Monthly Archives: May 2016


Changing Lives for the Better

Working with clients who have special needs is really one of the most rewarding and special blessings in my life. Women from all walks of life come to us for help. Not everyone comes to us to lose weight. Some want to be able to move freely without risk of injury, to be able to stand and fold laundry, get out of bed without fear of falling over – simple things that many of us take for granted, some ladies simply are not able to do.

So…to see someone who first walks in my studio and can hardly walk, even with a cane, she cannot lift their arm any higher than her shoulder and a mere 6 weeks later she tells me that “this is the best that I’ve felt in a VERY long time” – it truly is the joy that I get out of what I do. My client can now get up and out of a chair with more ease and balance, she can get in and out of her car much easier and she told me she doesn’t have to drag the laundry basket across the floor to move her laundry.

Changing lives is what we are all about – one client at a time. heart2


In health, 


Osteoporosis – By the Numbers


10.2 million

people in the U.S. ages 50 and older with osteoporosis

43.4 million

people in the U.S. with low bone mass at risk for osteoporosis

men1 in 4

Men older than 50 who will have a bone
fracture related 
to osteoporosis 

1 in 2Osteoporosis

Women older than 50 who will have a
bone fracture related to osteoporosis 


         90% fall

of fractures are caused by falls

TWO MILLIONbone break

fractures related to osteoporosis each year

three million

projected number of fractures related to osteoporosis each year by 2025

1 in 5

Older adults who die within one year following a hip fracture


Ranking of hip fracture as a serious and debilitating osteoporosis fracture

33%                cane

of older adults suffer a hip fracture, become physically impaired and lose their ability to live independently within a year.

  $37,000   money bag                      |     50%          pills        

Cost of hip fractures per person  |       Percentage that                                                                                   fracture risk can be
                                                                        reduced by taking                                                                                                            medication for osteoporosis.

1,000 – 1,2000 mg                                                       600-800IU

recommended daily amount of                                                     recommended daily amount of calcium or women ages 50-70                                                 vitamin D for women ages 51-70
                                                                                                              to help with calcium absorption



In health, 

Meet our Newest Team Member, Talpha Terrana

Talpha brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience!

Born and raised in Illinois, Talpha has been a lifelong athlete enjoying everything from marathon training to adventure runs while living in the sunshine state. Her passion for athletics led her to pursue a degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University in 1990 and she immediately began her fitness career in Florida. 

Talpha has worked in a variety of settings throughout her years in the fitness industry including Safety Harbour Spa and Harbor Island Athletic Club before starting her family when she began to concentrate on her personal training business. Her focus and connection to her female clients deepened as she experienced pregnancy and motherhood and continues as she moves through the next chapter of her life. 

Talpha and her husband have 2 children who have also embrace active lifestyles. Her daughter will swim for the Washington and Lee Generals next year as her son continues to lead the Jesuit Tigers on the football field.Talpha believes in helping her clients change by challenging them with a personalized approach to their fitness program and she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals mindfully and respectfully. 

An ACE certified personal trainer and certified aerobics instructor, Talpha is now available for client sessions. A big warm welcome to the team, Talpha!  We’re super excited to have you with us.

In health, 

Making Sense of Dietary Fat – Part 1

Making sense of dietary fat

For years, nutritionists and doctors have preached that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing health problems. But more than just the amount of fat, it’s the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats protect your heart and support overall health. In fact, good fats—such as omega-3 fats—are essential to physical and emotional health.

Dietary fats are found in food from plants and animals. The four major types are:

  • monounsaturated fats
  • polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3s)
  • trans fats
  • saturated fats

Despite what you may have been told, not all fats are bad guys in the waistline wars. While dietary fats all contain 9 calories per gram, they can have very different effects on your health as well as your weight. “Bad” fats, such as trans fats, are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for—weight gain, clogged arteries, and so forth. But good fats such as omega-3s have the opposite effect. In fact, healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.

The answer for a healthy diet isn’t to cut out the fat—it’s to replace bad fats with the good ones that promote health and well-being

In Part 2, we’ll discuss more on unsaturated fats and oils.  Until then, stay educated and stay healthy!

In health,