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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 …

Health STARTS with PMA

Five years ago I developed a program where like-minded people had an opportunity to come together, to both exercise and to explore their deeper potential. We call it PMA Lab (Positive Mental Attitude). It began as a Boot Camp series where I included self-development and readings from books like The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer and The IMPACT Body Plan by Todd Durkin. We followed the books through workouts and nutrition and always ended up in a “work-in” experience to GET THE MIND RIGHT! Our PMA Lab has evolved as we have evolved. It is back this Fall, with a “shift”, meaning, it has evolved. When I am asked what the theme of this PMA Lab is, I can only answer, “that you will experience a shift where you leave what you knew behind, find yourself navigating through elements of chaos, and land in a place of serenity.” In the end, finding yourself surrounded by others on the same mission as you. PMA. Try it.

30 Day Challenge, Simplify September

SIMPLIFY SEPTEMBER, a 30 day challenge that focuses on simple acts leading to big results! The goal is 30 days of SIMPLE ACTS Start the first of the month (or on Sunday if need time to figure out your challenge goals) with an INTENTION for the first week of the month and then follow with daily simple acts that lead toward fulfilling it. Grab a blank calendar. Write down 4 things you’d like to bring to light in your life right now (joy, exercise, kindness, health, focus, friendships, health, self-care, mindfulness, organization, etc) Week one, write down ONE of those intentions For each day of that week, write down ONE thing you can do to work towards that goal. (this may end up being several different things, or can be something repeated to reinforce a habit) Do the same for weeks two, three and four, filling in each calendar day with an action step. Example: INTENTION #1 to start an exercise program Day ONE, tell a friend or family member *and research or plan on …

Beyond Personal Training

The Energy Lab is a judgement-free zone, where caring abounds! What we do is not a job, it is our calling. We shine in the game of caring, because to us, it is not a game, it is simply the result of our passion to change the world! One person at a time. To let someone know that we believe in them to the point that they believe in themselves. Thanks to my mentor and coach, Todd Durkin, for showing to the world what caring looks like in the world of personal training and to NBC Strong for focusing on how STRONG people are capable of being when being strong is their only choice AND when they have someone who believes in them!

When STRONG is More Than A Word

It’s pretty amazing that when we look back, we can see that everything happens for a reason.  Had any of our choices or decisions along the way been different, our paths would never lead us to where we are now. Think about all the worries and thoughts that kept us up late at night, that, when looking back, seem so much smaller than they felt at the time. Seven months ago, I sat with my Todd Durkin Mastermind Team at a retreat in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Todd had something BIG to share with us. He was scared of the potential of a dream he had for a long time coming true. Scared for a dream to come true. Think about that.  We should all have dreams that big, that the reality of them ever happening scares the pants off of us!  I remember his list of concerns and obstacles and fears. He listed them systematically, and he could see his way through each one. Except for one. The fear of succeeding. It holds us back, even the best …

3 Steps to Get Out of Pain

The Future is Open Wide, I’ll stop the world and MELT with you. Our daily living leads to stress in our systems and that stress leads to aging.  Most of the time we don’t do anything about it until we experience pain and at that point, it is too late. Here are 3 simple practices that can help us begin to understand our pain cycles and more importantly, the steps to get out of pain!  It’s time to learn to work with our stress. Have a relationship with it.There is no denying that life will always bring on stress.  We cannot get out of it, BUT WE CAN LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. It begins with AWARENESS!  It is essential we bring awareness back to ourselves and become aware of the things in our lives we have missed. Pre-pain signals; waking up achey and stiff, sensing inflammation in our bodies, our rings not fitting, our hair and skin dry, our joints cracking frequently. If you experience any of these things, let’s see what step …

Won’t You Take Me To Funky Town?

Cycling Periodization~ A Training plan to progressively challenge, build and take your fitness to the next level This is for anyone who wants to learn to train like an athlete; whether it is the first day off the couch or if you have been on the treadmill going nowhere for too long, or if you know that no matter how many times you have experienced this type of training, there is always something to learn! We call our cycling “tribe” the “On Your Left” group, which most runners and cyclists understand that phrase to mean, “I’m coming up on your left to pass you.” Usually those passing “on the left” have a certain humble confidence about them that comes with experience and training. They are an elite group that have earned the right to say “on your left”.   Which means each person started somewhere and every person started at the beginning! In addition to learning a lot about your body and your potential, we like to have fun! The theme of this session is “Won’t you …