Quick Upper Body Stretch Routine to Work Out the Kinks. Easy, Effective Exercises for Tension Relief.

Is your upper body feeling tight, tense, or out of whack? Press play on this quick Upper Body Stretch exercise video and work out the kinks.

Upper Body Stretch Routine

Upper Body Stretch Routine

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Hi Friends!

Have you been feeling tight, tense, and out of sorts? Has your posture gone down the drain and are you looking like the Hunchback of Noter Dame? You just wish someone would give your Upper Body good massage and work out the kinks in your neck, arms, and shoulders. Well you’re in luck: it doesn’t take much time to feel better fast and I’ve got an Upper Body Stretch that will help.

Press play on this quick, 8 minute, Upper Body Stretch video. This video is safe for all levels and can be done anywhere for relief from tight, tense, Upper Body muscles.  These exercises are designed to help your Upper Body stretch and regain mobility, flexibility, and health. Tight upper body muscles can cause postural imbalances, affect your performance, and create pain. But taking a few minutes to perform simple Upper Body Stretch exercises can make a powerful difference in how you stand and feel!

In this Upper Body Stretch video, you will perform basic yoga stretching exercises for your shoulders, back, chest, triceps, biceps, forearms, wrists, and lower back. This video can be done at home, at a gym, or while traveling. It’s a good choice after a long work day or when you are under a lot of stress.

As always, please check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Honor your body and move mindfully when practicing this or any other workout.

Upper Body Stretch Routine. Easy, Effective Exercises for Tension Relief.

You did it! How do you feel? Let me know what you thought of this Upper Body Stretch video in the comments below. I hope it helps you have better posture, work out tight muscles, and feel better.

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With love and squats,
Caroline

My mission is to empower feel good fitness inside and out. I am here to be of service in your wellness and help you get your mind, body, and spirit in shape so you can love your life. Lets work together and live well. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com 

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.

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Ballet Feet Exercises. Build Better Feet, Posture, and Balance.

Ballet Feet Exercises

Ballet Feet Exercises

Ballet Feet Exercises

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Hi Friends!

I’m excited to share some fun Ballet Feet Exercises with you! You might already know, I grew up dancing ballet. I started at age 3 and trained with the Royal Academy of Ballet School until age 18. My dance training was rigorous with class every day and rehearsals on the weekends. There were exams every year, where we wore black leotards with pink tights and performed to graduate up a level in front of a strict British Ballet mistress. During the summer I would attend dance camps and intensives, where I’d meet new friends and work on new techniques. My childhood room walls were plastered with photos of prima ballerinas and I’d watch dance videos to get inspired by their incredible skills. My world revolved around ballet and and Nutcrackers. I loved everything about Ballet: the discipline, grace, dedication, passion, expression, and art of it.

After graduating from highschool, I attended college at UCDavis, where I majored in Dance and continued to pursue my passion for movement. In college I branched out  into Jazz, Hip hop, Modern (I loved Paul Taylor technique). It was so much fun. To graduate with your Bachelors in Dance, I had one year to choreograph a thesis piece from start to finish. I auditioned dancers, designed the set, planned the lighting, sourced the music, and put together a concept for a piece that had meaning to me. What was my graduating thesis piece  about? The power and strength of the feminine. My piece was choreographed around the beauty of being a woman and each move honored the incredible and divine dimensions of the feminine. It was called, “Inherently Devine” and it is something I am so proud to have created in my life.

My life has since moved on from dance, but my heart will always be with it. You know what they say: you can take a dancer out of the dance, but you can never take the dance out of the dancer. My ballet roots come with me everywhere and have shaped me into the woman I am today.

These Ballet feet and barre exercises are the same moves we did daily in class to prepare our body for dance. We would start our day with these exercises to warm up the feet and spine for movement.  A few months ago I had a craving to return to my Ballet roots and get back into the dance training that I did growing up. But when I was looking on Youtube to find a good ballet class warm up video I couldn’t find one! So I decided that it needed to be created, filmed, and shared so that others could benefit from Ballet Feet Exercises. Performing these exercises feels so good! And helps the body stay mobile, graceful, and strong.

