Cleanse

Cleanse

Welcome to the last month of 2017.  Many people are focused on starting new routines in 2018.  Yet there is an opportunity to cleanse your home, body, service and family life to prepare you for a fresh start come January 1st.  Let’s not draw out this introduction and get right to the point.  Let me share where I am in hopes you will find an area of cleansing that you would like to focus on as well this month. Home Our home is our sanctuary that should feel warm.  It is where we kick our feet up to disconnect from the outside world.  One of my favorite statements from Ron is “More stuff?”  How much stuff do we need and what kind of stuff?  Good bye to stuff that is…
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Distracted Fitness

Distracted Fitness

When driving, many people watch the phone instead the road. In restaurants, many have dinner with someone but glued to their electronics? According to The New York Times article, "The Eight-Second Attention Span", humans have a shorter attention spans then goldfish. While doing one thing, humans are already chasing the next thrill putting our concentration at risk. Starting things but not maintaining concentration to stay on task. Distracted fitness can lead to less results and injuries. Let's dive in! The dictionary defines mindfulness as a mental state achieved by focusing ones awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging ones feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Distracted fitness allows fly away thoughts to run wild stirring us away from the full workout experience. We want to be locked into the body…
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Cre-Activity

Cre-Activity

There are children that are drawn to being active.  Other children are soaked into sedentary lifestyles and getting them moving calls for a little creativity.  Therefore, the name "Cre-Activity" is born (courtesy of a friend of mine Pastor Heredes).  Sedentary is a word that describes sitting around.  Now more then ever, children are at risk for more adult health issues such as developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.  Exercise and healthy eating for kids should be on the increase while sedentary lifestyle and processed food should be on the decrease to counter these health conditions.   Exercise for a child lessens their chance at obesity, increases their self-esteem and strengthens their heart.  This week I had the privilege to work out Pre-K through 5 graders at a local…
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Connecting Emotionally to Your Fitness Phase  

Connecting Emotionally to Your Fitness Phase  

Being from the fitness and dance industry for over a decade, I have experienced an emotion with each phase of fitness training. Licensed through the American Council on Exercise, we use an integrated fitness training model that meets the client where they are and helps them achieve success through different phases of training.  Our life changes and so does our physical needs depending on the season we are in.  Journey with me as we focus on exercise as a means to love our body in its current phase. Let's get personal. Phase 1: Stability and Mobility Think of the latest exercise frenzy being showcased in infomercials.  Dynamic movements. Quick transitions adding twist and turns.  It can be challenging when a person that should be focused on correcting muscle imbalances and…
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The Cracked Open Door

The Cracked Open Door

Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and found the door cracked. The room is dark, your eyes squint and you see a cracked door. Perhaps, the family pet pushed it open. According to an article by Sleep Sugar, creating a quiet and peaceful environment is ideal for a solid night sleep. Therefore, keeping extraneous noise outside of where you sleep requires closed doors. Let's take a look at cracked doors that can disturb our healthy lifestyle habits. Injury or Sickness You were doing so great! Working out 5-6 times a week and eating better then usual. Then injury or sickness strikes! All of your attention switches focus to just getting better or trying to heal. A couple of things kick in when we are out…
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In The Zone

In The Zone

The zone silences excuses.  The zone looks for actions and bypasses distractions.  The zone has no room for "maybe", "tomorrow "or "one day".  The zone is in the present.  We all experienced that feeling.  When something clicks and you get in a zone.  The zone doesn't have to be just fitness.  It could even be cleaning the house.  What the zone means is that we are focused!  We are locked in!  We are making the most of the moment presented to us.   We are nearing the close of 2017.  Can you believe it?  What Zone did you spend this year in?  Let's look at some of these and start to set our mindset for the 2018 Zone.  Will our 2018 be a year of focus, locked in and making…
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While We Are Waiting

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…
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Focus

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

#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?

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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