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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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Three Positive Thinking Tips for the Busy Mind

Typical, Daily Life Thinking No matter where you look these days there always seems to be something to be upset about. Whether you are involved in the political climate that seems to be cascading around us all, or just struggling to get through your day to day life, everything can constantly seem to pile up […]

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Don’t be a victim to “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up”

“I’ve Fallen and Can’t Get Up!”  I would say most of us have heard this infamous commercial for Life Alert at one time or another.  We may joke about it, but unfortunately, this is a real situation for many people and can be anything but a joking matter.   We are approaching the season where […]

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Who needs a personal trainer? Not me!

The following post was written by Gail O’Connell. Gail is a fitness enthusiast and a role model for healthy and fit living in your “slightly older” years.  You would never characterize Gail as “slightly older.”  It’s hard to keep up with her.  She is always on the go – hiking, working out, meeting up with […]

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Here’s how to create peace of mind and life

Like many busy people, my mind races all day.   As an owner of a personal training studio, my mind is always “on” as I work with my clients and grow my business.  I am coordinating, planning, strategizing, and analyzing most of the day.  The hours can be long, which means I sometimes short-change taking […]

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Here’s how to make losing weight easier

Changing nutrition habits in order to lose weight seems to be one of the most difficult things to do on a fitness journey. The most common phrase I hear when I consult with someone about losing weight is this – “ We all know what to do, but why is it so hard to make […]

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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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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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