This is why you choose the gym over the knife

“A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina died over the weekend due to complications stemming from cosmetic surgery on her buttocks.”


Story here.

So sad…a gym membership and personal training could have saved her life. The best results come from hard work. A great ass is a huge confidence-builder when you’ve earned it. Why take such drastic measures when a better option is just within reach? The most beautiful relationship is the one you have with yourself and your body. Respect, honor and nurture it.

Photo credit: Solange Magnano’s Facebook page.


H.E.A.R.T. Inspires Kids to Volunteer with Fitness


People don’t value what they don’t pay for. For a short time they will
be appreciative of what is being done for them but as time wears on they come to expect it.

This was a lesson that stuck with Jim Hainis as a karate student and which inspired
him to create the H.E.A.R.T. Martial Arts program at Newark, New Jersey’s 1st Avenue Elementary/Middle School.

The concept of the H.E.A.R.T. program is pure genius. The students who participate in the program “earn” martial art lessons by agreeing to volunteer for local and national nonprofit organizations. Jim’s goal for the program is for kids to build their spirit and character as they give from their hearts to help others in need. Once they earn their lessons, the kids take group classes taught by Jim and are empowered to take control of their lives, learn about the world outside of school and give back to their community.

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Three runners die in Detroit marathon


My heart goes out to the families of three brave souls who died today before completing the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon in Detroit, Michigan:

Read story HERE.

All three men collapsed near the end of the race. This is tragic news, but I have to assume they died doing something they loved very much. And wherever they are now, I’m sure they crossed their finish line triumphantly.

Do you think physical examinations and screenings should be required of athletes before participating in extreme sporting events like the marathon, triathlon and Ironman?

I’m not 100% sure where I stand on this, but I think if a doctor were to tell me I was unfit to run a marathon I’d be just as happy participating as a cheering spectator. Then again, what if the doctors happened to be wrong or overly cautious? Would you trust your own intuition and run, or not?

Natural Do-Gooder


Natural Fitness has caught my attention. They make premium yoga, pilates and strength training products that are eco-friendly. For every one of their products sold, Natural Fitness funds the planting of a tree to improve the condition of our atmosphere. The company is gaga for eco—their website and email are even solar powered. Wow, this green trend is infectious. I’m starting to realize the prevalence of sustainable workout products and it looks like these greenies are on to something.

They use environmentally friendly material like bamboo for their yoga and pilates block, and natural rubber from rubber trees for their yoga mats. Their fitness products are quite nice and sell at high end retailers. Prices are extremely reasonable, especially if you buy directly from Natural Fitness online. How can you go wrong with a company that wants to offset its own eco-footprint? This is a company that cares and injects love into every product they make.

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