June 2011 a man rolled up to me in a wheelchair and introduced himself to me. "Hi, I am Master Sergeant Christopher Aguilera and I was shot down in Afghanistan in June 2010 and my phyiscal therapists stated this is it for me, and I find it unacceptable." I looked at Chris and said no problem, I can help you and you will reach your goals.
I say "push yourself!" a lot. I use it in every Spinning class I teach. I use it in many personal training sessions with clients. I even use it in regular everyday conversation with friends, family, and even strangers. I do not say this to be cliché. I say it because I believe in it, and I know that when you push yourself, amazing things can happen.
Summer is upon us and it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and get in a good run! Cardio is the best way to burn calories and keep your heart healthy! The recommended amount of cardio to maintain your health is 30 minutes most if not all days of the week. It's time to start moving!
When I was a kid I was quite shy around those I did not know well. In fact up until just a few short years has it been that I have I developed the confidence to live MY life not as others see me living it, but as I see myself living the life I was meant to live. If you would have seen me 10 years ago I would have been back of the room sitting in a corner waiting for others to ask me to join in. I was not anti-social--I just did not feel as though I belonged. Sadly, I believe much of this had to do with my weight and the insecurity it brought to me.
8 Reasons Hills Make You a Better Runner If you’re one of those runners who shies away from the incline button on the treadmill or picks an outdoor route that specifically avoids any type of hill, then you could be missing out. Taking on the challenge of running both uphill and downhill is a surefire way to make you a better runner, and here are eight reasons why. Uphill:
Open up any fitness magazine these days and trust me you will discover more than 1000 different ways to lose x amount of wieght in so many days or weeks. Eat more protein, eat less protein. Add fat, cut fat. Don't eat carbs, eat carbs. Caffiene is good, wait a minute caffiene is bad. Run high intensity intervals, no do walking to promote fat burning. Drink water as if there was no tomorrow, oh wait but not bottled water. Well, as you can see, it's a wonder we have the issues we have when it comes to health, fitness and wellness.
When I was a little kid I used to think that anyone over the age of 20 was old and if you were old enough to be a grandma or a grandpa you were really, really, really old. It's so funny that when we are young we can't wait to be older and when we are older we wish we were younger. There is something about the human psyche about wanting what we don't have.
I remember when I was a kid every March/April the Wizard of Oz would show on TV. I know I am aging myself, but that was back in the day when it was a BIG deal to show it on TV--it was like the Wizard of Oz was a rite of passage to springtime. I often questioned whether this had to do with the tornado in the movie as springtime in tornado alley is prime time to hunker down.
Livingston County Tough Mudder Boot CampSaturday Mornings 9am – 1030 amStarting May 4, 2013 – June 22sd, 2013 Drop in session at event $ 20.00 eachPre-registar; $ 100.00 each(Full Session Package of 8 training with 2 month exercise Plan &Dietary advice)
Check out these wonderful charitable fitness events, dance classes, and performances this April and May at www.meganmerchant.com. All events below are located in Albuquerque unless stated otherwise. If you have a local event we missed, email me and we will add it to our post. Let's get fit and dance, New Mexico!