Having a "Vision"

   I’m not talking ESP here- I am talking about goals and really visualizing where you want to be.  When you decide you want to upgrade your health and fitness level, how do you plan to do it?  Have you ever gone to the grocery store and forgot your list at home? Or better yet, went to the store cold turkey with no list in mind at all? Chances are, you wandered aimlessly picking up random items that may not even go together well in a meal. Or worse yet, you get home to realize you forgot some crucial ingredients.

Crunches/Jasper News 9/29/11

 Most of us are familiar with “crunches”.  Most of us are probably also misinformed on the true benefit of crunches, and how they can add to any healthy exercise routine.  It would be hard to miss the infomercials where the man and woman with shredded six-pack abs tell you if you buy their product, in a matter of a few hours, you will have abs like Hercules.  Hopefully most of you have figured out that is not true.


I'm going to be at Positive Attitude Dance Academy in Farmington on October 12 at 7:30pm to give a free Hoopnotica class and information session! The public is invited! Hoopnotica is a fusion of hula hooping and dance, taught in a curriculum style that builds skill upon skill until the student is able to flow from one movement to the next. Contrary to popular belief, adults can easily learn to hoop using large, taped and slightly weighted dance hoops. The result is improved fitness, potential weight loss, and a lighter attitude.

LET'S MOVE MEET UP/GREENWAY PARK Free for Portland Metro Area: Boot Camp Classes, Tai Chi, and Personal Training

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 1/3 of U.S adults are obese and approximately 17% of children and adolescence ages 2 -19 are obese (that rate has tripled in just one generation). The health of future generations is at stake. Our kids are in trouble. It is not to late to reverse this trend. 

First Night of Running Class

Week oneMonday August 22First night of running class- hope I don’t regret it this!   I have no idea what I’m getting myself into.  I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the group.  I’m a bit intimidated-turns out a few have been running 5ks this summer.  We started with a brisk walk to the sanctuary. We did sprints and actually I surprised myself- I felt pretty good! Bet I’m going to feel it tomorrow.  We have homework!August 23

My running blog


Jim's Blog Part 2

Never bounce when you are stretching. Bouncing can lead to microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. Rather, when stretching, breath and take in oxygen to help repair and recover more efficiently. Hold your stretches 20-30 seconds to allow time for your muscles to relax.Don't push your body past the point of being a little uncomfortable. Be gentle with your stretches and always stretch after your muscle are warmed up to prevent injury.

Do you exercise 4-6 times a week?

‎According to the National Center for Health Statistics & the American Heart Association, 3 out of 4 adults do not exercise despite the knowledge that inactivity is related to heart disease, certain types of cancer, obesity, osteoporosis & frailty in old age. (March/April 2006 ACSM Health & Fitness Journal, Pg. 7)

How to Fit in Working Out When You are TOO BUSY!


Perceiving Exercise Achievement

The thought of exercise achievement can have a different perception to everyone. Is there a sense of achievement coming from past experience, group comraderie, or goal accomplishment . Past experience fueling achievement comes from reputation or what a person can do now with their exercise routine compared to 6 months ago. This could be completing a run/walk 5k to completing a 10k jog one year later. Group comraderie leads to exercise achievement, which takes place in team sport participation, partner workouts, fitness classes, etc...
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