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Face Down Your Fitness Fears

Face Down Your Fitness Fears--  Whether you are walking into the gym for the first time, participating in a group fitness class, or competing in a 5k, you will more than likely feel scared.  You are not alone. I know exactly how you feel!  In June of this year, I came face to face with my own fitness fears while participating in a 100-mile cycling event.  If you feel the least bit of fear, I encourage you to consider the following guidelines to help you combat your fears:

NPI CEC Posture Workshop-Atlanta, GA (TH 10:00 am-6:00 pm.)-July 26, 2012

Join the Movement™ - Take the first step in becoming a National Posture Institute-Certified Posture Specialist™ (CPS™).  Professor  Ken Baldwin & NPI will be hosting a 1-day CEC workshop titled, “Posture Analysis and Correction” in Atlanta, GA (TH 10:00 am-6:00 pm.)-July 26, 2012. Learn More: National Posture Institute (NPI) Onsite CEC Posture Workshops

Check out our revamped Suncoast Pilates website!

Be sure to check out our updated, hipper, more user friendly website at www.SuncoastPilates.com ! 

Thursday afternoon Run, July 12.

2 p.m. greek yogurt, slice of cheese, 2 glass of water.3 p.m. - 4 15 p.m. - Run.Start slowly,gradually increase speed. Try to drink as much as possible.Working today on the 100 - 200 m distance (it is means that I try to deplete my glycogen stores)Look around - only a few people running today.Feel myself during activity dood, but heat finally hit me in the end of the exercise.Tty to calm dawn, decrease speed, breathe deeply.4 20 p.m. - 3 pounds lost, have to drink minimum 4 glass of water.To restore glycogen stores, I try this:

Burn that Fat!!

Here are some tips to get rid of that unwanted belly fat: 1. Be smart at Exercising::Better is to lift heavy for lower reps. You need to work your muscles and work them hard to burn that excess fat. So put down those 5lb dumbbells are start challenging yourself!High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)2. Be smart at Eating::

Are You A Chest Breather?

I have a number of clients who have too much stress in their lives and as a result, I see a lot of shallow breathing.   Stress causes breathing to shift upwards to the muscles surrounding the neck and top of the shoulders.  These muscles connect directly to the skull and cervical spine and overuse associated with shallow breathing can result in headaches and lightheadedness.  Inadequate oxygen throughout the body can also lead to retention of metabolic waste, resulting in muscles that are fatigued and stiff.

Goal Juice!

 When you hear the words “set a goal” what comes to mind? Does that thought energize or drain you? If you are all fired up with new goals popping in your head, wonderful! Unfortunately, many of us default to the drainers of what we “should do” such as “Uggh…I should lose weight” or “I should go for a walk” or glumly “No thanks on the pie. Pass the rice cakes.” How draining of all life.

Who Are You?

 MOTIVATION: Know who you are. Be who you are. Have the courage and humility to learn + change + grow + achieve + forgive. Live by those simple rules and discover how GREAT you truly are. 

Male testostorone and running

These are natural ways to boost testosterone without using supplements. Great article. http://www.runforyourlife.com.au/downloads/issue6/Testosterone.pdf

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New from Ironcompany.com® - SPRI black vinyl-dipped iron kettlebells on CLEARANCE! SAVE 45% from list price! Available in 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, and 24 kg increments. BRAND NEW, first quality!