Workout Wednesday: Yoga Stretch For Runners

It's Wednesday and it's time to workout, Hungry Readers! OK, well actually, this week we're taking it easy and keeping it low key with a yoga-based stretching routine. These are the series of stretches that I do after I get back from a run. And even if you're not a runner, this is a great routine to incorporate into your fitness regimen for improving and maintain flexibility, which is equally as important as strength and endurance.

Finding Flexibility: Why We All Need Yoga

photo This post is part of the four-part series "Finding the Fun in Fitness with Reebok." I don't remember the first time I tried yoga, but I do remember having some preconceived notions about it. I used to think it was some kind of exercise that only vegans and hippies participated in. I didn't understand that what it really is, is a powerful form of exercise that holds an enormous ability to transform the body and mind. Unfortunately, a lot of people still hold the same preconceived biases that I used to have, and therefore think that yoga is not for them. But they're wrong, because yoga is for everyone. Anyone can do it, and anyone who does will learn how effective and powerful it can be, even after just one session.

Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga Series

yoga-poses 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge! For me, yoga is to exercise like a bagel is to a long-distance run. What’s the point of latter if you’re going to skip the former? (I’m kidding about the bagel thing… A little.) But in all seriousness, what I’m trying to say is, just like your body needs carbohydrates after a long bout of cardio exercise, it also constantly needs stretching and flexibility training. That’s why, I’m challenging everyone taking part in the 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge, to also add this mini yoga and Pilates challenge to their workout regimen starting this week!