Paddling Upstream: Exercises to Get Back in Shape to Get Out on the Water

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Living in central Ontario, I admit, I might relish hibernation a little too much. My default winter habits do not prepare my body well for the springtime season of lighter movement. Imagine regularly trudging your way through a lot of snow and walking on icy everything. Think of driving a lot more than usual and […]

Exercises for Gardeners: 8 Steps to Prevent Injury While Taming Your Tubers by

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

If you’re a gardener, the appearance of the first spring blossoms can feel like Christmas Eve feels to a five-year-old. I’ve never ceased being amazed when the tiny, inert seeds I tuck into the ground produce radishes, fresh peas and fragrant flowers for the table. I’m always startled by how quickly time passes when I’m […]

Community Spotlight Interview: Joann Burnham on Bringing YTU to Nantucket (Audio) by

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Joann Burnham, founder of Dharma Yoga Nantucket and the Nantucket Yoga Festival with husband Ted, lives by the motto “if you’re going to do it, do it properly.” This mantra, as well as the desire to get her husband out of chronic pain, drove the decision to take the Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training in 2017. […]

The Urban Dweller’s Guide to Finding Nature in the City by

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

While talking with a friend about life goals the other day, I said “I dream of living in nature.” He said “You already are.” Ummm…I live in the borough of Queens in NYC surrounded by asphalt, continuous construction, whining sirens, and millions of people. The idea that I am currently within nature uses the more […]

Building Your Subtle Superpower: How to Raise Self-Awareness by

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

“The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates. Around holiday-time I was at Trader Joe’s walking through the parking lot when a woman asked if I needed her cart. She had her hands full while trying to load groceries and a squirming toddler into her car. I didn’t need a cart but I took it […]

Tips from 3 Tune Up Mamas: The Way to a Mindful Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond (Video) by

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Our approach to wellness at Tune Up Fitness is not static; it’s fluid. As such, we are always seeking new ways for therapeutic self-massage, mindset and body conditioning exercises to serve us through different phases of life… as opposed to trying to fit ourselves into a predefined prescription for “health”. This fluid approach to wellness […]

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3 Tips to Enter the Flow State Every Single Day (plus Audio) by

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There’s no place like flow Some days life feels like The River Wild, like paddling upstream, chased by an unstable Kevin Bacon. Your vision narrows, and so do your options. It’s exhausting. You want to be anywhere but here. Other times it’s Splash Mountain. Your eyes widen, and you realize, “I’m alive!” An energizing, invisible […]

How to Slow Down to Restore Full Power by

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

For two years I was a workaholic yoga instructor, teaching classes seven days a week, forcing my body into extreme amounts of daily activity. Every night I’d collapse on my bed in exhaustion. I was asking students to slow down and take time for themselves, but I was not walking my own talk. A sudden […]

Can Heartbreak Lead to Heart Breakdown? A Sit-Down With Sebastian Junger by

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

A couple years ago I met best-selling author Sebastian Junger while we were both randomly on the set of the TV show The Affair. He was guest-starring as himself (a war journalist, Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, special correspondent for ABC news, Peabody Award recipient, and overall super masculine and thoughtful guy). I had been hired […]

My Journey Through Breast Reduction Surgery and Recovery by

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

“If you’re going to continue doing CrossFit, you’ll need to have a breast reduction,” my very direct gynecologist told me one year as she performed my breast exam. It wasn’t that I hadn’t thought about it before, but the struggle was amplified by my newly active lifestyle. Surgery, though? Too scary. Too expensive. Too much […]