Author: JillRuthRooks

Stories 2017

You know those people you sweat next to you, and  who we share time with in classes? They are in these stories. We are all in these stories in one way or another. When we read them, we find out that we are more alike than we are different. And yet, the thought, “Be Kind. For everyone is fighting a hard battle” is one that we can all learn from.

#7 When Health is a Family Affair

It felt appropriate to share this on Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to my grandma and to all the women who have taught me how to be a mom! Pass it on!
“10 Stories of Strong Living” will be released on Amazon on June 6, 2017. This is from my original draft for the book from “Wake Up! Your Life is Now”

Where is the Love?

We have to ask this question. In today’s world, we need more of it. As we try to understand how love has been replaced with hate and anger, we are also reminded that it is up to each and every one of us to take personal responsibility and be more love. At The Energy Lab, where we train for life, working out allows us to manifest and realize our internal strength to be able to accomplish life with confidence and ease. What we learn in our training, when we bring it to life, we realize that we are always stronger than we think we are. “Where is the Love?” is one example of why we train.

What will Pilates with Jill Teach You?

As I found myself working on my rough draft for the book I am a part of, I kept coming back to Pilates. It is an essential part of my practice and what keeps not only my mind right, but my body right. I am so blessed to be as active as I am and injury-free, which I directly attribute to BALANCE! Time for Pilates is essential, along with cardiovascular fitness, my cycling time (which is another of my favorite therapies and one of the best moving meditations!) and then my TRX practice reminds my body how to integrate and strengthen, lengthen, and stabilize. My other workout classes give me 3D movement and play that I feel confident in my body to accomplish based on my foundations of Pilates, core fitness, Cycling, cardiovascular fitness, and TRX, system fitness.
I hope this helps for anyone who is currently out of sync in their bodies or experiencing injuries to reconsider their training plans and incorporate some focus and attention to where it all comes from!

5 ways a HEALTH COACH Can Keep You Healthy Through The Holidays!

The clocks are about to turn back. The nights are cool and HOLIDAY is in the air! Now and NOVEMBER, more than ever, is a crucial time to BUILD UP! What do I mean by that? We all know how to “break ourselves down”, to workout hard, to put a lot on our plates and to rush through life sometimes. When we look back, we often do not even remember where we have been or what we accomplished because we are already on to the next thing. What I am suggesting NOW is to take the opportunity to work with a Health Coach and LEARN HOW TO BUILD UP!  Building up will: Increase your energy Support your immune system Help you to stay healthy through the weeks ahead and the holidays It will let you move through life with more ease and less “dis-ease” Provide a sense of gratitude and calm in your life Promote clarity and good decision making And, you will thank yourself for emerging into a New Year, not as the run-down-version …