FOUNDATION TRAINING IS THE WHOLE PACKAGE

We’d 10/30/14:
FOUNDATION TRAINING is an incredible method of treatment for posterior chaining training, stretching routine, back pain management, balance work, posture work and more! Notice I said, “treatment”. FOUNDATION TRAINING is medicine, therapy and exercise all rolled into one. FOUNDATION TRAINING will treat the weak link which is most likely the cause of your pain. FOUNDATION TRAINING will find and treat the weak link in your body that is hindering your athletic performance. FOUNDATION TRAINING offers the whole package!!!
Who should use FOUNDATION TRAINING? EVERYONE!
High school athletes should be taught FOUNDATION TRAINING. This is where a lot of muscular problems begin. Poor form, poor movement patterns, not enough preparation for the body before a young athlete who is still grow crashes into another young athlete.
Those of us who go to our 8-5 job everyday. How did I know sitting at my desk was making my back problems worse. Listen to me people… Get up from that desk and move around! This is your body and your health. Stand up and take a big decompression breath…it’s awesome!
Seniors need FOUNDATION TRAINING! The muscles mass in seniors has greatly diminished thru the years…practice FOUNDATION TRAINING…it will strengthen the muscles in the back of the body to help you stand up straight. Who wants to live their senior years bent over and to stiff to enjoy life?
FOUNDATION TRAINING works, it’s inexpensive and it will help you move so much better… We all want to feel good in our body.
Give the gift of FOUNDATION TRAINING to someone for Christmas. Contact me for a gift certificate. You can click on the FT tab on my site to order a DVD.
Everyone have a great day!

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE…WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Monday 9/28/14:
What does living a “healthy lifestyle” actually mean? For me, it means doing a lot of things on a daily basis. It’s more than just eating healthier diets or loosing some weight or starting an exercise program. It’ a way of life…
Of course, diet and exercise are at the top of the list. These two things are an absolute must do on a daily basis.
What about other things like getting plenty of rest for example. The body needs 7-8 hours of sleep every night to rest, repair and re-energize. What about quiet time. I take at least one hour every morning to think, read, or write. This is actually my favorite time of day to get my thoughts in order. What about taking better care of your body with a massage one or 2 times a month? Massage is an other way to physically take care of the body. Massage helps loosen tight muscles, increase blood flow, energizes and relaxes the body. Massage is therapeutic and healing. Massage helps with tightness, soreness, injury and tissue repair.
I believe this is where people fail when trying to implement a “healthy lifestyle” plan. Most just focus on loosing weight. A lot actually do loose some weight, but they usually do not keep it off. Why? In my opinion their only goal is to get some weight off. Their goals are short term! Health is for life. Changes are for life. “Healthy Lifestyle” is a way of life…for life! This is where people go wrong! Implementing a healthier way of life is takes commitment, accountability, support, dedication, and a desire to want to be a better you!
A desire to be a better you…is this enough motivation? It should be, but frankly people just give up to easily. We have a new year upon us…just 3 more months until 2015. People love to start over in January…even I do. I usually choose something to add to my fitness arsenal. Hopefully, this article will get you thinking now about the whole package of living a healthy lifestyle. It’s more than just loosing weight.

ADD FOUNDATION TRAINING TO EVERYDAY LIFE

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Once you start learning FOUNDATION TRAINING and have developed some body awareness…you should automatically be able to add the better movement patterns to everything you do. Look at the photos. Load the dishwasher with the hips back, chest up, core tightened. This is a back saver! Pick the kids up with more support from the hips,butt and hamstrings. Play sports and work out with better posture…you will perform better and prevent injury.
The whole purpose of FOUNDATION TRAINING is to incorporate it into your everyday life….no matter what you do all day long.
FT makes a great workout all on its own, but the greatest gift it offers is body awareness so that you can work on body mechanics. I practice FT a little everyday and it has changed the way I think about fitness, my posture and my movement patterns.

HOW TO MAKE A HABIT

Wed 7/23/14:
If you are overweight, out of shape, and feeling like everyday is a chore because you have no energy….
START DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT! Yes, you are going to have to CHANGE! It’s that simple…stop doing what you are doing because it is not working!
CHANGE… START NEW HABITS…YOU CAN DO THIS! Don’t try to do it all in one big swoop…ain’t gonna happen. Pick and choose what to start with. Work on that for a bit…make it a habit…part of your day…part of your life…part of you…this is important!
What are your habits?

Do you eat the same thing for lunch, go through the same exercise routine, and fall into bed at the same time each night?

Or maybe you’ve made a habit out of eating whatever looks good, avoiding the gym, and staying up as late as possible.

John Dryden famously said, “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
It’s pretty clear that the habits you adopt will shape who you are.

When it comes to your body, the two habits that define your physique are your eating and exercise habits. In fact, everyone that you know who is in great shape has dialed in these two important habits.

