Friday, July 27, 2012

Amy Dixon 2 New Workouts

I just love this new workout, I think you will too!

Recently introduced Amy has 2 new workouts to get you or keep you in shape fast, Breathless Body 2 a cardio workout and Give Me 10 Core Cuts to get you that flat tummy you always wanted.
Find out more here.........

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bath and Body Bliss!

My new Maui Bath and Body products arrived! I am so happy about this product I just have to share, not only how FABULOUS it is, but about the woman who owns this company is.

Here is what happened....I was at the 4 Seasons Resort in Waliea in Maui and in one of the shops I ran across a body spray I fell in love with.

It has the most. ever. best. refreshing smell after being out in the sun you ever smelled. Its called White Ginger. When all they had left was the sample not for sale, I asked the sales lady to write down the website on the bottle. BAM! I went online as soon as I got home, and ordered 2 bottles paid via Pay pal.

When it arrived this is what I got.........
A letter from the owner, thanking me. Hand written. She also sent me a BONUS body wash since the website had the product over priced by a few dollars (I gladly paid full price not knowing this) she took off the price of shipping and gave a return credit to my pay pal account!!!
I ordered 2 of the 4oz body spray and they came wrapped in this wonderful tissue with a nice sticker of the company's name.
NAPULA'ALA Bath and Body.
Lori Silva is the creator of this wonderful product and as the product says "Made in Hawaii by a Hawaiian" how great is that? She has other product too, but this one is my ALL TIME favorite.

She also has (description here):

Not often do you find someone so passionate about customer service, but Lori and NAPULA'ALA Bath and Body are.
You can find her products at and she takes paypal :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cute is Cute!

I decided to bring back practical gifts for my clients from vacation. Here Cindy is with this smashingly cute headband!

It was a difficult task finding headbands on Maui, but I did it. What is so great about this type of headband is NOT only is it cute, but functional too. You can fold it down wide, and no fan or sweat will get in your face. Double it up, and BAM adorable head band for going out and about.

Doesn't she look GREAT?

Love. Headbands. That. Work.

Here is last nights workout, as promised.

Workout - Client training

Time of workout - 1hr

Cals burned = 55

Core and More:

Stability ball push ups with pilates ball at ankles

Pilates machine 100

Pilates machine Elephant (which is like a sliding downdog)

Large stability ball push up with pilates ball at ankles

Stability ball bench sits w/lateral raise

Stability ball oblique twist

Bench climbs - 2 min

Bosu squat w/KB row

Bosu jumps

Bosu plank w/up downs

Bench hops - 1 min

Bosu crunch w/wood chop obliqes

Bosu step ups

Bosu roll out with ab wheel

Weights on the bench:

DB chest press

Skull crushers

DB flys

DB bicep curl

DB forearm curl

DB hammer curl to shoulder press

Monday, July 23, 2012

My 50th Birthday Celebration in Maui!!!

I had a wonderful time spending 10 days in Maui for my 50th Birthday!!! This was the hotel Mana Kia Maui, and my new suit that I got at the 4 Seasons Resort. I was lucky enought to get it 1/2 price, what a deal.

Here are some pictures from the hotel next door where I had a fabulous Loco Moco breakfast (eggs on spanish rice)
I loved all the artwork there!

and the view

(The hotel on the right is where I stayed)
The food.......Loco Moco

Of course the helicopter ride was the BEST part!
Enjoy the photos from the ride, beautiful Maui and all the waterfalls

My trip came to an end, it was a wonderful time I hope you enjoyed it too........

Injured Baby Toe

You may be wondering why I have not been writing about my workouts.....well this "little" toe injury has really been a pain to me.

It. looks. worse. now.

I taught Core Yoga on Thursday and during many planks, downdogs and dolphin push ups I now have a huge green bruise running from my toe up to the top of my foot to this flip flop strap.

Hurt. pain.

Truth be told last week I had to train my client barefoot! It was a big ole pain not being able to do much and wearing high heels at the office is a whole nother story! So this is my reason, and I am sticking to it if I want it to heal and do fun things like mountain climbers, burpees and jump back planks.

I did this on the second to last day on vacation on a rock. Then I tried to film my videos with it which I had to "scrap" my whole workout. can something so small hurt so BIG?

I did get 2 new videos up, if your interested in checking out the amazing waterfalls in Maui or my mini-workout just click my youtube icon. I hope to have the the other this week, till then I will be resting my toe till I see the color come back that is should be.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Personalized Hospital Gowns Can Save Lives


Once in a while a product comes along that you just have to share, this is one of them. Its called Secure Threads, personalized hospital gowns that add style, comfort and confidence to recovery. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think may have a need.

"After age 50, most people will find themselves in a doctor's office, hospital setting or long-term care facility for one reason or another. To look your best at all times, owning your own hospital gown with personal information embroidered on the pockets can help you look dignified and presentable while vastly improving your mental outlook - which is an integral part of the healing process. When you look good, you feel like you can conquer the world!" Secure Threads

Take the guesswork out of hospital stays…check out the press release on this product:

Chicago, IL – May 15, 2012 – Most people don’t think of a hospital gown as a fashion item. But, Secure Threads has revolutionized the hospital/ doctor experience for individuals by introducing a unique, personal and functional hospital gown that is a definite fashion item. Created by Jeanne Mattick, the Secure Threads hospital gown takes the guesswork out of one’s hospital stay ( $69.99 each). Based on her own experiences and years of development, Mattick has developed the hospital gown that is not only functional, but is fashionable as well. The patent pending gowns features four pockets, embroidered with personalized patient information and are made of soft, cozy 100 percent cotton flannel. They come in a variety of sizes (XS to 3X) and 10 colors.