This Ballet Feet exercise video will help you build strong feet, better posture, and balance. In this free Ballet class inspired video, I will guide you through a sequence of Ballet Feet warm up exercises. These dance training moves are often used as a warm up before ballet class to prepare the body for movement. With these ballet feet exercises you will work your toes, arches, feet, ankles, legs, hips, butt, core, and spine. This video routine will help you improve your posture to feel taller, longer, and beautiful like a ballerina! Ready to get started? Put your hair in a Ballet bun and press play now!

Ballet Feet Exercises

Ballet Feet Exercises

This Ballet Feet Exercises and Posture video is super unique and different – I want to hear what you think! Do you like it? How does your body feel? Do you want more?! Let me know in the comments below. I hope these Ballet Feet Exercises help you in feeling your very best.

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Here’s to you and keeping your wrists happy and healthy for life.

Love,
Caroline

My mission is to empower feel good fitness inside and out. I am here to be of service in your wellness and help you get your mind, body, and spirit in shape so you can love your life. Lets work together and live well. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com 

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.

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Cycle For Survival 2017 Music Playlist. A Spin Class That Gives Back

Cycle For Survival

Cycle For Survival

Cycle for Survival Teaching Playlist

Cycle for Survival Playlist

Hi Friends!

Have you ever done a workout that gives back? They are so much fun! Get fit while you make a positive impact – it doesn’t get any sweeter than that.

This past weekend I joined EQUINOX and some of my #fitfam to teach for and participate in Cycle For Survival in San Francisco. It was my 7th year teaching for this incredible cause that raises money for rare cancers through a fun indoor cycling class. Did you know that About 50 percent of people with cancer have a rare cancer?? Rare cancers include brain, pancreatic, ovarian, stomach, all types of pediatric cancers, and many others. Even though they account for about half of all cancer diagnoses when combined, research on many rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options.

But the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center—the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center—is committed to changing that reality. And thanks to events like Cycle For Survival, have been able to make a POWERFUL impact in the fight against rare cancers. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of participants, donors, and supporters, Cycle for Survival has raised $126 million for rare cancer research, and funded 100+ clinical trials and research studies.

Teaching at Cycle for Survival means more to me every year. I am honored to have been able to teach for this very special cause and inspired by EVERYONE who continues to cycle, sweat, support, and give back. We will keep cycling till we find a cure. You can join the battle with us here: Http://www.cycleforsurvival.org/

I wanted to share my teaching playlist from my hour of the ride. I mixed it up this year and put together a flavorful combination of 90’s throwbacks and feel good songs that make you smile while you sweat. The theme for my ride was: “Ride for the joy of moving. Ride for the joy of living. Ride for the joy of loving.” 

And we did just that on February 11th in SF. We rode with heart and so much LOVE. Thank you for having me San Francisco!! You were awesome out there! I hope this playlist lifts you up and reminds you to move for the joy of it in your life.

Cycle For Survival

Cycle For Survival

Cycle For Survival 2017 Playlist

And just so you can ride with us in spirit, here’s a little clip from Cycle For Survival 2017:

Till we find a cure – I am putting positive energy and love out there to you.

Caroline

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Help for Wrist Pain. Feel Better Fast With These Exercises.

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Do you struggle with wrist pain? UGH. Not fun.

You start your work day with energy but your wrists don’t seem to be up for all the typing. As the keys click a dull ache starts to build and soon you have to take a break from the keyboard.  But you have work to do! And projects to finish! And people to text! Not to mention you are totally winning in Candy Crush. What can you do to get your wrists back to full force?

Pause for a few minutes and take a break. I have something that can help you feel better fast.

If you struggle with wrist pain, trust me: I know how you feel. I had terrible wrist pain when I was in the final stages of publishing my first book. 276 pages of words and edits were not the best for my wrists. By the last draft, my wrists hurt so much I could hardly type. I was determined to find a solution. Good thing movement is be medicine! I discovered several stretches and exercises that helped alleviate my wrist pain. I want to share these helpful movements with you so that you and your wrists can feel better.

