Alive! Fitness Studio http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com Slow-motion strength training, 20-minutes, twice a week Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:02:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Surprise Injuries Are Not Just a Sign of ‘Getting Old’ http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/pain/surprise-injuries-not-just-sign-getting-old/ Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:42:42 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2382 The nature of our bodies is to adapt to the postures we frequently use in moving or that we hold for long periods. So we are “exercising” our bodies as we sit, training our muscles to be tight or loose, shortened or elongated, training ourselves to sit. Then we ask our bodies to do something […]

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Can exercise and healthful eating replace drugs and surgery? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/can-exercise-healthful-eating-replace-drugs-surgery/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:46:45 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2317 As a professional in the healthcare world, I often hear about people choosing drugs and surgery over exercise and proper nutrition, even when exercise and healthful eating could solve the problem. I believe surgery and drugs have their place, but according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “The causes (risk factors) of chronic diseases […]

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Six Quick Ways to Diffuse an Argument http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/six-quick-ways-diffuse-argument/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:11:46 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2278 Cool Off: People’s higher reasoning abilites shut off when they are angry. If your stomach knots and you know the argument is escalating or you hear yourself shouting, STOP. Call for a time out, remove yourself from the physical situation. Let your partner know you will be back when you have calmed down. Report with […]

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What if you could exercise in your street clothes? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/exercise-street-clothes/ Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:37:09 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2265 Exercising in your street clothes suggests an easy walk around the block, at most climbing three flights of stairs. Better than nothing, but less than what you truly want out of your exercise program. You’d like all the benefits of regular exercise and finding the time is the biggest hurdle. And maybe all those hyper-trim […]

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Is Shame Part of Managing Your Life? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/shame-part-managing-life/ Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:43:05 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2241 So how many years has it been that “lose weight”, “make more money”, “have a better relationship with ______”, “start exercising” have been on your goal list? 5, 10, 30? I can feel you cringing. Why? Because I have items on my list of goals just like that and I’m cringing. Things I keep saying […]

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Is Coloring Just for Children? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/is-coloring-just-for-children/ Sat, 16 Jan 2016 01:15:32 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2228 I was given a coloring book for Christmas. You might be thinking “aren’t you a little old for coloring books?” I was overjoyed to get a present like this. I have secretly wanted to color in coloring books since I was six when I had stopped coloring in part due to the boring pictures in […]

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Healthy In Less Time http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/healthy-in-less-time/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 01:37:09 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2218 We are featuring a post by Andy Adams who has a WordPress consultancy business and happens to have tried out slow-motion strength training (he calls it high intensity training which is another name for what we do). He wrote a whole blog about his experience and his story supports the stories we’ve had from our […]

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5 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Remain Wishes http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/5-reasons-new-years-resolutions-remain-wishes/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 01:25:06 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2180 It’s that time of year when we start thinking about what we want to change in the new year, and we typically make New Year’s Resolutions. Somehow, mysteriously, many of our resolutions falter and fail to materialize. If you’ve ever wondered why, many of us blame it on our lack of  “willpower” and beat ourselves […]

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Can Exercise Be A Meditation? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/can-exercise-be-a-meditation/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:39:15 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2177 Absolutely! Since I love talking about slow-motion strength training in general and Alive! Fitness Studio in particular, let’s talk about how 20 minutes of slow motion exercise can also be 20 minutes of meditation. Meditation is simply fully attending to what you have chosen to focus on. Your breathing, the movement of your body, the […]

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I’m Yawning! Am I bored? http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/uncategorized/im-yawning-am-i-bored/ Sun, 06 Dec 2015 22:33:41 +0000 http://www.alivefitnessstudio.com/?p=2167 Yawning. Is it useful or just a function of our bodies? According to Andrew Newberg, MD, a leading Neuroscientist and co-author with Mark Robert Waldman of ”How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist”, the fifth best way to exercise your brain is by yawning. Yes, they said “yawning” and go on […]

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