Never Say Never


Michelle Nazaroff is a picture perfect example of how incredible determination and a refusal to take no for an answer can help us overcome extreme obstacles in life and still achieve our dreams. A successful athlete who was told she would never be able to compete again, not only overcame a life threatening surgery and returned to the stage, defying the odds -  she returned to the stage a champion! At the age of 21, Michelle discovered she had aortic stenosis – a valvular heart condition characterized by abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve that impedes the flow of blood. If not taken care … [Read more...]

Small Changes = Big Results!

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Embarking on some new healthy changes in your life? Great! Even if you’ve been inactive or have had poor eating habits for a while, no worries. You have to start somewhere, so why not start from where you are now? Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You can’t do it all at once and you’re not supposed to. Trying to do too much at once will only lead to frustration, or even worse, injury. So start slow. Here are five little things you can do each and every day to set you off in the right direction of all that you desire for yourself. 1) Set an intention. In my yoga and yoga … [Read more...]

Permanent Summer Slimdown

This is such a hot topic at this time of year. Suddenly we are faced with the reality that the layers of clothing we have been wearing over the last few months will slowly need to be peeled off. The thoughts of the extra comfort food that we have been indulging in over the months coupled with the missed training sessions because of the cold have added the kilo’s on. Rather than beat yourself up over the added weight embrace the time you enjoyed over the cold months because there is no use dwelling on something that can not be changed. Now you need to step up to the challenge of making a few … [Read more...]

Interval Training on the Treadmill

One of my favorite cardio machines to use is the treadmill. There are so many varieties of intervals that can be done. It is easy to vary the speed, incline, run, walk, and gallop to the side. With so many options, you are sure to not be bored with interval training. I am not a big fan of running. For me personally, it just isn't fun, so if you don't like to run, then this is a perfect alternative. The intervals will increase your heart rate and therefore, help you burn more calories. Try this fun and challenging "get ready for spring" workout. It won't take you hours at the gym, because let's … [Read more...]