Planning for a Healthy Holiday

Want to enjoy the holidays but avoid derailing your healthy lifestyle? It all starts with a vision and a plan. Holidays can be a time to relax some of our normal discipline with eating and exercise, but without clear goals and guidelines, we are never quite sure what we are aiming for.

The One Man Gym

 Article Alex Ramey  For Cooper Hays, being athletic was always an interest, but when he started wrestling, it became a passion. After struggling with his weight in middle school, he made it a goal to be a varsity wrestler by 9th grade. And he did it. “Wrestling gave me a way out of my problems, not only physically, but mentally…

The Fitness Bandwagon

Last month I had the opportunity to profess my love of kettlebell training in the context of New Year’s fitness resolutions. The process of writing that article inspired me twofold. First, I was inspired to jump on the New Year’s fitness bandwagon (albeit a month early). Second, and probably more importantly, I was able to conjure up an idea for…

Year of the Kettlebell

At about this time each year, millions of Americans steel themselves in preparation to do battle with one of the most popular and oftentimes most elusive of New Year’s Resolutions – get fit, lose weight, get those abs back that you had when you were 17, or some derivative thereof. Likewise, writers, bloggers, and fitness enthusiasts across the country start…

Summer’s Last Gap

Summer’s starting to wind down and you’ve probably started Back to School shopping in earnest. But what about squeezing in that last little bit of summer fun—those memories that will carry you through the coming long winter months—as you begin the transition from summertime school vacation free-for-all to routines and structure?

Essential Oils For Men

Okay, guys, do you know that essential oils are great for MEN? Most of you probably have heard the ladies in your lives talking about essential oils and how amazing they are. Perhaps some aromatic and fragrant essential oils have even made their way into your home. But, did you know the health benefits of essential oils are vast and…

You are Good Enough

As women, many of us, okay, most of us, struggle with feelings of inadequacy. We feel like, no matter how hard we try at life, relationships, parenting, work or any other area of our lives–we somehow don’t measure up. It’s easy to see how we can arrive at the conclusion that we are falling short: perhaps we struggle in our…

Focus on Hypnosis: Engaging in Mind-Altering Behavoirs

Have you ever wondered whether your life could be different if you were able to change the way you respond to certain stimuli? What if you could teach your mind to perceive pain in a different way and reduce or eliminate it? What if you could train yourself to control your impulses around food and eating and ultimately be able…

November 2016 Healthy Lifestyle

Improving health and fitness is a journey not a destination. We all have to create our own route, and mine has never been a straight path. I was a beginner as well as an athlete and everything in between. My imperfections and struggles have become my strength and my passion is helping people get started. I hope my tidbits of…