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BodyBalance- Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates

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Love teaching Les Mills Body Balance classes.  They provide us with the most up to date education in the industry; as well as choreography and music.

 

 

Here is a teaser for the general class design:

Their ab tracks are amazing and one of the reasons at age 57, I keep a strong core and good abs.

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Check with your local gym and see if they offer Les Mills classes. They have something for everyone- Weight training, kickbox, cardio conditioning and more.

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Yoga Is The Ultimate Workout

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I always tell my personal training clients that if you can only do one or two workouts a week then “make it a yoga class.”

Many people are intimidated by yoga. That’s understandable when you see some of the challenging poses posted on social media or streaming on your computer. There is a common misconception that you have to be extremely flexible to do yoga.

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However yoga can be a deep spiritual experience for one person and simply a workout to improve flexibility for another person.  Most gyms or yoga studios offer a wide variety of classes such as beginner, intermediate and advanced.

The many benefits are improved muscle tone, flexibility, balance, focus, and core strength.

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Most gyms and fitness centers offer a variety of yoga classes or you can try YouTube for a  Beginner Yoga Class. Consider adding yoga to your current workout routine and check out my article Preconceived Ideas and Yoga .  Who knows -it could become your new favorite workout!


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Let Us Work Together For Peace

”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhifacebook-20160103-081552


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Age Gracefully With These Five Tips

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Why does aging have to be so difficult?  Most people dread getting older and the arrival of yet another birthday to remind them of their lost youth.

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Are we all  doomed to suffer from weight gain, fading locks, wrinkles, and aches and pains as we advance into the “Golden Years?”  The answer is yes and no.  We all get older but our lifestyle greatly influences how we age.

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So what can we do to age with grace?  You can design a lifestyle to stay  strong, flexible, and healthy,  by following these five tips:

  1.  Eat a healthy diet most of the time including good quality protein, organic fruits and vegetables.  Feel free to splurge occasionally for special occasions. 
  2. Perform strength training 2-3 times per week to increase lean muscle and boost metabolism.
  3. Drink water to help skin look it’s best and to avoid dehydration which zaps energy.  In Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body Patricia Mitchell, RN, CPT  suggests, “Dehydration can make your skin look older and accentuate wrinkles. Remember to drink water throughout the day to help maintain the skin’s elasticity. Proper hydration will keep the skin firm and supple.”
  4.  Learn yoga by trying some online classes, go to a studio, or try a class at your local gym. You will improve flexibility, strength and balance.

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5. Read, travel, and take up a new hobby to keep your brain sharp as you age.


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Circuit Train

It’s important to circuit training to include all the components of a well balanced workout. This will improve your fitness level and help prevent injuries.

Today’s Circuit:  Back/ Legs

3 mile run- Cardio

 

Strength -4 Sets 10-12 reps

Pull ups, Squats, Deadlfts, lunges

 

Flexibility -Yoga- 20 minutes