I have had more than my fair share of health challenges, especially for my age. I have learned that I can’t let limitations stop me, but rather, I must learn how to adapt and work with what I have. As we age, this becomes even more important of a principle to embrace, and I call […]
YOUR HEALTH By now, most health clubs and gyms have opened up to some degree, allowing folks to get back on their exercise track. I thought this would be the perfect time to remind you how to get the most out of the time you spend working out. You see, 85 percent of people do […]
Kuma hikes at the Desert Vista trailhead
This summer started late but it sure has made up for it with hot temperatures and high humidity. All the trails here in Phoenix have heat restrictions for dogs: when it is 100 or higher, dogs are not allowed. Folks, at 100 with a heavy coat on, you wouldn’t want to hike anyway! Keep your […]
Your Health The fitness industry continues to learn more about the human body and the impacts of a sedentary life. We now have the capabilities to look at one’s muscles and determine how much fat resides there. Think of a marbled steak. The more white in the meat, the worse the cut. Our muscles are […]
According to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), 80 percent of Americans are not exercising enough to get a health benefit. As a fitness professional, this discourages me but doesn’t surprise me. Let me explain the statistic to you. It doesn’t mean people aren’t exercising. Many people hit the gym with the intent […]
Get Fit Outside!
Boot camp classes are quite popular these days. The term excites some and frightens others. The truth is this format is simply getting people outside, and that is a good thing. Even better . . . you don’t have to join a class or pay a dime because you can conduct your own boot camp, […]
Ten Ways to Keep Your Cool This Summer
Summer is here! Hot weather, grilling out on the patio, bare feet, sundresses and hitting the pool are just a few of my favorite things about this time of year. Summer brings its own unique stresses, though. The bugs return and the humidity climbs. Although the kids are happy to be out of school, this […]
Don’t Get Lazy and Fat!
Spring is here, and everything is blooming. The four-letter word is all around, sneaking up on people when they least expect it. They can feel it in the air and sense its presence. No, I’m not talking about LOVE but instead LAZY!! Yes, lazy. It sneaks up on you when you shave a corner off […]
Good health is Worth More Than a Million Dollars
If someone told you that behind a steel store was 50 million dollars in which you could claim with the only condition being you had to open the vault, would you? Let me sweeten the deal…you are allowed to hire experts and use any tools you wish. Would you do it? You’d be foolish not […]
Put One Foot in Front of the Other!
Today was one of those days where I was totally unmotivated, low energy and had those whiney voices in my head: “I don’t feel like exercising, and you can’t make me!” Over the holidays, I watched “Here Comes Santa Clause” and so that song popped in my head: “Put one foot in front of the […]