Archive for November, 2010

Nov 19th – Jeanne Ivy. Hear her personal story of success through training as Jeanne shares experiences with Pasta Roni, horses and Get Fit Training. We run out of time so be on the look out for part 2.

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Can’t wait till she is on again?  Learn more about Jeanne here and then follow her on Twitter because she rock!

Nov 18th – Health is best when a holistic approach is taken. Do studies have enough info? Environmental factors effecting your health. Also, foods high in Potassium, what is your deodorant doing to you and how to do a Pilates roll up all covered in this episode.

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Chocolate AXE Spray was mentioned and here is the video if you haven’t seen it yet!

Nov 17th –  Gimmicks vs gadgets: our opinion on what’s good, bad or something you might actually need. Plus do not fall prey to marketing, how to determine what is a good health or fitness product, diet or idea. Look for holistic concepts. Shake weight, thigh master, TRX and the Zone Diet all get a mentioned on this podcast.

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What makes a fitness product good? what makes it worth investing in for your health? I believe you should look for something holistic. If a product seems to target one function or one body part it will fall considerable short when it comes to your success.

Examples of things to question:

1. A diet that is named for a specific food as if the consumption of that food alone will promote weight loss. Always look for diets that support variety and balance among food groups.

2. A piece of equipment that only works one body part. You will not get a six pack from any ab machine but rather a combination of specific eating, exercise and stress reducing habits. Getting visible abs is just as much about getting fat off as it is about building muscle. Look for equipment that integrates the body. (like TRX or Pilates Reformer)

3. A “too good to be true” service or pill that lacks nutrition or movement as a part of their plan. Think sauna suits, electric impulses, fat burning supplements or vibrating platforms.

It is not that any one of these products might not be valid as a piece of the puzzle but they are by no means able to stand alone as a solution to creating a healthy life.

Still wondering about something? Email me at gftpdx@gmail.com and I’ll give you my opinion or comment below!

For more information about training or lifestyle consulting with Eleni in Portland, OR see Get Fit Training Studio

For those who haven’t seen this yet and are wondering “what the heck is a Shake Weight…?”

To see the MASS SUIT discussed on today’s show http://www.masssuit.com/

Or the TRX Suspension Trainer http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/

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Nov 16th – Applied Kinesiology or muscle testing is discussed as a valuable holistic medicine tool. Your muscle function is related to many things in the body. Dr Ciprian explains what is going on under the surface and how he uses these techniques to help heal a multitude of conditions.

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For more info on Applied Kinesiology Please See www.icakusa.com

For more info on Dr. Robert Ciprian Please See www.drciprian.com

Nov 15th – All about health. What is healthy? Being healthy is creating balance among food, movement, emotional and social states. Get some tips on balancing all that relates to your health. LISTEN NOW

Food/Diet

1. eat whole foods

2. balance protein, unrefined carbs and essential fatty acids

3. drink plenty of water

Physical/Movement

1. move daily

2. stretch

3. move weight, body or otherwise

Mental/Emotional

1. relax/reduce stress

2. establish a mind/body connection

3. don’t repress emotions, work through your issues

Social

1. create and maintain meaningful relationships

2. interact with like minded people

3. share with others, we all have value and a responsibility to support each other with healthy living

 

Show gratitude in all areas of life! Food, body, mind/emotional, social…. find balance, be healthy

Point: Health is not one thing but all things. Put some focus on each category each day so that nothing gets overlooked. Plan food, plan movement, plan rest time, plan social events… smile a lot!

 

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Nov 12th –  Eleni’s Birthday! Can you guess her age? LISTEN and find out! Plus chocolate or vanilla cupcakes… see what the chat box has to say. Other topics covered, The Get Fit Challenge App, SMART goal setting and finding support systems!

Want the Get Fit Challenge App? Buy it now

SMART goals = specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely

Support Systems = Listen to Get Fit Now Radio, hang out with like minded friends, get your whole family on board!

Huge “thank you” to Sabrina, Robert and Jay for chiming in to help me through this show!

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Nov 11th – SAHM & Marathon runner Marni Renison, shares her love of running and how she models healthy living for her family. She over came losing 60 lbs and got into something she never thought she’d do… now she works on creating balance in her life. She just ran the NYC Marathon a few days ago and shares what it’s like to run with 45,000 people.

Hear about her fav running shoes, socks and songs. Plus what she does for self care… let’s just say it has to do with Yoga.

LISTEN Now To Episode Nov 11th

To learn more about Marni just Google her or check out her blog

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