Fitness

Advice to my 13 year old daughter

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I have a beautiful, intelligent, caring, sensitive, perceptive 13 year old daughter. She just finished her first year of high school and thriving.  She loves acting, singing and playing waterpolo.  As her mom I have taught her a lot over…

Barre Fitness Can Help!

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Physical activity has always been a huge part of my life, from ballet and hip hop dancing (check out cringe worthy picture) at a young age, to playing ringuette, soccer, flag football and hockey through my teens and into adulthood….

How I learned to breathe in the hot room

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If you look up Type A personality in the dictionary, there’s a good chance you’ll find my picture. I’m a perfectionist, a catastrophist and an overachiever. I generally sleep like shit because the wheels in my head are always turning….

Listen to your body

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I have been known to be somewhat stubborn about accepting that sometimes as much as I want it to my body just can’t do certain things. If I am injured and it’s keeping me out of the gym or on…

The Quest Toward a Cure

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  The Quest Toward a Cure – please follow my JOURNEY… As many people have seen this logo in stores, on pamphlets and as a HUGE billboard on the JGH building – it has become an annual event at the…

STRESSED OUT?? WORK OUT!!!

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I’m sure you’ve heard that exercise lowers levels of anxiety, depression and stress. What about for people who are stressed with the thought of exercising? Well, push through and get to the gym or hop on your treadmill and even you…

It’s all about the bass

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It was 1992 when Sir Mix A Lot  spoke out first when he announced that he liked big butts and that was no lie.  It came as a refreshing change considering the “skinny-obsession” in early 90’s.  Fast forward to today…

Don’t Resolve…Evolve

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The holiday season has come and gone once again, I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends.  I was lucky enough to spend the last week or so at a party here, a dinner there and family get togethers…

High heels for the holidays

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I really love this time of year, the lights, the picturesque snow covered trees..and the holiday parties!! Year round I can get away wearing ballet flats or a small pump when I’m dressed up for a party but there are…

Sugar-Free

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“Hello my name is Kelly and I’m a Sugaroholic (this is where you would say Hi Kelly!) …It’s been 35 days since my last piece of candy or chocolate.”

PUMP UP THE JAM!!

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Some say music makes the world go round.  For me, music gets me through hours of exercise and training every week.  It can get me across the finish line of a 10 km run, other days it pushes me to…

Dive in!!!

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I’ve had days that I’d rather go for a bikini wax than actually put on a bikini or bathing suit – but I’ve put my bathing suit induced anxiety aside to hit the pool for a swimming workout.

Anti-Aging

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In a few weeks I will be celebrating a birthday,  a big one!! I’m not gonna lie… I’m dreading it!!! I know it’s just a number.  I know it shouldn’t define me.  No I don’t feel older, as a matter…

Just Breathe

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Breathing is something we do automatically, no thought required, it’s one less thing to worry about while exercising…well actually you should think about your breathing when training. While breathing is something our body does on it’s own when working out…

How to begin a running routine

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The nice weather has arrived and you’d like to get outside in the fresh air to get some exercise, you’d like to start running but you don’t think you can do it.  As long as your doctor hasn’t advised you…

What does being fit mean to you?

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When you think about of being fit what do you think of? I know many people have the misconception that being skinny equals being fit.  That is definitely untrue.  I have trained many many unfit thin clients. I can also say…

A little rant about sports bras

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Anyone who knows me knows how much I dislike going to the dentist. Well, going shopping for bras, especially sports bras, is a not so distant second. Usually after spending a few hours and a lot of money on one…

30 Day Challenge

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Take a look what 30 days can do… We all get into a rut. It happens to the best of us, even someone like me whose profession is all about staying F-I-T. Try as I might, there are those moments…

Spring fitness

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So, it’s April and I have to wonder when the snow will finally melt away! Truth be told, we really haven’t had that much snow fall according to meteorologists. Yet, it seems the snow has been with us for far…

Strength Training

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  There are several components to training for overall fitness and today I’m going to have a look at strength training. For some reason, women tend to flock to the cardio section of the gym while only a handful will…

Fitness Boxing and Kickboxing

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Have you ever thought of trying boxing? Kickboxing? I’m not talking about turning you into Rocky Balboa and putting you in the ring for a fight until TKO. I’m talking about boxing and kickboxing for fitness. I can already feel…

Find your motivation

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Happy New Year!! 2014 has arrived and there is no better time to start something new than right now. You’re probably ready to settle back into a routine and reevaluate your health and fitness priorities.  I’m certain most of you…

What are you practicing for?

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When preparing for this blog post, I searched “benefits of yoga” which yielded almost seven million results in just 0.17 seconds! After clicking through a couple of the links, I decided that instead of rattling off an impersonal list of…

Try stepping into a fitness class

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I remember as a teenager going to a “jazzercise” class with my aunt, struggling to follow along in my Flashdance attire, doing my best grapevine to Lionel Ritchie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling”.  Ok so I’ve just dated myself with several…

Circuit Training

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When I used to think of circuit training I would picture myself almost twelve years ago trying to lose some of the 80 lbs (yup 80!! ) I gained during my pregnancy with my daughter – at Curves going around…