"Corporate Yoga" (defined by us as those yoga businesses with multiple locations in various cities) gets a lot of flack from so-called purists. For example, people complain that yoga should not be copyrighted a la Bikram Choudhury, that CorePower is too "western" in its approach; and that YogaWorks varies too much from studio to studio-- not corporate enough?
Why do we call them "breakfast" muffins? Because these muffins will help you start the day in a healthful way. The taste is mild and the nutrition profile strong.
Next Wednesday, June 14th, one of San Diego?s local stations is going to film Padres utility man Eric Young sweating it out doing Bikram Yoga. From what we understand Eric relies on Bikram yoga for his off-season conditioning. What?s also interesting is that Padres trainer, Todd Hutcheson, has integrated yoga into the Padres? training regimen for two years now. Left hander Ryan Klesko has touted the benefits of yoga in several interviews.
So what?s the deal? Easy. Yoga promotes flexibility, strength and mental discipline.
My takeaway from 2015's IHRSA show--where the fitness industry's biggest players reveal their latest and greatest equipment--is that not much new or better "stuff" is coming this year.
I strolled the aisles (and occassionally posed for photographs) with close friend and colleague, Jen W.--The Biggest Loser's new hit trainer. And, unlike past shows that wowed me with new equipment, this year's show was a bit of a dud.
Just when we think we have the energy/protein bar question answered, we learn that one of the most common energy bar protein sources, soy protein isolate (SPI), is inferior to casein, whey & rice. If you have followed our data driven analyses, you know that we select our athletic-minded favorites based on taste, nutrition, ingredients AND the DATA!! See our last article here.
- Patient Age: 44
- Health going into surgery: Excellent. Daily Bikram yoga practice, lift weights 1-2x a week; and ride a stationary bicycle each day. Thin. Strong upper body.
- When did pain start: 10 years ago.
- Why wait?
There are two major areas of controversy with respect to the practice of yoga: 1. Is it a sport? 2. Is it religiously affiliated? We'll leave the second question for now and tackle the first.