Motivational Monday: Use NLP to Squelch Negative Self-Talk

If you are what you eat, then you are also what you think. In my former career with the US Department of Defense, I studied Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), the science of the effect of language–verbal and non-verbal–on the brain and nervous system. NLP is used for a variety of problems, namely phobias, depression, breaking bad habits, psychosomatic illness, […]

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Motivational Monday: What if

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”.  ~Buddha “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.”  ~William Shakespeare In our kids […]

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Motivational Monday: Music And Exercise

During one-on-one sessions with personal trainers, music is absent. As both trainer and client, I don’t miss music at all. Why? The trainer is pushing me, counting for me, and motivating me with powerful words, that all I can think is: “When will this torture end?” Or, “This is incredibly difficult but I am doing it although I […]

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Motivational Monday: If a Septuagenarian Can Lose 23 Pounds in 4 Months What Can YOU Lose?

Connie Hooper is 72 years old and after training with Double Eagle Fitness for four months, she lost 23 pounds and 22.25 inches. We asked her to pen a guest blog sharing her experience so far… I’ve been asked to share my thoughts about this personal training experience and its mental and physical effects on […]

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Motivational Monday: New Website!

What motivates more than a brand new website? Haven’t seen it yet? What are you waiting for? Now that you’re here, stay awhile and check out our photo gallery, client testimonials, personal training and nutrition services, and upcoming self-defense class dates. What do you think?

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Motivational Monday: Is it Real–or Just Your Ego?

I don’t feel so motivated myself today. I tweaked my left quadratus lumborum nine days ago and can barely touch my toes! During my darkest moments, I always reread this Anthony de Mello article. Today I share it with you and implore you to read it and then read it again. Don’t skim it. Inhale […]

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Motivational Monday: Revenge of The Trainees

While the profits of having a personal trainer far outweigh the losses, clients sometimes dream of the day they might get to scream back at us, “One more! You can do it! C’mon one more!” We know they concoct fantasies of seeing us–their trainers– panting, sweat dripping down our faces as they time our sprints […]

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Motivational Monday: Have SEX For Remarkable Health Benefits

1. Sex Relieves Stress: A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction. Those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained. Another study found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in cohabiting participants. Yet other research found a […]

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Motivational Monday: Ten Ways to Start The Week Right

You only logged three out of seven days of your food log. You felt heavy and sluggish during your workouts. You only eat one or two servings of vegetables a day. Your stress is through the roof. You can’t sleep. You hate the rain. You feel stuck in a rut. You are ready to throw […]

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