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Happy, healthy holidays to ALL! Just how do we assure that?

  The Holidays are often some of the most joy filled times of the year but along with the excitement, shared love of family and friends there is the stress, roller coaster emotions and of course, huge temptations. How does one prepare themselves physically and mentally for that which lies ahead? Being genuinely true to […]

Workouts on unstable surfaces really add “CORE” training.

  As I have grown older I can certainly appreciate the necessity for a strong core. Many people think of their core as their abdominal muscle group but in fact it encompasses our entire torso from front to sides to back. Joseph Pilates created a specific training method decades ago designed to strengthen the core […]

The summer heat is on!

  As the summer heat rises we automatically loose much more of our bodily water through participating in outdoor activities that naturally cause us to perspiration. Often people begin suffering from muscle cramps, especially at night, as our muscles are in rebuild and rejuvenate mode. As they rest they seek water, as does every bodily […]

Summertime: time for changing training routines & getting some fresh air!

    Routines can be just that routine. Our bodies are way too smart for us to settle into any one routine for more than a month or two. By that point, even if we are increasing weight regularly, the body has figured out the most efficient way to complete the exercises and has plateaued […]

Effective strategies for training when 55 and older.

    We are forever hearing differing opinions as to approaches for training the baby boomers. As I am among that population, I can tell you from personal experience what has worked for me. Each of us is unique of course, so please test the water and decide for yourself. Experimenting with different workouts is […]

Be the you, you came to be…It’s all you can really do IF you want to be happy!

  We humans are forever getting caught up in the belief that somehow, someway we are incomplete, we are flawed, we lack something in some way or, of course, we would have all that our heart desires. We would indeed be HAPPY. Right? Wrong! We often believe that once we have money, security, perfect health, […]

Do you love yourself enough to take excellent care of YOU?

  Fitness is but one small part of being a truly healthy individual. We are in a new and exciting era where we are remembering that we create our health through the thoughts we think first and foremost and then, through the choices we make in caring for ourselves. I encourage you to stop giving […]

Respect and awe create a healthy body, mind & spirit.

      So few people recognize the truly miraculous gift that it is to have a human body. Right? Most of us realize we are more than our bodies in that we have a soul or spirit that occupies the vessel we call a body but that’s where it ends. We tend to reside […]

Tips for caring for yourself through the Holidays.

  We are all aware, in some cases painfully so, of the stress the Holidays bring to our lives. Yet, it IS the most magical, love filled time of year.  Wouldn’t it be a shame to thwart any of the beauty of it with feelings of guilt, resentment or fear? Sadly, many of us do […]

It’s time to shake it up!

    There simply is no better time to rethink your fitness program then when the seasons change. This entire part of the planet is in the process of slowing down, pulling inward and rejuvenating. I have to admit to being partial to workouts that take me outside; nature has always had such an uplifting […]