Here at Athletic-Minded Traveler, we fully support the pursuit of hot, sweaty yoga as a means to enhance your overall wellbeing. As Hot Yoga enthusiasts we measure our efforts not in numbers or with medals, but with how much sweat we can wring from our towels at the end of class. The bigger the puddle, the greater our efforts. And as Erin recently blogged, No Pain, No Gain.
March typically brings a bit warmer temps and, thanks to the earlier time change this year, another hour of daylight. As run, swim, bike and other races begin to show up on the calendar (St. Patty's Day is usually good for a few), we athletic-minded types start to exercise in earnest, again.
Nearly two months ago, I posted about my brother's quest to get healthy. He needed something drastic (His Doctor said so.), and he chose Bikram Yoga as his tool.
It's amazing. Completing 30 classes has produced significant results. Here's what Steve tells me:
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"Never too old, never too sick, never too bad, never too late to start from scratch and begin again."
- Bikram Choudhury
I?ve been practicing Bikram Yoga for nearly 6 years. And until last week, I could not convince anyone in my family (aside from Jim) to try it. There?s always been lots of talk about the possibility and even a few near misses, but alas, nothing?until NOW.
My older brother and his wife have drunk from the Bikram fountain and I think they just may be hooked. I hope so. My brother needs Bikram Yoga.
In San Diego we are blessed with good weather year-round. Even when it's "bad" it's still pretty darn good, especially compared to many other cities across the U.S. When we moved here from Chicago, we happily left behind winter's brutal chill and summer's unrelenting humidity...
In today?s modern and technology-crazed world, it?s easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest gadgets. Millions of digital watches, GPS trackers, electronic mile-pacers, heart rate monitors, I-pods, Walkmans, etc. are sold every year?each uniquely marketed to help you train better, run faster and/or make your workout time pass quicker.
Although these gadgets do offer training benefits, it is VERY easy to become addicted and completely reliant upon them. Sure, there are certainly worse addictions: ice cream?chocolate?crack.
Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC is dedicated to providing first rate information to those who prioritize an active and healthy lifestyle. Nearly All hotel and work out venue recommendations are based upon first hand personal tours. Our "Eat Well" listings, which include restaurants, grocers (such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and local specialty markets), and farmers' markets are compiled using partner reviews, third party sources, and user feedback.
Recently I read an interview of California-based Dr. Herman Falsetti--a board certified cardiologist and former Team Physician of the U.S. Postal Service Team, USCF Olympic Team, Ironman Hawaii and other impressive teams/events. The subject matter focused on hydration during workouts...what to drink, when and how much.