Never judge yourself when it comes to fitness. Just forgettaboutit, and keep moving forward. Because what you did or didn’t do yesterday – or last week – or last year – makes no difference when it comes to exercising today. Because each dawn brings a new day, and with each day brings another opportunity to reward your body with fitness. With an emphasis on reward.
Case in point: Yesterday my friend says to me, “OK, this week I’m going to start working out every Tuesday and Friday for the rest of the year, because it’s two weeks into 2017 and my resolution to workout twice a week is, well, failing.” This coming from a woman who worked out 4 times a week for the past 20 years until last year, when an injury put her on the sidelines for nearly a year. Now she’s completely healed but just can’t seem to get started.
Is this you? Or perhaps you’re someone who’s never been into fitness and wants to start? No worries.
Really. Because each dawn brings a new day, and with each day brings another opportunity to reward your body with fitness. You get the picture.
And if you don’t already know it, then repeat after me: if I workout on a regular basis, I will look and feel younger. Just like I said to my friend lamenting over her inability to re-start her engines, look at it this way: if you workout twice a week for 30 minutes each for the rest of the year, by New Year’s 2018 that’ll be 50 hours of fitness. Better yet, if you can make it one hour and then turn that second hour into a Yoga class, that’ll be 100 hours…a helluva lot better than Zero.”
No judgment over failed resolutions people…just more resoluteness. You can do it.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! Peace – R
I’m excited to announce I’m now teaching my Tola Yoga classes in Las Vegas, Nevada. The perfect workout for beginners to advanced, my fitness style of Yoga is strong, energetic, safe and effective. Developed after 10 years of teaching more than 25,000 students in over 2,200 classes, Tola Yoga incorporates 5 key elements: Yoga stretches, abdominals, core strengthening, balancing and foundation poses. Public & Private classes – 7 days a week.
Rates and availability upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have an awesome day everyone…and don’t forget your daily workout!
Peace – R
Start your mid-week off with our 15 minute Tola Yoga Class #10 with me and the lovely Amy Johnson – a featured yogini in YogaStyles of RICH and the Almost Famous. Short & sweet with NO downward facing dogs, chaturangas or abdominal crunches. Have an awesome workout!
Get a great Yoga workout with my first Tola Yoga class on Periscope. Tune-in for free LIVE pop-up classes weekly and follow on Twitter.com/richtola to stay updated.
Since 2006, I’ve taught more than 2,000 Yoga classes and over 25,000 students throughout the United States, including A-List celebrities. Tola Yoga workouts are 45 minutes and include 5 key elements: Yoga Stretches, Abdominals, Core Strengthening, Balancing and Foundation Poses.
Tune-in today, April 5th, for another LIVE class starting at Noon. Peace – R
Come join the fun and strengthen your Yoga practice by learning how to come in and out of these 10 challenging and potentially harmful poses. Since most Yoga instructors avoid these advanced poses in class, all the more reason why you should learn the proper way to do them.
Make a day of it, learning new skills & enjoying the amazing amenities Evanston Athletic Club has to offer, not to mention what a lovely downtown to explore, just 12 miles north of Chicago and home to my alma mater, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
For reservations call the Evanston Athletic Club @ 847-833-6190…and I’ll see you next Saturday!
Peace – R
Hands down, these are the best 2 exercises that anybody can do! And learn how I superset them with footage from my Stay Zen fitness series on http://youtube.com/boulevardzen. We’re also talking about the best CEO in the world, Apple’s Tim Cook, giving away all his money, plus the scientists say eat high fiber cereal and live longer. Watch on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about the best exercises you can do using a stool…with clips from his Stay Zen web series on exactly how to do them. So don’t be a stooly and check-out the Top 10 Ways to Workout with a Stool. Plus special shout-outs to Lady Gaga and all the Fifty Shades fans.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. Social: @richtola
Tola Talks hot Grammy dresses & President Obama’s DV message, life lessons from legendary basketball coach Dean Smith (RIP), same-sex marriage in Alabama, and the tandem skydivers being dived at by their crazy pilot. On Movie Monday, Rich also reviews the 2010 love story, Leap Year starring Amy Adams & Matthew Goode. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks about Howard Stern & his biographical comedy, Private Parts, the Obama Administration looking to legalize pot, Pope Francis believing that dogs go to heaven, and the 4 main reasons why December is a great month to get hired. On Fitness Friday, Rich also demonstrates an awesome 2 minute Core & Abs workout, plus shares a mini-compilation of Cooper Phillip videos he took of her performing at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Check-out the 21 year-old singer/songwriter’s interview and Acoustic songs on our October 17th show.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
I confess. I didn’t make it to the gym or yoga class yesterday. That’s right, too busy getting this next episode of Stay Zen ready to publish.
But no worries, because I was able to get a quick workout in with my Top 5 Household Item Exercises. No BS here folks, because regardless of your financial situation or your super busy life, all it takes is a little creativity and discipline and bam! You got your workout in. Enjoy – R