New Year’s Intentions 2014

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What are your intentions for 2014?

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The New Year always brings to the the surface our desires to “do more”, “do better” or “achieve” something. It comes in the form of resolutions…that list we make identifying all of our shortcomings and desires to be something that we presently “aren’t”. I see it repeatedly. As the New Year approaches, there is a feeling of new beginnings and the desire to improve upon ourselves. Maybe goals are set, or commitments are made to fitness programs. Everyone is on board. There is spirit and camaraderie. There is motivation and drive. “This time it will work”. As winter continues and the novelty of a new routine wears off, those resolutions fall to the side for many. We look to others to keep us going and motivate us to push harder to get what we want. Read more ›

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Aging: A Reflection of Experience. A Lesson in LISTENING

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This blog post is for Dog Agility Blog Action Day September 2013 on the topic of “Aging”.

 

 

In a recent conversation with a colleague in the fitness industry, I heard something that fascinated me. As a rather fit person and well educated professional, she surprised me when saying she expected to quickly bounce back from a recent (and severe injury). Being of similar age and not too uncommon educational backgrounds, I started thinking. Thinking about why our impressions of recovery would be so different. Why was it clear to me that this recovery would take much longer than she expected. Why? Because of our differing experiences in life! One person having had very few injuries in life, the other more injuries and surgeries than can be counted on one hand. Read more ›

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6-Minutes! Quick Functional Warm Up for Agility Handlers

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Warm ups are an important part of dog agility. Not only does a proper warm up aid in injury prevention, it prepares the body for activity by exciting the nervous system. When the body is warm, muscles are loose and the nervous system is sharp, we move with greater ease, quicker reaction times and with more fluidity. Read more ›

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What Now? Moving Forward After a Big Event

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Congratulations to everyone who competed at AKC Nationals 2013! There were so many great teams who went and I have been enjoying all of the videos posted to Facebook. Inspiring!!!

Hopefully everyone has made it home safely and is spending this week recovering from the weekend of spectacular agility. As you rest and reflect, it’s natural to start looking forward to the next big event. What is that for you? If you didn’t go to AKC Nationals this year, what is “your” big event you are working toward? Read more ›

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I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up!

Recently, I saw a video highlighting some great things in the dog agility world. It also highlighted some of the amazing feats our dogs’ bodies and our human bodies must endure to play this game. At the time I was inspired to write a blog post about the importance of knowing HOW to fall. The very next day, while training my dog, we had a collision and I happened to have the camera rolling. Since I didn’t want to live through another “nudge” to write this post, I decided I would take the time now. Read more ›

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Keep Your Training Relevant

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To improve performance, training must be relevant to the activity. Look at your training and conditioning components and ask yourself “why” you are including them. If you can answer “why” in a way that is relevant to the activity you are trying to improve at, great! If not, reconsider your choices.

I work with a variety of clients who want to improve their performance at some activity. Maybe it’s an activity of daily living or a specific sport. No matter what it is, I design training and conditioning programs that are relevant to the very thing my clients want to improve at. Read more ›

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New Year’s Intentions 2013

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What are your intentions for 2013?
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The New Year always brings to the the surface our desires to “do more”, “do better” or “achieve” something. It comes in the form of resolutions…that list we make identifying all of our shortcomings and desires to be something that we presently “aren’t”. I see it repeatedly. As the New Year approaches, there is a feeling of new beginnings and the desire to improve upon ourselves. Maybe goals are set, or commitments are made to fitness programs. Everyone is on board. There is spirit and camaraderie. There is motivation and drive. “This time it will work”. As winter continues and the novelty of a new routine wears off, those resolutions fall to the side for many. We look to others to keep us going and motivate us to push harder to get what we want. Read more ›

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Getting to Know You…

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People often wonder, how I can be working with clients and students who aren’t physically present. How can I be instructing and guiding people who are miles, states and even countries away? Enter, modern technology :) Read more ›

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Honoring “what is”

When I talk to people about their exercise programs, I see a lot of guilty feelings surface. Guilt is useless when it comes to an exercise program and this is your permission to let it go! I?d like you to think about why you feel guilty and change your perspective to HONORING what it is that has so much meaning to you. Guilt is a powerful feeling with negative results?but honoring the feelings that spark passion in you is energizing and motivating! Keep it simple. If NOT going to a gym makes you feel guilty, ask yourself WHY you don?t go. Your answer will most likely be exactly the feeling that you should HONOR. Each of you is an individual with your own interests and passions?embrace that and you will find that you are more willing to work toward your fitness goals and establish lasting habits. WHAT you enjoy will change and that?s OK! If you honor ?what is? you can stop feeling guilty about what you ?aren?t? doing and start finding exercise activities that you enjoy?activities you want to continue.

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Begin With The Truth…

“NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE UNLESS YOU CHANGE YOURSELF FIRST”

-Lanny Bassham

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