Blogs about Body-Mind-Spirit

Creating a New and Successful Mindset

The road to health and fitness is not easy, we set goals every year but nothing changes. The reason is the goal you've set is just symptoms and not the real problem, the real problem is, getting you to change your mindset about your ability and what you can do, rather than what you think you can't do. To accomplish serious goals require a get deal of mind changing, and somtimes that requires different circles of friends, family and more. This is where I don't want to confuse you; family can never be elimitnated out of your life, but can be out of your goals.

Meaning, Connection, and Intention

The other day I was looking something up for a class, and happened to go through several of my old ACE manuals. For those who do not work in fitness, ACE is one of the largest certifying agencies for fitness professionals. I still have my first manual... published in 1987. I also later did a personal training certificaion, and then, after taking time off when my kids were little, did the group fitness one again. So I have a lot of manuals.

You are beautiful and perfect

You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are. That is how we at Balance Fitness see every client. As Michelangelo once said "I see an angel in the stone and carve to set it free".   

Growth, Pillar to Success

The need to grow is a human instinct. I do not mean just physically, I mean mentally and spiritually as well. As long as there is breath in our bodies, we all feel the need to accomplish more or improve upon something. Some of us even feel the need to chase a dream. That is how we keep evolving. I would like to use my own life as a reference point in this passage.  

Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.

Capturing Movement: Week 5 class at UNM!

On September 20, my dear photographer friend Basil Steele came for a visit at UNM.

Mind-Body-Spirit

 You may see this phrase in various articles you come across or notice it posted at your gym.   People use this cliché so often that each word ends up being ignored and neglected.   Have you ever wondered what it actually means or what steps are necessary to achieve this trifecta.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Good Friday-Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect on what is truly important.  Click on this linkBlessings to all.    http://mkfitness4life.com/2016/03/25/good-friday/    

Lessons from the Yoga Mat

 There are always a lot of posts on social media that list the benefits of yoga. As always some research is well designed, and some less so, but there is so much research being done these days on yoga and related topics that one can see pretty clear evidence of a number of benefits of the practice. In some cases we can also see the factors within the practice that lead to those benefits.