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What kind of magic can you work in your life this year?


It is such a relief to know that every morning we can start fresh with a clean slate and that we can do that any time during the year. A new year is simply a reminder for most people of a promising new beginning. As they say, out with the old (the old that’s not working so well, that is) and in with the new.

You have made it past a very busy holiday season. Let us evaluate how you are making time for your own fitness, your own passions and your recovery from those things. It all begins with setting goals and making a decision to work toward them.

Henry Ford had said, Read More→

Categories : Parent Fitness, Seasonal
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How Can You Get Inspired?

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He seems pretty happy about his fitness.


Hello & Happy Sunday!

The weather in Cleveland has been dreary, yet I smile not to have to shovel snow or scrape off my windshield.

Can you smile about your fitness right now or are there things you can tweak? We are always a work in progress, but the worst thing we can do is to be complacent about our fitness. After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves, then nobody will and we probably won’t be so happy with ourselves in the coming months. So what, if anything, is holding you back from achieving the results you want?

There are plenty of wrong turns I made in my life prior to becoming serious about my fitness. Not recognizing the importance of weight-bearing exercise and eating a clean diet were big downfalls for me. I remember when I was in my early marriage, Read More→

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Hottest 5 Chrismas Fitness Tips

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You asked for tips, so I’m going to throw them at you!! Whether you belong to a gym or exercise at home (or wish you did either), then you’ll have something to sink your teeth into without guilt!

Yeah, it’s a busy time.

Yeah, goodies abound.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.


1. You can make excuses or you can make fitness gains, but you can’t do both.

But you also have control over your schedule. If you think you don’t, then you need to Read More→

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Top 5 Stress-Busting Tips

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As you prepare for the end of school year, graduation parties, weddings, vacation preps, etc. your summer may not be as relaxing as you dreamed it.

What are the first things to suffer?

Your relationship to God, your workouts, food preparation (if you even had that in the first place), schedules and breathing! Read More→

I have been following Dr. Pam Popper, a naturopath from Columbus, Ohio, and was moved to write this post about a study she brought to my attention, that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Here it is.

Overweight teenagers, even those on the high side of normal, are at increased risk of developing heart disease in adulthood, even if they outgrow their weight problems, according to a recent study.  There’s a full article here.

For every 1 point increase in BMI, increases the risk of heart disease by 12%. Even those kids slightly overweight are at risk, which means that slightly overweight youth compound the overweight problem instead of obese children alone.

27,674 healthy young men were followed in order to determine the incidence of heart disease and diabetes Read More→