Symptoms of wrist pain can range from a dull ache to pins and needles, swelling, disfigurement, and tenderness depending on the issue. There are several reasons behind wrist pain, some from a direct injury others from more serious conditions. The most common cause of wrist pain that I see with clients is repetitive stress. Too much time spent on tech typing, swiping, and holding on to stress can cause your wrists to become tight, tense, immobile, and inflamed. Your wrists work hard everyday and sometimes they pay the consequences.

But don’t worry! Pain isn’t permanent! And you can take action to help yourself get rid of wrist pain and feel better (without having to give up your computer).

Help for Wrist Pain

There are several exercises for wrist pain that can help and these will vary depending on the issue.  I want to teach you a few simple techniques that you can use to get rid of wrist pain, keep your hands injury free, and perform well. Everyone’s wrists are unique and building an awareness of how yours function will help you create personal hand care program.

The video resources below can help you gain relief from wrist pain symptoms by helping to decrease inflammation and ease tension in the muscles in the hands, wrists, and arms. These techniques will help you if you suffer from: carpal tunnel, wrist pain, arthritis, tendonitis, or other hand related pain problems.

As always, you will want to check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure these wrist pain exercises are right for you. Move mindfully and listen to your body. If an exercise causes more wrist pain, stop immediately.

Ready to get started? Take a deep breath, step away from the tech, and press play now!

Fix Wrist Pain With These Exercises. Stretching Routine for Relief

This routine focuses on opening up the wrists and stretching your muscles in a different way than when you type or use your mouse. You’ll perform wrist extension and flexion, thumb flexion/extension, hand and finger glides, and other gentle stretches in this video.These stretches will help to increase range of motion in the hands, fingers, and wrists. If you don’t have time for the whole routine, do one or two exercises that feel best to you. Repeat the exercises as many times as feels comfortable.

 

Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow Self Massage Routine

The above wrist pain and forearm foam rolling sequence is simple, effective, and can be performed in the office, at home, at a gym, or while traveling. These exercises are designed to help ease pain in the hands, forearms, and wrists, aid in proper movement patterns, and improve performance. Repeat these wrist pain self massage exercises as many times as needed for maximum relief.

In this forearm and wrist massage video you will use yoga tune up therapy balls to relieve pain in the wrist and hand muscles. You can get your own set of yoga tune up balls here.

Remember: the feel of the yoga tune up balls and intensity of the self-massage should be properly geared to the age, comfort, and fitness level of your body. You control the intensity with your own body weight.

Hand Massage exercise video for quick effective pain relief

This is one of my favorite hand and wrist self massage techniques. It’s amazing how effective and soothing it is for tension relief! In this video you will use mini super balls to relieve pain in the wrist and hand muscles. You can get your own set of superballs here.  I keep a superball at my work desk and fit hand rolling in throughout my day to keep my wrists and body happy.

You did it! How do you feel? Let me know in the comments below. I hope these wrist stretching and self massage videos can be helpful resources to you in getting rid of wrist pain and feeling your very best. Bookmark and save this page for those work days where your wrists need some typing T.L.C. You’ll notice that by simply taking a few minutes to give love to your wrists, you’ll feel better fast.

If you liked these videos, please hit LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my channel for more content to help you feel your best. And if you know someone who could benefit from this post, please share it with them. Everyone deserves to feel good and live in health.

Here’s to you and keeping your wrists happy and healthy for life.

Love,
Caroline

My mission is to empower feel good fitness inside and out. I am here to be of service in your wellness and help you get your mind, body, and spirit in shape so you can love your life. Lets work together and live well. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com 

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.

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Pilates Butt Lift Workout. Give Your Booty a Boost in 10 Minutes

Press play and join me for a fun, feel good pilates butt lift workout! Give your booty and mood a boost in 10 minutes!

Pilates Butt Lift Workout

Pilates Butt Lift Workout

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Take 10 minutes out of your day to boost your booty with me! This pilates butt lift workout will sculpt your hottest ASSet and make your body feel fabulous fast. The pilates exercises in this video work your butt from all angles. You will strengthen your glutes, hips and outer thighs, as well as increase your range of motion and flexibility.

This workout is no-impact and low impact. All you will need is a yoga mat to get started. For those of you who are recovering from a foot, ankle, or lower leg injury, this exercise video is also a great option for you. Ready to boost your booty?! Press play and lets lift your butt UP!

pilates butt lift

Pilates Butt Lift Workout. Give Your Booty a Boost in 10 Minutes

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As always, check with a doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Honor your body, move mindfully, and make the challenge feel amazing!

