Beth Shaw

The Spirit of Yoga
E-RYT, BS, CMT, is the president and founder of YogaFit. She has been showcased in numerous fitness magazines and shows including Oprah's O magazine, Time, CNN, NBC and more. Shaw is an animal rights activist and the innovative educator and entrepreneur responsible for more than 30 DVDs and CDs.
July 1 2014
Yoga inherently acts as a powerful medicine for the mind. This is why yoga is so good for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)... View More
Oct. 2 2013
The ancient practice of meditation is as integral to yoga as the poses, with the same intention: not to tune-out, but to tune-in to a frequency long forgotten, or perhaps undiscovered. Meditation is about... View More
Aug. 1 2011
In this millennium, webelieve the companies that are sociallyresponsible will prosper from good will and goodkarma. Together we are changing the paradigm of whatit means to do good business -- really good... View More
June 22 2011
With how much time people spendsitting hunched over atdesks and computers or stuck intraffic on their commutesto and from work, it's no surprisewhen we see a clientwith poor posture. Not only does poorposture... View More
March 23 2011
Running and outdoor sports, while beneficial, leaves our bodies tight in many areas - usually the hamstrings, hips, quadriceps and calves. A good yoga practice can balance the body, bringing flexibility... View More
Jan. 31 2011
Yoga continues to be one of the fastest growing exercises in America, and the exercise science field is finally catching up with the growing trend of yoga as a great form of functional fitness. We are... View More
Jan. 31 2011
Do you know what Zumba is? Do you have an online site that offers support to your clients? Do you offer a nutrition element in your training? Are you planning to add any of these to your repertoire? Do... View More
Dec. 7 2010
Daily YOGA for stress POSTURES You and your clients can take all of these postures out of the gym and use any time of year. Chest Expansion Great for good posture, anti-aging, mood elevating and expanding.... View More
Dec. 2 2010
Long hours, deadlines, finances, politics, personalities and confinement – let's face it: Work is stressful. Most employees deal with their stress with a break of some kind and usually not a healthy... View More
Oct. 10 2010
A slowdown in attendance only makes it all the more important that you pick up the pace on promoting your studio. Keep catering to your target market, but cast a wider net to capture a greater audience.... View More
Sept. 1 2010
Hot summer days call us to the water, and whether you are a casual dipper or serious swimmer, yoga can really help your strokes. Swimming, like any repetitive exercise, causes overuse in some muscle groups... View More
May 26 2010
Let's get real: We all know how to breathe since it's something that occurs automatically, spontaneously and naturally, so it seems silly to think that you can be instructed on how to breathe better, but... View More
March 15 2010
Swimming and yoga actually have a lot in common because both focus on breathing diaphragmatically (deeply from the middle body) and also moving the body in rhythm along with the breath. So a great way... View More
Feb. 3 2010
Whenit's official that a specific client is suffering from a true-bluehangover,integrating yoga into a workout can helpeasethe symptoms of a throbbing headache, excess fatigueandthe after-effects of dehydration,... View More
April 27 2009
Whether you’re teaching 40 health club members or 400 conference attendees, seek to include and inspire in your yoga group classes. Personally, I never bring notes, and I rarely write an outline.... View More
April 27 2009
Over the last few years, one-on-one personal training has solidifi ed its spot as a popular service in the middle and upper income groups. During that same time, the profession of personal training has... View More
Feb. 10 2009
A great reference for those of us who don't specialize in yoga but want to use bits of it in our training repertoire, Beth Shaw's YogaFit features basic exercises, cuing on getting into the pose, holding... View More
Feb. 10 2009
A great reference for those of us who don't specialize in yoga but want to use bits of it in our training repertoire, Beth Shaw's YogaFit features basic exercises, cuing on getting into the pose, holding... View More
Aug. 21 2008
In personal training — or in any exercise, for that matter — it is crucial to avoid reaching a plateau in one's regimen. Your client has specifically sought out your expertise and has a certain... View More
Jan. 9 2008
Yoga is more popular that ever. Why? Yoga provides a total body workout that enhances strength, cardiovascular condition, balance and flexibility. It also enhances bodily awareness, increases physical... View More