Conference Blogs

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.

I am Strong. I am Smart. I am Beautiful.

What would you do if your daughter told you she was ugly? Or if your best friend told you she was dumb? Or even if someone you just met told you that they couldn't participate in a certain sport because they weren't strong or competent enough? You'd probably tell them how wrong they were and go on to list the reasons why they were beautiful, smart or strong. You'd try to lift their spirits, their self-confidence and tell them how incredible they are just being them. So then why do we tell these lies to ourselves?  

What price will you pay for your health?

Read this status on facebook a few days ago: If you think healthy food, diets, exercise equipment or gym memberships are out of your budget try several days in a cardiac ICU! #healthThis was written by Mark Condon, a musician/songwriter/recording artist.  He suffered a massive heart attack a few weeks ago and had to have surgery and is very blessed to be alive. 

Water is MAGIC....LOVE IT!!

Water is Magic

What's Your Reason for Exercise?


Exercise Myth

                   Exercise Myth: You will burn more fat if you exercise longer at a lower intensity. The Truth: The focus should be the total energy cost, or how many calories are burned during the activity. The faster you walk, step or run, the more calories you use per minute.


 Greetings to all of you, and welcome to the blog launch.  I invite your questions and comments, and wish you a great autumn season ahead.  Below you will find more info about my work and training principlea; now teaching at studios in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, as well as beach classes and home training. Future blogs will cover an array of topics in movement, recovery, nutrition, hydration, and health/wellness. To your health!