Author Archives: Lynn Valaes

Couch Potato Excuses

What’s your excuse?

One of the biggest excuses I hear from ladies on why they don’t exercise, “I don’t have time.”

Well, my answer to that is, who does these days? I get it.  We’re all super busy with careers, family, some days it seems endless.

While I do not have children, I sometimes work crazy long hours each week , it seems I am chained to technology 24/7 and consequently,  I don’t always feel like exercising. 

BUT, what I have found is that the act of physical fitness enables me to continue my work with tons of energy AND at a “mature” age. 

We make the time for things that are important to us. 

Schedule exercise in and STICK TO IT.  Adapt and be flexible if the routine sometimes needs to be changed. Cut out the unimportant crap — surfing the net, watching television etc.  Cut out the excuses!


At Wise Women Fitness, we take your health and fitness seriously, one baby step at a time.  Want to learn more?  Come visit us and take a tour of the studio.

Until then, stay healthy, stay educated, and stay informed!

Yours in health,

Lynn

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Fitness after Fifty and Beyond.

Fitness after Fifty and Beyond
What’s holding you back?

We are all familiar with the phrase, “for a woman of your age.”  As in, you look pretty good (for a woman of your age).  You have a nice figure (for a woman of your age).  We’ve heard it a million times and so we believe it!  The message is clear, you are doing OK for an old fart.  “Wise Women Fitness’ mission is to remove this myth once and for all!”, says owner and personal trainer, Lynn Valaes.  “So many of my new clients walk in with the thought that they have limits based on their age, and while we do take their current fitness level into consideration when getting started, we do not talk about limits!!”

New research is proving that regular exercise is a big factor in not only improving the quality of life for older women but for longevity as well.  Exercise has been shown to reverse the signs of aging on the brain in cells at the mitochondria and in telomeres levels which are known indicators of longevity.

 “We’re also dispelling the myth that you have to work it till it hurts to have success,” says Valaes.  “Our whole method for success is to go at a pace that is comfortable, the whole point is just to get moving, not kill yourself doing it!”

Regular exercise can easily become a part of your weekly activities, especially for pre/post-menopausal women who find more time on their hands as their family obligations change.

What’s more, studies show that if you believe you are doing something beneficial by moving a bit more, your brain actually returns the health benefits, simply by your beliefs!

But science also tells us, it has to be enjoyable to be effective.  The old idea that you have to expend energy to lose weight has been flipped to the benefits of the energy that you get from exercising that makes the difference.  As Valaes puts it, “Our mind is a powerful thing when it comes to feeling well, a stressed-out body will hold on to weight.  Exercise produces endorphins that make us feel good, our brain tells our body we are healthy, and it answers with weight loss and a positive outlook!”

Let Wise Women Fitness put a smile on your face, one step at a time.  Come visit us for a free evaluation!

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Mel Robbins’ “The 5 Second Rule”

The 5 Second Rule and how this can change your life!

Have you ladies heard of Mel Robbins and the 5 Second Rule? If not, you need to check her out.

 
We all have struggles and make excuses for why we don’t exercise, eat right or be kind to ourselves on the inside.
 
Just like you, I have struggles and I make excuses for why I don’t do stuff. My biggest challenge is procrastination and I’m constantly working to overcome this self-sabotaging behavior!
 
The 5 Second Rule is my new “go to” to help me conquer my procrastination.
 
Try this next time your brain tries to derail you from doing what you know you should do!
 
With love and in health,
Lynn

 

 

Turning Your Dog’s Walk Into a Total-Body Workout

Turn Walking Your Dog Into a Total-Body Workout

Taking your dog for a walk is a good option for a little exercise. But what if you could turn your walk with your pup in to a full-body training session? Studies show dogs can help lower your blood presser and cholesterol; reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; motivate you to exercise; and even help you lose weight. It’s like the gym buddy you’ve always wanted… only way cuter. Click here for a great article on turning your dog’s walk in to a workout.