January: Door to the New Year

On the fourth day into the month of January, “Happy New Year” is still being said with gusto and cheer.  Friends wish each other well, as does a cashier and the gent being checked out.  Curious about the elongated well-wishing and additional resolution-making associated with...

Debriefing December

Well now that the holidays are just about past us, save New Year’s Eve and Day, it’s time for some reflection.  What were the strengths and weaknesses associated with this season, and how can we make next year’s better? As a fitness professional, I saw the...

Practical Gift Giving

Give Like the Man in the Red Suit: Deliver Smiles for Miles! - A guide to practical gift giving Where do you stand in your gift list? Let me make the disclaimer here for anyone sick and tired of hearing about gift-giving: I am a Quaker...

JumpSport Trampolines at ECA World Fitness

It’s sunny and in the 70’s here in South Florida, and people are flying from all over the country, no less than the globe, to participate in ECA Thrive in Fort Lauderdale at the Harbor Beach Hotel, November 10-13, 2011! It was one year ago that...

October: Gourd-geous!

October: Gourd-geous & Fancy Free! The tilt of the earth’s axis heralds in the harvest season. No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, Autumn is in full motion.  Perhaps you live in a place where the leaves are in their glory; country roads are...

Hut Hut, JUMP!

As summer comes to a close and autumn just days away, our culture shifts its attention from vacations and beaches to football and pumpkins. Coming from a long line of collegiate coaches and plain ol’ sports fans, Sundays have once again been usurped by kickoff....

Steady Rising Means Lifting Head Out of Sand

I love those blood pressure cuffs found at supermarkets and pharmacies.  I’m the first one to jump on the seat. Quiet is my mind, while I feel the cuff tighten around my arm and open my eyes to magical numbers. My healthy blood pressure has always...

Healthy Living for a Fit Planet

This week I’m launching a series called “Healthy Living for a Fit Planet.”  As an avid newspaper junkie, I have been haunted by the daily deluge of images coming out of the Horn of Africa. The rail thin bodies of young and old alike born...