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Three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced

Three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced
Do you ever question your personal trainer’s expertise? Ever feel like you might be doing unsafe exercises? Don’t ignore your feelings. Trust your gut. Honor your body and good God-given common sense to know that if something don’t feel right, it ain’t right. Here are three simple ways to tell your trainer is inexperienced. Number 1.... Read more »

F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training

F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training
I’ve learned the secret to being healthy and that is: when you F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training,  you become healthy from the inside out. There is an old expression that simply states, “Live as if you will die tomorrow, but plan as if you will live forever!” How do you do this? By investing... Read more »

Hallelujah for Halloween

Hallelujah for Halloween
I love Autumn, and it’s actually my most wonderful time of the year, because I get to say “Hallelujah for Halloween!” There’s just something about back to school season with school buses, bustling kids and fall foliage that just makes me feel renewed and refreshed. I love the changing of the leaves, the crispness of... Read more »
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Be Covered Care Fair: A Success!

Be Covered Care Fair: A Success!
Today in Chicago, thousands came out to learn about the new health care laws and made the Illinois Be Covered Care Fair a success. Held at Chicago Indoor Sports on 39th and Ashland, families, seniors, singles, and young adults all had something that could motivate, educate, and inspire them toward healthful living. For me personally, in my... Read more »

Trained by hardship and discipline

Trained by hardship and discipline
As someone who’s done all kinds of fitness workouts and routines, nothing has been more difficult and beneficial than being trained by hardship and discipline. It’s not an actual workout anyone sets out to do either. At least I didn’t. I literally stumbled upon it in my Christian walk–pun intended. I, like many others, thought... Read more »

The dumb reasons people won't exercise

As a group fitness instructor, you would not believe all the dumb reasons people tell me why they won’t exercise. I have no clue what compels them to grab their body parts and tell me “Girl, I can’t lose this,” or “My guy likes me having all this,”  while I stand there watching them hold their... Read more »
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Charter Schools Stress Concentration

Charter Schools Stress Concentration
Charter schools stress the importance of concentration like modern day concentration camps. And I’m not talking about focused thinking in a positive way. You may not believe me. You may think this statement is too harsh. You may think charter schools are great. But have you been inside one? Have you seen the tactics they... Read more »

9/11 Nonsense: Spare Me

The 9/11 nonsense I speak of is not at all what you are thinking. You see, I have no insider tips on terrorism, what the President did or did not know, or if the Illuminati planned the demise and destruction of our country. There are a plethora of conspiracy theorists who have their views on why our... Read more »

When Death Comes Knocking Too Soon and Too Often

When Death Comes Knocking Too Soon and Too Often
Death came knocking on my family’s door once again. At first, I was surprised and I was sad and I was all the emotions one feels when you hear the news about a family member passing. My latest family member to pass was my 51-yr. old cousin who died a week ago today. He had suffered... Read more »
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I Don't Know The Man in the Mirror

I Don't Know The Man in the Mirror
I stand there smiling and encouraging my class participants week after week, but yesterday I learned that I really don’t know the man in the mirror who often looks back at me. It was a day just like any other where I was rushing to hurry up and relax as is the custom for many group fitness instructors.... Read more »
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