One medicine ball is sometimes all you need for a great workout!

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All it sometimes takes for a great workout is one, simple, medicine ball… and great 🎶 of course! All of the talk lately is about food hence I’ve been posting a lot of ideas for little ‘meals’. (I keep it in quotes because ‘meal’ to me implies a lot of food which makes me full just thinking about it). So, it’s time once again to talk a bit about weight workouts, one of the KEYS to getting and keeping fit and being able to do all of the fun things you want to do. I’m talking about medicine balls, dumbbells, bars, pulleys, body weight, etc., light, heavier, … 👉My thing is this: it is SUPER important to know what you’re working and why, the reason for the sequence, reps, weights, choices of the exercises, and have good form doing it. The only way that you can know this is to know anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, or you risk: a. getting hurt (it’s not often instant and it can take time for repetitive movements to injure you.. badly) b. wasting your time and getting zero results, and running back to the ‘I’ll just watch my food’ attempt. Have you heard people say that? So, what do you do if you’re not sure about proper form? And please, there’s so much crazy s**t out there on social media. I must CAUTION you! It make look good, and the girl or guy doing it may look fantastic, but that doesn’t make it safe for YOU. If you decide to hire a personal trainer, ask for their credentials/bio. A 4 year degree in a related field would be ideal and at least 8-10 years of experience especially with so many quick, easy certs out there. Heck, what I thought I knew when I was a 22 year old ‘trainer’ and what I know now?! Night and day. Remember, I said this in a prior post, I thought I was SO cool that I could watch TV while sitting in the splits, and also do them in front of a class when no one else could… in my 20’s. A lot of good that did!! (2 hip surgeries later). Looks, posts.. draw us in.. to a fitness program, but do a little research behind the program. This is what motivated me to post a long story like this. I’m passionate about people feeling great, being happy, and getting what they want out of a fitness program. Are we in this together? 🙏

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Exercise posts, social media, specificity, and injuries.

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Looking back on our July trip to…October! Can’t get enough of these photos, can you? i❤️Cascade’s beauty. It’s spiritual. PS I gotta say that for me workout pics are so boooring. I’d rather post pics of the things we all can do as a result of our workouts. Also, the specific movements you do need to be specific to YOU, your abilities, injury history, limitations, goals, etc. SO that’s why I’m not wild about you taking my movements that I may post for myself and do them randomly on your own. Make sense? PSS I’m gonna say this .. please pay extra CAUTION to movements of extreme flexibility. VERY TRENDY now. (yoga.. crazy sometimes. There I said it). Here’s why: In my 20’s I thought I was SO cool because I was able to do the splits. I used to make tapes (yes, tapes) of music for my classes sitting in the splits with my chest on the floor. (I still collect music/make playlists. Always have. Always will!) Follow that up with whipping a 9.0 McTavish and a 10.0 Boss longboard around (you do that with your hips) and the result? 2 metal hips. Am I good? 💯percent. What metal?! Haha. 👉DM me for specific exercises and workouts that are perfect for YOU.. ‘cause I’m really good at that😊 . . #stayingfitforeverythingrocks #fitover60 #strengthtraining #endurancetraining #plantbaseddiet #lifeisbeautiful #natureisbeautiful #letspreservenature #letssaveanimals #purpose #goals #latimes #elsegundo #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #playavista #dtlaweekly #meaningfullife 🙌🌱🐾💚

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Always try to inspire as many people with your positive attitude as possible!

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This weather is SO tropical.. I LOVE it! I know it’s sticky/humid, and were all sweating more than usual, and it’s been hot, but are you letting that interfere with your workouts? I hope not. It’s just not worth skipping, getting out of shape, losing muscle tone, feeling sluggish, low energy, etc. Then struggling to get back in the swing of things.. yuck. Not fun don’t you think?Just get out there, stop your mind in it’s tracks from saying, ‘Well.. I don’t really feel like it today, do I? It’s too hot.. should I do it or.. hmm. Do I have time?’ Just GO, think strong, crank it out, and always flash forward (I do when I hesitate) to how you’ll feel when you’re done. It’s awesome, right?!! *Please don’t think for one minuto (my Paramount clients in Latin TV sales used to say this) that you need to be fit to start training with me. Not a chance! My clients range in age from 25-90, are not fit to very fit to knee problem to foot, back problem.. SO jump int! DM me anytime* I’m writing this because a super client of ours @area44fitness surprised me the other day and told me ‘You keep me going.. your posts’. I had no idea. Thanks to that special guy.😊That makes it all worth it. That’s why I rack my brain to say the right things, at the right time, to hopefully inspire you guys to take such good care of yourselves, everyday, in every way. 👉What do you think? How do you feel? . . #happiness #healthylifestyle #inspiration #ilovemyjob #personaltrainer #nutritioncoach #feelingfit #stayfit #stayinspired #letthemusicmoveyou #motivation #fitnessmotivation #fitover60 #weareallinterconnected #newyork #losangeles #playavista #elsegundo #thepoint #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #latimes #giveitallyougot 🤸‍♂️✅🤸‍♂️

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All you need for a run!

I hear the ‘I don’t have time today’ excuse more than any other when most of the time I think, ‘How can you not find 20 or 30 minutes for yourself at the very least?’

I schedule my workouts on my calendar so that I can a. feel good b. stay healthy c. stay fit d. set an example and then I hope to in turn inspire my clients and friends to take care of themselves. Ultimately, I am much better prepared mentally to take care of all the people in my life and treat them with the utmost respect. I think that we are all much better people for others at home and at work if we are as good as we can be to ourselves first. Life looks shinier when we take care of our health, and it positively influences the big decisions we also make for our lives and each other. Enjoy!