This is the kind of winter that makes even the toughest ‘winter lovers’ fatigued. It is the kind of winter that a shovel can’t haul the snow and it breaks. Freezing rain turns the road into a black ice rink. Plunging temps can cause frostbite in a mere few minutes. And…the kids are at home […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My life has never been smooth. It has been wild, messy, inconvenient and, at times, sad or tragic. However, I want to share with all of you that one day, back in college, I decided to make one daily decision: As I would wake up and start my morning routine, I would think about my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All the scienc-y/fitness-y people are finally confirming what I already knew: Music is a fantastic and effective fitness enhancement. One of the questions that I always ask a new or potential client is “What kinds of music do you like? What kinds do you hate?” I ask because I have noticed that when a client hears […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today, I literally ran for the hills. I wanted a challenge. Ever since I ran a half marathon earlier this year, I found myself pretty burned out from running. In fact, many of my friends are embracing their inner runner warrior as I meanwhile sit in my own head filled with ‘runner repugnance.’ Sick of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t know who coined the phrase that many beauticians use: “I’m a beautician, not a magician” However, I often feel that trainers need a chunk of ‘rhymey timey’ jargon that speaks this truth. A personal trainer cannot cut your age in half and make you look as if you were born in the same year that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes, I’m humorous. Sometimes, I’m poetic. Sometimes, I am just the best I can be… When I agreed to run a half marathon, I knew that only one race would actually inspire me to keep running. That race is the Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon. For 40 years, this race has continued on as a tradition […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you ever wonder why exercise people, fitness professionals (some of them), aerobics instructors and yoga people seem lighter than air? It isn’t sadistic, really! 🙂 They love their job. It is a love for what they do… We love to not only help you get stronger, in better shape and more healthy, but we love […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If I could make a difference and reach out to one population, I would encourage our young girls to be physically strong. Here’s why: STRONG is not fat, skinny, curvy, or any other useless and degrading label. Strong is healthy. Strong looks good and feels good in it’s own skin. Strong walks tall and with good […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When it comes to painting my new/old house, I neither move slow nor fast. I trudge at a steady pace. One day, I’ll just tape a wall. The next day, I’ll slap some joint compound on those nail holes. The next day, I’ll sand a bit and paint some trim. Little by little, I get […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m ready to run, even if it is only my mouth. Today was my first four mile training run for my half marathon in June. This is also the beginning of a series of blogs about preparing my body and mind for this event. It will consist of a bit of complaint, swearing and spirit! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.