Posted: April 22nd, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Relaxation, Resistance Training, Thought Process, Weight Loss, Weight Training | Tags: boost brain power, burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, exercise, fitness, improve mood, lose body fat, manage weight, sleep better, strong heart and lungs | No Comments »
Don’t love to exercise? Join the club! That’s why it’s important to find a team of people who help to encourage us and keep us motivated… Seek people of like mind who will encourage and left you up. Here are five important reasons to exercise:
- Exercise improves mood
- Exercise can combat chronic diseases and boost brain power
- Exercise helps manage weight
- Exercise strengthens heart and lungs
- Exercise promotes better sleep.
My team consists of my personal trainer, masseuse, hypnotherapist and awesome family, friends and clients who motivate me to keep going. Join the others who have already made My Health Studio a part of their team! Together, we can accomplish anything!
Posted: March 18th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Body Composition, Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Thought Process, Weight Loss | Tags: burn calories, cardiovascular benefit, fitness, lose fat, lose weight, My Health Studio, psychology of weight loss | No Comments »
You arrive at your office to find hot bagels with cream cheese in the break room, their aroma beckoning you. Or you receive a “thank you” gift of yummy chocolates from someone who knows your dedication to achieving your optimal fitness goals. According to Sue Shellenbarger’s article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Colleagues Who Can Make You Fat,” it’s no accident that these less-than-healthy food choices are in your line of sight but, rather, an innocuous form of sabotage!
Remember, as you start slimming down and looking healthy, you may become a threat to others. It’s important to “fight back” when others comment on what you eat (or refuse to eat). Be up front with them and explain the importance of your healthy lifestyle. Often times, they’re feeling uncomfortable about their own weight, and they may not want to lose their fellow “foody.” Most important, plan in advance. Decide what your response will be when offered that tempting food option. You can say, “Thanks, I just ate” or just firmly let them know that you will pass because you’re doing something good for yourself. Remember, at the end of the day, you’re the only one accountable for what you eat and for your own health.
You can always find the support you need at My Health Studio. If you have any questions, give us a call at 818.889.3737 or send an email to email@example.com.
Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Breathing, Depression, Ease and Steadiness, Exercise, Flexibility, Group Exercise Classes, Harmony, Meditation, Mental Focus, Osteoporosis, Psychology of Health, Range of Motion, Relaxation, Serenity, Strength, Yoga | Tags: breathing, flexibility, harmony, mental focus, range of motion, reduce stress, relaxation, serenity, strength, yoga | No Comments »
The role of breath is extremely important when practicing Yoga positions. My Health Studio is now offering a class to help you get in touch with your body and mind using gentle poses and meditative breath work.
Employing postures that promote awareness of the inner self through breath, you’ll gain…
- Ease and steadiness
- Strength and flexibility
- Range of motion and balance
- Mental focus
- Harmony and serenity.
There are no strenuous postures such as backbends or headstands. This is not a class that makes you sweat and pant — unless you want to push yourself toward that. What’s more, these sessions are excellent for both new and experienced students. You’ll be guided through step-by-step sequenced moving to the rhythm of your own breathing.
Join Nancy Mohler at My Health Studio, Monday evenings at 6:00 P.M. and start on the road to relaxation! Visit www.myhealthstudio.com for additional class schedules.
Got Porous Bones?
It May Be Time To Pour On The Resistance!
Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Aging, Exercise, Group Exercise Classes, Osteoporosis, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Resistance Training, Weight Training | Tags: bone density, osteoporosis, personal training, resistance, weight lifting | No Comments »
I have spent the last couple of years researching Osteoporosis and ways in which bone density can be retained or remodeled. Following is an extremely brief summary.
Osteoporosis means (literally) “porous bone.” It is a disorder in which the density and quality of the bones are reduced, making them fragile. Osteoporosis increases the risk of fracture and often occurs with NO SYMPTOMS and progressively. In fact, the first symptom may not occur until the first fracture. The most common occurrences are at the hip, spine and wrist.
