Saturday, June 10, 2023

Exercise to Improve Mindfulness & Balance

When I teach a POLES for Balance & Maintaining Mobility class, I work to achieve TWO goals: Helping people experience the freedom of movement possible when using poles for walking How to improve mindfulness We do exercises for balance, ROM (range of motion), gait, etc.   I use the sit-to-stand exercise to help improve mindfulness.  We […]

POLES for Hiking, Mobility List of Classes

January 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Here’s the calendar (so far) for 2013. Click on the calendar link for full info on times, locations, etc.  I’ll do a separate category post so that if you are looking for a hiking class or a mobility class, it will be easier to find. Wed Jan 23 POLES for Mobility: Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center […]

Using POLES for Walking & Maintaining Mobility – MS Radio Talk Show

March 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Poles, Testimonials

Radio Show helping people with Multiple Sclerosis.   Today after being bounced out of bed by an earthquake, I was honored to be the guest on a wonderful new radio talk show with John Rowley. We talked about how people with MS can benefit from using poles.  Press the play button, listen and let me know […]

New Facebook Page for people who love to walk and hike with poles

I just created a new Facebook Page for people to use as a FORUM for asking questions, discussing how poles enhance their outdoor experiences and help them achieve their goals. Please check it out and click the LIKE button to enjoy:  FaceBook Page for Pole Walkers

Save your Knees: Hiking Tip for Steep Terrain

Watch where you step!  How many times have you heard this?  When hiking, optimal foot placement can save a tweaked or strained ankle and it can significantly improve your performance.   This post is about a technique we teach on the trail (OTT) called the Side-Wide.  It’s especially useful for steep steps or obstacles. When you […]

POLES Bacronym

September 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Poles

P O L E S:  Performance On Legs,  Extra Stability From Wikipedia:  A backronym or bacronym is a phrase constructed after the fact to make an existing word or words match an acronym. A backronym or bacronym is a phrase constructed after the fact to make an existing word or words match an acronym