Exercise Blogs

Workouts for Kids: Davida, fitness pro

Workouts for Kids #withDavida   A family that plays together stays healthy together! Currently I have a few mothers with their teen daughters enjoying my weight lifting class. I love when I have two or three generations of families come to my group fitness or yoga classes. It seems the moms are trying to set a good example with creating workouts for kids while the daughters want to encourage their mothers’ desire to get in [Read More...]

Get Loud For a Better Workout

Get Loud  #withDavida   I like a get loud exercise class. Not just having the music turned up, but also the people actively participating with hoots and hollers. It creates a fun energetic atmosphere and a better workout for the individual. Yelling and grunting forces better breathing, which recruits the ever so important transverse abdominal muscle (TA muscle). Many like to kill their gut doing sit-ups in hopes of achieving a six-pack midsection. Unless you [Read More...]

Positive Body Image and Kids

Teach Your Kids Positive Body Image #withDavida   Sometimes friends ask advice about their child who they fear may be getting a little fat. I stop them right there and say don’t make an issue about weight; make it about health and fitness. Media images have poisoned our minds to believe there is one size and body image we must strive for or we’re less than adequate.  In 20 years of teaching exercise I hardly [Read More...]

Workout Plateau: Davida, fitness pro

Great Workout Tips to Break a Plateau #withDavida   Workout advice is everywhere right now. If Tyson Poultry loves November and Hershey’s loves February, people in the fitness industry love the start of a new year. Many people drop off from their fitness routine because of colder weather or busy holiday schedules. This time of year trainers start to evangelize on the finer points of exercise to get those people back into the gym and [Read More...]

Workout: Something is Better than Nothing

A Weekend Workout Better than Nothing #withDavida   As my children get older and my responsibilities grow I realize my time is more valuable than money. Where I used to teach extra fitness classes for the fun of it, I now consider if the money I’m paid is worth pulling me away from other obligations. So when people say they don’t have time to exercise, I get it.   But this is your health we’re [Read More...]

Five Small Fitness Goals to Tone Your Body: Davida, Fitness Pro

Five Small Fitness Goals to Tone Your Body #withDavida You may look in the mirror every day, as many of us do and wish for flatter abs or a tighter butt or maybe you just want to be stronger. But taking that first step to achieve these goals seems daunting or maybe a day or two after putting forth the effort you get discouraged. Remember this old Chinese proverb, “The man who removes a mountain [Read More...]