You DID it! How do you feel?

Let me know how your body (and BOOTY) feels after you try this pilates butt lift workout video in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you and your booty muscles. As always, if you liked this video, please hit LIKE, SUBSCRIBE to my channeland share it with your friends! Your support means the world and helps me continue to create feel good fitness videos.

Thanks for being a part of my positive community, I love sharing workouts with you! Stay strong and keep smiling my friends.

Love,

Caroline

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What is My Theme for 2017? Healing.

I set an intention with a “theme” for each New Year. I believe this sets a strong, powerful intention for a desired outcome and allows you to stay consistent in taking action towards a year congruent with that theme. 2012 (“The Year of Self Love”) and 2013 (“The Year of Yes”) have been favorites so far.

What’s my theme for 2017?

Healing.

In the middle of 2016, I was sidelined with a serious foot injury that took me out of my life. Up until that point I was happy running around San Francisco doing as much as possible all at the same time. But this? This was a big large stop sign. It forced me to sit, feel, deal, and re-evaluate things. The only way out was through. I had a choice: shut it out and wallow in self pity, or open up and receive it.

I chose to open.

When you can’t go out, you go within. The journey has been everything (#allthefeels) and despite all the not so fun parts, I feel more alive than ever before. It has been one of the most transformative times of my life.

I’ve been thinking a lot about healing. Each one of us has trauma to heal, loss to mourn, hurts to forgive, or pain to let go of. Sometimes our pain manifests in the physical self and other times it takes form in ways that are not so obvious. As hard as it’s been, I am so grateful my foot pressed pause on my life and asked me to look at how I was moving through it. I needed to slow down, to work on myself, to heal past hurts that prevented me from being my best.

Moving into 2017 the journey continues. I am not in a rush, healing takes time (and I’m pretty sure it’s something that is never really done). Taking the time to generously nourish the body, mind, and spirit is one incredibly hard yet rewarding process. But the cool part? You FEEL results. From all of your efforts, you experience lightness, freedom, and expansiveness in your life and heart.

The process begins with one simple move: opening to what is. The photo above is how I feel going into 2017, empowered from my results and open to receive whatever the Universe has for me next. I believe life gives us great challenges to remind us that we’re alive (what a gift!) and that there is pleasure, and joy, and beauty, and so much room to expand into. And that yes, this journey, this life, is worth it.

 

All we have to do is open up to what is. The rest will take care of itself.

What is your theme for 2017? Have you ever focused on healing your mind, body, spirit? What do you do to heal? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Thank you for being a part of my journey – here’s to a year full of healing.

With love and light,

Caroline

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40 Minute Intermediate Floor Barre Workout. Total Body Strength and Length.

Get moving with this 40 Minute Intermediate Floor Barre Workout. Feel good fitness for total body strength and length.

Floor Barre Workout

Floor Barre Workout

It’s a great day for a workout! Join me for this 40 minute intermediate floor barre exercise video and build total body strength and length.

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Hi Friends,

How are you? How’s your body feeling today? Want to boost your energy, improve your posture, get strong, and feel grounded? Then you should join me for this 40 minute intermediate total body floor barre workout. In this video you will move through a series of low-impact pilates and bodyweight strength training exercises that will lift your muscles and your mood for days. It’s a no-impact workout you can do anywhere. 

This floor barre workout video is especially designed for those of you who are looking for non-weight bearing, low impact exercise. It’s perfect if you are looking for:

  • A workout you can do in your home or apartment with little space
  • A workout video to stay in shape when traveling for work ( makes working out in your hotel room fun and motivating!)
  • A cross-training workout to balance high-impact workouts
  • A routine to help you shape and strengthen your abs, hips, butt, legs, and arms.
  • A exercise routine you can do on a sleepy sunday to help pull things together from the weekend and prepare for a strong week.
  • A low-impact exercise routine you can do when coming back from an injury (get the doctor’s permission first of course 🙂 )

I had a lot of fun filming this floor barre workout video for you – my abs felt the burn and my butt was sore for a few days in the best way. To get started all you need is a mat and YOU! Tighten up your pony tail (or man bun 😉 ) and press play now. 

