Blogs about Health And Fitness

Stuck in a rut?

Stuck in a rut? A big hole going nowhere? You can get out and stay out and thrive... But, you have to take the wheel yourself! You must take control of "your" life! Don't expect others to do it for you because they are busy taking care of themselves. So if your ready then take that first step with confidence and remember that you need consistent forward steps. Some with long strides and some short but consistently forward! Enjoy!

Meet the Trainer of NAPS 2 B Fit

I had the pleasure of being invited onto a talk show for an interview.If you would like to know some more about me, you may enjoy listening to Tarryn's introductory interview about me and NAPS 2 B Fit...Customized Health + Fitness Programs. This is about a 25 minute show with Tarryn wearing headphones and me on the phone, off screen.The location/link is:GoTarryn TV Audio Podcast with Natalie Smith - Episode 481.Have a great day.

Fitness Away From Home

Hello and welcome to your vacation location. I am more than happy to help you remain current with your exercise program while you are away from home, be it business or pleasure, when you are in my area.With that in mind; please be aware that you are able to find a trainer on IDEA, at this site, just by putting in your location:, no more excuses; and, you are welcome for keeping you on track toward your goals.Take care and safe travels to you.

Keep punching and kicking!

Not every workout should be about lifting heavy or punching hard! When your in that ring or cage, your going to, sometimes, just have to last another round while you recoup from a tough one where you gave it everything!

Theres no crying in boxing/ The Trainer hood river

There’s No Crying in Boxing – 2/7/1997 By K. Thor Jensenr One of the most colorful men in the history of boxing is Oliver McCall, the man known as the “Atomic Bull.” McCall has enjoyed a turbulent career in the ring, but his most amazing -- and bizarre -- moment was his rematch with Lennox Lewis in 1997. McCall had beaten Lewis in an upset in 1994 for the WBC title, so there was a lot on the line.

Spring Cleaning

The time of year is upon us when we want to open the windows and allow the fresh air and sunshine into our homes that have been closed up all winter.  This is one of my favorite times of year as I spend an entire day cleaning out closets, drawers, files and moving furniture to clean all the cracks and crevices.  I love the smell of a freshly-cleaned house!!!  I also enjoy getting rid of things and clothing that just add clutter to my space.  If I haven't used them in a year or worn them in a year, they leave the house.

How Drinking Red Wine Can Improve Athletic Performance

It sounds too good to be true, but scientific evidence backs it up. Red wine actually can enhance your fitness according to researchers.

The Benefits of Aromatherapy Certification Courses

There is nothing quite like the scents of flowers and essential oils. However, they are for more than just smelling pretty. Learning how healing these items can be, could lead you into a very successful career. With a clinical aromatherapy certification, you can become a practicing aromatherapist, practicing your new found knowledge in the home or even in your very own clinic. There is much to learn when you enroll in aromatherapy certification. Upon completion, students should be knowledgeable in:

I can’t pass a screening to participate in dance. And yet“

Dear friends, The other day I was dancing Tango with a student in my UNM Ballroom class, and he thanked me for sharing my darker story of physical challenges with the class last fall.  

Dallas Mania: One of the Leading Conventions for Fitness Professionals

 If you’re a fitness professional such as a personal trainer, nutritionist, or yoga teacher, success is determined largely by the amount of knowledge and motivation you have to offer. That means two things—bolstering your skill set with new certifications, and spending time around other pros who are just as excited about the industry as you.