Blogs about Wellness Coaching

100 ingredients in a Twinkie...not true...but useful

30 ingredients in a grilled chicken breast from McDonald's. Doritos just celebrated their 1 millionth ingredient! Are these sound bites entirely true? No, but they are worth thinking about. Even as a trainer, I am sometimes tempted by America's #1 french fry, being cool, and living on a ranch (cool ranch). And a 100-calorie snack pack of the standard nacho cheese flavor probably isn't the end of the world as far as my health goals are concerned. 

What do haircuts, exercise and coffee have in common?

Answer: Our action or inaction is based on belief which is mostly influenced by our confirmation bias. Term of the month: confirmation bias. It's amazing the lenses we wear and the lengths we'll go to comfirm a pre-existing idea that we have. 

UPDATE: "A Knock on the Door, An Ability to Help"

On a day in 2012, a boy knocked on my door and asked, "Do you have work for me?"  I replied "No" but feeling as though work was not the ultimate goal he was after, I brought him back to provide help and the true answer to what he needed slowly came out.He was determined to save his mom and his home.  

Our Annual Holiday Training / Coaching Special is Back!

Marianne King's Fitness for Life

Hormones 101 & Aging in an Awesome Way!

Dear aging reader,  Do you feel the effects of aging coming on pre-maturely? Do you suspect a hormone imbalance? Have you lost your "mojo" or your "get up & go"? Although we don’t see our hormones, they are always contributing to critical functions going on in our bodies. Or in some cases where they are absent or lacking, not. Hormones are chemical messengers always traveling around in our circulatory systems to all our organs and tissues throughout the body.

Answers to "Nourishing" Questions

Recently I had the honor of teaching a "Simple Food Tools and Strategies" course at the Older Adult Institute in Albuquerque

Drunk, With More Alcohol, Driving Away...

On Memorial Day evening, my daughters and I stopped at the grocery store.  In the checkout line, the man ahead of us was purchasing a 12-16 large cans of alcohol and doggy treats, joking with the cashier and bagger, and floundered in his wallet for the right amount of cash.  Oh my goodness, that man is so drunk!

What Failure May Bring...

This week Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently posted his story about traveling to Canada at age 19 and playing&n

Launching a continuing education course in the Middle East

Teaching my international continuing education course on exercise and obesity and trying to blend theory and practice in Beirut, Lebanon. After Europe and the USA, this live workshop approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM, and NSCA is now a reality in the Middle East! http://www.fitproworkshops.com

The world tour of my live workshop goes to the USA!

My continuing education course for fitness professionals goes to the USA!http://www.fitproworkshops.com