40 Minute Intermediate Floor Barre Workout for Total Body Strength and Fitness

You did it! Great job! Let me know how you feel in the comments below! And if you liked this video, please HIT LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel. I work to create great content to help you get healthy and live happy. 

Im here to help you stay positive and active wherever life finds you. I hope this exercise video helps you find ways to move and feel good in your body. I believe in you and know you can do whatever you put your mind to. Here to cheer you on in all ways and always.

Love,

Caroline

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Feel Better After A Long Work Day With This Quick Exercise

Feel better after a long work day with this quick exercise.

long work day feel better

Feel better after a long work day

You stayed late in the office (again) and your feet drag as you move through your front door. The day was a blur of  non-stop projects, meetings, emails, and calls. You hadn’t expected another long work day, but feel positive about all of the progress made on your to-do list. You got so much accomplished! Except now your head hurts. And your body feels like it got hit by a truck.

Before you grab a glass of wine and turn on “The Bachelor”, try this quick exercise to help your body and mind feel better. This technique will help restore your energy and soothe tension in your feet, ankles, calves, hamstrings, hips, and lower back. Heck, it might even help you get rid of that headache. All it takes is a few minutes of self-care to feel better fast.

long work day massage

This exercise is commonly called “foot rolling” or foam rolling. To perform this exercise you will need one yoga tune up therapy ball or a tennis ball. A yoga tune up therapy ball works best because the grippy, rubber material that the ball is made of sticks to the skin. Especially welcome after a long work day, this exercise can be done any time, and almost anywhere. If you are free to take your shoes off when you sit at work, you can even keep a yoga tune up therapy ball under your desk and do impromptu rolling sessions while in the office.

Why does it work?

When you massage the soles of your feet, you loosen the starting point of a network of connective tissue that runs all the way up your back body to the crown of your head. Believe it or not, massaging your feet can loosen your calves, ankles, hips, lower back, and hamstrings. Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists posted a fascinating video from a human dissection showing the entire Superficial Back Line of fascia, connecting from the feet to just above the eyebrows. Watch this video and you will never feel the same about the distance between your head and your toes.

Before you begin this exercise, test your hamstring flexibility: Take your feet hip distance apart, bend your knees slightly, and bring your upper body down into a forward fold (standing hamstring stretch). Press down into your feet, lift your front thighs and straighten your legs. Roll your front upper thighs in, and widen across your hamstrings. Unless you can easily bring your palms to the floor, use yoga blocks (or books or a handy stair), to support your upper body. Make a mental note of how much length or tightness you feel in your hamstrings, hips, and back. Then carefully roll up from your forward bend.

To start: Remove your shoes and socks. Stand by wall or chair to hold on to for balance. Place the yoga tune up therapy ball under one foot and start to roll the sole of your foot over the tennis ball. Experiment with the amount of weight you can put into the ball and still have an intense, yet pleasant sensation. Drape your toes over the tennis ball and massage the backs of your toes. Then work your way down the sole of your foot, all the way back to your heel. Roll along the inner and outer arches. Move slowly and mindfully, only putting as much pressure down onto the ball as you feel comfortable with.

Keep rolling for at least two minutes, thats the minimum amount of time required to make a difference. It helps to set a timer or watch a clock. Once you’ve completely rolled one foot, move to your other foot.

After you’ve rolled both feet, re-test how your body feels by doing a second forward bend. You may be surprised to find that your hamstrings, hips, lower back, and calves feel longer and less tense. I demonstrate this foot rolling exercise sequence in the below video. Press play and follow along as I guide you through a 10 minute foot massage exercise sequence to feel better.

Feel better after a long work day with this quick foot massage exercise video

You know you are doing this exercise properly if afterwards you feel relief, release, ease of movement, or less tension. If you continue to roll your feet consistently, some of the “shock of the new” sensations will go away and it will become a pleasant massage habit you look forward to at the end of a long work day.  Always check with a doctor before starting this or any exercise routine. Listen to your body and if you feel pain stop immediately.

