onion: bones are cool.  We at Level Up maintain our position on this issue, and earnestly hope … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Brief Introduction to Tai Chi as an Exercise Practice

As you can probably tell from the pictures on this blog, I’m a big proponent of practicing Tai Chi.  In my experience, the slow, fluid, and circular movements of Tai … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Since We’re Talking About Bone Health

Inspired by the conversation regarding calcium sources, I thought I’d take a moment to point out that in addition to nutritional measures, resistance training is an essential element of maintaining … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

This headache is my fault

I had a headache for a lot of today, and it was no fun. It was also my fault. Here’s the recipe that created today’s headache: 1. I had one and … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment