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What is Going Right?

What is Going Right?

It’s no surprise but every year toward the end of January beginning of February, I start to see it.  Social media and peoples posts take a turn, their posts seem to express frustration, tough decisions, indecision and general unhappiness. (more…)

How Do Your Genes Fit?

How Do Your Genes Fit?

Are you limited by your genes? I seriously doubt it. Out of the thousands of people we’ve worked with over the years, I can’t remember a single one who couldn’t improve their genetics.  Carolyn is a perfect example of this. Her genetic makeup is significantly different than mine. She gains weight easily, has to work twice hard to gain muscle and has to constantly monitor her health markers to stay healthy.  However, because she continually chooses to eat healthy, exercises like crazy and lives with vitality, she can control her weight, her energy and her health markers like cholesterol, glucose levels, blood pressure, insulin and other hormonal responses so that she can live and look the way she wants. Carolyn chooses not to be a victim of her genetics, but a leader by example.

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What are your excuses worth?

What are your excuses worth?

Considering trying to eat better or exercise?  Do you have a goal related to your health, fitness, or physical appearance?  We’ve heard the excuses, “this costs too much”, “this takes too much time”, and “exercise is boring/hard” time and time again.  

But have you ever looked at the costs of NOT eating better and NOT exercising? (more…)

Healthy New Year

Healthy New Year

 It’s that time of year again.

The time of year when people make New Year’s Resolutions.

Why are they so popular?

One reason is they give us hope.  Hope that in the immediate future positive change will materialize in our lives.

As we head into this new year, millions of people across the globe will pledge to (among other things) drink less alcohol, exercise more, get a better job, save more money and, of course, lose weight (what some people call a “January diet.”)  In fact, according to the Statistic Brain website, losing weight is the most popular New Year’s resolution. (more…)

Resolutions You Can Stick To

Resolutions You Can Stick To

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is making New Year’s resolutions to accomplish one thing or another. The number one resolution always seems to be to get in shape and lose some weight. Why is it that we tend to wait for that one big day to take on this new lifestyle? That reminds me of one of our fitness client’s telling us that because it’s Halloween she just has to eat a few Tootsie Rolls. Aren’t Tootsie Rolls available year round? Isn’t that elusive new lifestyle of better health always there for the taking? It’s not so elusive after all. It’s available every day, you’ve just gotta want it. (more…)

Never too late for change

Never too late for change

I was walking through a parking lot the other day and saw a woman who was maybe 55 years old struggling to get out of her car seat. The door was wide open and
she clearly just didn’t have the leg or arm strength to stand up and exit. She wasn’t injured, per se, but she was definitely weak. So weak that she was struggling with a basic function of her day. (more…)