Every now and then, we have to give the body a break from excessive pounding (running, dance classes, and contact sports). Luckily low-impact workouts are typically easier on the body, especially our joints, and can be a great way to get in a heart-pumping workout while reducing the risk of injury. The guys at Greatist have rounded up the best 21 low- (or no!) impact exercises to keep things varied. They’re perfect for when you’re just getting started, dealing with an injury, or just want to try something new! Check them all out here.
A BackOnPointe super-original!
If you don’t have any workout equipment at home, you can still use what you have! Here’s a workout that uses a throw pillow in a few creative ways.
Repeat this workout three times through for a full workout!
I’m still really proud of this workout.
I know a handful of my readers are in the Milwaukee area (since I’ve talked to some of you about dance classes/teachers in Milwaukee), and I have a request for people in the area.
If you have any books you don’t want anymore (especially children’s or YA books), please send me a message or email.
You know those Little Free Libraries all over the place? Well, I’ve been keeping about five of them stocked using bags of mysteries my roommate gets from someone at work, but I’m always looking to increase my collection so I can keep all the LFL nice and full for the communities. Plus, there’s a LFL right across the street from an elementary school near me, so I want to refill it with age-appropriate books during the school year.
If you’ve got books you don’t read or want anymore, I’d be happy to meet up with you somewhere and put them back into the hands of your local community! Please let me know!
Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev
"Paso" by Ohad Naharin from "Solo for Two" at Stanislavsky Theatre
Moscow, Russia (August 2, 2014)
Photos © Philippe Jordan
help a girl out do videos of this exist
A couple of my favorite photos of me at the studio showcase a couple weeks ago. I’m amazed at how different of a dancer I’ve become in such a short amount of time! You can watch the video here.
Thanks to Nina Reed for graciously shooting and editing these photos!