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Learning how to get your hands dirty and enjoy life

I recently told someone that I have not been working from a place of inspiration in a long time.   She was surprised, and I was too.  She wondered how I could do the personal training work that I do, helping people create change in their lives in order to achieve fitness and health goals, […]

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I can’t believe I forgot one of the most important lessons

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey. And I cannot believe I forgot one of the most important lessons, especially for weight loss! You cannot ignore nutrition and lose weight! It’s true.  You are fooling yourself if you think you can exercise […]

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Morning Stretching & Breathing

  Like many people my first thought in the morning is, “I can’t wait to get to my cup of coffee.” But I do try to stop myself on most mornings and do a little stretching and breathing to wake up my mind, wake up my body, and get myself focused for the day. I […]

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There is more to losing weight than focusing on the scale

If you have been a reader of my blog posts (hope that you are), you will know that weight loss is the biggest challenge for me on my fitness journey.  It seems that I have always been battling my weight.  More accurately, I have always been at battle with the scale.  I don’t like what […]

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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Spinal Mobility Exercises Video

Relieve neck and back tension with these simple spinal mobility exercises

In this video, I’m going to show you 2 things our clients absolutely love to do. We save this for the end of the workout, and it is  like the equivalent of Shavasana in yoga. You have time to just be quiet on the floor and to let your body process the changes that happened […]

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Time Magazine article on strength training

Time Magazine recently published an article on the benefits of weight training.  There are three things that I absolutely LOVE about this article. The first reason: It’s title “Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You” How fun is that title?  Pretty passionate as well!  I think I am going to start to use that phrase […]

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Downsizing vs. Rightsizing

I have just completed my third downsizing project in the last thirteen years.  And I think I finally got it right this time!  At least for me. My first two downsizing efforts came about because I was following my dreams.  I had always wanted to live in a city.  So when I became a personal […]

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Wheaton Wine Walk 2017

Mark your calendar – August 10, 2017! One of the best events of the year – the Wheaton Wine Walk.   Hosted by the Downtown Wheaton Association, the Wheaton Wine Walk is a great way to taste wine, hang out with your friends, and meet the owners of the Downtown Wheaton businesses.  Most important, you […]

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A simple yoga series that will relieve tightness in your hips and lower back

Relieve tightness in your hips and lower back with this simple yoga series

If you are like me, one of the first places that I noticed that I was “slightly older” was in my hips. And when my hips are tight, my lower back gets over worked. And then it gets tight. Such a vicious cycle! Well here is a very simple yoga sequence that can help keep […]

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