Body Shaming…

Sadly, I’m seeing this more and more and it is on both sides.

It’s “she’s too fat” or “those muscles on her are gross”.

Body shaming really needs to stop.

The lifestyle you chose is yours, and the most important thing is you are happy with yourself. If you are not happy with you, then work towards a change. There are so many forms of beauty, not just skin beauty. A fit body, mind and spirit are ideal, but you have to figure out what that means for you.

No more body shaming! 

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Balance Training

Regardless of your fitness level, balance training should become part of your training. Whether running down a soccer field, walking up and down the stairs or using a stability ball, balance training is key to functional movement. No matter who you are, as we age balance becomes a struggle, so training it now is important.

 Just like flexibility, poor balance is associated with risk of injury. It is important to understand that balance is vital in fitness. Balance is dependent on both external and internal factors to maintain the body’s center of gravity. Most people think of balance as being static or stationary, but it can also be dynamic. Dynamic balance is the ability to move and chance directions under various conditions without falling.

 I always like to suggest starting with static balance training. Start off with just standing on one foot and holding it. As you progress you can do the same static exercises on unstable surfaces. Exercises like this will also aid in building muscle balance. In all honesty, I start all my clients on stability workouts. Balance is key to every fitness style.

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Stress Relief With Tai Chi & Qigong

We all face stress in everyday life, and most see it as either mental or physical, when in most cases it is both. How you choose to react to this stress will have an effect on your daily life.

When you are affected by stress the toll is taken on your health. When stressed, even at low levels your body chemistry changes, and your breathing will start to become shallow. This will start your body on negative hormones such as adrenaline, pulling you away from the positive hormones such as endorphins, serotonin, and endostatin.

The solution? Working out. Being active helps with stress and depression better than anything else, but do it for you.

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Then & Now: My Story

When I started my fitness journey, I carried a lot of body fat and really didn’t exercise at all. My heart health was poor and my cholesterol numbers were out of control.

I originally started with programs like P90X and did several others from there. There were many many obstacles, such as staying on my meal plans and keeping on the workout plans. Then there were kids. But I wanted to make changes, and in the end I had dropped 20 lbs.

Goals have changed since I started.  Now I work my own programs and I just want to physically perform better. I have been doing all calisthenics and currently I weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life, yet my body fat is in the mid single digits.

 With that said, if you want to be fit bad enough you can get it. Just push, and don’t give up!

Do It For You.

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