Archive for July, 2015

Watch Your Words Around Girls (and Boys!)

July 29, 2015

Sherri_BriannaIt is the season of swim suits and minimal clothing which can often lead people to be more conscious of their bodies and can result in depression and/or negative body image. 

Do you regularly comment about your body in a negative light? Do you constantly compare yourself to other’s bodies? Have you been verbal about not wearing a bathing suit because you feel too fat?

Remember that…..

….whatever say about your body sends a message to your daughters.

Young girls can easily interpret what you say to mean that a woman must be skinny in order to do the things she wants to do. She might begin to think that she must be thin in order to be beautiful enough to be seen in public. She might decide that she has to be lean in order to be loved and be thought of as beautiful. Read more on Watch Your Words Around Girls (and Boys!)…

Tags: ,
Posted in daughter, Nutrition No Comments »

Eating Healthy & Staying Lean in the Summer

July 20, 2015

Fresh_Fruit_Bowl_280110826_stdYou would think with the nicer weather and longer days, we’d all be getting plenty more activity during the summer and leaning up nicely. But that’s not often the case. Many people report that they gain weight in the summer time!

Read more on Eating Healthy & Staying Lean in the Summer…

Tags:
Posted in losing weight, Nutrition No Comments »

Staying Fit in the Heat

July 13, 2015

Sherri Moutain BikeWith the mercury hitting 90 degrees so many days in a row in the NW, it’s causing lethargy in even the most energetic fitness fanatics. Here’s some tips to keep your energy high and your fitness routine in check when you just can’t handle the heat!

Find the AC

There are plenty of fitness opportunities that will keep you cool.  Your local gym, training studio and rock-climbing center will all have you feeling nice and cool while you’re sweating buckets!

Head to The Water

Swimming is a fabulous workout and a great way to stay cool. Kayaking, paddle-boarding, wake-boarding & water skiing are all fabulous water sports that will keep your temperature down. Read more on Staying Fit in the Heat…

Tags:
Posted in Outdoor Workouts No Comments »

Camping Workout

July 6, 2015

SherrikidsfallsIt’s the season to camp but it doesn’t have to be the season to slack off on your workouts! Many people decide to take a 2 month sabbatical during the summer because they can’t seem to find the time to get to a gym but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can give your body an amazing workout with no equipment whatsoever. There are literally hundreds of exercises you can do to target all muscle groups. So, as we tell our clients, no excuses gang! Here are some ideas to help you stay on track:

Cardiovascular:

If you want to maintain your aerobic fitness and keep on burning calories to prevent weight gain, use the outdoors as your playground.  A hike, run, power walk, cycle, or swim can be done pretty much anywhere.  Get up early and take the time for yourself before your kids, friends and family start demanding your energy. You’ll feel so much better for it. And remember, it doesn’t have to be an all-out time consuming workout. Ten minutes may be all you need.  Every little bit counts and something is better than nothing. Take time to enjoy the scenery, listen to the sounds and smell the beautiful fragrances of the outdoors.

Read more on Camping Workout…

Tags:
Posted in Outdoor Workouts No Comments »