There is a New Symbol of Prestige

A new shiny sports car always catches my eye.  When I pass one on the road, I usually do a double take.  It is impressive to see and fun to look at.  I’m sure it is super fun to be in the driver’s seat!  Now however, there is a new symbol of prestige. I recently […]

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Did You Say Activity Challenge?

Many people I know, including myself, get up and exercise before their day gets busy.  It is a great feeling to get up, be active and get your workout completed.  The question is, what do you do for the rest of the day?  That is where the activity challenge begins! Did you say activity challenge? […]

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5 Essential Tips to Build Muscle and Reduce Injury Now

Building muscle is part of the equation to staying healthy.  Preventing injury is also part of that equation.  Building muscles and strength training is not only a major component to healthy living, it may also enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities.  So, to maintain good form, concentrate on […]

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You Can Improve Your Balance by Taking a Simple Walk

Having balance is a needed skill in life.  This skill becomes even more important as one ages.  Older adults need good balance to prevent falls and to assist in common everyday movements such as sitting down and standing up.  A combination of activities such as walking, coordination, and strength training can improve balance.  Walking helps […]

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Core Strength allows the Body to Function Correctly

The core is the center of the body.  It consists of muscles in the midsection, spine, and pelvis. It also includes the muscles in the lower back, the side of the body and abdominal muscles. The core stabilizes the body for balance and assists as the body moves. Having a strong core is beneficial because […]

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There are Three Basic Fitness Fundamentals

Healthy journeys are like most things in life, they look very different for each person.  This reminds me of the old saying, “Variety is the spice of life”.  No matter what your variety is or what your journey looks like there are three basic fitness fundamentals that apply. I work with women in setting goals, […]

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Take the First Step Before You Know All the Steps

I am a planner.  I like to have things (activities, days, budgets) planned out ahead of time.  Planning helps me clarify expectations in my mind and helps me accomplish what I want or need to do. Planning is a helpful skill to have.  However, I have learned that you don’t have to know everything before […]

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Add Three Body Weight Exercises to Your Morning Walk

I love being outdoors.  I wake up in the morning, put on my shoes and go outside.  Some of the different activities that I do are run, walk, bike, hike, paddle, etc.  I do some weight training outside but not on a consistent basis. I mostly do that in the house where my weights are.  […]

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“If You Want Something Different, Then You Must Do Something Different”

Do we change our behavior when we want a different outcome? Or, do we keep doing the same thing over and over and obtain the same result?  Albert Einstein summarized these actions by saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”  I know I have been guilty of this […]

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A Coach is Your GPS – One Can Navigate Your Journey

You are ready for a trip to the beautiful mountains and views in Glacier National Park.  Once the car is packed and loaded you hop in the car and start driving.  STOP, I forgot to mention an important step.  Before you go, you put the destination in your GPS, so you know where to go.  […]

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