If you aren’t happy with your body, then simply adjust your eating and exercise habits. Here’s how to adopt a habit:

Making a Habit
Use these seven steps to create a life-improving habit.

1) Decide on the ONE habit that you would like to develop. It’s tempting to pick up 3 or 4 healthy habits, but choosing just one new habit is realistic and doable.

Here are some healthy habit ideas:
Do not eat after 7pm each night.
Bring your lunch to work instead of eating fast food.
Exercise 4 times a week after work for 45 minutes each time.
Only eat fruits and veggies as your afternoon snack.
Get up early and exercise for an hour each morning.
Work with a personal trainer 3 times a week.
2) Write your new habit down on paper. Also include your 3 main motivators for developing this new habit, the obstacles you’ll face, and your strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

Here’s an example:
My new habit is to work with a personal trainer 3 times each week.
My 3 main motivators are 1) to feel confident in my bathing suit this summer, 2) to have more energy, and 3) to fit into my skinny jeans.
The obstacles I will face are 1) not having the energy to go to my session after work, 2) not having enough money to pay for sessions, and 3) not having my spouse’s support.
I will overcome these obstacles by 1) doing my workouts before work instead of after work, so I have more energy, 2) cutting down on frivolous spending to ensure that I can afford it, and 3) asking my spouse to join me so we can get in shape together.
3) Commit fully to your new habit, in a public way. This could mean posting it on facebook, or simply announcing it at the dinner table. Put yourself in a position where you’ll be embarrassed to give up on your new habit.

4) Keep track of your progress. You could keep a detailed journal or simply make a check mark on each calendar day that you successfully exercise your new habit.

5) Keep yourself publically accountable. This means either status updates on facebook or verbal status updates at the dinner table. Your friends and family are in a position to offer you support, so don’t shy away from those close to you.

6) When you fail, figure out what went wrong so that you can plan around it in the future.

7) Reward yourself for your success.

Once your new habit becomes second nature, usually in about 30 days, feel free to add a second habit by going through the same 7 steps.

ITS ALL ABOUT MOVEMENT

Mon 2/3/14:
Monday morning after a terrible Super Bowl. I was for Denver…they were awful! They were awful because that Seattle defense was spectacular! No one wants such a lopsided game …. Anyway, can’t wait until August for a new season. GEAUX Saints!

Let’s get to the fitness talk! Just read a post from a fellow FT trainer, who talked about society’s lack of movement. I will expand on that.
I have been teaching FT about 4 months as of now. The more people I work with the more I see just how imbalanced all of are. It’s something I already knew, but just didn’t really focus on. People would hire me to train them…I give them exercises…I see the imbalances…and make adjustments as best I can. Thank goodness for Foundation Training…now I have a system to work on this improper movement patterns and imbalances first…then add some exercises.
It’s all about MOVEMENT if you want to be healthy…especially my generation of baby boomers and older seniors. Get up from that desk and stretch. At lunch…take a walk around your office…. Take decompression breaths thru out the day. The human body is meant to move…the body needs to move!
Foundation Training is your ticket to a healthier and pain free body! What you can learn in just one session will change the way you think about your movement.
I’m excited to teach this. I’m excited to see people come back to me standing up straight. I’m excited when people tell me the have had no back pain. I’m excited to share this with as many people as possible….
Gotta go now
Have a great Monday!

MOVEMENT MATTERS…

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BLOG ANNIVERSARY

1/1/14:
HAPPPY NEW YEAR!
Today is my 1(one) year anniversary creating this blog. I started it by accident…people responded…so I just kept it up.
I plan to keep it going in 2014 as well. I like to write thoughts down, things I learn! and share articles and pictures I come upon.
I still write in my Facebook group and on Linkeden. These are my main 3 sites. Hopefully, some people will keep reading, asking questions, and become motivated/inspired.
I have a busy life just like everyone else. Lots of good things happen and sometimes there are rough spots. The best thing we can do in life is have a good attitude, be grateful, and take care of our valuable bodies. Good luck this year in every area! Let’s get the year started!
Got a walk in, some FT stretches…fixing to get the peas and cabbage going. What are y’all going to do?

LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN

Thur 12/26/13:
Christmas is over and the countdown to end the year has begun. 2014 is all but one week away. A new year, a new beginning, time to start over. Everyone likes a fresh slate. I usually like the last week of the year. Time to reflect, time to plan, time to watch a lot of good football games. My 2013 was ok. I had some good things happen and a few not to good things happen. I’m blessed to say I really have nothing to complain about. Also, blessed to say I’m blessed with the life I have and am living…all my needs are met.
My 2014, will hopefully be more of the same. I’ll continue working on my fitness plans for myself and everyone else. That’s really my favorite thing to do besides playing golf with my friends. It gives me great satisfaction to help others implement a healthy lifestyle into their lives. So, be ready readers….more health/fitness material on the way!
What was you’re 2103 like? Let’s hear some plans and goals for 2014. Everyone have a good day and let’s finish this year out strong with momentum into 2014!