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Beauty and the Barre.

  My love and appreciation of beauty is a gift.  I view it as a God given gift that was later encouraged and nurtured by my family; specifically, my Mother and Father. I am attracted to and inspired by Beauty in  Art, Music, Poetry, Dance, Nature  and the Human body.   

Listening to Myself

As a personal trainer, I would never have a client start plyometric jumping at a 18".  BUT, I didn't listen to my own advise and decided to try and jump on my kitchen chair!  Needless to say, I didn't make it and bruised my shin bone.  It swelled so bad my husband had to make an ice compressed and I was in bed with it elevated the rest of the night.Next time I will listen to the advise I tell others and stay away from chairs!!

National Posture Institute News Story- Portion Control Campaign Launches in California

NPI NEWS STORY- Portion Control Campaign Launches in California- LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 4, 2012) –  The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health today released new obesity data for LA County showing the adult obesity rate continuing to rise, and unveiled its first-ever portion control awareness campaign to address the growing epidemic.

But seriously, when is life going to SETTLE DOWN??

Ok, I've been through many CHAOTIC times in my life-- this doesn't "appear" to be one of those seasons, yet I seem to have NO TIME?? I am seriously confused on why I feel so busy!! I guess that's just the life of a MOTHER?? ...AND I expect that in less than 10 years I'll be an empty nester longing for the days when my kids were here with us.To recap my week:Monday- Chest lifting workout + a hills run

Motivation is the Hardest Part

Time and time again I hear "I didn't want to come tonight but I am so glad I did" or, "I would never be doing 10 more pushups, but I am because you are telling me to" or, " I'd still be in bed sleeping if I didn't have this appointment with you this morning"What is it about human beings and the lack of desire to do something, which in this case is exercise, that they know will benefit them?   

HIIT Training, Functional Training, Group Training, Circuit Training – CrossCore® Rotational Bodyweight Training™

HIIT Training, Functional Training, Group Training, Circuit Training – CrossCore® Rotational Bodyweight Training™ www.crosscore-usa.com   

Gyms and clubs discovering the evolution of suspended bodyweight training in CrossCore® Rotational Bodyweight Training™

Does your facility utilize suspension training? Are you ready for the evolution of suspension training?CrossCore® Rotational Bodyweight Training™ harnesses all three planes of motion through rotation and provides a bodyweight training experience unmatched by anything on the market. CrossCore® Demonstration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDigAtVzy3o

Where Have You Been?

Ok, that is what I have been asked over the last month, it has been some time since my last blog post and it feels good to actually sit down and write.  On August 31st our life was enhanced for the 3rd time with the birth of Ella Louise Gillon (3rd girl).  It would be misleading to say nuff said, there were some complications at birth so time, energy and effort was devoted to bringing her home healthy, safe and out of harms way. 

National Posture Institute Research Review-After stroke, exercise improves memory and thinking

NPI Research-After stroke, exercise improves memory and thinking Exercise classes for people who have experienced a stroke may help improve their cognitive abilities along with their physical abilities. Review Press Release-  http://www.strokecongress.ca/2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Monday_Oct1_2012-EN-Health.pdf

Running Research

A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that running can actually lower your inherited risk (from your genes) for becoming overweight.Researchers surveyed 582 female and 344 male identical twin pairs, comparing their average running mileage and BMI.They found that those participants who pounded more pavement than their siblings were more likely to have a lower BMI, having dropped by 58.8% for women and 29.6% for men.