Re-entry Training: How to Get Back to the Gym Without Hurting Yourself

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Let’s face it. Even the fittest among us has been there… stuck in that uncomfortable neverland of missed workouts, where resuming a weight training routine grows increasingly daunting with every missed day. For some, even a visit to the dentist holds more appeal than starting back at […]

Functional Strength Training For Everyday Mid-Lifers – Like Me!

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With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming  information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to […]

Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six

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A common concern about exercise is that if you don’t do it almost every day, you won’t achieve much health benefit. But a commendable new study suggests otherwise, showing that a fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily. For the new study, published this month in […]

Get Up And Move! No Matter What!

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Carole Welch (This post was written a year and a half ago, at a time when I was feeling low and unsure of myself. But there was a sense that my spirit was rising again, following a long period of what felt […]

Women: Why Lift Weights?

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Lifting weights equals lean for a healthy long life. Unless you are eating copious amounts of protein, taking weight gain formula and excessive supplements, or overloading your muscles to exhaustion, you do not need to worry about becoming “bulky” from lifting weights. If you stick to moderate weight and higher repetitions, you will achieve lean, […]

May-ed For Physical Fitness – Building A Strong Future!

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Thank you for joining us in April for “Celebrate Your Strength”! We hope you enjoyed 30 wonderful days of inspiration and hope for an extraordinary future – one filled with love, joy, contentment and good health. For your convenience and continued enjoyment we have re-capped the daily posts into one so you can look back […]

Week 2 – Celebrate Your Strength: Take The Stairs Everyday!

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Not only does exercise strengthen our muscles and our heart, protect our body from injury, illness, disease and premature aging, but exercise also helps build our self esteem and confidence. Regular exercise will help you like – even love yourself! Science has proven that when we strengthen our muscles and joints by exercising regularly, we […]

Celebrate Your Strength: Women And Weights – Start Lifting NOW!

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Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.  ~Carol Welch “I don’t want to bulk up!” How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said it? Full disclosure: I’ve uttered these words myself. Then I met someone who taught me the error of my […]

Coregasm? Exercise Can Lead to Female Orgasm and Sexual Pleasure

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Findings from a first-of-its-kind study by Indiana University researchers confirm anecdotal evidence that exercise — absent sex or fantasies — can lead to female orgasm. While the findings are new, reports of this phenomenon, sometimes called “coregasm” because of its association with exercises for core abdominal muscles, have circulated in the media for years, said […]

A Compact Guide to Creating the Fitness Habit

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A new year, a new slate of resolutions. Perhaps the biggest resolution at New Year’s is to get fit – start exercising, start eating right, and all that jazz. But resolutions never last. As you might already know, I’m not a fan of resolutions. Instead of creating a list of resolutions this year, create a new habit. Habits […]