Fitness Category

Image credit: John Gillespie/Flickr The world’s longest footrace is, of course, not the marathon. A measly 26.2 miles (42.2 km), the furthest distance in mainstream athletics is only a stepping stone for many to the “ultramarathon” race distances: 50 km, 50 miles (80 km), 100 km, 100 miles (160 km) and beyond. The most legendary of these ultramarathons include the 89 km Comrades marathon in South Africa, the 217 km scorching Badwater race through California’s Death Valley, and the six-day, 251 km Marathon des sables in the Sahara. But theRead More
Kelly Starrett is one of the most influential voices in fitness today. His books Becoming a Supple Leopard, Ready to Run and Deskbound are on almost every personal trainer’s bookshelf. His approach to healthy mobility and injury prevention, as expressed in his daily MobilityWOD videos, has fans from coaches to Crossfit enthusiasts to Olympic athletes. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What is the inspiration for the title Becoming a Supple Leopard? Kelly Starrett: Most of us, as modern humans, can’t do or express all the things thatRead More
Image credit: Blogilates/Instagram Cassey Ho is the founder of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about fitness, fun and transformation. Parvati Magazine: In your opinion, what makes Pilates so transformative? Cassey Ho: Pilates will transform your body because it teaches you how to move functionally while building strength, gaining flexibility and improving posture. It makes you fitter for LIFE. Pilates focuses heavily on the core – your powerhouse, where all your strength comes from. You will tone up and tightenRead More
If the weather or your schedule this past winter has kept you from getting active, you may well be itching for a way to get moving this spring without needing to spend money on a gym membership or hit the streets. Reboot your fitness with these free resources to help you rediscover how much fun it is to get your blood pumping and start working those muscles! POPSUGAR is a long-standing resource. Originally FitSugar, it rebranded several years ago and is now a multi-purpose fitness and nutrition community. Anna RendererRead More
Image credit: Jianca Lazarus The Ironman Triathlon, one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world, consists of a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bike ride, and then a full marathon (42.2 km run). Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae is one of the foremost women competing in Ironman today. Parvati Magazine: What has been your most meaningful experience to date as an athlete? Mirinda Carfrae: The day I realized I wanted to become a professional triathlete was the most incredible turning point of my life. I was invited toRead More
Parvati Magazine interviewed Nia Shanks of “Lift Like A Girl” and “Train To Be Awesome”, about her approach to fitness as a way to empower people without guilt, excessive effort or compulsion. Parvati Magazine: What has your journey been like? What called to you about pursuing a career in fitness and what keeps you doing it every day? Nia Shanks: Helping women break free from obsessive workout and disordered eating habits has been one of my greatest accomplishments. Showing women that fitness is an empowering, rewarding endeavor that should buildRead More
As a personal trainer, I have had hundreds of conversations with people about their bodies. Particularly how they are unhappy, frustrated, and sometimes even disgusted with their bodies. The ability to love oneself seems to be a lost art. Most are so very quick to judge how they look and their ability or inability to stay focused on goals. Your body and energy levels are a result of what you have eaten, the workouts you have done and your mindset about your worth over the past several months, and maybeRead More

Posted On November 17, 2016By Parvati MagazineIn December 2016 - Enduring, Fitness

Fitness: Holistic Training, with Julie Rammal

Image credit: Fit n’ Style When I was 18 I used to love to dance, but was with a boyfriend who did not accept it. To escape the domestic violent relationship I turned to fitness. I used to work out in the gym and watch everyone exercise, and learn as much as I could from observation. After spending numerous hours in the gym, I decided to get into the fitness industry and started taking online courses then finally travelled abroad to California and completed my Yoga, Pilates, Personal Training, TRXRead More
As a long time runner and athlete, I thought I had awareness of my body. I knew that running a short distance in snow boots caused ankle pain, a lack of sleep caused heavy legs during a run, and a lack of electrolytes caused a headache. After a training cycle last fall left me fatigued, injured and far short of my running goals, I decided to try the Maffetone Method (MAF). The idea behind MAF is that in endurance events lasting 2 or more hours, 99% of effort comes fromRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Erwan Le Corre, founder and master instructor of MovNat, a fitness practice which emphasizes natural movement. Parvati Magazine: What is MovNat and what inspired you to create it? Erwan Le Corre: MovNat is the method for practicing, or coaching, Natural Movement fitness. We define Natural Movement as the overall practice of human natural movement skills such as crawling, walking, running, jumping, climbing, swimming, lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, and defensive skills. This concept was inspired by my own childhood growing up and moving a lotRead More