Blogs about Wellness Coaching

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

Orange Theory

I had a blast at Orange Theory last Friday! Trainers must also prioritize their own health and sometimes even we need some external accountability! I have failed in this department and I believe I have identified an error in my priorities. OLD1-    Faith (spiritual- where does my value come from)2-    Family (physical- what are the needs of my family)3-    Work (financial- what are our financial requirements)

What does a health and fitness coach do?

MY JOB as a health and fitness coach is to… ·      Inspire and educate with insightful and applicable health and fitness content that improves lives. YOUR JOB as an interested person in health and fitness is to… ·      is to let me know if I’ve done mine. *Why I do it: I’m a recovering sugar addict. I bombed at 2 of my 3 marathons. I’ve found a better way to perform at my best.  

Nutrition and Balance

March is nutrition month so I want to cover some nutrition information today. When you eat food, it reacts upon your body in various ways. One of the ways in which it impacts your body is in regards to what it leaves behind inside your body. Some foods leave acid, such as, sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, phosphoric acid, while other foods leave minerals. So foods can be categorized as acid-forming or alkalizing.

Today is a Game You Can Win: WE are the Reward

Driving to work at UNM, I felt overwhelmed to draw awareness to two natural occurrences:1. The tendency for us to easily follow as we leave adolescence and transition to an adult, and2. The need to reveal the invisible walls we place around ourselves so we are less limited. So when I arrived at UNM Ballroom, I wrote these words on the board: THE UNITED NATION OF BALLROOM