Exercise Tips and Ideas Category

The Brain Before & After a Run

Running can help kick the ‘blues’ to the curve, reduce stress, and in some cases… I read in the published literature and stories from runners who suffer from depression that running can be just as effective SSRI’S. Running can “spark the growth of fresh nerve cells, called neurogenesis, and new blood vessels, called angiogenesis.Running may […]

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The effort required to feel and be fit is worth it, for life

Genes never helped anybody pick the right foods or hit the gym floor at 6 am or after work, or go for runs Sunday mornings, or find the time during a lunch break to walk, walk, walk. Or chose to not over-indulge all the time on sweets or one of my favorites – chips. It’s […]

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Early Morning Run in the Spring & Summer

“Wow, I really regret that run.” ~No one ever Any run is better than none, but there is nothing more mentally, emotionally, physically better than an early morning outing when the weather is right. Running gives me energy, confidence, gratitude and joy for the rest of the day. For those that don’t run or think […]

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The Importance of Being Healthy,  Active and Fit Before You Start Dating

Here is a 5 minute clip on Single in the City with host Laura Bilotta and me – Susana Andres Mignosa – discussing the importance of being active and good nutrition for a healthy body, mind and spirit and the importance of taking care of yourself befor you start dating. The message is simple yet […]

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7 Exercises that Really Work

Does your current workout really work? Are you all cardio and no strength and conditioning? Perhaps your form is off or you are missing out on some excellent exercises that will really make a difference to your shape and/or strength and energy levels. Done right, these 7 exercises that you can do at a gym […]

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Hey Big Food Industry, Exercise DOES Help and You Know It!

http://mashable.com/2015/04/23/obesity-exercise-uk-study/ Abs are made in the kitchen but daily exercise does help, a lot. This article (see link above) is all over the place. While I agree that “you can’t out run a bad diet” this article in my opinion is poorly worded. This article seems to encourage people to not bother with exercising. People […]

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READY, SET, GO…. with Cardio and Weights

“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START, BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT!” It’s been said that it takes 2.5 hours of cardio to deliver weight loss and favorable heart health a week. Life is busy, I know that very well. I also know because of live it every day  and understand that it […]

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Happy Client = Happy Health Coach

HAPPY CLIENT = HAPPY HEALTH COACH 🙂 The best part of being a health coach is seeing and feeling the joy your clients radiate when they are HAPPY as the results of their training and shift in eating habits begins to show! And I love it when they take a few moments out of their […]

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Check this out. Great tips and exercises to sculpt and create beautiful, strong, feminine shoulders – compliments of Jaime Baird – Fitness RX for Women: http://www.fitnessrxwomen.com/training/training-videos/sexy-shoulders-with-jaime-baird/

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And you thought you didn’t have it in you? :-)

Just do it, one step, one day, one push up or lift or run at a time. Stop thinking or saying and start DOING. You will be amazed at where you are going and at where you thought you could not be or could not do. THE WOMAN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE REALLY IS NO […]

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The Secret to aging beautifully in your 40’s – STRENGTH TRAINING!

That’s what I’m talking about!  Dr. Oz is too! “STRENGTH TRAINING IS KEY IN YOUR 40’s”. I say it’s key in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s. I have an aunt who has gorgeous, ripped arms and who lifts weights in her late 60’s! !! Strength training in your 40’s! I have been doing it since my […]

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Buddy it up for fitness

A friend of mine recently asked for my help by providing her with some fitness tips and training to help her get back in shape. I of course was more than happy and up to the task. We decided to meet this morning for a bit of cardio and strength training exercises. Well, what I […]

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Exercise is your gift to you. Exercise is not punishment

It’s Saturday morning, shy of 8:00 am. I’m laced up, and ready for a run. I am so excited!!! I always feel excited and happy when I decide to do this because I know what it does for me. Just like lifting weights,running is fun. Any form of exercise should be fun. When I run, […]

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How to lose belly fat. Dr. Oz’s 5 tips to a flatter stomach

One of the most common questions I get asked is how did I get my abs and how can one lose belly fat. What works for me may not work for you but two things that I know will work for anyone (if they eat a healthy, balanced diet) are core exercises such as crunches and […]

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Benefits of Lifting Weights

I recently read an article in Prevention’s August 2013 ‘Love your whole life’ edition that for women in their 40’s muscle mass can drop as much as 10% “torpedoeing” metabolism and boosting the odds of weight gain, especially a build up of deep and dangerous abdominal fat that can double your risks of diabetes, heart […]

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My new favorite 20 MINUTE WORKOUT

In need of a quick yet high impact workout that will surely burn your muscles and calories? Here is a kick a** at anywhere/at home workout that only takes about 20 minutes. I tried it the other day and loooooved it! This is the one I am definitely going to add to those days with […]

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Stage-ready body – with no gym membership! How this Fitness STAR transformed her body in two months for her first fitness model competition without stepping into a gym.

What started out as a question – “Have you ever competed in a fitness competition?” – and a suggestion to consider competing from what was then a stranger to me from the fitness industry, ended up with me on a stage competing for the first time in my life at this summer’s Fitness STAR Model […]

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