Conference Blogs

10 Tips for Conscious Weight Loss

My Boston Marathon Experience

Hello my name is Laura LaValley Morris from Massachusetts. I ran the 2013 Boston Marathon. And this is my story. My motivation to run the Boston Marathon stemmed from my daughter Momo’s journey with childhood cancer that began when she was two and a half years old. Running a marathon is the most symbolic way for me to represent her battle and courage. 

Do what you hate!

So I was thinking about the way we train. I think the biggest problem with the way most people train is that they do what they like, but don't do much of the things they don't. For instance, if you love to jog, but hate strength training, generally we jog much more than train with weights! The same thing happens the other way around as well.

Class times at Curves

We have the following classes weekly at Curves of St Marys.  Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness on Tuesday at 11 am and Thursday at 5:45.  Workouts with Jillian Michaels on Monday at 11 am and 6 pm, Wed at 7 am and Thursday at 4:45.  These classes all feature the new state of art  equipment and Curves Smart Technology

Can You Do That for the Rest of Your Life

Are you finding it harder and harder to stick to the rules of your healthy lifestyle program? No problem, we can fix that. All you have to do is ask yourself one question: Can I do that for the rest of my life? If the answer is yes, then go for it. If the answer is not in a million years, then let it go. If the answer is maybe, put it on the to do list for later.

The "Best" Exercises?

Have you ever heard someone ask “what’s the best exercise for my abs?” Or my legs, or my arms, or any body part for that matter? It’s a very common question asked by those that are trying to tone up, build muscle, and get lean. However, everybody does not have the same flexibility, mobility, or stability. While the dead lift is an exceptional exercise for building lean muscle and strength throughout the entire body, it is a poor choice for those with hip asymmetries or hamstring imbalances.

Exercise and a Balanced Diet: The Ingredients for Healthy Living

Everybody wants a great body. We all flick through magazines and watch television shows with that secret desire to look as polished and perfect as the glossy images we see before us. Some people may call this vanity, but it’s difficult to argue against the results. The better that we think we look, the better we feel in ourselves, and our improved happiness, confidence, and self-esteem can propel us forward into doing truly great things with our lives. However, achieving a slimmer figure isn’t all about the aesthetic benefits, either.

Exercise and Spirituality

So the other day I was talking to a client about exercise and the way it can make you feel not only better physically, but mentally as well. My point was that studies show that exercise is AS effective as a chemical anti-depressant.

Has pain become your body’s ‘normal’ setting?

Has pain become your body’s ‘normal’ setting? I hope not, but if it has, you must keep reading. It’s almost weird not to be in pain... I hurt for years all over my body. I have told my shoulder story, but what I haven’t told you is about the miserable joint pain, back pain, and even stomach pain I suffered with since I was 16!