The most common age range for starting work with me is mid-decade of the 30s.
Because the 30s are a massive transition in life stage, family development and decision-making, career change/growth. It’s where a lot of people start feeling postural, habitual, athletic, emotional and/or stress related repetitive patterning symptomology, and these often start to emerge in a really an impactful way.
So while it’s hard to generalize how a workout shifts in this decade, some things I see in my work include:
* entering the decade pursuing what I would call “goal-oriented fitness programming” (aka, running a marathon or doing a “21 day program”), but leaving the decade with a program that I would call “realism-oriented fitness programming” (aka, I’m physically tired from caring for my sick child last night, so I’m going to do a yoga tonight).
* entering the decade by mentally “pushing through” but leaving the decade with some “body sustainability” tools, such as Yamuna Body Rolling, that help you maintain your activity levels in your body rather than your brain
* entering the decade with abundant energy and leaving the decade with tools to manage energy level peaks and valleys due to stress/hormone shifts/increased physical and career/financial responsibilities. That could include options such as adding yin yoga once a week to lower cortisol if you have a stressful job or are care-giving for parents or children.
* if the 30s are a decade of children, doing some pre-and/or post-pregnancy work with a practitioner (like me!) to assess and manage postural and muscular changes. For example, the pelvic floor or diastis recti specific work. Or more broadly, upper body postural corrective exercises to counteract the demands of carrying a baby.
* entering the decade with just the right amount of stress and leaving the decade with always having a few too many things on the go! We generally need to reassess a workout program as a whole to ensure its not actually adding stress to your body. So there’s no reason you can’t keep running or spinning or anything else you love, but can be helpful to check in with a holistic exercise specialist (like me!) to see if your program makes sense in a bigger context. The answer might be yes. The answer might be yes with some additive balancing work.
* leaving the decade with some “aches and pains”. These can almost always be adjusted by working with a skilled practitioner to reduce muscle compensations and tightness (earned by living or a desk job or a marathon habit), and activate some dormant/lazy muscles. And then you can continue living in an easy body into your 40s/50s and beyond.
If any of this resonates, and you would like a program update for this decade of your life, text me at 514-804-0504.