5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

FREE CONTENT ALERT! After some encouragement from a friend to do my own guided body scan audio (instead of using commercial ones out there; THANK YOU Hina!), I've decided to bite the bullet and do the DAM thing! Here is my first stab at a 5 minute body scan, FREE for all! This is the … Continue reading 5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

mobility flow – free DIY anywhere, anytime!

Using Mobility training to WARM UP, COOL DOWN or to BOOST MOOD can improve the range of motion of our joints and muscles. It can assist in improving our posture. Mobility training can alleviate 'everyday' aches and pains as well as improve our body awareness. Lee-Ann Watanabe’s Mobility Flow Use as a Warm-Up, Use to Cool-Down, Use to … Continue reading mobility flow – free DIY anywhere, anytime!

motivation versus discipline?

Last week I ran an #instagram poll asking people whether they believed motivation or discipline played a bigger role in adherence to a wellness / fitness / nutrition program...DRUM ROLL please... discipline won with a 91% vs. 9% tally. I USED to believe that motivation was the most important thing when adhering to a wellness … Continue reading motivation versus discipline?

non scale victories

My 50-year old client did a 3 week check in. The scale didn't budge but the inches sure did! You see, there is much more to long term wellness than that fickle number on the scale. After all, your value as a person, your experiences, success and the vibe you bring to the world can't … Continue reading non scale victories

your vibe attracts your tribe

Over the years, my fitness business started shifting toward more mindset, less fat loss. Other coaches will tell you 10 pounds in 10 days is doable. Other trainers will say if you want it bad enough & work hard enough, you’ll be worthy. It’s not in my integrity, for what I teach-no drastic or extreme … Continue reading your vibe attracts your tribe

it's never the right time

This past weekend, I was excited to attend the Brookbush Institute Human Movement Science Corrective Exercise Lab; 16 hours of education built around assessment, mobility and integration of common dysfunction patterns we see in most clients across the board. 2020 has been filled with much of this - taking risks with exciting and yes, scary … Continue reading it's never the right time

be comfortable being uncomfortable

I have a list of mantras I've created with my clients over the years; a list I refer to as LAWisms. With over 20 years teaching, coaching and training experience, I have many lawisms. And no, I don't consider my way to be THE LAW; but the nickname stuck when my triathlon training buddy referred … Continue reading be comfortable being uncomfortable

can i exercise too much?

In this week's wellness Wednesday IG live mini training, I tackled a client question: can I exercise too much? Let's play Jeopardy, why don't we? Ken Jennings: Alex, I'll take Wellness Wednesday for $1,000 Alex: You got it Ken! This occurs when a person exceeds their body's ability to recover from strenuous exercise Ken Jennings: … Continue reading can i exercise too much?

are you a stressed mom with no time?

My baby sister had a kid and moved away to a new place where she didn’t know anyone or have any family. She’s got her #squad now, but dam, having a baby is work! Hiring a sitter wasn’t something she wanted, but she knew exercise would help with her emotional mood and mindset as she started this … Continue reading are you a stressed mom with no time?