Archive for Category: "Fitness"

What Those Foam Rollers Can Do For You

What Those Foam Rollers Can Do For You

Lea Bouchard is a Pilates Instructor at the JCCSF teaching Pilates mat classes and Pilates personal training. Lea challenges clients to work with intention to create strength and grace in movement and is described by her clients as thorough and refined.  She keeps her clients laughing through the workout. “I was first introduced to the […]

Dance as Exercise

Dance as Exercise

Dancing is a great way to breathe new life into your cardio workout. I can already hear you dancephobes lamenting your lack of coordination or your feelings of self-consciousness, so here are some reasons to overcome your fear of dance and some tips to get started. Dancing strengthens bones and muscles and keeps joints lubricated, […]

Do the Fitness Math: Using Tools to Track Your Fitness Goals

Do the Fitness Math: Using Tools to Track Your Fitness Goals

The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels was in San Jose on April 12 on her “Maximize your Life” tour.  She emphasized how important it is to set a goal. Setting a fitness goal is easy: ‘I want to increase my endurance; I want a stronger upper body; I want to lose 10 pounds…’ But how […]

Rambling With Andy: Presidio Trails and the Art of Fitness

Rambling With Andy: Presidio Trails and the Art of Fitness

I am always seeking interesting rambles in the JCCSF neighborhood. Having a destination keeps me motivated. When I heard about two art installations in the Presidio Forest by acclaimed conceptual artist Andy Goldsworthy, I had to check them out.