Tag: fitness

How (The Right) Training Can Help with Adventure!

Greetings From the Cave Yep!  That’s me at Indiana Caverns!  For those who don’t know yet, I am working part-time as a tour guide at our local cave. This picture was taken a few days ago during an expedition beyond the regular tour route with another, experienced caver.  Check out the low rocks behind me.  I belly […]

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3 Reasons You’re Getting Hurt at the Gym (and What to Do Instead)

“I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.” ~Julius Erving (Dr. J), basketball legend Have you started a new fitness program or joined a gym with the exuberant expectation of a young child, joyously gushing to friends and family that this time you will finally […]

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Overcome Your Fears through Practice

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie Sometimes you have to face your fears, swallow hard and push through.  Double kettlebell snatches have scared me since first I tried them.  They’re awkward, they take tremendous power and my mind can’t really focus […]

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A Plan to Fail. My SFG Experience

“Pick a program.  Stick with the program.” ~Fabio Zonin, Master SFG, Strong First It was Saturday afternoon and I was feeling overwhelmed, very overwhelmed. In the months leading up to the SFG I certification, and where I was at that moment seemed worlds apart. I had planned and practiced for this weekend, and knew I […]

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Helping Others Requires Giving

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” ~Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart As a yoga teacher and personal trainer, I am blessed to learn to know people on a deeper level than many others.  At my […]

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You Probably Have It All

This morning I awoke to the sound of someone at the stop sign revving his engine at 4:00 am.  It’s become a routine and I was once again, irritated that the driver would be so rude and also thinking, “Geez!  Why doesn’t he (or she) get a muffler!” This time, though, I had been awake […]

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Held Back: Is it Time for You to Declutter?

I have been on a mission to get my house in order over the last month or so after coming across a wonderful, little book, “the life-changing magic of tidying up” by Marie Kondo.  I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get their home in order. The book came along at the […]

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A Long Look in the Mirror to Live in Honesty

“It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remember to love to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.”  ~Jasmine Guy Can you be honest with yourself?  Do you look yourself in the mirror and like the person staring back at you?  Are you living in […]

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What is Your Intention?

“When you set an intention, when you commit, the entire universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Sandy Forster We often set our intention for our yoga practice before we begin moving.  Sometimes we are able to keep our intention present throughout our practice, but most often, we forget.  Change and commitment are difficult and yet […]

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Subtle Shifts in Awareness Bring Huge Rewards

“Everything you need to do to transform your life is easy to do.  It’s easy to become healthy, fit and vibrant.  It’s easy to become financially independent.  It’s easy to have a happy family and a life rich with meaningful friendships.  It’s just a matter of mastering the mundane – of repeating simple little disciplines, […]

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