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Change it up with Cross Training!

Benefits of Cross Training            Lots of people have a favorite type of exercise or a favorite cardio machine they use at the gym. While it is great that they enjoy exercising, there are many benefits to switching up your routine and cross training- varying your fitness program by combining different types of exercise activity.

Prevent Weekend Warrior Woes

I have to remind myself sometimes to slow down when the weather warms up and the days are pleasingly longer. I will tend to overdo it outdoors while losing track of time, only to come in past dark when it is bedtime and still not have had dinner. Oh boy, now what.Slow down until I am acclimated to the heat. The mosquitoes and gnats help in that department with all the stopping to smack and swat away.Have a container of water at the ready, to drink and splash on myself.Wear a wide brimmed hat to keep the harsh sunlight off the face and out of the eyes.

What's your summertime fitness plan?

It's often helpful to look ahead at the summertime and think about how you're going to take care of you... both with your healthy food choices and your actvitiy level.  The summer most often means changes in schedules and routines.  So a little bit of planning can go a long way in helping you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.  Consider the farmers markets and all the wonderful fresh produce for your summer meals and events.  Likewise, remember that activity is what's important, not necessarily structured exercise.

HUR Fitness Equipment & the National Posture Institute form Educational Partnership

HUR Fitness Equipment & the National Posture Institute have formed an Educational Partnership. NPI will be developing special NPI-HUR Certificate Program incorporating posture & HUR fitness equipment to prevent falls. HUR: http://www.hur...usa.com/index.asp

Embrace Your Age

As I settle in to my 40's, I've developed a different perspective on aging.  Perhaps this is due to working with older adults for almost all of my career in fitness, even back to the time when I worked in healthcare. 

Step Success Formula to Get EXACTLY What You Want in Life

 Please take a couple minutes out your day to read this. Great advice. SUCCESS = Outcome Goals + Process Goals + Action + Accountability + Support + Incentives + The Deadline Let's walk you through those 7 Steps. 1) Outcome Goals - This is simple. If you want to lose 15 pounds in 6 weeks, that's your Outcome Goal. It's your Vision. It's the Destination you want to arrive it in a given time frame. That's Goal Setting 101.

NPI Research Review-Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesity

NPI Research Review-Facebook interests could help predict, track and map obesityStudy correlates data on Facebook users' interests with obesity rates in cities and towns nationally and in New York City neighborhoodsBoston, Mass.—The higher the percentage of people in a city, town or neighborhood with Facebook interests suggesting a healthy, active lifestyle, the lower that area's obesity rate. At the same time, areas with a large percentage of Facebook users with television-related interests tend to have higher rates of obesity.

To Function or not to Function

 Functional Training:  To Function or Not to FunctionThe body is an extraordinary, unique piece of equipment.  It does anything a machine can do, but unlike a machine, it never shuts down completely.  If one thing is out of place or stops working, it will keep on going, one way or another.   

LET'S KICK SOME ABS!

Let's get serious about tummy time with no sit ups or crunches. Finally, a workout that's genuinely fun. Summer is here and a waist is a terrible thing to waste. Workout while you still have the motivation of a bikini lurking. Wouldn't it be a pleaant surprise to have sore abs when you cough, laugh or sneeze? Once you CONTROL YOUR MIND, you can CONQUER YOUR BODY. Get Beachbody ready with a Beachbody program!  The Hip Hop Abs program really WORKS!  I enjoy teaching it but I enjoy the results even more. Shaun T hit another home run with this one.

Rules for eating to reduce body fat and build muscle:

I hear people complain about not getting the results they desire from the gym. They work out like demons and yet, they don't feel like they are reaping the rewards for all their hard work. This prompts me to ask them "What is your diet like?", and that's usually when I get the "I know, I can eat better" or "It's been good lately" or "I eat good". That's when I become a little more curious and I ask them to walk me through a typical daily meal plan.