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Tabata Training

Have you ever heard the word "tabata" around the gym? Maybe, maybe not?  Either way, it is a word EVERYONE should get familiar with.

The Terminator: Fact or Fiction?!

I love action movies! So as one can imagine, and I of course LOVE the terminator series of movies!  But have you ever thought of what would happen if machines really DID take over our world?  I do!  And the more I think about it, the more I realize it has already come true; maybe not in the gruesome way the movie depicts, but in a more subtle yet equally destructive way.  Machines do run our world now.

Primal Movement Patterns

Traditional weight lifting practice urges you to design workouts based muscle group isolation.  Dumbbell curls for your biceps, bench press for your chest, crunches for your abdominals, etc.  Have you ever questioned the practicality of this workout style for YOU?  Well, what if I were to tell you that this methodology comes from the bodybuilding world.

Get Fit and Dance In May, New Mexico!

Check out these wonderful charitable fitness events, dance classes, and performances this April and May at www.meganmerchant.com.  All events below are located in Albuquerque unless stated otherwise. If you have a local event we missed, email me and we will add it to our post.  Let's get fit and dance, New Mexico!  

STRESS!!!!!!!! :)

Today is "Study Day" at UCA, which marks one special day of the semester when students will call/email/text to ask "When will you be in your office today.... I need to discuss my grade/talk to you about what I can do to get an A in your class....", to which I get to reply "I won't be in my office today."  Oh, the stress of being a student and/or a teacher (and/or ANYONE in the world today, really!)....

Exercise and Traveling or Moving....They Can Co-exhist!

It's PCS season again as we say in the military, or for you civilians...moving season. Each year at this time I prepare to say good-bye to clients who have become more like friends and family, than just clients.

21 Day Detox

 Hey Guys

Date Change; Celebrating National Pilates Day May 18, Pilates and Paddle Boarding in Malibu!

Come celebrate National Pilates Day with fun in the sun!  While the official day is May 4, we are celebrating in Malibu on Saturday May 18, 8-10am with 2 dynamic core activities; Pilates on the beach and Paddle Boarding.    Challenge yourself to move in new directions, while enjoying dynamic people, and building community in the spectacular outdoors.

DO YOU WANT TO SUCCED?

 Use my DP2 formula. Trust me, if you have these 4 on your side, you will not fail. 1. Determination ... Refuse to allow your limitations from achieving your desired outcome. 2 Perseverance Do the physical work required.. 3. Dedication Set aside time in your busy life to train, staying focused on your goal.
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