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Community

Like most people who jumped on the Peloton bandwagon, I LOVE the bike that goes no where. It has helped me maintain fitness through the winters in rainy western Washington, a pandemic and homeschooling! All without leaving my house! With all of the modalities available on one platform (strength, stretching, yoga, shadowboxing, cardio, walking and… Continue reading Community

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Obsession

Since last August when she arrived, I have rarely spent a day without getting in her saddle. I pedaled and huffed and puffed. I got a professional fitting, I joined the cult, ahem, the Power Zone Pack. New shoes came, as well as a more powerful fan. I have cycled my legs off for about… Continue reading Obsession

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Resolutions or Goals?

It's that time of year where we take stock and reevaluate and set goals! Or when we think about our intentions for the next year. Or maybe you are in the camp of not doing anything of the sort. Either way, the end of the year is here! I went back and reviewed the blog… Continue reading Resolutions or Goals?

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9 Years

The notification that I've had this little corner of the internet for 9 years popped up today. Laughing, I joked to my husband that other than him and the kids I don't think I've ever committed to anything that long. The thought took me back to where we were 9 years ago: getting ready for… Continue reading 9 Years

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I’m Alive….

I love that song by Sia, "I'm Alive". I belt it out at the top of my lungs in the car. I used to belt it out during a killer spin class climb when it was on the set list. Powerful vocals plus adrenaline = euphoria on a whole other level. There are a few… Continue reading I’m Alive….

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I See You

The gym is such a weird, wonderful place. It is a prime location for spectacular people watching opportunities. Working in the gym affords me more time than most to observe, and of course work with, all types of people. I want you to know I see you. I see you putting in the time. I… Continue reading I See You

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Trainer Essentials: Hiring a Quality Trainer

I'm in the process of transition as my minions will be out of school for summer and I will be dialing down my workload. I'm having daily conversations with clients about their programs and where they go from here. The question that keeps coming up is, "What should I be looking for when hiring a… Continue reading Trainer Essentials: Hiring a Quality Trainer

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Teaching Gumption

"Pull the dumbbell up like this," I told her, "as if you are pulling the cord on a lawn mower." I had borrowed this phrase from my trainer, because it accurately illustrates the movement I wanted her to perform. To this day I cannot start my lawnmower and not think of this move, and my trainer.… Continue reading Teaching Gumption