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ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA, AFAA, CEC Workshop in Vegas!  Become an NPI Certified Posture Specialist & Certified Resistance Training Professional at UNLV (Las Vegas) Oct. 18-19, 2013. Register Now: http://www.npionline.org/workshops/unlv

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: ACIDOPHILUS

Got yogurt? Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria, found in most yogurts containing active yogurt cultures, have been linked to health benefits in some studies. These benefits include improved resistance to infection. Yogurt is also an excellent source of protein and calcium.Choose plain low-fat cultured yogurt mixed with fresh fruit for a snack or a dessert.

Final Week of Pilates Challenge

As I look back at the previous two weeks of the Pilates challenge, there are two things I have discovered.  One is how Pilates changes your body in so many ways, not just core strength.  I've always been very aware of my posture.  My grandmother had severe Kyphosis, also known as "hunchback" and I never wanted to end up like that.  However, as my day goes on and I begin to feel fatigued, my posture can suffer.  Pilates is very much about posture.  During some of the workouts, I would be reminded of ballet classes when I was a child.

You Are the Sky

I woke up early this morning to a quiet house. Jim gone to work already, boys still sleeping. So I got up, took a shower and sat down in the old rocking chair in my bedroom--the one I keep meaning to replace--but I rocked both boys back and forth in it for so many years, I'm not ready. 

Crazy Days of Fall

Today is the first day of Fall. The perfect timing of weather, the wind is blowing and the rain is falling. Soon the leaves will be turning and falling. Also, with Fall, the kids are back in school and for me that means a full calendar with a multitude of different things. Running my daughter to school early for volleyball practice, picking my son up late after patrol. Then the Boys and Girl Scouts have started their meetings, rehearsals for the Christmas program have started and soon and so on.

Sweat Makes Everything Better

Check out how exercise improves mood...even on a bad day!http://careergirlnetwork.com/sweat-makes-everything-better/

Yoga for Runners

 Over the years I have seen quite a few runners find their way into the yoga studio. Typically the reason cited is “I'm so tight!”. Stretching muscles tight places is a benefit a runner can certainly get from yoga. I do think there are some others as well. I also think it is useful to think about what kind of practice, and what sort of asana work might best serve the runner's needs. 

Active for Adoption - Adoption Awareness Foundation

AMP Personal Fitness and the Adoption Awareness Foundation have partnered to form the Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team.  Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team is a training and fundraising program.   Since we just formed in September 2013, this year is at a very grassroots level.  Next year we plan on continued growth to bring this team up to the same levels as other endurance training teams. 

Active for Adoption - Adoption Awareness Foundation

AMP Personal Fitness and the Adoption Awareness Foundation have partnered to form the Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team. Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team is a training and fundraising program.   Since we just formed in September 2013, this year is at a very grassroots level.  Next year we plan on continued growth to bring this team up to the same levels as other endurance training teams.