Today, a client who travels frequently for business accomplished a challenging back exercise.  This exercise is one that was tough for him to do at an earlier session.  The exercise requires a side-to-side movement of the spine while using the abdominals.  The client felt victorious and experienced a “free” feeling of movement in the back, while at the same time could feel the abs to do the work.

Kathy Braidhill

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1700: the average person ate 4lbs. of sugar a year

1800: 18lbs of sugar/year

1900: 90lbs of sugar/year

TODAY: more than 1/4 of our population is eating 180lbs of sugar a Year!

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Did you know…..

The nutritional content of a lot of foods now a days is labeled according to serving size?  How much do you really know about the serving size?

One cup should be about the size of your fist, and is typically equal to about two servings of pasta or rice.

Three servings of meat, fish or chicken is about the size of a deck of cards or can be about the size of the palm of your hand

One apple should be about the size of a tennisball.

 Two servings of a bagel (about one half of a bagel) should be about the size of a hockey puck.

One serving of a pancake should be about the size of a CD.

One ounce of cheese should be about the size of a one inch cube.

Quick tip…..

When at home always weigh and measure.  This will help you visualize the correct portion size when you are not eating at home.

-Julia Morichelli at Pro Fitness Network

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Today I went to Anaheim to pick up more kettlebells and a kettlebell rack for the studio.  Kettlebells have become very popular at our studio, so we had to invest in more.  We have kettlebells ranging from 4 kg to 32 kg.  Kettlebell training increases strength, power, speed, co-ordination and core stability.  Check out our kettlebell classes on Saturdays!


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I have been working with a woman whose baby girl is due next week.  I have never worked with a pregnant lady that is in such great shape.  She has been doing semi-personal training for 10 months.  She is in great shape, strong, flexible, and has great endurance.  Today she worked on the TRX, she did pullups & pushups on the squat rack, full body movements consisting of squats and at the same time did shoulder and arm work.  She even did lunges.  In total, she did an hour of cardio and weight training.  Since I had a pregnancy with twins, I was on bedrest for almost my entire pregnancy.  Wow!  What an amazing woman. 

Check us out at Pro Fitness Network.


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A double digit unemployment rate is scary for most Americans but it’s not the only major crisis occuring in our country. A more shocking statistic is that 2/3s of Americans are overweight and nearly half of those are considered obese. Here are the reasons why:

Lack of weight loss management.

Americans spend more than $110 billion on fast food annually.
67% of ALL Americans are overweight.
Americans consume 3,767 calories daily on average while the Chinese consume 2,954 calories daily on average. The difference is equivalent to 19 slices of bacon.
Only 3 out of 10 get the recommended amount of physical activity.
25% of US children watch more than 4 hours of television.

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