If you have been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis, we recommend speaking with your physician about your course of treatment. In addition, we urge our clients to research the benefits of resistance training to aid in the possible retention and/or remodeling of bone. Having said this, it’s important to note that there is a definite methodology associated with lifting weights to achieve this end, so that the results can be accomplished without injury.
Following is a very good article on Bone Remodeling, Osteoporosis and Training: Bone Remodeling, Osteoporosis, and Training.
At My Health Studio, we can assist you with development of a program that can increase your bone mineral density and reduce bone mineral loss. If you need help putting together a program, please contact My Health Studio at 818.889.3737 – www.myhealthstudio.com.
Posted: December 31st, 2011 | Author: Esta | Filed under: Exercise, Fat Burning, Group Exercise Classes, Nutrition, Personal Training, Psychology of Health, Resistance Training, Thought Process, Weight Loss | Tags: affordable personal training, build muscle, burn calories, burn fat, cardiovascular benefit, exercise, fitness, lose fat, overcome exercise plateaus, resistance training, team training, westlake village personal trainer | No Comments »
Here’s to a Happy New Year and to achieving our hopes and dreams. The future is filled with endless possibilities!
Many of you have heard me say that “potential is only potential unless acted upon.” We all have within us the potential to succeed, but how do we turn the promise of what can be to what will be and, most importantly, what is! In my quiet time over this past holiday season, I’ve been contemplating ways we can harness our potential.
Another of my personal “truisms” involves the power of a team. Had it not been for this precept, I would not have been able to manage the skirmish between my love of food, distaste for exercise, and my dissatisfaction with the resulting havoc both those patterns had on my body, mind and spirit. When left to my own devices, I experienced repeated failure…hence, the team. When I was finally ready to seek assistance and held out my hand for the next person, success came.
Finally, harnessing potential involves commitment. I’m developing several teams in which each member will enter into a contract with fellow teammates… a treaty, so to speak. If you will make this promise to one another, I will pledge to you my absolute belief in your success. You will do the work; I will be your encourager and facilitator. Those that have experienced success with me can attest to the fact that I will work diligently on your behalf. When you do fall (we all fall from time to time), I will help you to return to your feet and lead you back to the path.
It is in this spirit, and with these principles in mind, I have developed a team approach to conquering those habits that hold us hostage. Here’s the plan:
- I will be forming several semi-private personal training groups (no more than 4 in a group).
- Each session will be one hour, with the first 15 minutes consisting of body composition, and discussion of some useful tools for getting and keeping weight off.
- If you book in January, the cost will be only $15 per person, per session (4 weekly sessions paid in advance – $60).
- You must commit to all four sessions. If you are unable to attend, you forfeit the session. (There are no make-up sessions.)
- In addition to body composition and weight loss tips, each session will include personal training including TRX, weights, bands, balls, etc., as well as other movement, exercises and activities.
- Time slots are limited and, remember, you must book in the month of January to get this price.
- Harness your potential.
- Develop your team.
- Make a commitment. Enter into a contract with teammates.
Wishing you health and success in 2012!
If you would like to join a team, call us as soon as possible at 818.889.3737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll contact you with available time slots.
Posted: August 8th, 2011 | Author: Raj | Filed under: Psychology of Health, Thought Process, Weight Loss | No Comments »
The question I’m most often asked is, “How have you kept your weight off?” My answer is… Develop a Team! There’s definitely power in numbers! Even Olympic athletes have coaches and teams of specialists. After multiple failed solo attempts at attaining fitness, I finally developed my team, and continue to achieve success in my personal, life-changing fitness journey! Everyone’s team is different. Mine consists of a personal trainer, a masseuse, a chiropractor and a hypnotherapist. The key is to make small changes and, through spaced repetition over time, achieve long-lasting results. No starvation. No excessively-priced programs. No injury-producing boot camps. It’s time to live a life of accomplishment through balance!