You’ll notice that by simply taking the time to roll out tight, tense foot muscles, you will ease tension in the entire body. This technique can become a healthy habit that can help you end long work days on a positive note. Bookmark this video routine to use while traveling or after long work days so that you can press play quickly and give your body some T.L.C. For more feel good yoga tune up therapy videos, check out this playlist.

If you liked this video, please hit LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my channel for more videos to help you feel your best. And if you know someone who could benefit from this post, please share it with them. Everyone deserves to feel good and live in health.

I hope this exercise helps you end long work days in a positive way. Let me know how you feel after trying this foot rolling technique by leaving me a comment below. I am here to help you feel good.

Here’s to working smarter and thriving in life.

Caroline

My mission is to empower feel good fitness inside and out. I am here to be of service in your wellness and help you get your mind, body, and spirit in shape so you can love your life. Lets work together and live well. Contact me at carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com 

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.

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How Arianna Huffington Ended Up In My Email Inbox.

How did Arianna Huffington end up in my email inbox? Here’s my story about my work in corporate wellness and where I’m going next.

Corporate Wellness

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“Arianna,

I hope this finds you healthy, happy, and thriving.

I have been following your work for years and find you to be one of the most inspiring, empowering, and incredible leaders.

My name is Caroline Jordan and I am a San Francisco based corporate wellness consultant, fitness professional, and community spokesperson. I believe that self-care is health care and that with the right support anyone can achieve their vision of living well and being successful. I work to help others create a life that feels good on the inside and to live every moment with wisdom, well-being, and gratitude.

Thrive changed my life in 2014, not only is it what I teach in my corporate wellness work today, but it’s what I live by. Little did I know, your book was the catalyst to push me in the direction of what ultimately is becoming my life’s work.

I’m reaching out to you as I’m aware of your new movement of Thrive Global and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to get involved in anyway possible while you’re looking at expansions into the Bay Area. (Be it now, or in the near future – we both know SF needs it). We all need support in learning how to take care of ourselves and live full, meaningful lives.

Would love the opportunity to connect with Thrive Global to learn more – would you or someone on your team in charge of local partnerships be free to connect this month? Let me know!

With gratitude,

Caroline”

“Many thanks for your email, Caroline. Our team is fully focused on our launch November 30th and I would love to discuss ways we can collaborate. Adding Margaux McGrath who can follow up when we’re live. And I would love for you to write on the site about your passion for wellness. Adding Rachel Stern, who oversees content for the site, to follow up. All the best, Arianna”

An email reply from Arianna is one that I’ll always cherish (in fact I may or may not have it printed out for view on my fridge…. Don’t judge!) . It served as an empowering reminder and an extra dose of encouragement to continue to be the change in helping others work smarter, beat burnout, get more sleep, and live well through my work.

So now I get to write for Arianna Huffington and contribute to Thrive Global! How did I get here? Well let me tell you…

I was raised in dance and fitness. My mother was a nurse full time and group fitness instructor on the side – I would go with her to take class growing up and got the opportunity to get certified and start teaching hi-lo aerobics when I was 15 (the 90’s were so fun). I continued teaching through high school, then went on to UCD where I majored in Dance while teaching full time, personal training, and student managing the Fitness + Wellness department. After college I moved to the “big city” of San Francisco to pursue working in fitness full time. My fitness career was blessed and full, but after a few years I completely burnt out – and this was the moment that helped launch me and my business into a powerful new path.

I pressed pause and went back to school in 2012 to earn my Health + Wellness Coach certification. Studying positive psychology and coaching lit a fire in me. I discovered my unique voice, gained expertise and skills, and was able to clearly define how to best to serve others in health. Not only did this process help me personally heal from burnout, it allowed me create a business inline with my own strengths and definition of success.

After my certification, I got my first real opportunity working as a corporate wellness consultant with Genentech helping them develop wellness initiatives, present programs, facilitate and manage events, and support the company in a healthier culture. From Genentech, my work began to take off, and I started working with other companies in the bay area like Google, Sephora, RMC water and Environment, Vista Equity, Credit Karma, ReedSmith, CalPERS, Hines, and more. The work came naturally and allowed me to use my coaching skills and wellness expertise to powerfully influence other’s health and wellbeing. I take pride in the fact that many of the wellness programs I contributed to ranked companies I worked with as Healthiest Companies in America.

