BETSY LAMOND – BoomerFit Owner

Message from Betsy to the BoomerFit Community

March 20, 2020

There’s no denying we’re in a tough situation. Anxiety rises with each news report. Not being able to move freely in our community is jarring. Worrying about our own health and the health of those we care about weighs on us. We’re entering the unknown, looking for ways to calm ourselves and stay healthy.

Not seeing you in class or personal training for laughs, exercise and mindfulness leaves a big gap in my life. I miss you! So, I’ve decided to offer free online classes creating an opportunity for us to see each other’s faces and exercise our minds and bodies. Maybe by coming together to move together, we can lessen the anxiety a little bit.

Peace and health to you and your families,

Betsy

Young Trees Replacing Old Trees

Younger Trees Replacing Old Growth

Change Your HABIT for Vitality – Get Aligned in Time

HABIT stands for Healing Alignment and Balance In Time. Do any of these habits look like someone you know?

  • Toe walking – are your heels are strangers to the ground?
  • Jutting your hips out – do they come into the room before the rest of you?
  • Tucking your pelvis toward your rear – new studies show how detrimental it is for your back
  • Sucking your stomach in – it doesn’t make you look thinner and does a number on your internal organs
  • Head hanging forward – it’s getting worse staring at your phone steering you toward the dreaded ‘dowager’s hump’

Boomers have had these habits for so long, the body adapted to them. The problem is; tissues – joints, ligaments, organs – mold in a way that hurts mobility and overall health. Even worse, the pain caused by poor alignment makes you move less which is literally deadly.

Anyone can change these habits and regain balance and confidence. It takes time – the second part of the acronym – why not start now?

BoomerFit HABIT Classes

HABIT classes are 45 minutes. Here’s how they work:

  1. We begin by getting into alignment. We use deep breathing to activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  2. We use a barre for deep stretching of the leg muscles with mindful movement exercises
  3. We use resistance bands for upper and lower body strength exercises followed by standing upper body stretching
  4. We get onto a mat for back extension exercises and seated stretching
  5. Meditation to relax the body and create new brain connections

STRONG HABIT Personal Training

If you need a baseline of strength to activate your muscles, joints and connective tissues, STRONG HABIT personal training is a great way to start. Here’s what it’s about:

  • Personalized program designed for where you are now. Have you been away from exercise for a while? Recovering from injury or illness? No judgement just results.
  • Strength training on machines for the fastest results safely (Body by Science, McGuff and Little, 2009 among many studies). Safe and effective for those with osteopenia/osteoporosis.
  • Mindful movement exercises so you can understand how your body moves to avoid falls and move freely.
  • Deep stretching to revitalize fascia (the “plastic wrap” around your muscle and other tissue) ligaments, and other tissue.