Category: Traveling and Exercise

Could your holiday use a little perking up? A little moment where you feel the original spirit of Joy, Love, and Peace? Where you feel close to your family—however you define it—and gratitude for all that you already have? This year, how about we take some time to spend a few minutes with self-proclaimed “bad dancer,” Matt Harding, who quit his job to travel (and dance with people) across the globe. A friend sent this to me today, and it made me feel soooo good. I wanted to pass it on to you.

Are you a little too busy right now? Maybe you haven’t gotten all your gift buying done yet? But, you really want to show people that you care. You want to buy locally, or at least buy something made in America, something that doesn’t hurt the health of the recipient or the health of the planet. Are you feeling more of a time crunch than usual? Maybe you’re having more trouble than usual getting the exercise you KNOW you need? You want to keep those winter pounds from creeping up, to tame the stress monster, and just plain have fun, don’t you?

Have you noticed that gift giving has gotten a little harder this year? But hey, here’s how in one stroke you can show people that you care, support the US economy, minimize damage to the environment —AND take care of yourself without spending a bundle!

Uh-oh…. Here they come.. the HOLIDAYS and you know what that means. Food, Food. Food. And very little fitness activity. Here’s some tips how to not just survive, but thrive throughout the holiday season. Remember, this is a time to celebrate and enjoy yourself, but not to the point of “I can’t believe I ate […]

Whether you’re a regular Nancercizer or not, I’ll bet you can use a little break now and then. Go on, get up out of your chair and do this 10-minute series of gentle movements designed to get your blood moving to re-energize your mind and body. Feels great before or after a work out — or at any time!

As in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the Portland area I eschewed the obvious for off-the-beaten path solutions to my fitness needs: a small urban park that nods to its earlier incarnation as a wetland, a small town park, and a college campus open to the public. You’re never stuck when you know how to Nancercize.

Whether you live in or are visiting the Bay Area, you’ll think about parks in a whole new way. I’ve just begun the national tour to promote “Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on a Park Bench,” and I couldn’t have found a more perfect place to begin than the Bay Area. Join me as I explore a surprisingly large lake near downtown Oakland, a soothing pond in Marin, and a gorgeous reservoir park in Lafayette. There’s never no place to be active.

You say the hotel fitness center is too crowded? You say it doesn’t have much in the way of equipment? What? There isn’t a fitness center? No problem. Just ask the staff to point you to the nearest park, plaza, trail, or riverside walk.