The World Is Your Gym – Craig Ramsay
The World Is Your Gym – Workout Anywhere & Anytime
is here to show us that we no longer have to stress out over an intense workout regimen, and that building our physical and emotional fitness can be a fun and enjoyable process.
It's no secret that exercise can be overwhelming when we go into it with the all-or-nothing mentality. This approach can lead to health activities that don't resonate with us emotionally and cause us to quit when we don't attain certain fitness goals. We can avoid this situation by finding fun and healthy ways to improve our fitness no matter where we are, and by building more excitement and laughter into the process.
When we engage in workouts that really light us up inside and let go of the stress that comes with always having to be perfect, we are going to thrive emotionally, become healthier, and transform our physique.
The Importance of Posture
Most people are unaware of their poor posture and movement habits, and this can have a greater impact on our health than we realize.
We don't have to seek out a yoga or pilates class to improve our posture and ability to stretch. We can start to increase our awareness for how we move and better our bodies' alignment by using certain techniques right away.
Craig recommends that we picture holding a washcloth in the back part of our armpit.
Simply doing this is going to help us elevate the chest, push the shoulders back and down, and allow us to breathe better and fuel our bodies with more oxygen.
This improvement in our posture will help us move throughout our day with intention, intensity, and purpose.
Stretch: A Reason To Wine
When Craig trained the women from the hit TV show on Bravo, “The Real Housewives,” they allowed him to change their workouts and also their eating plans, but had 1 very serious stipulation:
He was not allowed to take away their wine!
Since Craig was a trained contortionist, ballet dancer, and stretching expert, he had no problem coming up with a fun way to incorporate the ladies' love for wine and his love for stretching and moving the body.
Craig knew about the scientific research showing that minimal amounts of wine can have benefits to our health and also chemically improve our ability to stretch. That is when his new exercise class was born:
Stretch – A Reason To Wine!
His class includes a 5 wine tasting flight, which he pairs together with a stretch that matches the taste and experience of each wine. He finds his participants feeling great, becoming more comfortable in a social fitness environment, and having a wonderful time in the process.
Craig Ramsay's Book: “The Anatomy of Stretching”
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness novice or an elite athlete. You should be starting each workout exactly the same way — with a stretching regimen designed to warm up your body and help you achieve a new personal best each time. But without the expertise of a professional trainer and without an expert’s understanding of muscle anatomy, it can be hard to know what exercises are best.
Craig Ramsay is here to help! In Anatomy of Stretching, he brings the lessons learned in ten years as a trainer to celebrities and professional athletes and the star of Bravo’s Thinterventionto everyone. You’ll learn when and how to do a tricep stretch and a shoulder stretch, when to avoid toe touches and hamstring stretches, and why it’s important to keep your neck relaxed during a hip flexor stretch. While taking you through each movement step by step, Anatomy of Stretching also goes beneath the skin to allow you to see just which muscles you are working during each stretch.
Listen to WFF 010 As Craig Uncovers:
- His origin story and background that kept him heavily involved in a fit & active environment
- His experiences on Reality TV that showed him the true power of being vulnerable
- Why he feels the bodybuilding industry has done an injustice to our views on health and wellness
- He shows us how we can have a life, live a life, and look incredible all the while
- How he was able to help his mom cope with her Fibromyalgia
- Why enjoyable exercise will impact our overall health and wellness
- How we can get through emotional blocks and start building our fitness
- The importance of having fun and laughing during exercise
- Why letting go of our emotional weight will help us let go of physical weight
- How Craig finds balance in his busy lifestyle
- How we can use technology to uplevel the human experience
- Why the all-or-nothing approach can be damaging to our health and wellness
About Craig Ramsay
Craig Ramsa is an internationally recognized fitness expert, exercise programmer and author known for his unique, effective, and entertaining fitness methods. Ramsay’s other passions include hockey, training as a contortionist, dancing, and theater.
Links From Today's Show
- Craig Ramsay
- Stretch: A Reason To Wine
- Newlyweds: The First Year
- Vanderpump Rules
- Shahs of Sunset
- Jackie Warner
- Bravo TV Shows
- The Bodies Exhibit
- Modius Health
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet