How to Embarrass Your Teenager 101

As many of you know, I took my daughter with me when I went to California to meet with my mentor. It was also her 16th birthday, so it was sort of a ‘mom-daughter weekend’. It seems there are plenty of ways to embarrass a teenager and I’m very skilled in this area. Here are … Continued

Get A Mentor!

Why reinvent the wheel? For me, I don’t enjoy financial planning and dealing with numbers. When I go to my accountant my eyes tend to glaze over. I’m so thankful that I have guidance from a trusted expert when it comes to this. In fact, there are lots of areas in life that I can … Continued

How old are you?

Ever wonder what your biological age is? I found out that I’m 9.5 years younger than my chronological age. Here’s a cool site to help you determine your biological age with recommendations on how to make yourself younger and improve your health.

Success Story #3 Franca’s Journey

Franca has been coming to boot camp for over two years now but  I see less and less of her. You see Franca is close to her goal of losing 100 lbs. Yes, you read correctly, 100 lbs. Franca realized in 2005 that she needed to do something to take care of her health and … Continued

Success Story #2 Dale Galbraith

Dale says that she was told that she ‘ran before she walked’; some kind of fitness has always been part of her lifestyle. She played sports when she was younger and when she left the ‘team’, she took up hiking, biking and running. She’s hiked Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro, has done two major bike … Continued

Success Story #1 Amanda Bell

Amanda was a little shy when she first started boot camp in June 2008. At that time she had started a weight loss program and knew that she needed to add exercise to her routine to improve her health and to maintain and support her weight loss. She got so much more than she bargained … Continued

And the winner is…

Thanks to all those who posted testimonials! Although it was difficult to choose, I presented Amanda Bell (6:30 am camp) with a Fit Deck for her heart felt words of how boot camp feels like ‘family’ to her.   Thanks Amanda! As well, Lori Herard will be given a Fit Deck too for her kind words.   … Continued

What motivates you??

I had the good fortune to interview Idea Fitness Director of the Year, Alex Macmillan. Watch and learn what he has to say about maintaining motivation for your workouts.

Avoid the Flu

Prevent Swine Flu The only portals of entry are the nostrils and mouth/throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it’s almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. While you are still healthy and not … Continued

The Photoshop Effect

Ever wonder why celebrities look so good in all their pictures? You would too if you had a staff to photo shop every picture that went to print. When you start feeling down on yourself for not measuring up, take a look at this and you should feel better about yourself.