The Five Stages of a Hot Yoga Class

I’ve started attending a yoga studio not too far from my house, and I kind of love it for several reasons. The first and biggest reason is the fact that all their classes are $5. All of them. Since it’s so cheap to take a class, the studio tends to draw a wide array of people from experienced yogis to newbies like me. That’s the second reason I love it. The studio has a greater diversity than most yoga studios I’ve gone to, and though the class types are limited, I have declared undying loyalty to this place. Read More The Five Stages of a Hot Yoga Class

So, They are Good for Something: How Your Kids Can Keep You Fit

Spring is in the air, and I can’t be the only person who feels energetic and ready to take up some sort of regular exercise. But time is short and classes are expensive, and who wants to spend their precious free time away from their home and sofa? Then it occurred to me: Aren’t I doing all my exercising during the day anyway? Properly organized and utilized, looking after small children can match any other sport in intensity. Plus, it’s all free! Here are a few ideas to get you started. (If you don’t have any children of your own, ask your neighbors, friends or acquaintances. They will probably lend you theirs quite willingly.) Read More So, They are Good for Something: How Your Kids Can Keep You Fit

My Top 5 Fitness Sites

A large part of the impetus behind my recent foray into strength training is the great information and inspiration I found online, so I’m returning the favour. Here are my favourite fitness sites.

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We Try It: A Marathon Relay

[Editor’s note: Persephone Magazine sends its thoughts and love out to Boston this afternoon. I wrote this post after completing this event two days ago. Knowing that events like this will probably never be the same breaks my heart. Our namesake Persephone lives in the greater Boston area, and we are sending her, her family, and their community extra hugs today. ~Sally J.]

This weekend my girlfriends and I embarked on a new venture – a relay marathon. It gave me a chance to be a part of something bigger than what I could do by myself. It also benefited the organization, Back on My Feet, which specializes in helping people through running. Read More We Try It: A Marathon Relay

Positivity Challenge Week 21: Try Yoga

People who practice yoga have become one of those groups of people, along with marathon runners, Diva Cup users, and vegans, who can be so evangelical about their passion that they shoehorn it into every conversation. As a result, many people who don’t practice yoga are sick of hearing about it. I get it, I really do… when someone tells me that such and such is the best thing that ever happened to them, over and over again, and talks about it non-stop, it only serves to push me away from it, too. I’m contrary like that. So I understand if, the instant you saw this week’s topic, you were like, “No way, no how, I can’t believe it’s yet another person telling me to do yoga. I hate it.” Read More Positivity Challenge Week 21: Try Yoga

We Try It!: Fitness Program

I was initially hesitant to write this given how subjective exercise is. I think many of us realize by now, either from activism, experience, or both, that not everything works for everyone. We’ve all got different bodies, different metabolisms, and different comfort levels, and we all have to find what works best for us. But then, the only way to figure out if something works is to try it, if you’re so inclined. Now, with all of that out of the way, I can start expressing my love for the online fitness program. Read More We Try It!: Fitness Program