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How are you doing?

June is fast approaching and that means we are halfway through the year.  How are you doing with your new year's resolutions? Have you forgotten them? Do you feel like you have botched up and don't even want to try any more?  Don't give up and don't quit.  Take an hour or so and go to your favorite place and take another look at your goals. Are they attainable?  Are they realistic?  Are they specific?  Are they measurable? Do you know how you can put them into action today?

MEMORIAL DAY BLOW OUT.

 I realize we are all going to eat and drink more than we should this weekend. Me included. We have all earnt some time off this weekend. However do this to help minimize the damage. 1. Start your day with a high-protein, high-fiber breakfast each morning. This will keep you full for a long time and just hopefully you big out less the rest of the day.

yoga and the spinal twist

  The other day we got into a discussion about twists iin one of my classes.  (That does seem to be what drives this blog.... a question or just something interesting in class about which I find myself musing).  I do not intend to do a detailed anatomical analysis, or literature review of research on twists, but I would like to make some general points on why one might wish to do them, and what are some things to think about in practicing them. 

Pilates and Paddle Events Continue; June 15, 8-10am

 

National Posture Institute News: Vitamin D proven to boost energy -- from within the cells

National Posture Institute News: Vitamin D proven to boost energy -- from within the cells. Vitamin D is vital for making our muscles work efficiently and boosting energy levels, new research from Newcastle University has shown.  A study led by Dr. Sinha has shown that muscle function improves with Vitamin D supplements which are thought to enhance the activity of the mitochondria, the batteries of the cell.

Is breathing important when working out?

I have a lot of clients ask me this and I even remember thinking when I was a beginner that it really wasn't important.  I couldn't have been more wrong.  More and more research keeps coming in about the many benefits of deep breathing with the diaphram.  It has been proven to reduce blood pressure, reduce stress, work the core more, give much needed oxegen to the muscles, reduce soreness, and makes exercise more doable and enjoyable.  When lifting a heavy weight, that is the time to exhale either through the nose or mouth.  When releasing the weight that is

KEEP LOOKING GREAT!

Did you know that chronic high blood sugar levels age your body faster, inside and out? That is why overweight kids almost always look older. SUGAR IS THE ENEMY!!!!!!! 

The Promise of a Push

 I say "push yourself!" a lot.  I use it in every Spinning class I teach.  I use it in many personal training sessions with clients.  I even use it in regular everyday conversation with friends, family, and even strangers.  I do not say this to be cliché.  I say it because I believe in it, and I know that when you push yourself, amazing things can happen.  

Keys to Fitness

by Marc D Thompson Wellness is a tricky business. We are individuals and need different disciplines to succeed. We must think, move and eat right. A general starting point is helpful, and here then are some VirtuFit proven tools for a successful future in securing your health and wellness.1. Target all muscles2. Improve all components (strength, endurance, balance, speed, etc.)3. Keep routines progressive, functional and integrated4. Keep routines varied5. Include proper recovery periods

National Posture Institute News:Could playing 'boys' games help girls in science and math

National Posture Institute News:Could playing 'boys' games help girls in science and math?
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