I was sitting on a bus one day and a woman got on with her baby. The bus driver says: ''Ugh, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!'' The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: ''The driver just insulted me!'' The man says: ''You go up there and tell him off. Go on, I'll hold your monkey for you.''

Yoga breathing for safe exercise and healthy living

Every good fitness instructor, personal trainer, or coach will be sure to instruct clients to breathe deeply when exercising. Filling the lungs upon contraction helps bring oxygen to the working muscles. Breathing also helps regulate running rhythm during a marathon or endurance bike race for increased energy and a strong finish. 

Cold weather keeping you away from the gym?

Now that the snow is flying have you found it hard to get to the gym? Are you not going to the gym because it involves going out in the cold? Are you skipping workouts cause of the cold and not wanting to go to the gym? 

You Are What You Eat!

It's not a coincidence that I'm posting this on the day after Halloween! Remember that your body is like a car that needs to be fueled. In order to keep your metabolism revved up, and your energy levels boosted, make sure you eat something healthy every 2-3 hours. We may become irritable because our blood sugar drops when we are not eating often enough. Some of my favorite snacks include protein bars, string cheese, peanut butter crackers, and fresh fruit.

Where to start first?!

I feel like a kid in a candy store, giddy with all the different options that are available to me.  I have a list of things I've been dying to try for a while from Zumba to P90X and CrossFit to running the trails with friends through WOOT (Women On Okinawa Trails).  I plan on continuing to run a few 5ks and 10ks and have 3 triathlons planned into the year, including the TriChicks Triathlon in August.  My oldest daughter, Abigail, will get to join me on that one as they have a TriKids Triathlon after the race.  Gotta pass along that competitive spirit!!!  I&

The Tough Days...

Ok.. its getting cold, its dark later and earlier.. the urge to stay in bed nice and warm is calling.. this is when it counts.. How many mornings have we woken up lately and thought it was so nice to be tucked in warm in bed... not wanting to get out... well... GET UP and GET WORKING:) I was trying to be mean, yet nice:)  don't wait unitl the new year to make resolutions that may only last a few weeks.. Make those life changes NOW, when its hard.. when you want to stay in bed or don't feel like going out in the cold..


Today was my first day back to "normal" ...YIPPIE!! I love NORMAL, but you know what I love even more??? I love being OVER-THE-TOP, OUTSTANDING, OUTRAGEOUS, OPULENT, etc... I plan on being those things by the time I hit the streets of OMAHA on November 18th and 19th!! YEAH, that's right I'm BRINING MY "O" BODY!! BYOB baby!! It takes ON purpose effort to be my best

Do you cut out exercise when life gets hectic?

First and foremost, I want to apologize that it has been a while since I've thrown a QuickFit Tip out for you. I've been ridiculously busy lately, which is good I guess, but sometimes I tend to throw a little too much on my plate. When I get swamped I tend to put off things that I dub as "non-essentials", and unfortunately, sometimes exercise gets thrown into the mix as well.

Winter Blues Approaching

This year I am going to try to be more positive about winter. I live in MI and need to deal with it! 

Creating Change: Avoiding the "shoulds"

As someone who has worked with people trying to make fundamental changes in the way they operate, I have noticed a few things.  There is nothing more difficult to change than diet and exercise.  They are changes that require a big shift in our habits, our perceptions and very often,  our emotions to really create enduring change.  That is what drove me to start including mind/body work in conjunction with awareness training in my work with clients.  I can write the best exercise program, but if you don't address the whole person, changes are short lived.
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