Yoga Stretch with Hummingbird

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October 15, 2017


On Aug 5, 2017, I was in my backyard making a short stretch video clip for a senior client and was delightfully surprised by a very special visitor. Watch me demonstrate the Sphinx pose, a great basic yoga stretch for those 50+ who want to improve their posture and uplift their spirit. Look closely and you will see my new hummingbird friend. Wow, I needed this amazing spirit animal magic today!  

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New Class: InterPlay! (Non-competitive Play is Essential for Wellness)

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October 11, 2017


Relax, Laugh, and Come Alive in Community Through Play!

~Unshackle your Creative Expression, Free of Judgement and Full of Fun~

Join us to relieve stress, open your joy and creativity! You don’t even have to think of yourself as creative. You can easily learn that part with simple, incremental “forms” that lead us to movement and stories, silence and song, ease and amusement. In the process, we often discover wisdom in ourselves and in our communities. Stay light, go deep, whatever feels right to you. Introverts and Extroverts are welcome. 

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Happy 2017!

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January 2, 2017 |

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The new year is upon us, and I'm ready to get the 50+ fitness training rolling! I hope you'll hop aboard and join us for some fun and healthful movement to start your year off right. I offer classes for all fitness levels so everyone is welcome. If you're not sure which class is right for you, I am available to discuss personal needs and give my recommendations for where to start. We are an upbeat, friendly group of boomers and seniors, so if you are looking for supportive, moderate fitness and caring connections, you've come to the right place. Click on this post if you want to see some of our 2016 end-of-the-year photos that we took during December. Hope to see you in one of my upcoming classes!

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Happy Halloween from Incognito Youthful Heart

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October 1, 2016


I love Halloween because Youthful Hearts of all ages are often more willing to dress up and PLAY. A little bit of play can go a long way toward boosting our happiness and improving our health. Play is the purest form of joy and is essential for problem solving, harmonious relationships and creativity. We don’t lose the need for imaginativeness and amusement as we grow up. However, like other important lifestyle habits, we must consciously choose to make PLAY an ongoing practice. Make it a top priority to frequently participate in activities that help you to experience pleasurable, fun and purposeless play. Here's a video of me having some fun for All Hallow's Eve.

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Video: Happiness Goes Viral

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August 17, 2016


From Youtube: "What is it about laughter that's contagious? Sometimes you just can't stop from smiling when you hear or see it. Last September, an elderly couple from Iowa infused the internet with laughter and joy. Their random act of happiness at Mayo Clinic hit You Tube and made more than 6 million people smile. And that, say Francis and Marlow Cowan, is what keeps them young"

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My 53rd Birthday!

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July 27, 2016


I had an absolutely FABULOUS 53th birthday yesterday! Another trip around the sun, another notch in the wood...as "they" say. Wa-hoo! Wow...look at these gifts I received!

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Youthful Hearts in Northbay BIZ Magazine

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April 1, 2016


I am delighted to have an article about my Youthful Hearts Fitness Program in this month's issue of Northbay Biz Magazine. Thanks Bonnie Durrance for a lovely interview and write-up. :-) They have just posted the online version...

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Getting Up and Down From Floor Video #14

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March 27, 2016


One of my favorite functional exercises  (and, in my opinion, the most important to practice DAILY!) is getting up and down from the floor. Don’t wait until you fall down to try and work out how to get up. If you practice getting up and down from the floor once a week, you might be surprised at how easily you can get up. Watch this video and notice how many different ways my beautiful Youthful Hearts class members do this. :-) 

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After 50 Movement, Poetry for the Soul

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January 25, 2015


Movement is my favorite natural medicine and therapy. I love many forms of uplifting movement including dance, play, exercise, walking, and stretching. Even when I'm sitting for awhile, I'm always shifting and moving around. I feel so much more alive and open when I do. Expressive dance is one of my passions. It puts me in touch with my inner wisdom and helps me open a channel to higher wisdom as well. Some of my best insights and creative ideas have come to me shortly after free-form dancing or playing without purpose. Here's a poem I wrote at the end of a wonderful day of play and dance. I hope it inspires you to get up and do something you love to do! Blessings to you.

