The inSHAPE Fitness Show

The inSHAPE Fitness Show

Equipment-free workouts from the leaders in gym-free fitness! In business since 1997, inSHAPE and Coach Kim have worked with thousands of people of all ages, shapes and body types. We created www.inmotionworkouts.com so that you can design your own body-weight workouts, and you can reach us at www.bodyinshape.com, twitter: @inshapefitness, facebook: inshapefitnessnyc

Episodes

April 9, 2020 27 min
Will this public health crisis forever change the way that we take care of our bodies? Coach Kim hopes so and talks about the dream of quality of life movement after COVID19 abates! Will our love affair with gyms end? Hmmm...
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Regardless of where you live or how you normally exercise, COVID19 is going to change the way that you conduct your life. Breaking up physical fitness into small chunks that you fit into your now unusual day is important, and at the end of this extraordinary time, maybe we will all look at exercise in a new, more productive way.
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February 14, 2020 25 min
Starting with the story of Simone Biles, Coach Kim talks today about the benefits of launching the body off of the floor with both feet. And if you can't do that, she has a couple of ideas for you too.
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February 5, 2020 22 min
Leonardo daVinci was said to have developed a very basic form of a pedometer - humans have always yearned for data! But the use of technology has an uglier side when it becomes the focus of one's health. Coach Kim talks about this issue today and tells the story of the invention of the modern pedomter in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympics!
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This podcast is part I of a two-part series about how futile it is to start exercising rigorously without establishing a solid foundation for function beforehand. Coach Kim talks about the three type of foundations that she establishes and turns to habit formation and assessments. Next week we will get into the "stem cell" exercises that turn into the moves that establish these foundations.
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Join Coach Kim for an overview of several issues related to the concept of recovery! Yes, you need to push yourself, but your body also needs to recover. Armed with info from NASA scientist Dr. Joan Vernikos, the documentary Game Changers, and ultra-runner Scott Jurek, Coach Kim talks about how our sedentary bodies are particularly susceptible to damage!
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January 10, 2020 31 min
Coach Kim talks about a fascinating article in this month's Scientific American about the brain's need for exercise! She revisits one of her favorite stories about equestrian royals and mowing the lawn to help highlight the point that your brain and your body need to work together! Enjoy!
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December 31, 2019 28 min
Join Coach Kim for a short review of lots of fitness trends over the last ten years, some great (less focus on "workout sessions," some not so great (like the decline in life expectancy) and look ahead to 2020. Happy New Year from our team at inSHAPE Fitness!
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A recently published study gives us some good news about long distance running. Coach Kim talks about this data then takes you through THREE important principles of warming up the body before you head out! (see NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/well/move/marathon-running-may-be-good-for-your-knees.html)
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November 20, 2019 30 min
We spend so much time at the office, so all companies should offer programs that help employees stay healthy right? Well big companies do, but small companies struggle - so here are four tips for you to take control of your health at work on your own.
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November 6, 2019 41 min
Post NYC Marathon, runners and aspiring runners get so excited! The thrill of the day is so infectious, so today's podcast is about some of Coach Kim's favorite stories from the day, plus a review of a new study about the health benefits of running, and four tips for getting started with a running program.
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November 1, 2019 31 min
2019 is the 49th running of the New York City Marathon, and Coach Kim just happens to be one of the part-time coaches of the NYRR's charity Team for Kids group. This podcast is about the race course, last minute race tips, and more.
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Join Coach Kim for this podcast about jumping! Yes of course we marvel at the skill and joy we see in Simone Biles. She is such an inspiration. But jumping is a movement that most adults avoid all together. Learn why and how to incorporate other impactful movements into your fitness regimen.
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Interacting with Gravity is one of the eight key functional priorities around which Coach Kim designs all exercise programs. This podcast focuses on a couple of scientists and their work as well as gives you three helpful tips to improve your ability to interact with gravity (otherwise known as sitting down without using your hands)! Enjoy!
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October 11, 2019 26 min
In many parts of modern life, it seems that there may just be too many choices: too many salad dressings at the grocery story, too many running shoes, and yes, too many fitness options. In this podcast, Coach Kim talks about how American it is to have the freedom to choose, but also how FOUR key issues arise when we have too much choice.
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Join Coach Kim as she talks about the issue of balance and how sedentary humans are particularly vulnerable to risks associated with poor balance as they get older. With stories of a flamingo study and the Tarahumara Indians, this podcast is sure to get you standing on one leg in no time!
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It's marathon season in New York City, so Coach Kim talks today a little bit about everything related to running: training, the Tarahumara, and the 90-year old who just set a record for a 5K this summer!
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Just a century ago, people didn't "workout" at the gym. But as our waistlines have expanded, our adherence to the recommended guidelines for hitting the gym has not been successful. So why do we keep looking at exercise this way? Coach Kim looks back in history for this talk about how this phenomenon has evolved.
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September 11, 2019 23 min
The end of the summer shifts homeowners from cutting grass to raking leaves, and Coach Kim wanted to use this week to talk about how vital core strength is to all upper body movemont, and how the history of lawn care illustrates how useful a home activity can be in the sustainability of consumer health.
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The father of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, was a renegade in his own times, questioning widely accepted principles of health. Coach Kim describes how some of what we know about his work can help us tackle our big issues of health and fitness today.
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