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Put the Fun Factor Back into Fitness

An important part of staying fit for me is having fun.  I like to do things that I did when I was a kid like riding my bike or roller skating.  I also like to be outside and be in control of the time, so I do these activities work for me because I can do them alone.

New NPI Career Development Certificate Programs in Personal Training, Fitness Business Management and Older Adult Fitness

NEW National Posture Institute Career Development Instructor Led Certificate Programs!  



Believe in Yourself

 The greatest challenge in my line of work is to get my clients to believe in themselves; if it’s in their ability to accomplish a plank, run a lap, or balance on the Bosu ball.  This is true in all populations i.e. toddlers, teens, adults, and seniors.  I have found that the common denominator is fear and lack of self efficacy. 


 Letting Go of Fear

Whose genes does my body favor?

My mom is 87.She is, for the first time in her life, exercising. My dad died of a heart attack at 75. They both smoked until their 60's, never exercised, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight and diabetic. Wow...what genetics! I have spent most of my adult life running from those genes. I think I will walk an extra mile today!

Insulin Resistance

Yesterday I posted a bit about my insulin issues--"I've had a lot on my mind the past couple days-- I got some news about the blood/hormone tests I had done at the beginning of the month. The results support some of what I've theorized for quite some time about my body's response to carbs, I am INSULIN RESISTANT. Thankfully I've been eating higher protein/fat with lower carbs now for the past 9 years and am very consistent with my exercise because if I hadn't I'd most likely have Diabetes.

Just What Does "Change" Mean?

The word, "change" is both a verb and a noun:Verb    1.  To become different or undergo alteration    2.  To undergo transformation or transitionNoun    1.  A transformation or transition from one state, condition or phase to anotherSynonyms    development, difference, distortion, diversity, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, mutation,   reconstruction, revision, shift, switch, variationWell Spirit

When The Going Gets Tough...

Hello Fitness Family & Friends!When the going gets tough, the tough get going! That's the saying right. Well what do you really do when the going gets tough? Some of the top athletes  and most famous people in the world will tell you they meditate, exercise, do yoga, get massages, or shop! I'm sure some of you can identify with these methods of dealing with "tough" times. But when it comes right down to it and you are going through an extremely challenging time mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, what is it that you do?

National Posture Institute News Story - 5 Things to Know About Supplements and Children

NPI News Story - 5 things to know about supplements and children:  Research has shown that many children use herbs and other dietary supplements. However, there are little data available on their safety and effectiveness in children. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) gathered information on use of complementary health approaches among more than 9,000 children younger than 18. Nearly 12 percent of the children had used some form of a complementary health approach during the past 12 months.