What Do Calories Count?

September 11, 2013 Holistic Health,Weight Loss,Yoga
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Last week I trained a client who recently lost a substantial amount of weight. She called on me for active recovery from her intense exercising. We opened tight shoulders, mobilized locked up hips, and reactivated her core. I wove it all together with standing yoga poses and a deep relaxation. She moaned with “delight” as we released and realigned her achy parts. I relish theses moments when my work provides immediate relief.

Then she asked, “How many calories did we burn?” My heart sank. I had no idea how to justify our session with a number.

I rationalized that moving with more ease and efficiency will sustain her aerobic efforts. Although her body felt better than it had for weeks, our time still didn’t “count”.

I felt like a chef watching people savor each bite of my lavish and healthy meal. Then being asked,  “How many calories was that?”

Why collapse eating and moving into myopic digits? Let’s lose count.  Feast on the rich flavors, varied textures, and nourishing benefits of movement.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!

Cait S.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier!

Erin D.

Sadie has a passion in what she does and has pushed me to do things I never thought I could. Workouts with Sadie are always fun and full of sass!

Darcy C.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier! – Erin D.

Erin D.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!! – Cait S.

Cait S.