Tag: travel

Since I’m in the frigid, slippery northeast and many of my readers are too, it seems brilliant to do write a blog post about an indoor alternative to my usual outdoor exercise class.

Traveling is no obstacle to feeling energetic and relaxed. I’ve been walking the talk during my travels in Europe this summer. Here’s a quick guide to my strategy–so easy even a child can do it! In fact, every age and fitness level can play along. The basic plan: visit one park each day. Here are 5 tips to help that happen easily.

You could say that all of South Beach is an outdoor gym. But there are a couple of places that make it even easier and more fun to Nancercize. Read about bars and Barstarzz, amoeba-shaped benches, an “adult playground,” and turtle-safe lights.

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!

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.