NPI Research Review-Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesity

NPI Research Review-Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesityStudy correlates data on Facebook users' interests with obesity rates in cities and towns nationally and in New York City neighborhoodsBoston, Mass.—The higher the percentage of people in a city, town or neighborhood with Facebook interests suggesting a healthy, active lifestyle, the lower that area's obesity rate. At the same time, areas with a large percentage of Facebook users with television-related interests tend to have higher rates of obesity.

To Function or not to Function

 Functional Training:  To Function or Not to FunctionThe body is an extraordinary, unique piece of equipment.  It does anything a machine can do, but unlike a machine, it never shuts down completely.  If one thing is out of place or stops working, it will keep on going, one way or another.   


Let's get serious about tummy time with no sit ups or crunches. Finally, a workout that's genuinely fun. Summer is here and a waist is a terrible thing to waste. Workout while you still have the motivation of a bikini lurking. Wouldn't it be a pleaant surprise to have sore abs when you cough, laugh or sneeze? Once you CONTROL YOUR MIND, you can CONQUER YOUR BODY. Get Beachbody ready with a Beachbody program!  The Hip Hop Abs program really WORKS!  I enjoy teaching it but I enjoy the results even more. Shaun T hit another home run with this one.

Rules for eating to reduce body fat and build muscle:

I hear people complain about not getting the results they desire from the gym. They work out like demons and yet, they don't feel like they are reaping the rewards for all their hard work. This prompts me to ask them "What is your diet like?", and that's usually when I get the "I know, I can eat better" or "It's been good lately" or "I eat good". That's when I become a little more curious and I ask them to walk me through a typical daily meal plan.


Sometimes half the battle is getting here.... too the gym. Once your here, you are beating the other 80% who do nothing. You are already a winner.   

NESTA -- National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association -- CrossCore®

"The CrossCore180® is the best single piece of fitness equipment that I have used in the past 10 years." says John Spencer Ellis from NESTA.

Kids, Allergies and Weight

I read an interesting article and research on kids with allergies.  I was always under-weight as a kid.  I'm sure my knees were wider than my calfs and thighs. :)  I didn't have many food choices. Celery, lettuce, potatoes, broccoli, bread and meat were my standard foods. I was and still am allergic to well over 20 common foods. 

Another Day in Paradise!!

I went for a trail run on the bike for the Heartland Triathlon with my client.  It will be her first traithlon and she was nervous.  We met at 7:30 AM and rode 15 miles.  Her goal for the tri is one hour for the bike.  We did the 15 miles in 1 hour and 1 minute.  She is thrilled!  The tri is June 15 and I will be there encouraging her all the way!

Hey there!

Hey everyone!  I just found out that I passed my ACE Personal Training exam and I could not be more excited!  Last semester, I took a course called Principles of Personal Training, had the coolest professor, got some hands on experience, and learned a lot.  Right now, I am looking to start working at a gym, camp or health club in order to gain more experience and get into the fabulous world of fitness professionals!  

9 more days to Register-National Posture Institute Workshop San Diego State University June 7-8, 2013

9 more days to Register for NPI Workshop at San Diego State University (June 7-8). Attend NPI’s Resistance Training-Posture Correction CEC Workshop (CECs ACSM,NASM,NSCA, ACE, & CA Physical Therapy & more). Become a Certified Posture Specialist or Resistance Training Professional. Register:     
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