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Struggling to Lose Weight? Read This Post!

This past year, I took a wild turn in my weight loss journey. I started the year committed to resolving my biggest fitness challenge: keeping weight off!  If you have followed my blog, you know that weight gain is my most significant struggle.  Lasting changes in this area elude me.  I don’t know why.  But […]

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Weight Watchers Changed Their Name!

The world of weight loss is changing.  Even the iconic company, Weight Watchers, is changing.  With their new name, WW, they are leaving “weight” behind and encouraging healthier habits instead.   Today’s generation is more preventative; they want to live healthy This was a headline in one of the articles I read about the new WW.  […]

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Here is How to Predict Your Ability to Change

I love change.  My entire life has centered around it. But that doesn’t mean I believe it is easy! Over the years, I have become a student of change. I love the process of change. And I am curious what makes change successful. My corporate and consulting careers focused on creating change – either improving […]

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How to do Cardio as You Age

As we get older, “cardio” becomes less about “fat and calorie” burn and more about overall health and fitness.  If I had to explain this shift, I would say that the benefits of cardio become more real and more practical when we get older. Worry about cardiac function and preventing cardiovascular disease in our youth? […]

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Simplify Your Life

Over the 4th of July holiday, I dug out my copy of the book, Simplify Your Life: 100 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy the Things that Really Matter (by Elaine St. James).  While I chuckled my way through the comments about “planners” and “yuppies” (the book was written in 1994), the book’s message remains […]

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The Times They Are a Changing and So Are Our Bodies!

Thanks to Grace Schwanda for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Grace Schwanda has her personal trainer certificate from W.I.T.S (World Instructors Training Schools). She is actively exercising and working on her own fitness level at this ‘slightly older’ time of life. Grace is the soccer referee trainer for the  Wheaton Park District and […]

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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Our Nutrition & Lifestyle Program is Changing Lives (and Bodies!)

We all have one – an Achilles Heel – in our fitness journey. For most people, there is at least one area that trips them up and causes them not to reach their fitness goals. That one vulnerability where it is so easy to fall off track. Nutrition is one of the biggest challenges for […]

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Time to Hit the “Reset” Button

This past year has been crazy, hasn’t it? On so many levels!!! I am feeling it too! There is no talk about New Year’s resolutions or what they want to improve upon. This year, more than any year before — people want to get rid of their “baggage” and head into 2018 with a new […]

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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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