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Feel the Beat, Feel the Heat!

Listening to music that you like will help keep you on the move without experiencing as much discomfort. In a recent study at Brunel University in London, researchers have reported that people who are focusing on the song’s beat “prevent some muscle feedback from reaching the central nervous system”; as a result, you don’t feel as tired or achy. Listen to free fitness playlist here: WORKOUT Music Mix 2016 – […]

Osteoarthritis and Weight Loss

Obesity is associated with the development of osteoarthritis (OA), particularly of the knee.  It is proven that a 10 pounds weight loss over 10 years decreased the person for developing knee OA by 50%. Indeed, even modest weight loss and healthy diet may produce improvement in joint pain and function. The combination of diet and exercise was associated with decreased knee pain and improved self-reported and measured function. Regular, moderate […]

Eating Yogurt

  Eating yogurt regularly is helpful to both your intestines and your heart. Tufts University researchers found that regular yogurt eaters were 31% less likely to develop hypertension so with this in mind, scoop it up! Eat yogurt with fruit and some mornings and add granola for a more complete breakfast.

Pole Walking

Pole walking (click here to get more info) is getting more and more popular because people know they work harder by swinging the poles with every step they take. Pole walkers burn 20% more calories compared to just walking without anything in their hands. Indeed, while pole walkers work on their cardio they also tone their core, shoulders and arms. Let’s Go On Strike…and Walk!

Hot Yoga: Try it more than once…you will love it!

If you practice yoga, you should give hot yoga a try – you sweat your butt off while eliminating stress and toxins from your body.   The first time I tried it, I personally didn’t like it but now I love it! I realized afterwards that my dislike of hot yoga was related to ignorance – I was not planning to sweat that much and I did not have the […]

Get Slimmer with Cross Fit

According to an Ohio State University study, people have been able to reduce by 16% their body fat and increased their VO2 max by 12%.   If you want to start exercising, start with me as your personal trainer and we will work toward increasing your endurance gradually without injuring yourself.   Next, find a beginner strength class and progress slowly to a more advanced one.   Hit a Cross […]

How to Get Happy

Start by consciously acknowledging all you have to be grateful for every day. Get a journal and write 3 positive things that have happened throughout the course of your day. Surround yourself with positive people. Do a regular clean up among your friends and relatives and stay away from those who are negative or unhappy. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t help others who are in need of support […]

Lose Weight by Maintaining Regular Sleep Patterns

If you want to keep extra weight off, go to bed and wake up following the same schedule, even on weekends. People who keep a regular sleep schedule have a lower percentage of body fat compared to those who vary their routine more than 90 minutes from day to day.

Listen to Your Body When You Feel Tired

Having a 30-minute nap before 3 pm is all you need to recharge your batteries. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised how well it works!

Music Before Bedtime Can Help You Fall Asleep

Listening to your favorite slow playlist (60-80 bpm) helps your body slow down and  put you in relaxation mode. You will move slower than listening to songs with a  faster beat.  

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    Mel, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your Online Friday chair yoga classes. It is so nice to see your smiling face and dedication teaching us. I hope that one day soon we will be able to return to the center to meet up again with all our friends.  Stay well and please keep your nice smile.  

    - Irmgard,

    Mel, thank you so much for offering Online Fitness Classes!  I love all your videos.  You provide a great variety of exercises and it can be modified to make it harder which is great.  I was telling everyone because I am used to your style of yoga, when I close my eyes and hear your voice, it’s like we are in the same room.  Much love, Jackie.

    - Jackie St. G.,
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