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Do you need pain to gain?

No Pain. No Gain. Feel the burn. Go hard or go home. Just do it. Don’t think. Run. These are all great slogans but do they work?   The idea that “pain is gain” is as relevant as the belief the Earth is flat. If pain meant gain were ALL true, why is it that… […]

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What does it mean to Exercise Consciously?

What does it mean to Exercise Consciously? To Exercise Consciously is a… willingness to face inconsistencies in our thinking. to hear and examine the other viewpoints with an open mind. a desire to make time for unhurried study. an ambition to let go of old habits & adopting affirming practices. an eagerness and determination to serve […]

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Healthy Aging Rewards Preparation

If you embrace that you ARE going to grow older, you can be a strategist for your future. Skip worry, ask better questions. “What are the resources that would mitigate the impact of stress?” “What are the assets that will enable you to meet life’s demands in a hardier way? Fact: By 2016, one-third of […]

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What is Competence?

What is Competence? I was reading an article indicating that adults today are less physically fit than their ancestors. We move less. We avoid heavy weight bearing activities. Our skeletons reflect the decrease in activity. In short, living a life of comfort is significantly decreasing the quality of our lives. We are living longer and […]

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Get out of your own way

5 Steps to Get Out of Your Own Way As a dyed in the wool procrastinator and reformed quitter, here are some tips that work for me NOW. Whether it be an athletic goal, a diet, a job search or an educational challenge, only action creates results, not thoughts. From one procrastinator to another, make ONE change […]

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Exercise with the lights off

SPINNING is the only exercise class I know taught with the lights off. The origin of this condition is to create an atmospheric condition for exercise in a commercial consumer culture. The darkness relieves self-consciousness. You can be anonymous. You don’t need to observe yourself in a mirror thus no judgment. Having the lights off […]

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Music and Performance

Interesting research article published in The Wall Street Journal on how music impacts exercise. Here is the takeaway. The “sweet spot” for workout music is between 125 and 140 beats per minute when people aren’t trying to time their movements to the music.  For athletes who synchronize their movements to a musical beat, their bodies can handle […]

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