While We Are Waiting

What to do at home while we are waiting? You and I are both ready for Legacy Fit Doral to open.  But will this set back, set you back from starting to see changes in your health?  Setting your home life up for success by adjusting some daily habits can jump start your progress prior to our doors being open. As a private trainer, I see that regularly without creating a home life that compliments a new fitness routine, results can hit a stand still even if you are killing it in your workout routine.  Please see below for how your home life can positively effect your health and what to do while we are waiting for Legacy Fit Doral to open. Drink enough water for your Weight We are…
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Focus

Focus is very important in terms of creating a healthy lifestyle.  Every person that comes into a fitness location has a different focus.  Once they know what their focus is, then a level of focus can be applied to achieving that goal.  Every goal is not the same so cannot be treated the same way.  The beauty about focus is that it changes based on what season we are in.  For example, after I delivered my son, I had 56 pounds to lose in order to get back to my comfortable body weight.  So my focus was Weight Loss at the time.  After achieving that goal 8 months down the line, my focus shifted to maintaining that work.  These days, my focus is on longevity.  Caring for my body in…
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#FitFam: Make it a Reality

Those images of a perfect family running up a hill or biking together. Oh, how I remember those images growing up and thinking, yeah right! The images I can relate to are urban cities where older men sat on crates in front of a corner store, graffiti, and playing handball or basketball all day after school. We may have been running up hills or biking in khaki pants but those active memories are fond to me. My mom took us to all these outlets to be active growing up that did not cost much but imprinted lasting memories. That collective family fitness is something we offer. Knowing how valuable time is, there are some strategies we want to suggest to maximize active memories for your family. Check out the below…
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Mother, May I?

The old school game of "Mother, may I" has become my day to day reality.  For example, instead of hearing "Mother, May I take 5 steps forward?"... I typically hear "Mommy, may I have a snack before dinner?"  You get the idea.  Come to think of it.  So many childhood games are focused on realities such as Monopoly, that teaches money management.  The game of "Life", creates a journey through a person's life where they get married and have children. The other day, my little man said to me, "Mommy, may you relax with me?"  That question came at a time when I was cleaning the kitchen after dinner and had just finished folding laundry.  I investigated enough to find out that Mateo and I have two different perspectives of…
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Spring Cleaning

Opening my closet door was the root of this Spring Cleaning newsletter. There I stood looking at clothes that I don't wear, sneakers that I abused beyond repair and even the look of my closet needs a remix. My friends. It is time! Spring cleaning time!! Most people categorize spring cleaning as a house chore. Update the paint and donate used clothes and shoes. There I stood in front of my closet expanding the expectations of my Spring Cleaning. I would like you to join me. April 2017 is here already. All these potential categories of Spring Cleaning popped up. Revamp the Kitchen? Time Management? Revamp the Home Appearance? Finances? Fitness Routine? So many options!! So what do we start with Team Legacy Fit Doral? Weekend of April 1 -…
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With Intention

Have you ever gone through the motions and then the next thing you know the day got away from you? Or worse. The week. Or even months fly by. Those goals that were set have now collected dust and were replaced by other pressing needs. Let's go deeper. Have you ever added something new to your plate in life and then the next thing you know, your connection with yourself got away from you? It can be anything that distracts you from being intentional with your life. A new relationship. A promotion. Social Media. Caring for others around you to an extent that you've placed yourself last in line. This is a loving nudge towards the mirror. Take a good look. You still exist. There is more to you than…
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Love Yourself

VALENTINE'S DAY IS COMING. LOVE YOURSELF Have you ever got in your car in the and the windows are not clear? There is dew on the windows or the sun is so bright it brings a glare making it tough to see through. Squinting eyes and leaning forward are a few ways we try to gain a clear vision. Use your imagination now. Instead of dew or the sun... it is your "to do" list blinding you from a clear vision. It is directly in front of you so there is no getting around it. Cupcakes for kid's party. Check! Business Deadline. Check! Call the plumber. Check! Make my workout... Oops! Still in the window right in front of you. Still something "to do". Something not completed. Do we define…
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Work In Progress

In my years of being a trainer, I have often heard "What is your favorite physical feature?" Or clients will share their favorite features and the infamous "trouble zones". Where there is a favorite feature, there is usually a "work in progress". From our thighs, or the last five pounds, to the love handles that we would "love" to leave. There is usually something we want to work on. When I became a parent, or any role that I am blessed to carry, my range of "work in progress" extended past physical features. With my little one, I am a work in progress with patience in knowing that "One more time Mommy" really means about 20 more times. It transforms into a moment of bonding, so working on patience to…
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