Conference Blogs

Snap's Fat Fighters III January 7th 10:30-12:30

Bring $20 cash and get your bodyfat checked and get entered for great prizes and cash!---Rick

New Year's Intentions by Ellen Schuman

As a way to kck off 2012 I am including an excellent article written by Ellen Schuman coach and owner of "A Weigh Out."  For more information on Ellen, please visit:  I worked with Ellen for approx a year and I cannot recommend her highly enough. 

Change is great!

I am so excited to change the direction of my fitness career! As of today, I am now the Pilates Director at The Sports Club of Novi... No more Fitness Director. This will give me more time to focus on my clients, more time to develop a few more classes in my weekly schedule and more time to concentrate on learning more through continuing education. I am so grateful for the past twelve years as the Fitness Director and am very excited to start 2012 on a new pathway. Happy New Year!!!

Beginning a New Year...and a Blog

     Blogs intrigue me, but I've never done one.  I haven't read too many, either.  What would be helpful to read here?     Since I work for a university, even the staff gets a Christmas/New Year's break.  I thought I would have so much time to work on new Zumba routines and brush up on some folk dances that have become rusty.  Suddenly I only have 2 1/2 days left!  I'd better get back to practicing!

The Power is in your head

The power is in your head – Thinking positive is contagious. It's effects everything around you, your mood,your health, the people you meet and most of all the outcome of your life!You want the best out of life, think your best and it's your's.Try this little test. When you wake up tomorrow  only let positive thoughts enter into your head. Even if  you are sick on your back. Keep your mind full of positive thoughts, watch your day get better!  It's all in your head!

Happy New Year - Food for Thought

What to eat whether your resolutions is to loose weight, be healthy, or build muscle and stamina. Clients often ask me about food choices and diet.  I don't believe in diets; a diet usually means a short term plan to loose weight, then when the diet ends the dieter goes back to the same 'ol eating habits.Instead of dieting build an 'Eating for LIfe Plan'.  Its actually pretty simple.  My rule is "If it doesn't look like God made it, don't eat it!".  

New Years Gift To Yourself - What Is Coaching - Wellness Coaching? That Is.

Coaching is an emerging profession that began about 25 years ago.  Coaching for fitness professionals started about ten years ago with it's roots in applied behavioral schience and positive psychology.  If you are ready to make significant changes in your lifestyle but can't seem to get it going, you may want to consider hiring a Wellness Coach to get you on your way.Coaching in short:

Why Do You Exercise?

It sounds basic but there's a difference between a 10 year old moving to Just Dance for the sake of just wanting to do it compared to the 40 and up group needing to move more often for the health of it.  Remember how your mind makes you feel 20-something and after working out your body reminds you for three days what muscle(s) you worked out so your body makes you feel 100-something.  Do not let those muscles psyche you out of the next workout. 

New Year, New You

 New Year, New Goals, New You!5 Simple Tips to Successful ResolutionsA Little History:

Don't Diet..Make a Lifestyle Change

I know it's been said before..but diets don't work. If you want to lose the weight and keep it off you have to make a lifestyle change! Here are some reasons on why a making a lifestyle change is better than a diet: 1. Dieting is all about numbers- your weight, calories you eat, calories you burn..Who really wants to count numbers everyday??