Blogs about Mind-Body Fitness

Listen to your body

​I say that to my clients all the time.  It's a reminder to listen AND reply to your body! Hurt, inflammation,  aches, pains - that's a way of your body relaying what's going on internally. It's not a body in its normal happy environment. 

Thinking outside the gym

I've been a fitness pro for over 20 years, and for most of that time I've been helping people find ways to move their bodies without chaining them to gym machines.  In my opinion, machines can be harmful in the long run, because they don't allow motion in all three dimensions, and they don't require the body to recruit all of the muscles you would normally use to balance yourself in space.

Redefining Personal Body Exercise with the Best in Class Gyms

Did this happen to you at the beginning of the New Year; you created a beautiful list with resolutions top among these being joining a gym. Today, you are not training and most likely you have another list of excuses to support your sloppiness. Well, it happens to millions of people and this is a now a big problem. You might laugh about it today but doctors now say this should no longer joking material. Prevalence of lifestyle diseases is so high that it has reached epidemic levels.The Importance of Regular Workout

Sustainable Training

 Sustainable Training

Breathe Your Way Into Healthy Workouts

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.

Master the Mind While Swimming!

Recently I had the opportunity to Coach at the Total Immersion Effortless Endurance Camp at St. Petersburg Florida.  TI Camps are based heavily on technique and application. Followed by swimmming!  Coaches are on poolside and hands on in the water with swimmers. As a 'culminating activity, we swam in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico! (pics later)

If you are going with the flow...

If you are going with the flow you're going the wrong way According to recent statistics, only 45% of Americans are getting the minimum recommended amounts of exercise. And those are just the minimums. Everywhere you look, it is still easier to find low quality convenience food than anything of nutritional value and exercise is more often "get it in when you can" rather than a committed item in your schedule. Don't get me wrong.

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.