“I think I can do a push-up,” she announced. Within seconds she was down on the ground. Her push-ups were spectacular.
“When I was on the swim team, we used to do clapping push-ups,” I recalled. Back then, despite having biceps and shoulders the size of my face, I typically maxed out after two and a half to four pull-ups. Same thing for chin-ups. My clapping push-up record was not remarkably impressive either. On the floor of my friend’s living room, I decided to give them a go. Long before my hands could come together, I landed on my face. Before falling on her face, my friend’s ten-year-old roommate was able to clap her hands together.
|Bakasana, Somehow Easier than Clapping Push-Ups.|
Yoga selfies seem to be good for my stats. And so, I am recycling my 2 and a half
to 4 yoga selfies with little to no restraint.
|Nick at the Olympics, dressed in blue on your left. Note the convincing cauliflower ears.|
|Angry Monkey MMA|
By some great miracle, this retired yoga teacher (me), was able to bike her crackling hip joint across the city to meet Nick for a training session. Located close to St. Henri, at 3700 St. Patrick Street, Angry Monkey is a few steps South of the Lachine Canal, and just a little west of the Atwater Market. There is tons of parking for folks with cars. Some gym members like to roll enormous tires across the parking lot. Others do not.
|Parking Lot with Enormous Tire|
Spacious and phenomenally clean, Angry Monkey is fully equipped with a room for judo and group fitness classes. They also have a boxing ring and a more traditional work-out space consisting of weights, a pull-up bar, exercise balls and any other equipment you might need.
|The Judo/Fitness Class Room.|
|30 Minute Power Up Classes|
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Follow Angry Monkey on Twitter: @AngryMonkeyMMA (Justin Etheridge)
|Go, Nick, go!|
|Exuberant Bodhisattva on Facebook|
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