The gown has openings in the front and back, as well as on the top of both sleeves. All openings are secured with Velcro for easy in and out. The gowns have enough material and security closures so that when a patient walks and moves, their body parts are not exposed. The patented idea that sets the Secure Threads gown apart from other gowns are the embroidered pockets that not only look stylish but provide medical information to help avoid any accidents or confusion with regards to patient information.

After a certain age, everyone is likely to find themselves in a doctor’s office, hospital setting or long-term facility for one reason or another. In these circumstances, people deserve to feel comfortable and secure and look and feel their best. The Secure Threads hospital gown helps patients look better and feel secure. This is an integral part of the healing process. Most importantly, since the gown is embroidered with pertinent patient information on the pockets, it helps prevent medical errors. It is always expected that things run smoothly, but accidents do happen. The four pockets provide all the required medical information needed to help things run smoothly.

All of the pockets are located on the front of the gown. The first pocket, on the top right, includes the patient’s name, blood type and birth date. Pocket two, top left, shows the patient’s allergies. There is an open slit for medical cords behind this false pocket. Pocket three, bottom right, includes medical conditions and medications, while the forth pocket, on the bottom left, has the “in case of emergency” information. Behind the remaining three-pockets is a slit that can be opened if needed to run medical cords under the gown. Each pocket has a privacy flap that can be turned over the pocket to cover any information if so desired.

The gowns are perfect for extended hospital stays, recovery after planned or elective operations, plastic surgery, birth deliveries, doctor’s offices, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, and more. Consumers can purchase the gown easily and securely on the website. Doctors can provide customized gowns for their patients when booking advance procedures, what better gift to give someone who is having surgery or has an extended hospital stay.

For more information, go to

Jeanne Mattick graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. degree in elementary education. She then went to Ball State University to receive a Master’s degree, and then to Northern Illinois University to receive a Doctorate degree. She spent ten years as an elementary teacher and then became Assistant Superintendent of Schools in a northwest Chicago suburb. After leaving the public school system she traveled the world extensively. Being a cancer survivor Jeanne had first-hand experience with the hospital gown dilemma. She always wondered why “someone” didn’t do something to help the patients feel dignified and secure when they were in a doctor’s office or hospital. Finally she decided to tackle the problem herself. She learned to sew and designed the Secure Threads personalized hospital gowns. The personalized information on the pockets is paramount to the hospital gown concept.

Jeanne’s husband died because of hospital error. Her goal was to do whatever possible to avoid medical/hospital error and to help the patient become part of the medical team by having essential information readily available to the medical staff.

Please note: Jeanne Mattick is available for interviews and appearances. Please call (831) 656-0553 to schedule.

Thanks for reading and sharing :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guest Post: Hula-Hoop Yourself Slim


I love to Hula-Hoop! I got mine at the dollar store and its the best buck I ever spent! So today I have a guest post for you by Amelia Wood, I think your going to like this one.

Hula-Hoop Yourself Slim

With the busy lives we lead, it's easy for working out to be the first thing many people cross off of their to-do lists. Between keeping up with kids, bills and everything in between, fitness often takes a backseat and becomes a forgotten notion. However, neglecting your health can lead to medical problems and complications later. So, to save yourself the headache of crazy hospital bills and doctors visits down the line, it's important to take care of yourself in the here and now.

In addition to the claim that there's just not enough time, people also make the claim that exercising is boring and monotonous. If you fall into this group, you obviously haven't tried hula-hooping—that's right the fun activity from your childhood can also be a fun, effective workout in your adult years.

Said to be the equivalent of walking 4-4.5 miles per hour, it is possible to burn over 200 calories in 30 minutes with moderate hooping.

What's more is that you’re not just getting in some necessary cardio, you are also giving your core some necessary, specific attention, which helps improve posture and stability, in addition to increasing muscle tone. It's been said that 30 minutes of hooping has the same benefits as doing 500 crunches.

Not only is this perfect for the individual seeking a fun, enjoyable workout, but it's also ideal for anyone suffering from debilitating issues such as joint pain, back soreness or more. Unlike other workouts and routines, hula-hooping is easy on your body and very low impact—so anyone, in any condition can give it a try (although it is always best to consult with a physician first).

To increase the effectiveness of your efforts, you might consider getting a weighted hoop. Hoops come in all different sizes, weights, and colors, and, for the most part, your choice should stem from whatever your ultimate goals are.

So, whether you are already in great shape, or are starting down the path to a lifestyle change, hooping could be the fitness answer for you. Serving as a great warm up for more intensive core exercises or also as a stand-alone part of your routine, it's a great way to GET MOVING!

This guest post was written by Amelia Wood.. Feel free to reach her at