Women of the past and present have always taken on a heavy load as the home maker and many today as the breadwinner to. Women wear coutless hats to keep the home and everyone around them functioning. That works great for everyone else, but then she is often left exhausted, stressed, adn feeling taken for granted. I am learning how multi-tasking doesn't prove to be more productive, but merely creates unhealthy stress. Hey I get it---sometimes we don't have a choice, but in fact we do!
Functional Fitness Classes.... What is that???
Functional fitness is nothing new, really, it's just basic calisthenic style exercises that help to improve strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, stimulate brain memory, create happy hormones for improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and aid in fall prevention, reduce injuries, and identify signs of dehydration... and this is just a few of what my LIFT 2 THRIVE Super Seniors learn about in my on going classes.
Spring Quarter Class Registration for LIFT 2 THRIVE starts MARCH 17 at 7:00am, but just a little note, eager new members start lining up as early as 6:30am to get a spot. Open to all adults 55 and over, class fee is $10 for 10 classes, one every week. If you want to take my Tuesday & Thursday classes you have to register for both classes.
Another workout down for my client Melisa. Half way through, in her exhausted state of being she managed to tell me she loves working out.. She said she used to hate it when she was younger because it "hurt." She started a little less than a month ago and is already down 12 lbs and 13 total inches.Everything disappears when I'm working out. All the stress of my day is gone in an instant and the only thing i can think about is what im doing right here and now.
As I was driving back from my daughter's ballet class a few years ago, I couldn't stop thinking about a certain topic that has been on my mind for some time. What are our real reasons for working out and eating right? How can this affect our results? I know we all claim to want to be healthier but is this our real reason?
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood and self confidence in that little black dress to improving your sex life and even work life, exercise is a great way to improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.
Last night as I watched our Olympians race my thoughts went behind the scenes. Their drive, what they give up - but most importantly what makes them different from the rest of us. I believe it takes heart and an amazing amount of support. The majority of our Olympic athletes are the youth of today. Not seasoned college athletes who turned pro. Some of their stories are really amazing. One athlete races for himself and his handicapped brother. Our female snowboarder is deathly afraid of heights.