Spa & Pilates Open House: A Night of Wellness•
Wednesday, April 27 • 6:00 -8:10pm•
Peninsula Jewish Community Center•
800 Foster City Boulevard•
Foster City, CA 94404•
Pilates Studio and Classrooms A, B and C •
For ages 13 and up•
Join Spa and Pilates® professionals to discover your happiest, strongest, most beautiful you!
Working as a trainer for a living, the most important marketing tool is my own body. Who wants a fat trainer, right? I think everyone would agree that a fit trainer has more credibility, at least initially, than an unfit one. Of course education and experience are very important, but everyone will make judgements based on looks first. For me,the good side of the pressure to look good keeps me dedicated to exercise even when I might take a break, and to try to eat really well even on days when I feel like gorging on pizza and ice cream! Not to mention that the m
Worked with MY TRAINER (Yes, I train others and have a trainer train me!) on Friday. I was running late and neglected to "fuel my fire" and energize before I doing an hour of INTENSE training. Needless to say, I hit "the wall" about 20 minutes into the session. I felt dizzy, faint and totally spent of energy. I bought a protein energizer drink (35 grams of protein) and felt better after sipping it slowly through the next 10 minutes. After about 15 minutes, my energy level was much better! The moral to my story, DON'T FORGET TO FUEL YOUR FIRE BEFORE WORKING OUT!!
This is the most important thought you can have.Get up and get moving.If you have been inactive and are aching. Get moving.Is it hard. Yes, a little. Go at your own pace, but get up and get moving.You will not regret this decision. Do not give up.I will help you get there.Contact me!
Embracing our Changes
Anaheim, Calif.-Embracing the physical changes that come with age can be a struggle for women in conventional weight-loss programs. However, a new program educates women about the physiology of aging and shares strategies to optimize diet and exercise accordingly, said an expert today at the American College of Sports Medicine's 15th-annual Health and Fitness Summit &Exposition. ( my 14 th !)
" Body fat shifts as women age", said Liz Applegate, Ph.D.,FACSM. " In a women's 20's and 30's , most fat is concentrated in the hips and thighs.
www.meganmerchant.com Thursday, March 31, 2011
Below is my Day 5 5k Training Run, with notes only that differ from Day One.
47 F, Too hot: Gloves, jacket, sweat pants
Weight: 117.5 lbs
3.08 Mile Steady Pace Run
Levoxyl, 10 Smiths Animal crackers, 4 oz water, Warm up
6:46-7:18: 3.08 Miles, 32:53 minutes
Up/Down .5 mile, .7 mile soccer field x3, Down/Up .5 mile
7:25: Walking Cooldown
Notes to Self
Today I want to talk about a really cool new place here in S. Tampa called FitLife Foods!! They offer indulgently healthy prepared meals that are ready to go.... and might I add that they are delicious. FitLife meals and snacks are created in house with the perfect balance of high fiber, low glycemic carbs, lean protein and healthy fat. Whether you just want something healthy and quick when you are on the go, or need serious help with your eating plan, check these guys out...
Hope all you ladies are ready for swim suit season, if not then you need to join us, we are hitting it hard at Her Strength, with new moves, new format and new ladies. For 60 Days we are going to be going strong, sweating it out and hopefully getting outdoors for some much needed fresh air and some new challenges.