Mobility is the hot new topic in fitness studios around town, but what exactly is it (and is it really new)? When you ask 5 different people, you will get 5 different answers. So to get to the bottom of something so crucial for maintaining a healthy, injury-free body through all our crazy workouts, we went to the best: Julia Falamas.
Coach Julia Falamas is a coach & nutritional consultant specializing in sports performance and body composition. In today's blog, she talks about the concept of mobility, and how you can incorporate it in your daily routine.
On our recent fitness vacation to Tulum with Coach Chelsea Aguiar, we did all kinds of mobility and strengthening workouts, including spending time rolling out our sore muscles with Tiger Tail Roadsters.
These 11-inch rollers are the perfect travel companion, and most people use them to roll out quads, hamstrings, and calves. But Chelsea has a few other less common spots to show you how to roll out that will help prevent injuries and increase mobility.
I used to think of aromatherapy as potpourri at Grandma’s house or menthol sticks to help me breathe when my nose was stuffy. But now ‘essential oils’ are everywhere and going far beyond aromatherapy. Since I didn’t think I was alone in being unsure what essential oils are all about (correct me if I’m wrong!), I brought in an expert to fill us in.
I first met Evgenia Ilienko in the early days of Ketanga, when I visited Core Pilates NYC to take a class and talk about hosting one of our first Ketanga Fitness Krawl events there. She was working at the front desk and teaching classes in the studio where she also received her teaching certifications. Fast forward a year+ later and she is living in Greece, teaching Pilates, and is an expert in essential oils! Needless to say a Yoga, Pilates, & Natural Wellness retreat is already on the calendar!
Now back to those oils… I asked Evgenia to break it down for newbies, and here’s what she said: