Category: Motivation

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How Is Your New Year’s Resolution Going?

Achieving your fitness goals may not be easy but it is simple. A lifestyle is likely how you got those extra pounds, soft muscles, or poor metabolism. And only a different lifestyle can change that! Here are some ideas for a better year. Eat Less Processed Food Processed foods (take-out,...

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Iowa Wellness Challenge – Top Five!

We started with two teams of 10 but adjusted to three teams of 7 each (LiveHealthyIowa.org). We have the Buffs (Teresa Captain), the Ruffs (Kimmie Captain), and the Tuffs (Robert Captain). It was a rocky start due to some logging in issues, but the admins at Iowa Wellness got us...

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Join Us For Live Healthy Iowa

We have teams for the Live Healthy Iowa Challenge starting the end of January 2017. If you’re a client or a former client of NMF, consider joining us for this challenge. We’re subsidizing your entry fee. Contact Teresa at 319-325-4000. Team members will receive a t-shirt, a magazine, chances for prizes, and a log in to...

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Did You Get New Goals or Just a New Gadget?

I believe anything that helps you with mindfulness about your habits and motivates you toward wellness is good. That includes the myriad trackers, games, and online fitness plans many of us received for Christmas. Maybe you have a new Fitbit. Now what? You can start working to meet the goals...

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Muscle Makes You Smaller: Why Women Need Strength Training

When you compare the same amount of weight in muscle and in fat, muscle is 22% smaller. That is, if you’re fat and you build muscle without losing a pound, you will still be 22% smaller. Despite website-after-website busting the myth of women “bulking up” from lifting, I still talk to women...

Celebrating Failure

When our clients “fail”, meaning they can’t complete the set or lift their target weight, we have them ring the bell. Failure is the goal. It means you’re challenging yourself and in those challenging reps, you’re growing. I have many clients who just can’t push themselves that hard. If you...

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Celebrate Your Fitness

It is either a cold miserable winter day or a chance to learn to cross country ski. It is either a boring meal of roast and vegetables or a gift to spend time with loved ones over a bounty of food many people would literally kill for. It is either...

THEIR Club Must Be YOUR Priority?

THEIR Club Must Be YOUR Priority?

A friend told me her story of trying to join one of the box gyms in a local strip mall. When trying to settle on exercise times, she had conflicts with daycare and work hours. The gym rep told her she had to make his club her priority. Really? Does your...