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I believe in an organic approach to health, including personal accountability. I am a personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and I teach bootcamps, back and abs classes, TRX suspension training and Piyo- an athletic blend of yoga pilates, dance and more. I graduated Sonoma State University with my BS in Kinesiology, exercise science, and am in the process of getting my MBA from JFKU. California isn't a place- its a state of being ;)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

hmm? drinking?


this is a great link that is less harsh for people that drink, that gives a survey and suggestions about drinking habits after you've taken the survey. I saw this on CBS news. Serious drinking problems impair a lot of things, but its also empty calories and toxins...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A lot of these foods do double duty! at this point try to remember some of those high quality foods, and eat them for snacks instead of "snack foods"
:) enjoy


Sunday, November 8, 2009


Feeling hungry?
There are many studies that show what happen to the brain when we exercise, but what happens when we eat? Everyone's heard of women who run to chocolate to comfort them, but besides high fat, high sugar foods, there are some that are mood lifters. Another common example are cranky children who need a snack.In general, whole grain foods and a good breakfast will always help maintain a constant blood sugar level which aids in maintaining a good mood!
When you treat your body with respect, and take care of what you put into it, you feel better about yourself!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


15 of the easiest, best ways to boost your energy naturally. This list clearly explains the points by exercise experts, from American Council of Exercise. Another great aspect of this list is that it uncovers the reasons that make people tired. It includes some of my favorites, including power naps, wearing bright colors, drinking plenty of water and the best.. PLAYING

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Revitalizing tips

This article mentions some "superfoods" and anti-oxidants. There are some chinese remedies as well. There are some other habits such as drinking plenty of water each day, (1 oz per kg body) and exercising to keep a consistent appropriate body weight and healthy cardiovascular function.


Friday, August 21, 2009

What Fish have too much mercury?

from Yahoo News, and ABC news. Just in case you weren't sure about the facts about fish!
many times it is a much better choice for meat, be sure to eat a balanced diet with an accurate amount of proteins, carbs and fats for your body!
There are some important recommedations, and shows serving sizes. Salmon and shrimp looked good, and are some of my favorites :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

news from the BBC on how global warming, supermarkets and producers' impact on food may need to be adjusted for the future. This says a lot for the UK,but can also be seen in the USA, where we have places in the CA central valley that have no residential water limits, but then can't water their crops, also draining water needed for crops in Northern CA.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Why we think the way we do, some insight to some thought patterns! can be useful for dieting, or just funny. brought to my attention by a friend on facebook.

Dan Dennett: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny


Sunday, August 2, 2009

This is your brain on...

One of my favorite KQED fundraisers, Dr Amen, shows brain scans and tells people what to eat/not eat and methods to help their neuroanatomy. Below is a link to brain scans of people on and off alcohol/drugs. During one of his segments called "your brain on love" he was discussing the behavoirs of a person who drinks a lot, and how it affects their relationships with others. I vote for a healthy brain. I also like what he lectures because one of his top recommendations for brain health is exercise! true story