A quick post about movement at any age

Went for a walk today and watched dogs tearing around grassy fields in the spring sunshine with big, wide grins on their faces & it got me to thinking about the expectation of movement as adults. Once, you were a kid, and you loved to get exercise. You had no conception of calories or diets,…

Some food for thought

I wanted to share some things I think are pretty cool this week. I don’t have any affiliate situations set up, or receive any $ or merchandise for making these recommendations – I honestly, really like what’s being out out here. New cookbook I bought & am going to try out (I don’t have diabetes,…

Breaking down a sports-specific workout: Stand-Up Paddleboarding

OK! I’ve been checking out the workout from REI.com for paddleboarding & I’m making some tweaks to make it appropriate for Mom. I thought you might enjoy a glimpse of how a trainer thinks about her client going through a workout & what changes would be made for the client’s specific needs. [There’s a disclaimer…

Trying a new nature activity: SUP

One of the joys of becoming more active & of correcting any long-standing aches & pains is that it opens up a world of opportunities for new forms of exercise/movement/enjoying the outdoors. Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been around for several years, and is a nice way to experience a calm lake/reservior/bay – it’s what it…

I’m deep into building a special program + community right now

I’m working on a side project for my fellow flatties out there – women who have not had reconstruction as a result of breast cancer surgery (whether after diagnosis, or preventatively, due to genetic testing). I realized something during The Great Stop the pandemic brought – that even though I had transitioned to a fitness…

More on…food!

Why does a personal trainer spend so much time talking about food? Well, there’s a couple of reasons. The most important is that people continue to think that exercise is the key to losing weight – and it’s not. The other reason is that people also tend to misunderstand how much protein they need daily…

Get ready for fiber season

I attended a great talk last week with a cooking demo given by America’s Grow-a-Row New Jersey and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The emphasis was on the role that minimally-processed foods play in our health, and as someone excited for any benefit we can get from exercise & nutrition, hearing that fruits…

Don’t accept the status quo

Just read one of those lists that’s practically cobbled together for Facebook. You know the type: “10 things baby boomers wish millennials knew about back pain”, etc. Here’s a little experiment:1. Read this list.2. Read what’s below the list.3. Read the list again. 24 SURPRISING WAYS TO INJURE YOURSELF WHEN YOU’RE OVER 50LIZ ALTERMAN (McSweeneys) 1….

Deadline extended! Registration closes 3/25/21

Hi! There’s been a lot of vaccination activity going on & I’ve been doing some volunteering getting appointments for vulnerable folks, so I wanted to keep registration open a few days more. 🙂 Now, on with the post. I’ll admit – I’ve been racking my brain all week, trying to figure out the best way…