Several years ago I read a quote that has stayed with me …."Most people have no idea how good their body can feel,” and the last few months have solidified this belief. I was living back in my home town for five months and while I saw things are slowly shifting for the better, I missed what I had here in Colorado. I quickly came to realize that Vail is home and will always have my heart. It was time to head back and I couldn’t get here fast enough. I love Vail for many reasons, but the number one being the all-encompassing healthy lifestyle.
As a Colorado girl hailing from the mid-west where deteriorating health, poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, is the norm, I was enlightened to a lifestyle so opposite the first time I visited Colorado. Health and fitness are a way of life. I wanted to live the Vail lifestyle. This eventually prompted me to make the move.
In Vail, I have found a great community that constantly strives to be better than they were yesterday. Everyone is out living...Read More
We all know how easy it can be to sweep change under the rug and decide, “It’s too late to make positive changes in my life.” But at Dogma Athletica, we believe that it is never too late to create a brand new chapter in your life story at any moment.
Remember, transformation does not happen by accident. This rewarding process requires that you do the work. You are the only one responsible for the changes that you make in your life. The journey starts and ends with you. Are you ready to learn how to transform your entire life? Why wait, get started with these 7 steps to reconstruct your routines.
Step 1 – Change Your Mindset
Our beliefs dictate how we operate in this world. By changing your mindset, you can change your whole life. Sometimes we get stuck in a fixed mindset; we believe that we are born a certain way with no room for change. The first step to believing you can improve yourself is adopting healthy habits that condition your mind for success. This is supported by...Read More
ARE YOU READY TO UNDERTAKE A TRANSFORMATION?
When transformation comes knocking on your door, it unapologetically asks you to let go of parts of yourself and your life that are no longer of service in order move toward that which is. Sometimes, the welcoming of the new is right there to greet you. The key is to have the awareness to recognize it and the courage to take the actions for positive change.
Monumental life transformations don’t happen all that often, but they are the primary shapers of our lives. After reflecting upon my own experiences and those of my clients, I’ve been able to parse many of the signs indicating when we are in the space to commit to a positive transformation. Awareness is like a road map of understanding that can help you feel more positive while facing transition. May this road map serve as a support net for you, when you are ready to step over to the other side.
1. Something feels "stuck."
Feelings of "stuckness" are something everyone can relate...Read More
...And a Lot of It!
As owner of an athletic training center, I see many types of recreation enthusiasts. We see accomplished endurance athletes such as cyclists, runners and triathletes. We also see strength athletes who like to test their anaerobic and aerobic engines with dynamic lifts similar to what you see at a Cross-Fit gym. We work with all types of individuals on movement patterns to rectify dysfunction in the body while improving motor skills.
We also have a yoga studio. I continually recognize that people with optimal mechanics are the ones who have a regular yoga practice. These people are easy to spot because they have correct postural carriage and excellent body awareness.
This is not to indicate that other activities are not beneficial. They are tremendously helpful, but yoga is often overlooked by people looking to optimize their health. A regular yoga practice actually helps other types of activities more than you may think. If you develop better posture...Read More
There is an old adage in the fitness industry – You can’t out exercise poor nutrition.
This has become increasingly true as the food industry has created highly addictive, nutritionally void and calorie dense foods. People looking for optimal health and vitality must be highly aware not to fall into the trappings that lead to lethargy, chronic illness and weight gain.
Regarding body composition and weight management, it is estimated that 75% of the equation is really about food intake. It becomes very easy to over-consume especially with the habit-forming foods that flood most grocery store shelves, restaurants and advertisements. These foods are non-satiating and are designed to create over-consumption, and with high frequency! We have all known that feeling: you eat something sweet and sugary, and you keep eating it until the bag is empty. You feel sick and listless and somewhat guilty then several hours later you are hungry again. This is a frequent cycle for many people,...Read More