"Walk The Talk!" at 50 years old! and beyond!


The Zumba® Kids program By Patty HartongFridays at 3pm and 4:15pm760-951-3508 all we need is a beat

16 Supposedly Healthy Foods With More Sugar Than A Snickers Bar

A regular-sized Snickers bar contains 27 grams of sugar (the equivalent of 7 teaspoons). READ ON...

Pre-Tuff Mutha Workout Stretch

 This is a great stretch to do before you do your Tuff Mutha training run or strength workout. It also happens to be part of my 12-week Tuff Mutha Adventure-Race training program. 

Stretching For the Whole Mind-Body Healing Connection

For those of you who just hit the gym, no warm up on cardio for even 5 minutes and start stretching before your workout is asking for serious issues. First you shouldn't ever stretch cold, ever, your muscles won't be happy with you.

This Time

 Day 8 and you are still standing.  At the end of these 30 days, you WILL be the strongest you have ever been.  This time, it will be different.  Your mind is set to win because this time, you have been inspired by your heart.  Deep down inside you know the truth about yourself, who you are and what you are capable of achieving.     

Zumba lovers

Over the weekend, I attended a Jam session in o'Fallon. During the Master Class the instructors performed to Rock. That was different, I loved it. Zumba lovers out there, here's a question. Who would love to take a Zumba Class with A portion the music being upbeat rock?

Introduction to the Joseph H. Pilates Method

The Pilates method of training was originally developed by German born Joseph Pilates in the early 1900's. Joseph Pilates had training in physical culture, gymnastics, boxing, yoga, and the martial arts. At the time of WWI he was living in England and was interned along with other German-born citizens.  While interned he created physical fitness exercises by using bed springs, bed frames, chairs, and bed matresses. Thus we have, Pilates "mat work" and the Pilates Reformer to (my interpretation) "Re-Form" our bodies.  After the war he came to the U.S.

Get More Out of Your Walk!

Many of us like to walk for exercise.  I love going outside in the fresh air to get my cardio workout.  I I've been walking a lot on my treadmill lately with the cold temps, and without my 75 pound lab dragging me down the street, I'm able to focus more on my body while I'm walking.  

Are you getting your money's worth doing extreme conditioning?

Probably during these extreme training or competition events you fill like you’re getting your value as an extreme conditioning enthusiast. This is likely very true on the short. However, extended activities in this range of intensity can deplete body recovery systems enough to intensify injury issues such as overuse injuries.  Using periodization will allow for breaks to this intensity. Also, having physicals prior to engaging and reengaging the periods of the extreme conditioning will help identify possible negative effects. 
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