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InBody

Nine times out of ten, when I receive a personal training intake form, or an online request for a personal trainer, the client is interested in weight loss. They express weight loss as a goal they have. While knowing body weight is an important factor in health, it doesn’t tell the whole story. I understand its allure - its ease and accessibility. Anyone can step on a scale and have immediate feedback, reinforcing ... Read More »

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Touch is Essential for Human Thriving. Even at the Y

Touch is a basic human need. More than that, it is essential for human thriving. It’s been proven that when babies and children are deprived of touch, their brain development is permanently impaired, which can destroy the growth of social abilities and result in lower intelligence. I think a lot of you know and appreciate the YMCA as a place of connection and relationship. I do not disagree with this, however, ... Read More »

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What's Your Burning Bush?

Exodus 3:3-4 “So Moses thought, I will go over and see this strange sight – why the bush doesn’t burn up. When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’.” Maybe you’re familiar with this story – of how God appeared to Moses to call him to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt. Maybe not. If you’re not, ... Read More »

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New Take Perhaps

Keto, Paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting, Low-Carb, Low-Sugar, Low-Fat, Intuitive Eating, The Daniel Fast, Diet Phasing, Calorie Counting, Macro Counting, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, AdvoCare, Beachbody, Isagenix.... ad infinitum.     HIIT, marathon running, triathlon training, group exercise classes, cardio machines, weight lifting, yoga, crossfit, hiking, martial arts, sports specific ... Read More »

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Take Care

My mom had major back surgery last week. By the time this is posted it will have been two weeks ago. The day after she had surgery, I was in BodyPump Express class here at the Y, the Wednesday afternoon time with Natalie (highly recommend, btw). The juxtaposition I found myself in was difficult – I can’t explain it really. I felt angry, sad, guilty, driven, hopeless and compelled all at the same time. ... Read More »

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