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Fun Fit Facts and Quotes from Fitness Leaders

Pains, Brains, Thoughts, and Transformations with a Sprinkling of Water Thrown In. At the recent IDEA Convention for fitness professionals from around the globe, Alexandra and I had the opportunity to hear from world class presenters. The common thread you’ll discover is the focus on mental as it affects physical and vice versa. Read on for the highlights from the IDEA World Fitness Convention 2014

Think of today’s post as a circuit class, where you zip from session to session, getting highlights and quick quotes from each.

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Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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Why Do You Exercise? Is Looking Good Enough?

Why do you exercise? If you said, “to look better,” what will that bring you? Tony Horton has an answer that he shared at the recent FitBlogLA event. I bet you work out to ….

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Rancho la Puerta pool in my California Footwear Del Mar sandals

Try CranioSacral Therapy to Relieve Pain

As you age, do you have aches and pains that come and don’t go? In fact, a huge percentage of fitness professionals and active women suffer from chronic pain. This pain epidemic seems to be a silent one in the workout world. Are you someone whose ongoing pains affect your ability to exercise, be comfortable in your body, or enjoy once-beloved activities? If so, then consider whether CranioSacral Therapy (CST) might work for you.

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Most Common Fitness Questions Relevant for Baby Boomers

After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?

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Supplements for Boomers: Pure Matters

As we age, are supplements necessary? Do they help with boomer health? With all the contradictory research out there, it’s hard to know what to believe or do. So we set out to discover whether specific supplements could help us with specific complaints.

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Pain Free Movement in 2013: Who Wants In?

Like me, are you suffering from joint pain that threatens to limit or curtail your best laid plans to be active the rest of your life? We Baby Boom Chicka Boomers were Born Free to Live Free and Stay Free with our exercise plans. What are your plans? Wonder what I’ve tried?

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I Am Awesome: You Can’t Fake Awesome

It’s really hard to say why I trained and then walked a half marathon, because I don’t truly know. What I DO know is that I had foot surgery in July, and walked (and finished) 13.1 miles in October. With proper and safe training and determination, it is possible to chase and catch a challenge dream. I am awesome, what can I say?

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The Ultimate Playlist of Your Fit Life

Do you have a theme for exercise that a song captures? Doe, a deer, a female deer; Ray, a drop of golden sun; Me, a name I call myself. What song calls your self?

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From Couch Potato to Studly Spud

Do you have a couch potato partner who needs motivation, poking, and prodding to exercise and be fit and amazing like you? How can you activate a Spouse Spud? Can you replace the remote control with a sorting hat? A barbell? A pair of dancing shoes?

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