I've been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, "How do I stretch this?" as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it's good for them! When do you need to stretch? … Continue reading Should You Really Be Stretching?
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Bosu ball?! Okay, okay. Bad joke, since Bosu balls don't fly. Nevertheless, it is a strange-looking object at first sight. It may be even a little intimidating to some. So if you've been avoiding this odd contraption at your gym because you are unsure of how to … Continue reading BOSU Circuit
Just like that a new year is among us! Rather than getting into the cliched new year's resolutions with you guys, I'd like to share what my top goals are for this year in different areas. 😉 Career & Education: Acquire another specialty certification. I currently specialize in Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Resistance … Continue reading How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!
How has everyone's semester turned out? For me, these past few months have been filled with rather undesirable surprises. It took a lot of unexpected turns. This is quite awful considering that I am the type of person who needs structure and order to keep their sanity! Okay, maybe I am exaggerating just a bit. Not … Continue reading End-of-Semester Stress
We can do it...if Rosie says so! But wait a second! Who is Rosie and what is it that we can do? Let's first reflect back to 1882, when the first Labor Day celebration occurred. Labor Day is a holiday that honors the American labor movement, which was the development of the labor union who … Continue reading We Can Do It…If Rosie Says So!
After a long, eventful - or maybe deliberately lazy - summer, a new school year has arrived! It would be wise to take action now by organizing your time, before things become hectic! Sure, you have your class schedule in place, but have you developed a schedule that involves study time, exercise and leisure time, … Continue reading Back to School Tips for the College Student
Although he played adult roles later in his career, I remember his baby face and gorgeous set of honey brown eyes from the Disney channel's, "The Famous Jett Jackson." The actor whom I speak of is the late Lee Thompson Young, who was only 29 when he passed. Young was found dead in his apartment, … Continue reading Remembering The Famous Jett Jackson
Last weekend I pulled my hair up, put on my favorite pair of leggings, paired with an airy tank and Nikes to match. Packed with a water bottle, towel, and banana for post-workout recovery, I threw my gym bag over my shoulder and hopped into my car. I was looking forward to supporting fellow Florida … Continue reading Figure Skulpt™ on National Dance Day
Don't live in the past, they say. Forgive and forget. But how? After all, we are primitively biased. Suppose you were a small hare in the wild and for two days in row, when the grass rustled, a big lion would appear moments later, which left you running for dear life. On the third day, you hear the grass … Continue reading Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Every year, when January 1st comes around, we make resolutions for ourselves. Very few of us stick to them, while most of us tend to fall off track. As we slip into the final weeks of January, you might want to take a moment to ask yourself how far you've gotten with your resolution? Last … Continue reading Resolution Resuscitation