Category: Motivation

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5 Reasons to Love the Sun

In our fear of cancer many of us have begun to avoid sun exposure entirely or slather ourselves and our kids with sunscreen. Experts are beginning to suspect some of our chronic conditions are caused by or exacerbated by this. One recent randomized trial — with those using and others...

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Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The...

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2018 Resolution – You Have NO EXCUSES This Year

As I posted awhile back, I’ve been doing the Crossfit AMRAP (as many reps as possible) work out Cindy a few times week. This work out is perfect for me. It’s 20 minutes of nonstop exercise using bodyweight. You do a circuit of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and...

Osteoarthritis and the Personal Trainer

The average age when someone is diagnosed with osteoarthritis is 50 years old. Pain often starts before then, but joint pain followed by easing of pain with rest and recovery makes most of us figure it’s nothing to see the doctor about. It’s not usually until pain continues through those...

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Memorial Day Weekend Murph is in the Books

Family, food, and fun makes for a great Memorial Day weekend, but time to honor our fallen soldiers is what we did at New Moon Fitness on Saturday morning. Five of us — from 27 years old to 52 years old, men and women — participated in the Memorial Day Murph...

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MURPH – Completing Every Last Rep

As I mentioned in a previous post, challenge, humility, and a boost to the next generation can be found when you join the Memorial Day Murph Challenge and donate to the scholarship fund. What a great way to honor those who have died while serving in our military. We’ve donated and registered...

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Memorial Day Weekend Murph Challenge at New Moon Fitness

Five intrepid souls have registered to complete the Murph Challenge on Memorial Day Weekend here at New Moon Fitness. The point of this challenge? A scholarship fund (NMF has contributed $200 to the scholarship fund on behalf of our challengers). The lesson from this WOD? How to keep going. No question,...

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Every 8 Weeks – Another Reason Your Health Matters

I had an extraordinary experience today that gave me even more motivation to maintain my health and fitness. I’ve been donating blood products to a local hospital for years. Through the years, what kept me going was both the knowledge that this simple act might be important for someone’s life and that I...

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Changing Habits For Your Kids

Do you play with your children, or is it too hard? I know what that’s like — wanting to run the playground, jump rope, play basketball, or swim with them…but I was deconditioned and fat. I sat and watched them instead. Don’t miss these years. Change your life and you...