Conference Blogs

NESTA -- National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association -- CrossCore®

"The CrossCore180® is the best single piece of fitness equipment that I have used in the past 10 years." says John Spencer Ellis from NESTA.

Kids, Allergies and Weight

I read an interesting article and research on kids with allergies.  I was always under-weight as a kid.  I'm sure my knees were wider than my calfs and thighs. :)  I didn't have many food choices. Celery, lettuce, potatoes, broccoli, bread and meat were my standard foods. I was and still am allergic to well over 20 common foods. 

Another Day in Paradise!!

I went for a trail run on the bike for the Heartland Triathlon with my client.  It will be her first traithlon and she was nervous.  We met at 7:30 AM and rode 15 miles.  Her goal for the tri is one hour for the bike.  We did the 15 miles in 1 hour and 1 minute.  She is thrilled!  The tri is June 15 and I will be there encouraging her all the way!

Hey there!

Hey everyone!  I just found out that I passed my ACE Personal Training exam and I could not be more excited!  Last semester, I took a course called Principles of Personal Training, had the coolest professor, got some hands on experience, and learned a lot.  Right now, I am looking to start working at a gym, camp or health club in order to gain more experience and get into the fabulous world of fitness professionals!  

9 more days to Register-National Posture Institute Workshop San Diego State University June 7-8, 2013

9 more days to Register for NPI Workshop at San Diego State University (June 7-8). Attend NPI’s Resistance Training-Posture Correction CEC Workshop (CECs ACSM,NASM,NSCA, ACE, & CA Physical Therapy & more). Become a Certified Posture Specialist or Resistance Training Professional. Register:     

Time To Check In? Well Mind, Body & Spirit

"Humankind has woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together".  Chief SeattleWell-Mind"Elegance is a glowing inner peace.  Grace is an ability to give as well as receive and be thankful.  Mystery is a hidden laugh, always ready to surface.  Glamour only radiates if there is courage and bravery within.  Glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there."  C. Joyful C.Well-Body

Sabino Canyon and Beyond

After last month's text (and link) heavy blog, I thought I would try adding a few more pictures this time. So, what follows are some of my favorite moments from this year's Mandinga Tucson batizado weekend. A picnic in the desert with Zum Zum, CM Parafina, CM Luar, Mestres Esquilo & Pinga Fogo  


Welcome to my blog! I am a Independent anti-aging and nutritional support consultant for Orenda International as well as a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  My hope for this page is to share my knowledge of health, wellness and beauty tips and tricks that I have accumululated over the years. Stay tuned for more posts.

National Posture Institute News: Vitamin D proven to boost energy -- from within the cells

National Posture Institute News: Vitamin D prov

Have You Fallen Lately?

If you are working to improve your balance and coordination, Congratulations! Research tells us that falls are the leading cause of injuries in adults over the age of 65. I can agree with this 100% based on many years experience in working with this population. Furthermore, the fear of falling can actually cause people to fall. I have witnessed this as well. Yet, there are so many ways to improve balance in and out of the gym. Using balls, balance boards, rocking boards, a bosu are all great, but you do not need any equipment at all!