Over the years, my work within corporate wellness has continued to grow and take me on adventures supporting others in health. Feedback from every workshop, presentation, and session affirms how much the work is needed, helpful, and appreciated. I believe personal well being drives professional well being, the healthier you are in your life the better you are in your work. The results are undeniable. Intentional corporate wellness programs work.

The only problem is, there are a lot of corporate wellness programs out there that don’t. Let me ask you a serious question: is your company culture healthy?

  • Do you have a “work wellness program” that no one knows about or knows how to access to benefit their health?
  • Do you or your co workers get sick all of the time or have colds that linger for weeks?
  • Do you or your colleagues make simple mistakes on projects due to lack of sleep, energy, or focus?
  • Do you have meetings just to have meetings and then lack time to focus on meaningful projects?
  • Do you or your colleagues suffer from neck, shoulder, upper back, lower back, hip, wrist, elbow, or eye tension from nonstop sitting or screen time?
  • Are there high sugar, processed, and heavy foods hidden in every work hallway, kitchen, and corner?
  • Are meetings so tightly scheduled that eating regular meals or taking brief movement breaks to stretch out desk aches impossible?
  • Are co-workers moody, reactive, overwhelmed, stressed, frazzled, or burnout?
  • Do work socializing events mostly involve  heavy meals, late nights, or lots of alcohol? 

If you answered yes to any of the above, chances are your work culture could use a healthy makeover. For many companies, wellness programs have become just another check in the box, which is why the return on their investment is miniscule. Many companies have corporate wellness programs in place, but until the work culture and environment supports health there will not be positive change. It’s not about going through the motions or having a wellness program just for show. It’s about taking action and helping build a corporate culture to be one that embraces a lifestyle of health.

The work within corporate wellness has only just begun to scratch the surface. Reducing burnout will require making fundamental changes to how we work, live, and approach performance. Change has to come from the top down, the bottom up, and in-between. The organization, management, and employees must all be on board for a healthier work life. This kind of culture change is hard, but not impossible. And it’s already happening. But there are millions who will pay a hefty health price for delay.

I am determined to create work that has a powerful impact. Getting sick from stress should not be an expected side effect life. Want to follow along as I write for Arianna Huffington? Follow my Thrive Global writer profile here or start by digging in with these juicy wellness articles:

I am proud to play a small part with Arianna Huffington and her remarkable team to educate and provide leadership in the health space.

I put my heart and soul into my corporate wellness programs and customize my services to benefit the unique needs of the company and the individuals within it.  If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to discuss ways we can work with together and improve the health of your company, contact me at: carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com

Here’s to working smarter and thriving in life.

Caroline

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Build stronger calves, shins, ankles, and feet with this no impact workout video that will get your lower legs feeling fabulous fast!

Calf Workout

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Hi Friends!

Everyone loves strong calves. They help you move and feel your best.

If you are looking to build stronger calves, shins, ankles, or feet, then this video is for you! Join me for a quick, effective, no impact calf strength workout video. This nine minute exercise routine will help you build lower leg strength without impact. For this workout, you will lie on your back and train your calf, shin, ankle, and foot muscles with a series of exercises. This routine is perfect if you are recovering from an injury and want to gradually build calf, ankle, foot, and shin strength safely. As always, please check with your doctor before starting this or any other exercise routine. Honor your body and move mindfully without pain!

All you will need to complete this calf workout is a mat and your body! Ready to get started? Roll out your exercise mat and press play!

I hope this calf, shin, ankle, and foot workout helps you build a stronger body and live your best life. I’m so grateful we get to share workouts online together! If you want more help in building a balanced body, my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough, has a lot of exercises that will help you. Check it out here! 

Let me know how your body feels after you try this workout video in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you and your calf muscles. As always, if you liked this video, please hit LIKE, subscribe to my channel, and share it with your friends! I’m always trying to build our positive community online and off. Your support means the world. Thanks for being the reason I LOVE creating new videos, you are the best.

Here’s to you and your strong, happy calf muscles.

Love,

Caroline

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