Archive for November 2010

It can be a stretch - don't pull that muscle

Press belly forward while keeping spine straight
If touching your toes is a stretch – You need Flexibility Training 101 Can you touch your toes? You can bend over and reach for your toes all you want, but until you stretch, strengthen and circulate the muscles around this movement, you will never be able to touch your toes.  How many people do... Read more »

Are you drinking enough water? Hydration 101

Water 101 The amount of water you need for good health varies. It depends on your age, height, weight, food consumption and  partly on your activity level. On average, you should drink a minimum of eight to ten cups of water every day if you’re not active. If you’re  exercising, you may need more to... Read more »

Time to share - be inspired to run

Wanted to share a special email that I recently received.  I hope it will motivate you and warm your heart to take the first step to a healthier life.  Jennifer lost 57 pounds on her fitness journey and continues her path “running” a busy lifestyle. Hi Andrea, I always feel like I am a royal... Read more »

Surviving the holidays - more tips to cheat the weight gain

Here are a few quick tips for successfully cheating the holiday weight gain. Calories Count – Whether its a football game at friends, a holiday buffet or the big family party, you have to be calorie wise.  Take a few of your favorite foods and learn the calorie pitfalls.  Avoid – trail mix.  Nuts, raisins... Read more »

Beat the 10 pound holiday weight gain - do's and don'ts

In just a few short weeks we will be heading into the holiday food fest and I want to share a few “Holiday  do’s and don’ts” 1) Do chew gum to the party – freshens your breath and keeps you from eating and drinking mindlessly.  You’ll have to find a place to put your gum... Read more »

Must do exercises for people who wear high heels

As my life has been transitioning from gym to office in the past two years, many things have changed.  First off, I no longer teach 20-26 hours of classes a week.  I love teaching class-everything from Bootcamp to Pilates, but travel and writing has taken me behind the computer. That said, I find myself in... Read more »

Hardest thing about getting fit now solved

When you ask most people about getting in shape, they complain about not having enough time in their day and staying motivated.  I see motivation as being the bigger problem, because we all have the same 24 hours in a day.  You just have to shift things around a bit to find that 10 to... Read more »