With crime the lowest it’s been in 30 years, what is the purpose of martial arts class? I argue it’s to get people healthy!
Every successful product starts with a plan. The plan features many building blocks that combine to achieve success. The building blocks of the DDPY (also known as DDP Yoga) fitness system is the Diamond Dozen. On this page, you’ll learn: What Is The DDPY Diamond Dozen? What Moves Are In the DDPY Diamond Dozen? How Can […]
Running long distances and lifting heavy weights is cool and all, but do you complement that with flexibility exercises? No matter your activity, stretching provides a number of benefits: You’ll see an improvement in your activities of daily living, such as bending, squatting, lunging, stepping over things Your posture will improve so you can sit […]
Yesterday, Governor Pritzker ordered Illinoisans to shelter in place until April 7 in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. Nonessential businesses—including gyms—will be closed during this time. Area fitness centers are responding to this by providing workouts you can do at home or virtual workouts. In addition to the home workouts I compiled earlier […]
Group fitness classes are a staple of the fitness world, and rightfully so. After all, multiple studies demonstrate the effectiveness of weight loss in groups. But with all of your options, how can you choose? Keep reading to find out! 1. What Are You Looking For? Knowing what you want out of an exercise class […]
Working out in the winter can be challenging. After all, maybe you’ve missed your morning workout because you’ve spent the last 30 minutes clearing the overnight snow off your driveway. Or you don’t want to make it to your usual gym or rec center for your usual workout because it’s just too stinkin’ cold outside. […]
It’s that time of year for you to begin or restart your fitness journey. As we embark on 2020, I wanted to look back at some of my personal fitness highlights in 2019. Many of these highlights could be posts entirely on their own because of the experiences I had or the people I encountered […]
By taking these 6 photos, you’ll see how far you’ve come since you started doing DDP Yoga!
“Gotta get my steps in today.” “I didn’t exercise, but at least I got my steps.” “How many steps are you at today?” Chances are that you or someone you know is seemingly obsessed with their step count. To me, it’s as if they didn’t achieve 10,000 steps, they would be struck down by the […]
The final posture in the DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen is actually the 13th movement (Dallas was never very good at math). It’s called Safety Zone. Safety Zone is more traditionally known as Child’s Pose. Unlike the other movements in the DDP Yoga Diamond Dozen, Safety Zone is meant to slow down your heart rate. It’s […]