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I See Something In You

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November 7, 2014


The world champion of Toastmasters 2014 Public Speaking Competition really touched me with this most beautiful presentation. His uplifting words are at times playfully humorous and very profound. Watching this 7 minutes video is well worth your time. Important message for seniors, boomers and ALL AGES! Life can be kind to us, but it also sometimes tears us apart on the inside, and we may forget how unique and special we each are. Can we put ourselves back together?
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Youthful Hearts Line Dancing Video

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June 12, 2014


Here's a video snippet of one of my  line dance classes held at the Margaret Todd Center on June 12, 2014. The dance we're doing in this video is a beginner level dance called Sunshine Express. Line Dancing is still one of my favorite ways to exercise. It works the mind and body and is uplifting for the heart and spirit.

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Warm Holiday Hugs

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December 18, 2013


It's that time of year...my Youthful Hearts Classes are in the holiday spirit at the Margaret Todd Senior Center! Sending warm winter hugs to you all!  ♥ Here are some of our 2013 holiday class photos. I'm so blessed to work with such vivacious groups!

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Youthful Hearts Thanksgiving Surprise

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November 18, 2013


I have no classes in Novato next week, so I got to start my Thanksgiving celebration early today. My Fit and Fun gals showed up today donning aprons. They presented me with a cornucopia of autumn harvest treats and a hand painted apron that they all autographed in brightly colored acrylic paints. Just beautiful! They are so good to me. (They also brought rolling pins and a couple of turkey basters to use as exercise equipment. What a hoot!) Love to you all for your zestful living! Happy  Thanksgiving everyone! Here are a couple of photos to capture this unexpected treat! 

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Dance Around the World

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August 24, 2013


I LOVE to dance. How about you? Dance is one of my favorite art forms, and it's my #1 preferred way to exercise. Just put on some great music and start moving. Anyone can do it-- no choreographed steps required! Dance is a universal language and one of the best ways we can express ourselves. It's a great stress reliever and burns calories while we're having fun. Ever wonder what people around the world look like when they dance? Well Matt Harding did, and he traveled to the far corners of the globe to find out and dance with many different people. This awesome video follows his moves.  

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My 50th Birthday!

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July 30, 2013


I'm so lucky and grateful to have many wonderful people in my life! All week long, I've been celebrating a major milestone of my life: TURNING 50! For over 19 years I've been teaching fitness programs geared toward boomers and seniors, and I'm finally qualified to take my own classes. Woo-hoo! My class members surprised me with lots of birthday merriment on my actual birthday. They wanted me to feel special for joining their elite club (I do!), and what fun it all was and still is. I had "Happy Birthday" sung to me so many times that I lost count. Then over the weekend I spent time with dear family and friends, and we went on a couple of excursions that I'll never forgot.  I guess turning the big five-o ain't so bad after all. Here are a few photos from my fabulous birthday week.

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Video: Amazing 70+ Man Demonstrates How to Live Longer!

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April 21, 2013 |

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If you're bored in retirement, or want to live longer, take a lesson from this guy! He's not your average retiree. What Stephen Jepson is able to do is amazing--time to get moving!

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Video by Jeanette Logan: Let’s Play!

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April 1, 2013 |

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In my latest home movie are my frolicking young friends, Abby, Imelda and Elizabeth, and I with a very important Easter message. Life is meant to be loved and enjoyed, no matter what your age! HAVE FUN. There are so many good reasons to PLAY!  

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Easter Bunny Friends, 55+ and Gorgeous!

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March 31, 2013 |

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My "Fit and Fun After 50" class at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato, Ca is a lively and playful group.  The Thursday before Easter many of the class members showed up wearing bunny ears! Teresa Ehteshami, the Recreation Coordinator, took a wonderful photo of our group which I've included here to spread some springtime joy. Happy Easter and/or Passover from me and my gorgeous bunny friends! Wishing you all beautiful blossoming in your garden and your life. ♥♥♥  

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Video Trailer: Seriously! A movie about Play!

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March 6, 2013 |

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I'm happy to share info about a Kickstarter* project that I'm supporting whole heartedly. "SERIOUSLY! The future depends on play" is an hour long creative documentary by Gwen Gordon that shines a bright light on the vital importance of play to our health, happiness, and the future of life itself! It provides inspiring and irrefutable evidence of play's vital importance in every part of our lives. It shares powerful stories of play healing trauma, reducing crime, resolving conflicts, finding ingenious solutions to seemingly intractable problems, and making life worth living (to name just a few.) Watch the movie trailer here.

