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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Does your performance go down when your attitude is negative?

It can be said that attitude drives performance. Do you remember the childhood book, The Little Engine that Could? The littlest engine was able to get over the mountain because she believed she could do it.  She had the right attitude about what she was trying to accomplish.  I wonder if she would have made […]

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“When” Statements Help Us to be Prepared in Healthy Ways

We hear people say if/then statements all the time. “If” this happens, “then” I will do this. What if we changed our words to “when”?  When statements help us to be prepared in healthy ways. If is the same thing as saying, “assuming that” or “in case that”.  When we say if, does that mean […]

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Tackle Your Mindset Challenges and Implement Practical Strategies

I am honored that you have an interest in Fitness Life By Design.  I am Gail, a transformation, fitness, and lifestyle coach who can help tackle your mindset challenges and implement practical strategies that can help you live healthier, active lives. Are you the type of person who will read something one time, try it […]

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Find A Fitness Activity That Works for You

There are many different ways to get fit.  Not everyone will enjoy the same thing.  Personally, I LOVE to run.  I am extra excited on my run days.  I know running is not for everyone.  The important thing is to find a fitness activity that works for you. Activities can be indoor or outdoors, either […]

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Fitness Is All About Your Mindset

How do you think about fitness and your wellbeing?  Is it something you must do but don’t want to do? Is it a chore? Or is it a joy, a challenge, a blessing that you have the opportunity to be active and fit?  I think health and fitness are all about the way we think […]

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5 Ways to Care for Yourself

Do you think finding time to take care of yourself first is achievable?  When I hear those words I think they sound a little selfish.  But the more I think about it, the more I agree with the thought.  When I hear “take care yourself first”, I think of all the things I have to […]

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