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Heated Pool? Use it for winter workouts!

Heated Pool? Use it for winter workouts!

The weather finally dropped to a chilly 45 degrees last night here in Los Angeles.  It may seem like a strange time to talk about getting in the pool, but with the air cooler, an 80-85 degree pool will feel deliciously roasty toasty!   Our group aquatics are on pause for the winter, but our own Cynthia and Michelle have been plugging right along with their private clients, and getting some great pool workouts in, even on the coldest of days!  Getting the body moving, in any environment, is always a good way to generate heat, and...

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The Surprisingly Awesome Radish

The Surprisingly Awesome Radish

I’m not a dietician.  I focus on active lifestyle and exercise, and refer clients looking for in-depth nutritional help to great professionals in that area.  I do, however, love food, and learning more and more about how to take care of these bodies we wear around with us.  I’m on an ongoing exploration of what sort of eating habits serve my own body the best, and as part of that I want to introduce you to a new little red friend of mine. While they’re not particularly rare or exotic in my area, I somehow had never really...

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A Recipe for Life

Happy memorial day, fitness family! Thank you so much to all of you who have served, both directly and through the work and sacrifice of loved ones, to make our country great.  I hope this glorious holiday weekend brings you lots of fun with family and friends.  I wish you a lot of delicious movement, happy food choices, and good ol’ fashioned enjoyment. I know I’ll be enjoying some morning surf here in Venice beach, before the summer crowds descend full-force! Last week, I told you why I like to workout in the morning, and I got...

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5 Reasons to Exercise This Morning

5 Reasons to Exercise This Morning

Here you are, lying in bed another morning. The alarm has just gone off, and you’re wondering if today is going to be any better than yesterday. I feel you. I’ve had a lot of those mornings. But now I’ve stopped wondering and started taking the day into my own hands. My trick to get the stay started off right? Get out of bed, (I know, it’s not always easy), and get my body moving. My latest article at fitlife.tv will give you 5 big reasons why your workout is an ideal way to start the day. Come on over and have a read! Once...

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Don’t go it alone…

Don’t go it alone…

You’re watching what you eat.  You’ve sought out some guidance to help you get exercising effectively. You may have even gone so far as to start noticing your thoughts, and choosing to focus on what’s positive and productive.  Hooray! Congratulations, you’re taking control of your health.  That’s awesome, and please let me personally celebrate you.  Now, how are you going to stay on track? You see, I’m a realist, and I know that life happens.  New habits are tested, challenges come up… so how do...

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Wait for the Water

Wait for the Water

You’ve got to give it a little time. You really do. When beginning any new lifestyle change, there is going to be an adjustment period. It happened to me recently, when I made the radical change of cutting out all high-glycemic-index foods, 6 days a week. This meant avoiding all sugars, starches, and dairy that trigger an insulin response and promote additional fat storage. I had a quick visible change in my body within the first week, and was hearing about my change from people around me. Then about 2 weeks in… Come read the full...

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VIDEO: What’s Your Driving Identity?

I’m taking a big step, my friends!   I’m hosting my first online health workshop, expanding in to my next professional chapter, and laying the groundwork to help a lot more people with their wellness and vitality.  And it’s all because I was willing to step into a bigger identity.   Check out this week’s video to see how the way we identify shapes our lives, and what it can mean for you in your own self care.     Will you be joining me for the fundraiser workshop that’s coming out of all...

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A FIRST! VitalitySHIFT Workshop

Holy cow, I’m leaping out of my comfort zone!   After years of in-person work, I’m taking a risk, and hosting my first live, simulcast over the internet, health workshop, in just a few weeks!  I’d love so much to have you there, and to shift your physical health and energy up to the next level with us!.  Here’s the details: To register: Click the button below, and you’ll be taken to our SpiritWalk fundraising page. Select “Other” for donation amount, and click “DONATE”. Then enter...

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Keeping the Passion Alive

Hello fitness family! I have the excitement of sharing with you today that I have become a contributing author to the popular health and wellness website – FitLife.tv! Please enjoy my first article (on the importance of self-care), and “like” and “share” if it speaks to you, so many more can come your way! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Juan. He has a passion for vegetables, and a lot of wisdom. Juan is the produce manager at my local Ralph’s market, and being around him is absolutely enlivening.  In the...

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VIDEO: Escaping the Comparison Trap

VIDEO: Escaping the Comparison Trap

Ever caught yourself just feeling bad, and not sure why?  You just might have been mentally comparing yourself, and not even realized it!  Here’s one of my own stories with comparing, and the best way that I know of to just knock it off. Rather read the bullet points than watch a 4-minute video?  Okay, I don’t blame ya! Comparing makes us feel crappy Watch out for comparing yourself to other people, or to your own self, at a different time! Stop comparing by bringing your body back to the present moment (breathe, hug,...

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