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Are You Still Planning to Lose Weight & Get in Shape?

It’s time to stop planning and start empowering yourself.  The time to move is now, and a group personal training is the perfect way to get started. Exercising by yourself can be tough.  Nobody knows if you skip, there is no one to push you a little harder, and you don’t have a commitment to anyone else.  One day off turns into two, and before you know it, weeks have passed without you even raising a sweat.  Getting fit in isolation can be done, but it’s much harder and requires a resolve few of us have. That is perhaps why […]

Father’s Day Fitness: Formula for Success

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers this coming Sunday…I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news:  you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you?  Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked.  The reason is because more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities keep piling on.  But the harder you try to do everything, the more frustrated you become. The hard truth is that there simply isn’t enough time to do everything there is to do.  Of course we know this intuitively, […]

Prevent Impulse Eating: Helpful Tips

Impulse Eating…It’s happened to all of us.  You know the feeling – you are away from home running errands, or you are out late because you had to stay at work longer.  And you realize that you are hungry.  Not just a little hungry though.  You haven’t eaten for hours, your head is starting to throb, and you can’t even think straight. Bottom line:  you have to eat.  Now! As you survey your options, you realize that getting something to eat that is even remotely healthy is going to be nearly impossible. But you have little choice, so you grab […]

Memorial Day: Reflections on Warriors

Each year, on the last Monday of May, we celebrate Memorial Day.  Originally instituted as a day of honoring those who died during the Civil War, it eventually became a day to remember any soldier who died fighting in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is the perfect time to pause and consider how much we owe to those men and women who have given up their lives in the pursuit and defense of freedom.  We are so accustomed to living with this freedom in our country, that it is easy to take it for granted.  It is hard […]

Commit to be Fit

Commit to be Fit!!  Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to their success at fitness, and they will tell you it is commitment. Commitment means that you are in it for the long haul.  Commitment rises above bad days, hectic schedules and volatile emotions.  Commitment hangs in there when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you don’t have time to do it. True commitment doesn’t depend on how you feel.  It depends on your integrity and on living for the […]

It’s Time for a New Beginning

Spring is a time of a new beginning.  As the world wakes up from its long sleep, our minds feel energized, refreshed and ready to celebrate.  Does your body feel the same way? If you haven’t been working consistently on your fitness and health this winter, your body may be struggling to keep up with your mind. It’s hard to make a new start when you feel sluggish and discouraged. It’s time for a new beginning. That’s why I exist:  to help you move from reality to your dream.  If you have tried and failed at fitness, then you likely […]

Get Un-stuck for Mother’s Day

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s day yesterday! This is for you, Moms.  In fact, whether you are a mom or not, this is for all the women out there who feel trapped in a cycle of, “One day, I am going to eat healthy, lose weight and really take care of myself.” It’s time to get un-stuck, and we are here to help. We know that it is hard to find time to focus on you.  And when you finally do take some time for yourself, you probably have a vague sense of guilt that there are other […]

Fight Muscle Loss: Lift Weights

Fight muscle loss! When you think of a typical older person, one thing likely comes to mind:  frailty.  Even if you can’t really identify any obvious illness, there is something about most elderly people that communicates frailty and weakness.  They probably walk slowly, move carefully and let others do many things for them, rather than doing those things themselves. What is it? It’s muscle loss, otherwise known as sarcopenia.  And if you are 25 years old or older, it is happening to you already. But you don’t have to take it sitting down (pun intended). What is sarcopenia? Sarcopenia refers […]

Stealth Weight Loss: Making the Mindless Margin Work for You

Are you ready for some Stealth Weight Loss? Chances are you’ve been pulling out some of your spring and summer clothing—those favorite pieces from last year.  But if you are like many people, they don’t feel quite as comfortable as they did at the end of summer.  The zipper is a little harder to zip, and the fit is a bit too snug to be attractive. What happened? The mindless margin happened. The mindless margin In his book, Mindless Eating:  Why We Eat More Than We Think, Dr. Brian Wansink defines the mindless margin as that margin or zone in […]

Spring Cleaning: Time to Throw Out the Excuses

Other than New Year’s, there is probably no other time during the year that motivates us to make a fresh start like springtime does.  When the warm breezes start blowing, we want to throw open the windows and let the rebirth all around us revitalize our homes and our spirits and get to Spring Cleaning. Because it seems natural to clean out the old during this time of year, it’s a great time to come face to face with our excuses for not getting fit and healthy.  Excuses pile up just like the clutter that we accumulate in our houses, […]