Author Archives: zundel

Orangetheory Fitness CEO Peddles Inaccurate Information to Lure Members Back to the Gym

On the last Friday in August, Dave Long, the CEO of Orangetheory Fitness (OTF), emailed a “pep talk” to members of the fitness studio. In a 500-word screed, Long announced that more OTF studios would be reopening as an increasing number of states begin to lift restrictions on public gatherings and return to a semblance of normalcy. The tone of the email was exciting and reassuring, littered with exclamation points and virtual high fives. But about three paragraphs in, Long presented his thesis behind the reopenings, writing “There’s no evidence to support the fact that gyms are contributing to the community spread of COVID-19 above any other types of businesses.” Long claimed that gyms like Orangetheory were vital because they lessen the impact of the virus and could even prevent it by keeping members in good health, a claim he attributed to “doctors” and the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

Source: Orangetheory Fitness CEO Peddles Inaccurate Information to Lure Members Back to the Gym

6 Ways to Avoid Ableism in Yoga Classes and Make the Practice More Accessible – Yoga Journal

This is good. But ableism is not a subsection of white supremacy, and to think so is to seriously misunderstand.

Source: 6 Ways to Avoid Ableism in Yoga Classes and Make the Practice More Accessible – Yoga Journal

Finding Common Ground #4 – Pelvic issues from a male and female perspective – YouTube

Wonderful discussion

Zazen is Good for Nothing – YouTube

Superb

Six Essentials Asanas For Full Body Workout | Dr. Hansaji Yogendra – YouTube

Rewiring your brain: The unexpected benefits of YouTube yoga

https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/review-youtube-yoga-at-home-adriene/

Spokane Men’s Yoga Gathering 2020-03-08

Lymph

8 Bear

Mountain

Vinyasa Table and Chair

T to C

Neck – Mountain
Neck – namaskarasana
Neck – paschima namaskarasana

Mountain
Pyramid
Crossover + ha

Squat
Calves
Squat

Mountain
Quad extend
Warrior 1
Lunge + slight external rotation
Side Angle revolved

Medial thigh rotation
Pigeon reclined revolved
Medial thigh rotation

Tree Reclined
Archer reclined
Tree Reclined
Bound Angle
Tree Reclined

Kneel
Thrust
Child

The Work of Bal-A-Vis-X | ThinkMovement

Christine Ruffolo   One cannot talk about Bal-A-Vis-X without first talking about Bill Hubert.  My first interaction with him centered around him asking me to help crack his back.  He laid on the floor, crossed his left knee over his body, and asked me to step on it as he…

Source: The Work of Bal-A-Vis-X | ThinkMovement

How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality | RNZ

A professor of management at San Francisco State University, Ronald Purser is a leading figure in the backlash against the mindfulness movement. He says that while mindfulness is promoted as an antidote to the stresses of modern life, it’s actually leading us to an acceptance of our unhealthy capitalist society. He’s the author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality.

Source: How mindfulness became the new capitalist spirituality | RNZ