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What is Moxie in Motion?

Moxie in Motion is born from the mind of Michelle Martonick whose ambition, as a personal trainer, is to help her clients get in touch with what drives them, empower them, educate them and help them connect with their own fierce determination — to put their Moxie into Motion. Whether you are taking your first steps towards better health, returning from an absence or are an established athlete, Michelle can take you to the next level with her holistic hands-on approach to motivation, movement and nutrition. Moxie in Motion is a community that shows that movement, nutrition, mindfulness, happiness and wellness are all intertwined.

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  • Moxie In Motion is hands down the best. Michelle has changed my body in so many ways. Not only will she kick your ass she is also the sweetest most kind person ever. She checks in daily and that is what so many people need like me. She really teaches you how to live healthy. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!!

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  • Michelle, just on personality alone, has the moxie to get you seriously motivated!  But add to that her deep fitness knowledge and strategies for weight loss and muscle-building, then you've really got a personal trainer you want to commit to. I certainly did, and I'm super happy with the results. Plus her kitchen skills and focus on nutrition helped me lock in what she was helping me achieve in the gym, and that really made the difference. Thanks, Moxie!

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  • I have nothing but great things to say about Michelle at Moxie in Motion. She is the first trainer I've worked with that actually seems to care about my health and physical results - and I have seen results. If I could, I would train with Michelle every day. She's shown me that working out doesn't have to be completely miserable. While she kicks my ass, I always have such a good time and I feel like I've not only gained an amazing trainer, but also a friend and support system. I highly, HIGHLY recommend anyone to Michelle who is looking for a trainer that uses encouragement and positivity to motivate their clients. And one that is willing to be so flexible in order to accommodate their needs! I truly love Michelle, and I truly love what she has done to my body! I have a booty! I get compliments all the time!

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I was trying to say everything in the video but it made it like 5 min long! 😜 (I’ll have to post it to YouTube).
. This is one of my favorite intro breath exercises because it’s so easy to learn, and whops a lot of impact. It’s called “Diaphragm Extensions”.
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. For many people, perpetual low grade stress (ala modern life) can lead to a shortened breathing pattern. In nature, when we were exposed to stresses (like a wild animal) our body has many physiological responses to prepare us to “fight or flight” - shorter breathing is one of these things.
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. In modern life we aren’t faced with lions or bears but rather constant low grade stresses like alarm clocks, traffic, bosses and bad diets 😝. But these constant small stressors can put us perpetually in a state of fight or flight and faster, shortened breath. (By shorter I mean not breathing as deeply into our lungs) Posture from sitting long hours also leads to shorter breath as our chest rounds forward and the muscles around our chest get tighter- including the diaphragm.
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. Overtime, the short breath & bad posture cause your diaphragm to become weak, tight or even inhibited.
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. This exercise helps you to reconnect with your deeper breathing and helps to engage and stretch your diaphragm in the process. Through continued practice (just like weightlifting) the diaphragm can regain strength and range of motion helping you to automatically breathe deeper even when you’re not thinking about it.
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WHY DOES BREATHING MATTER?
1) OXYGEN is your bodies main source of energy. With deeper breathes you move more oxygen in and around your body.
2) Your breathing is linked to your nervous system. Deep breathing aids in REST AND DIGEST. If you have digestive issues or sleep issues it’s quite possible your “rest and digest” is off. (More on that another time!).
THE EXERCISE:
- Lay on your back with a lightweight object on your belly.
- To a count of 4 breathe in, and a count of 4 breathe out, AIMING TO MAKE THE OBJECT RISE AS YOU BREATH IN AND FALL AS YOU BREATH OUT.
- Work to make your breaths match ea other in length.
-try to relax face and neck muscle and only use muscles from ribs to the pelvis to pull air in and push it out.
- As you become comfortable increase it to 5 sec, 6 sec etc....
- If you mess up just start over. 😮💨
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