Good news: Study after Study show…

‘Study: Health clubs are not the sources of COVID19 spread’

Hi,

The above graph you’ll notice is from the CDC. We in the fitness industry have been exchanging ideas, information, support as well as study results since March. And we are bonding like never before. We are all staying optimistic that we can all eventually get back to our lives soon while keeping safe and healthy. We share similar views and are staying on top of the current reports from the CDC and the prominent specialists in the field of medicine, epidemiology, health, and fitness. We want you all to be healthy and fit.

I am in the health industry simply because I don’t feel that anything is more important than our health. Without it, we’ve got nothing, and we can’t do anything we love. Taking good care of ourselves, keeping fit, staying healthy.. from there we can take better care of those we love, nature, animals, our environment and hence our whole world. It’s a wonderful feeling and a viewpoint that is pure optimism. And I just want to spread that good feeling. That’s my passion and has been my passion my entire life.

So let’s get back to it and get fit and healthy again. I’m here to help you and will work with you to make it work, happily. Just let me know, and I hope to inspire you!! Thank you.

❤️Mary K.

Working on Posture and Balance

Hi!

Are you working from home like so many people? So is Theary. My main concern with her is keeping her posture from suffering as she works remotely all day with long hours. These rows help her keep her upper back muscles and shoulders strong hence her posture will improve. She will be less prone to back, neck and shoulder pain, too. She trains 3 days/week with me which will get her fit pretty fast. I also counsel her on nutrition as part of planned appointments.

Of course with gym still closed in SoCal, our park works perfectly with plenty of shady spots, and I’ve got a bunch of equipment including dumbbells, medicine balls, the TLoop shown here, bands, balance disks and mats.

It’s September this week (5 months have gone by..wow!) so please call me if you’ve fallen off of your workouts, or lost inspiration. We’ll inspire each other I’m sure of it! Appointments available. Scheduling is actually easier now.

Enjoy your Sunday,

MK

Pat turns 74 tomorrow and she’s back in action.. hooray!

Squat rows

Hi!

Here, Pat is doing two sets of 20 squat rows, one of my fav go-to exercises, in the park. Her doctor diagnosed her with osteopenia in her thoracic vertebrae, a weakening of her bones due to lost bone mass. She’s got to get going with her weight training since her senior center classes stopped in order to help prevent loss of posture and possible pain in her back. Plus, she needs the overload of heavier weights to affect a change in the integrity of her vertebrae.

I will gradually progress her to 10, 12, and 15 lb dumbbells. Working with 3’s and 5’s back in her classes won’t get her much stronger. She is driven to improve and stay as healthy as possible. Good for her! I love that in my clients.

Thanks for reading,

MK

Park workouts ROCK!

Katja practicing her balance in all 3 planes of motion.

Hi! Bummer that gyms are closed again especially when we were taking all of the necessary precautions at our little indoor-outdoor studio. So, onward and upward! (I always say that to myself.. have to!)

The park in El Segundo works once again like a charm for training. The weather couldn’t be better, and my clients are all in such a good mood if not before they start, they sure are when they’re finished. It’s a great feeling out here! And our health couldn’t be more important right now. I’ve gotten several new clients also and I am delighted. They all admit that they dropped the ball a bit and stopped working out, ate more than they should, or lost enthusiasm for online training. So this works beautifully. Plus, for many of them the workouts have helped stave off mood swings and some depression. I am happy to be able to help them. It’s what I love to do 6 days a week (sometimes 7. I just can’t say ‘no’)

Anyway, I just finished a 5-1/2 really brisk walk with my client/girlfriend and our neighbors dog who sets a pace that’s almost a run, and after baking a Kobucha squash that’s super healthy and tastes like desert, I am off for a little bike ride around town.

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Please call, text or email me if you’re in need of some inspiration. I’m good at that.😊

310.721.1468 mkhackfish@yahoo.com

Go for it!

Have you been stalling? Or feeling stuck? Do you suspect that you’ve gained a few pounds but you’re afraid to get on the scale? Are you thinking about starting to workout again, or get serious and get a trainer maybe?
Don’t think, just go!
Here I’m at the lake and the water was ice cold at the beginning of the week. Gradually it warmed up and I had to just jump in. Don’t think I told myself. Heck, I tell my clients this so I had to at least take my own advice. It was SO awesome!!
So just don’t think and do it. It’s time. You’ll pat yourself on the back. You know you will!

Strength Training is SO Important for Older Seniors

https://www.studyfinds.org/older-adults-seniors-fitness-muscle/

Hi!

Everyone is older than someone. I like to frame it like that rather than categorize a person like myself as older, or senior, because a lot of people are older than me and many are younger. Regardless, whether you’re 30, 40, 60, or 80, unless your lifestyle consists of lifting and pulling and moving, strength training is invaluable to your physical health especially joint health, balance, endurance, and mobility.

The Lake.

The key is this: strength training helps preserve precious muscle mass which we need into old age. It helps to keep joints strong and helps you stay lean. And we all want both of these things because being overweight or having weak muscles can lead to bad falls and injuries which can be debilitating and possibly land us in the hospital.

So if you’re simply walking, it is best to also incorporate proper weight training at least two days per week or it is likely that you will end up losing muscle. That’s because our bodies get used to doing the same thing day in and day out so energy is conserved. We end up expending less energy doing the same exercise. Remember also, we are always aging so we are also always losing muscle. The challenge, which I think is fun, is keeping muscle on.

I always get excited about helping my clients do just that and seeing their improvements. Balance, posture and strength go hand in hand. And the positive effects happen pretty quickly but can also disappear fast if you’re not consistent. So map out a plan with your trainer and keep a log. The results are worth it.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Mk

Practicing ankle circles!

Hi!

Haha.. my expression is so serious it’s funny. Oh well. Who cares.

I was taking a video while waiting for a call from this producer and decided to post this clip for fun. I’m going to do an interview and demo for an ABC show about home workouts during Covid and how I pivoted with my workouts and clientele. They’re spotlighting trainers. Fun stuff.

Personally, I always keep going with my workouts. As for my clients, I took them to the beach with my equipment, then when that closed, we went to the park. Easy. Problem solved. We all kept healthy and safe. And it didn’t take much but a couple of med balls, dumbbells, an NT Loop, foam roller, balance disc, and mat. Voila! Onward and upward! The clients that chose to keep scheduling stayed very healthy, fit and strong. I am so happy for them. I hope to see my remaining clients soon. And I hope you all have stayed consistent with being active and taking good care of yourselves. It helps keep that forward inertia (a body that stays in motion..) going mentally and physically. Remember the mental training that comes with keeping consistent. My client Jon wanted me to post this. He never misses a session. This is more important for us all now more than ever.

Love, Mk.

Spread the love!

Hi!

This woman is one amazing girl, an ex sheriff in charge of a bunch of cops.. really?! Are you kidding me? Hard to believe she’s that tough. Or was.

The reason I’m pointing her out is that she declared ‘I consider you immediate family’ at the beginning of this Covid situation, and I must say that I am honored. Wow. She teaches me a lot. I am always learning and evolving. And I am always one lucky girl. I just wanted to share the love. I think we all need to share our love with each other now more than ever.

Please do this, share your love with people, smile, help, give a little comfort from a distance, in your own way. We all need this, all of us, right now.

❤️Love, mk

Love, MK