New Year’s Energy: Feel better while having fun! Live, energizing at-home workouts on Zoom for all levels
New series starting January 3! Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-11:55 am Eastern, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8 am Eastern. Mix and match days and times to suit your schedule!
Do you want to exercise more but have trouble staying motivated? Try our fun at-home program with great music, modifications for all levels, and the accountability and support of a diverse group.
No special equipment needed — hand weights and a resistance band are useful, but participants can use cans of beans, a small towel or whatever they have 🙂 Modifications to suit your fitness level and any limitations.
What participants are saying:
I have gotten stronger, more motivated, more energetic and more positive, mood-wise, since doing Patricia’s exercise routines three times a week. Patricia’s workout is amazing. I have lost 4 inches and reduced my A1C from diabetic to pre-diabetic. She is easy to follow, keeps up the pace and delivers results.
What a great program that makes a variety of exercises fun. It’s so convenient to be able to do this in my own home, and if I feel self-conscious about doing moves in front of other people (people who are not watching me, of course, but watching Patricia!), I can just turn off my video. What has surprised me the most is how much resistance training we do in addition to aerobics; not to mention balance, strength, flexibility and stretching. It really covers it all and the music is great, too!
I love that Patricia is able to run a class across multiple time zones, and varying exercise needs, yet each class feels tailored to my needs. I can tell I’m gaining arm and core strength, and also feel a lot less achy (especially in my back and problematic left heel).
The workouts have been especially beneficial to my upper body strength. I can already feel the improvement after approximately eight weeks of workouts. I’m also experiencing far less shortness of breath while climbing stairs. I came to the workout sessions after years out of the gym. Well, slowly but surely the routines brought me back to “life” and wellbeing. I started slow but little by little I could catch up with the class in terms of stamina and energy as well as ease of movement. BEST gift I have given to myself in a LONGGG TIME!
“Heal Your Heart”: Weekly no-cost mindfulness group on Zoom
Difficult emotions? “Monkey mind”? Emotional eating? Each Thursday from 1 to 1:30 pm Eastern, we tackle these big issues (which are part of being human!) and more. Here’s our cycle of eight key topics:
- Getting Out of Our Heads and Into Our Bodies
- Practicing Self-Compassion
- Allowing and Accepting Our Emotions
- Accepting What We Can’t Change
- Practicing Mindful Awareness
- Breathing for Health and Calm
- Mindful Eating
- Creating More of What We Want
Each week we free our hearts a little bit more — are you in? 💓 Contact me to join at no cost!
“Laughter Mini-Vacation”: Free monthly Laughter Wellness on Zoom
“Laugh for the Health of It”! I offer a free monthly Laughter Happy Hour on Zoom, as well as private sessions for companies and organizations (including the US Embassy in Hanoi).
Give your smart, productive mind a rest with a “laughter break” — it’s more energizing than Starbucks’ finest! In this 30-minute session, we get completely “out of our heads” and let the laughter flow for no reason at all — just for the great sense of exhilaration, freedom and connection. If you’re joining for the first time, feel free to keep your camera and sound off, but we think you’ll soon jump right in to laugh like Santa, tell gibberish jokes, and snort an imaginary milkshake out of your nose. It’s a mini-vacation from ordinary life that can lift your mood, improve your breathing, and even strengthen your immune system. Exactly what we need in these times!
Laughter Wellness is a variation of Laughter Yoga, which originated in India and is now spreading around the world. Find out more about the practice and its benefits at www.laughterwellness.org. And check out this article on the benefits of laughter!
Contact me to join or to find out more!
“Fierce in the Forest” on Saturday mornings in Falls Church, VA
Weekly free, informal outdoor workout for all fitness levels. Maximum of 8 participants. Free for my followers! Contact me to RSVP and for directions.