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  • In Defense Of Looking Good

    In Defense Of Looking Good

    There seems to be a lot of anti-vanity sentiment. Especially against social norms of what we’re “supposed to look like”. To a large extent, that’s a great change. Women are sick of hearing what others think of their body. They don’t want their girls to grow up hearing the same judgmental BS that they did. We know the pressure to look a certain way creates problems. That pressure has led young women (and grown women) to hurt their health in the quest for looking a certain way. Vanity can definitely be a bad motivator that drives to you do really unhealthy things on the quest to look better. But I’d like to fight for something else. ....

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  • It'll Stay Clean Forever

    It'll Stay Clean Forever

    We just had our house cleaned today. I’m not sure how often it happens. But it’s really nice to see what our house can look like…briefly. Then without noticing at first, a few things get left out. Crumbs don’t get wiped off. School papers get left. Shoes don’t get put away. Three backpacks eventually block the walkway to the steps. The dogs shed faster than we can vacuum. Too many cups are left from the day…because nobody knows who’s is who’s. And then you just give up. You throw in the towel, stop doing a major overhaul, and succumb to the mess. It’s pretty easy to keep things tidy and clean for a while, ....

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  • Checklist for Healthy Aging

    Checklist for Healthy Aging

    The goal of aging gracefully comes down to living your highest quality life, never being limited by your body, and having freedom to do what you want without fears. Seems like a worthy pursuit! It certainly pulls at the heart-strings more than looking good on a beach does. So let’s talk about the top qualities of aging gracefully!!! Listen here or where ever you get your podcasts! ....

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  • Podcast: Finding Your Fitness Spark

    Podcast: Finding Your Fitness Spark

    Whether you are working out currently or haven't been to a gym in years, finding your spark can be a challenge. We can be rolling. Doing the right stuff, and then suddenly, we're bored and falling off the wagon. We also have an amazing way of forgetting that our health actually matters . I've seen clients have amazing success, only to forget why they did the work, convince themselves it doesn't matter, and then stop. Finding your fitness spark is something that will get you off the couch and get started. It's also something you have to keep returning to if you want to maintain your health for years to come! We'll tell you how in today's Podcast... ....

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  • You Can't See It

    You Can't See It

    Yesterday, Abby and I were taping a podcast (you should check it out!) and we were talking about how to spark your enthusiasm for fitness. This took us to a discussion about how we are very good at missing our body’s warning signs. How often do we wait to take action UNTIL thing get so bad that we can no longer ignore them ??? Here’s the dirty little secret. Once you show up with high blood pressure, a jacked up back and 30 lbs of bodyfat…things have been going wrong for many years! We often can’t see the subtle signs. The little keys that something is awry. Do you think you’d even know when ....

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  • Podcast: Stories vs. Phenomenon

    Podcast: Stories vs. Phenomenon

    NEW PODCAST: Stories vs Phenomenon When we speak about our health, we often think we're speaking truths ! "I'm too old to lift weights." "I can't lose weight, my metabolism is crap!" "I have bad knees, so it's not safe to do squats." It turns out, we're not telling black and white truth. We're sharing our interpretations and stories. Naturally, we're always telling stories/interpretations on our life. But when those stories are disempowering, they become a problem. They actually get in the way of healing or taking action. Today, Abby and David discuss Story vs. Phenomenon...how to tell the difference, and how to write stories that serve! CLICK HERE to ....

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  • Podcast: Could You, Would You, When?

    Podcast: Could You, Would You, When?

    We’re back with another Podcast. “Could you, would you, when?” Today we talk about taking leaps of faith. How building physical strength has translated to countless clients making huge changes in their lives far beyond the walls of the gym. https://the39minutepodcast.podbean.com/.../could-you.../ ....

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    Sometimes we sit in pain and don’t know what to do. For our client Gina, that’s exactly what happened. She’s a professional photographer (she’s actually taken most of the photos I use in my posts) With her job, she spends long days carrying around gear. Standing in awkward positions. Doing what she has to do for her job. She also happens to workout with us! And while our workout is awesome, any exercise can create muscular issues that have to be resolved. Honestly, I didn’t even know she’d been struggling with her hip/low back. One day recently she told me it had been going on and off for two years. It hurt so badly at night that ....

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  • Kettlebell Queen: Meet Meg!

    Kettlebell Queen: Meet Meg!

    Kettlebell Queen: meet Meg It’s not often that our clients goals are literally life or death. For our member Meg, the stakes were pretty high. Earlier this year she sustained 3 strokes. It could have gone a lot worse. But I don’t think that sentiment makes her feel any better. In that moment, Meg got determined. She had to drop weight and get serious. She had to do whatever it took . Many people make me proud with their courage. Meg is certainly top of that list. So over the past year she’s truly committed herself to making changes. She’s become incredibly consistent with class at 39 Minute Workout. She’s made changes to her diet, ....

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  • I Couldn’t Possibly Do That

    I Couldn’t Possibly Do That

    If I hear one objection to working out with kettlebells, it’s this comment. "I couldn't POSSIBLY do that!" Look, I don’t want to dog my members. Many of them are good athletes and very fit people. But if you walked into my gym but it was actually a department store, you’d see women who look just like you! Normal women…doing shit you wouldn’t dream of doing. Lifting weights you wouldn’t think was possible . The only thing that separates them from you is that they took the plunge and trusted us. They might have had the same thought as the one above. But they trusted that we know our stuff, and they followed the process. ....

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