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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 health! Michelle had a special feature come out a few weeks ago on the popular website eHow, that I wanted to share with you! ...

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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 gotten to know radishes, until recently.  Now, I might be in love. They’re a cool, crisp, and refreshingly spicy snack to just pull...

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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 you’ve read it I’d love to know: What’s your favorite way to sneak in exercise, when you don’t feel you have all...

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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 article in my post at...

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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 midst of normal grocery-store conversation yesterday,  with a childlike enthusiasm, he blurted out: “27 years, and I still...

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