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Connecting Mind and Muscle

You might think that people who lift weights fully connect their mind and contracting muscles. But is this true? If you have ever seen the older Old Spice commercials with Terry Crews, you have enjoyed his wonderful 30-second commercials. I love the one where Terry is flexing every muscle in his body at different beats! Terry…

Is Health Hereditary?

Think your health is all in the genes? Science says you have more control than you think. We think certain factors of our health are uncontrollable. Immune response, longevity, and our reaction to stress were considered hard-wired and out of our control. Right? Not Exactly. New research is showing that controlling the uncontrollable is not only…

Training for Your Freedom

Staying consistent with your exercise and training program can be challenging. Some days are harder than others and it’s the hard days that we need to remind ourselves of why we’re training in the first place. I’ll never forget my father bringing me outside and surprising me with my first bike. It had a purple…

Havasupai Fun

Last summer I got to experience a backpacking trip to the gorgeous waterfalls of Havasupai in the Grand Canyon. This trip was not easy. It definitely tested my fitness and skill level. You have to plan ahead. I want to share with you what I learned on my first backpacking trip. Planning for Havasupai First,…