Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When was the last time that you played like a kid?

Play. When was the last time that you played? I mean truly let yourself loose and played like you were a kid?

E3's motto is to Live Happy, Dream Big, Smile, and Play Outside. I whole heartedly believe in finding your inner child, and play is a key piece to that. Think about playgrounds built for all ages. I grew up in the UP, and I remember when the city of Houghton (and I believe the Lion's Club helped) built the Chutes and Ladders playground. The slides were/are fantastic and people of all ages were climbing and sliding. And, some even enjoy the monkey bars, swings, and tunnels. You see smiles on everyone's faces, and simultaneously, everyone is "exercising." What better way to get a good work out in, than doing something super fun, that doesn't even seem like exercise. I know that I've talked about playgrounds before, but I think we all need a little reminder sometimes. This past weekend my family enjoyed waterslides together. It is a family tradition to seek a waterpark or hotel with waterslides at least once a year. My favorite part of our family waterpark trip is the bonding we get as a family through play, and my second favorite thing is watching people of all ages laugh, scream, giggle, and play together. It is the epicenter of FUN. Healthy fun.

As part of E3's wellness coaching sessions, we discuss play. What do you enjoy doing? What do you think of as play? How do you define play? Do you have children, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren in your life that you can play with as part of your exercise plan? Yes, we include this in your plan, if it is right for you. If you would like to learn more about E3's Wellness Coaching sessions, please send me an email (info@e3twinports.com). I will happily schedule your FREE initial consultation.

So the next time you pass people laughing, screaming, and having a good time at a playground, waterpark, beach, or park, will you join them? Will you let yourself loose and play like a kid? If not, what is stopping you? I'll happily help you to feel comfortable letting your inner child loose again. :) Thank you for reading, and now please, go play outside. :)

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E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Energy and Empowerment through Exercise (education and meditation outdoors)
Owner, Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, MS, CSCS, WFR, Yoga Instructor

Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, Owner
E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Helping people to lead healthy, happy, & meaningful lives, while promoting healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation, fitness, yoga, individual wellness coaching, and interactive educational presentations.

Website: e3twinports.com
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LIVE HAPPY, DREAM BIG, SMILE, and PLAY OUTSIDE!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Spreading Wellness: How and why do you tax your balance?

Think of yourself in a beautiful location, a location of your choice that brings you peace, joy and happiness. Picture yourself on your back, eyes closed, allowing yourself to sink into the earth, carpet, yoga mat, whatever it may be, as you set the intention for your own yoga practice. Slowing rolling to the side and getting onto your hands and knees for the cat/cow, and moving your way into sun salutations. Think about the ease of grounding yourself, and the challenges too. Think about the rag doll position, standing on your feet, arms down toward the floor, head hanging, relaxing into this pose, letting go of the tension in your neck, shoulders and back. Aaah.

Now, take this same activity, and imagine yourself on top of the water, doing these same movements on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Have you done SUP Yoga? How easy is it to truly sink into that rag doll position? Is it the same or different than on land? Did I mention the warrior poses? This makes me chuckle. Why? The first time I tried yoga poses on a SUP was 3 or 4 years ago, and they were a cinch. We had rented a very stable SUP, and I didn't think anything of it. The board was flat and wide, the water we were on was warm. This past weekend at the North Shore Water Festival, I did 2 sessions of SUP Yoga with an instructor. I tried 2 different boards, both stable, but slightly different shapes and patterns. The first session, we didn't get into any difficult poses, so it seemed quite stable. Although with Lake Superior cold water, and pondering the benefits of SUP Yoga and the ability to fully embrace the yoga mindset was something I geeked out on as I enjoyed the class....ok, that meant I wasn't fully embracing yoga, but I wanted to be aware of the similarities and differences so I can teach about it. :) I can truthfully say, there are plenty of differences in SUP Yoga vs. Dryland Yoga, SUP Boards (patterns, shapes, width), and personal daily differences. But one difference among all of them is that SUP Yoga certainly taxes your balance on many more levels than dryland yoga.

What better way to encourage balance practice for SUP Yoga enthusiasts, than the drive to get better at it, and there are many options for balance work on dryland that can help improve SUP Yoga balance. PLUS, now you have a fun reason (why) to work on dryland balance training. :) Want to know more? I'll happily engage in a FREE Wellness Consultation with you. Simply send me an email - info@e3twinports.com. For more information about Wellness Coaching by me, owner of E3, please visit this link.

So, how  and why do you tax your balance? As for me, I enjoy trying new outdoor activities, and now I have more reason to try out different SUP boards too, because no board has ever been the same. :) Thank you, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, for inviting E3 to be a part of your Water Festival. It was a fantastic weekend, and I look forward to being involved next year as well. As for you the readers, it is well worth the drive to Grand Marais, MN.

If you have stumbled upon this blog, and would like to be added to our list, simply email info@e3twinports.com, with "Blog Sign-up" in the subject line. I'll happily add you to to our growing list of people. 

E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Energy and Empowerment through Exercise (education and meditation outdoors)
Owner, Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, MS, CSCS, WFR, Yoga Instructor

Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, Owner
E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Helping people to lead healthy, happy, & meaningful lives, while promoting healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation, fitness, yoga, individual wellness coaching, and interactive educational presentations.

