Staying Balanced in a Modern World

Staying balanced is hard, especially in this modern world. Increased job duties, constant connection to technology and economical hardships are just some of the stressors that make it hard to stay balanced. Check out my interview, located in podcast form, on the Matter of Balance Show with Kristen Rzasa. http://ftns.co/shows/a-matter-of-balance/?show=celebrating-movement-celebrating-life  

New Year. Another New Resolution

  NEW YEAR, ANOTHER NEW RESOLUTION Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 13:50. www.oregonsportsnews.com It’s that time of year where we overcome the fatigue from holiday eating and traveling. Now it is time to get back into that healthy lifestyle of eating healthy foods and working out. However, one question to ask is: […]

Love Dogs? Love snow? Meet Dogsledding!

Love Dogs? Love Snow? Meet Dog Sledding Posted on December 19, 2012 by Elizabeth Kovar ‘Tis the prime season of winter sports where outdoor pursuits of skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are in abundance. A less commonly thought about winter activity, dogsledding, is a unique and adventurous sport that glides you through beautiful scenery and landscapes.  […]

Six Heli-Skiing Destinations in North America

IN ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, SKI/SNOW 6 Heli-Skiing Destinations in North America Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Dec 24, 2012 | No Comments Heli-skiing is about as exhilarating as winter sports get. The helicopter ride in itself is a rush, but to have full access to miles of pristine, unconquered terrain is an experience worth adding to the bucket list. Yet, heli-skiing isn’t for […]

Hike Your Way Around the Globe

IN OUR FAVORITE LOCALES Seven Strenuous Hikes Found ‘Round the World Posted by: Elizabeth Kovar on Dec 12, 2012 | No Comments Hiking is a blissful experience, especially when the challenge treats you to a rewarding, scenic view. For those who enjoy a heart-pumping experience and international scenery, these trails feature nothing but stimulation for the senses. Skyline Trail […]

Does the weather got you S.A.D.?

  THE S.A.D. TRUTH Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, 10 December 2012 13:36.   www.oregonsportsnews.com Seasonal Affective Disorder is common in the Northwest, especially during the gloomy winter months. With days being short, cloudy and wet, the “winter blues” make people lethargic, sad and possibly depressed. Those with a serious clinical diagnosis may experience hypomania, […]

Learn how to Calculate your Winter Calorie Burn through the MET System

  CALCULATING WINTER CALORIE BURN Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Monday, 03 December 2012 13:16.   www.oregonsportsnews.com One way to calculate how many calories you burn during an activity session is through the METs System. It is common to remember “seeing” METs on the treadmill, recumbent bike or elliptical.  MET (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) incorporates the […]

Northwest Yoga Conference Presentation

Hello All! I am proud to announce that the link below gives you a chance to win a free spot at my presentation at the NW Yoga Conference! I present Sunday, 2.10.2013 from 9-11AM. The workshop I will offer is “Beyond Pigeon Pose: Yoga for the Hip Flexed Athlete.” This will overview the fascial system […]

Tis the Season to Work Your Glutes

  THREE GLUTE EXERCISES FOR WINTER CONDITIONING Written by Elizabeth Kovar on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 22:48. www.oregonsportsnews.com The glutes are known to be one of the most powerful muscles of the body; however, the glutes are sometimes the weakest in the body. This is due to the fact that humans sit long periods of time, […]

Fitness on Queen Anne Hill Seattle

Local Seattlites are outdoor enthusiasts that crave integrating fitness and nature together. As a resident of the Queen Anne neighborhood, I realize how much outdoor fitness potential there is throughout the hill. Plus, the challenge of conquering the uphill battle focuses on toning glutes, legs and calves- every woman’s dream! As the weather gets dark […]