Body Language

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The body is especially important to me as I have studied it for many years for my career. I believe it really is the greatest piece of art and science ever.

As a Personal Trainer, I am always interested in learning more about the human body; form, function and movement.

We were meant to move and when we choose not to the body starts to react subtly in negative ways. Injuries happen easier with a tight body, illnesses start to develop more often and  certain diseases set into the cells of a body that has been bombarded by  stress, poor eating and sleeping habits and  just plain disregard for all of the wonderful and magical things that it does for you each and every minute of your life. If you looked at any single body part and paid attention to its form and function, you would truly be in awe and would appreciate all that it does for you.

It is constantly giving you messages but if you’re not listening then you will surely miss out on what it is trying to tell you. We have all heard the following expressions- “I have a gut feeling” or “What does your heart tell you?”

It is constantly communicating with you. It tells you when it has hunger, thirst, has to get rid of waste, needs to move or just needs to rest. It is always reacting to the outside world as well as to others positive or negative energy.

Happiness, fear, excitement and sadness will bring forth some sort of physical response and chemical reaction to the body; a raised eyebrow, dilated pupils, increased heart rate, a tear, a smile or a deep belly laugh.

 To become in tune with your body, all you have to do is raise your awareness, take a breath, listen to it and let yourself feel what you need to feel from your most trusted source. It will guide you if you let it.

I love the fact that I get to make a living from helping others keep their most prized possessions happy and healthy.  I always say that your body is really the only thing that you own and will be the only thing that travels with you throughout your lifetime. Friends, family and others may pop in and out of your life and material possessions may get lost or stolen, ruined or given away.

Your body is the only thing guaranteed to be with you from your first heartbeat to your last so take care of it and it will take care of you.


In Pursuit Of Balance For Maximum Wellness

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With every new year that approaches, millions of us make resolutions to change our lives in one way or another. Will this be the year that you finally quit smoking, drinking, eating too much or will you finally decide that this is the year that you’re going to get into better shape?

  As a Personal Trainer I see the change that comes every January; the unfamiliar faces of the determined in the gym. They all have the same look in their eyes; a bit of apprehension mixed with enthusiasm. Day by day and week by week those well intended people and their new shoes slowly disappear.  They all had good intentions mixed with great new outfits but they didn’t have the one thing that’s vital to obtaining any goal, COMMITMENT.  I wholeheartedly believe that the first step is always commitment.

When you commit to something it can take you in many interesting directions and to people and places that you never knew existed.

What I have figured out through a great time of reflection is that if you don’t have balance in your life then you really aren’t living but merely existing. I definitely enjoy having balance for maximum wellness and I definitely feel it physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually when I don’t.

A motto that I came up with over 20 years ago and use to this day professionally and personally is

“Total fitness is a broad umbrella-like concept that encompasses the body, mind and spirit so

Let The Body Work, Let the Mind Relax and Let The Spirit Play.”

To achieve Balance for Maximum Wellness you have to do one thing this New Year. You have to choose to either say YES to things that you previously would said NO to or say No to things that you previously would say YES to. That’s it.

Still having fun! -Lisa