Website: e3twinports.com
YouTube: Channel




LIVE HAPPY, DREAM BIG, SMILE, and PLAY OUTSIDE!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spreading Wellness: Is there meaning and purpose in your strength program?

Do you have a regular strength training program? Does it mean going to a gym to lift weights and work out on machines? Do you lift weights to improve performance of a sport or recreational activity that you perform? And/or, do you use sport and recreation to improve strength?

Take a few minutes to think about these questions....

Lastly, I want you to ask yourself why you work out. This is one of the first questions I ask people who I am coaching. If you know "why," then you are more likely to actually engage in regular fitness.

The year that I was a guide, instructing folk how to kayak and then taking them out kayaking, was the summer that my abdominal muscles were the strongest they have ever been. My core strength has always been a challenge, so it was super exciting to finally not have to think about engaging my core when doing every day activities (for me, these every day activities included lifting kayaks and jogging). The best part about this scenario was that this was my job, so I didn't have to take time out of my day to work on my core strength. When I reflect upon that summer of excellent core strength, it helped me to think about even more alternative and fun strength training exercises. I have played with core strength exercises in my kayak since, and my brain geeks out when thinking about how to incorporate some seriously meaningful and challenging core strength exercises into fitness routines, while sitting in my kayak.

E3 values education and helping clients to understand why they are exercising, and how to make it more meaningful. I truly love educating and coaching clients how to create healthy lifestyle habits using the outdoors, and I primarily work with folks who do not enjoy working out in a gym. OR, for those that are working out in a gym, would like to use their training to improve their outdoor sport and recreational activities.

An exciting opportunity presented itself recently, and I will be leading discussions about the health benefits of outdoor fitness at this years Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, North Shore Water Festival, this upcoming weekend! The schedule will be a little fluid, but the general plan is to lead discussions in all areas of the festival at different times. Saturday, July 16th at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and on Sunday, July 17th at 11 a.m.

Come and be a part of a discussion about how and why to incorporate paddle sports into your fitness plan. :) Active and engaged participants, will be the key to a successful discussion. So please, come with your questions and ideas, and we can discuss them. :)

Below is more information about the discussions.

Title: The health benefits of outdoor fitness. How and why you incorporate paddle sports into your fitness plan?

Description: This will be an opportunity for you to learn why incorporating outdoor fitness into your wellness plan has lifelong benefits, that far surpass the physical strength, balance, and endurance that naturally come with paddling. This will be an organic discussion, that will start with questions, and be geared toward the group knowledge, understanding, and curiosities. This discussion will be led by me, Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, owner of E3 Twin Ports, LLC.

Who is E3? Energy and Empowerment through Exercise (Education and Meditation Outdoors). E3 is a small consulting business that helps individuals to create healthy lifestyle habits using the outdoors, and primarily is interested in working with individuals to create health and wellness plans who do not enjoy working out in a gym. E3 works with corporations to provide health trainings/education, groups that have requests that fit our mission, and individuals/friends who are looking for help with their holistic health and wellness.

Who is Jodi? Jodi started her career in health and fitness in 1997, when she started working at an indoor fitness center. The first class that she taught was an educational strength training course for women. It turned out that the women who came were looking for options outside of the gym. Her first individual client went from leading a sedentary lifestyle, with many health challenges, to becoming an outdoor recreation specialist for youth at risk. This client started with working out in the gym, and simultaneously started walking for transportation and enjoying the outdoors. This clients success, was a perfect foundation for Jodi's future/current career. 

Jodi holds a Master's of Science, Exercise Science degree from Northern Michigan University, with an unofficial adaptive sport and outdoor recreation/education focus. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, is a Wilderness First Responder, and holds a Yoga Specialty Certification through NETA. She is a passionate outdoor adventurer, has been an outdoor guide, xc and downhill ski instructor for people of all abilities, and enjoys helping clients to understand the holistic health benefits of outdoor recreation and fitness. She is an avid learner and teacher of all things health, especially when it includes nature. She can be reached at info@e3twinports.com.

Where? These discussions will be held outside, around the Water Festival grounds. :) 

I look forward to meeting you. 
So now I ask you, is there meaning and purpose in your strength program? If so, please come and share it with others at this years Water Festival, and if not, please come with questions, and I can help you to find meaning and purpose for your work-outs. :)

If you have stumbled upon this blog, and would like to be added to our list, simply email info@e3twinports.com, with "Blog Sign-up" in the subject line. I'll happily add you to to our growing list of people. 

E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Energy and Empowerment through Exercise (education and meditation outdoors)
Owner, Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, MS, CSCS, WFR, Yoga Instructor

Jodi L. Tervo Roberts, Owner
E3 Twin Ports, LLC
Helping people to lead healthy, happy, & meaningful lives, while promoting healthy lifestyles through outdoor recreation, fitness, yoga, individual wellness coaching, and interactive educational presentations.

Website: e3twinports.com
YouTube: Channel




LIVE HAPPY, DREAM BIG, SMILE, and PLAY OUTSIDE!