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Meet Heather

Meet Heather

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Meet one of my clients – Heather. Heather and I have been working together for almost a year now. Heather is a consultant that works from anywhere and has a life full of the demands of owning her own business, volunteering, and having a family. She could easily relate to several of the issues that I describe on my website, such as: Spending long days working and meeting clients in addition to having a home/family life. Feeling overwhelmed and tired trying to balance her career and personal life. Wishing she had someone to work out with consistently using exercises that would achieve different results. For Heather, I am able to: Hold her accountable by being a regularly scheduled appointment on her calendar. Provide a wider variety of exercises than she would do on her own. Give her a reason to get out of bed – she doesn’t like to work out alone! Boost her mood for the day with a motivating workout. Increase her overall strength and fitness as well as improve her running speed. From the beginning, we’ve been working toward the goals set during the consultation session. Heather and I meet first thing in the morning, before her day explodes. In each session, which runs less than an hour, we’re able to warm up, complete a total body workout using fun equipment and/or bodyweight, cool down, and stretch. Since starting, Heather has commented numerous times that she was totally neglecting weight workouts in favor of “more convenient” cardio like running or biking. She loves the fun variety of fitness equipment like the sandbag suitcase. Her results have been phenomenal! She’s now much stronger and has shaved 2 minutes off of her 5k time! If you are a busy professional that is having a hard time getting into a workout routine by yourself, give me a call. I’d love to talk with you about how to best incorporate fitness into your hectic...

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February Is The Month For Love

February Is The Month For Love

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February is the month for love! That brings to mind this question: Should you work out with your significant other? Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks. The Good Release Adrenaline, Increase Attraction – Exercise and activities that cause adrenaline to be released results in an increase in physical and emotional arousal. High arousal activities such as rock climbing, zip lining or snowboarding will not only positively affect your fitness…it will increase your attraction to each other! Accountability – Working out with a partner will make you more likely to show up because you promised someone you really care about that you’d be there. Plus, having joint goals and scheduled sessions can help you stay on track from week to week. Time Well Spent – Exercising together can also help you bond with your partner.  In addition to doing something you both enjoy together, it provides focused time where you can share the ups and downs of the day. Merely sharing experiences where you have triumphs and disappointments can help solidify your relationship. Improve the Romance – Getting fit together can help you feel better about yourself. As you build your self-confidence and increase your energy, you’ll emit more sex appeal! You’ll have more positive energy (via endorphins) and will be all around happier. The Bad Sadly, there are always cons to counterbalance the good. If you find yourself with the differences mentioned below, perhaps working out sans partner isn’t such a bad idea! If your partner is unsupportive or exceedingly critical, you  might be better off to work out solo. If your fitness level is vastly different from your partner, save the serious training days to do separately. If you have an uber-competitive spouse, and you are not, or vice versa, you might want to ditch tandem workouts. One or both of you might experience high levels of frustration, negating many of the wonderful “feel good” components that come with exercise. What do you think? Is exercise better together or...

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Five Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy When the Germs Are Flying

Five Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy When the Germs Are Flying

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It’s cold and flu season. It can be hard to stay well when everywhere you turn, there are germs! Luckily, there are a few, easy lifestyle tips that can help reduce your chance of illness: 1.       Exercise moderately. As little as 20 minutes a day of moderate exercise a day can help boost your immune system! Even better, exercising also helps prevent more serious and long-term diseases such as cancer and osteoporosis. 2.       Practice meditation. Focusing the mind supports your immune system. Start with as little as 5 minutes a day of meditation and then add on more time as you get more comfortable. Don’t forget, meditation doesn’t have to be an activity that occurs only at the beginning or end of the day. You can get a few minutes of practice in at break periods in your hectic day! 3.       Eat well. Maintaining a healthy diet, particularly one filled with greens (which help immune cells function properly) will help boost your immunity. In addition, getting extra vitamin C, garlic, and astragalus if you feel slightly under the weather can help your body fight against germs and lessen the severity of your symptoms. 4.       Get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep is paramount to avoiding illness! Make sure that you’re allowing your body to get enough rest, especially when germs are more prevalent. Sleep deprivation lowers our natural ability to fight infections. 5.       Stay connected. Don’t allow yourself to become socially isolated because the weather has you trapped, or cause you to become less active. Human connection strengthens our immune systems. So, make sure you’re reaching out to your loved ones and connecting with friends, except perhaps, if they’re sick already! Do you have a favorite tip for staying healthy? Please share in the comment section...

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