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Shanghai World Expo Closing Ceremony

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February 6, 2013 |

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For your entertainment and delight, here's a peek at a stunning chinese extravaganza that has elements of opera, musical concert, dance and fashion all rolled into one! I have the utmost respect for the athletic and artistic skill of the performers. This is one theatrical experience that I would love to see live! Hope you enjoy the show. 

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Special Thanks to Youthful Hearts

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November 14, 2012 |

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Tune in, turn on, tune up your body, mind and spirit after 50! Here's a 2012 Thanksgiving message for all of my awesome Youthful Hearts Class members:

Dear Youthful Heart,

Exercising with you each week is one of the highlights of my life. Truly, I am rich beyond measure. I deeply appreciate you for your gifts of joy, openness,willingness, com [...]

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Youthful Hearts Halloween Fun 2012

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October 31, 2012 |

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Halloween is typically a playful time for children, but our Youthful Hearts class members know how to have fun too! I love celebrating this creatively expressive holiday with those young at heart...from age 2 to 94! Here are photos from my Halloween 2012 spent with some of my favorite seniors, boomers and children! By the way, some of us wore orange and black to also celebrate the Giants' World Series Win! Go Giants!!!

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Comedy Video: Senior Olympic Synchronized Swimming

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September 16, 2012 |

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I borrowed this senior comedy video from a website called Big Geek Daddy. It's hilarious entertainment and I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch it. Remember...laughter is the best medicine! "It's another funny skit from a retirement home showing that just because you get old doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun. I hope these senior swimmers won a Gold Medal for this outstanding performance!"

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Happy Birthday to my Dad!

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June 11, 2012 |

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I had a blast making this birthday celebration film in honor of my dad for his 74th birthday. He's worked hard all his life to provide for his family and I want him to know how loved and appreciated he is. Also, I want to give special thanks to all of the wonderful, playful Youthful Hearts and others awesome people who starred in this movie. May all of your birthdays be happy. Here's to fun and joy in life for all of us, no matter what our age! 

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Youthful Hearts Line Dancing: Seniors Spring Fling Video

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May 9, 2012 |

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Watch a line dance video excerpt from our 2012 Seniors Spring Fling at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato, CA, presented to raise money for the Novato Senior Citizens Club. Wonderful mix of ages represented here: Boomers and Seniors dancing together for a good cause! All of the dancers are from my Youthful Hearts Line Dancing Class that meets on Thursdays at 12:35pm at Margaret Todd. Come join the fun--all levels are welcome!

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Happy Birthday to my very own MOM!

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April 11, 2012 |

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I've made a special movie today for my mom Rose (one of my favorite seniors!) in honor of her 69th birthday. It stars many radiant people, including some of my awesome Youthful Hearts class members. Thanks to everyone who helped me with this movie. From my heart to yours...hope you enjoy! May all your birthdays be happy!

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When Exercise Is Fun, We WANT To Do It! Here’s Proof.

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March 30, 2012 |

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This post includes a video of a set of stairs, adjacent to a moving escalator next to it .... both of which lead to the same spot on the floor of the upper level. At first no one took the stairs, almost 97% of the people took the escalator. Okay. I think that could be a normal expected result.

Then a group of engineers got together, and decided they wanted to change the percentage around.

Watch this cool video to notice what these scientists did. Clever. And now they have reversed the percentages, as a whopping 66% more people take the stairs, than ride the escalator.  This study of exercise psychology is amazing!

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Video: You’re Only As Young As You Feel

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October 13, 2011 |

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An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They've been married for 62 years and he'll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance.  We are only as old as we feel; our attitudes largely affect how we age.  Enjoy! This adorable couple certainly does.

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Meet Johanna: Senior, Line Dancer & Skydiver

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September 1, 2011 |

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My jaw dropped recently when one of my line dancing class members,  Johanna de Bruin, told me about her recent skydiving experience. She said that she saw someone on TV skydiving once and ever since then she has wanted to do it. She was beside herself when a friend of hers told her about SkyDance, a premiere Skydiving Training Center located in Davis, California. Johanna immediately called them to schedule a tandem skydive. She was over the top with her excitement! Oh, and by the way, Johanna is eighty years old. Wa-hoo! Check out these photos!

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