Author Archives: Bonde

Coworker tells me the truth that my family won’t ☹

I really woke up this morning trying to have a good positive day but as soon as I get to work one of the older ladies pulls me to the side and proceeds to ask me if I’m pregnant and when I told her I’m not she tells me she has noticed me gaining alot of weight and that whatever I’m doing I need to stop it. She asked me if I’ve been stressed or whatnot and […]

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A 5-year-old girl’s sudden paralysis was a mystery. Then her mother checked her scalp.

As soon as Jessica Griffin’s daughter’s feet hit the floor Wednesday morning, she collapsed in a heap. Five-year-old Kailyn kept trying to stand but fell every time. She was also struggling to speak, her mother said. Her daughter had been fine when the family went out to a T-ball game the night before, NBC-affiliate WLBT in […] Related:A child in Idaho was treated for plague — the first human case in the state in 26 yearsKids in these […]

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21 Day Stretch Challenge Day 4–Shoulder Stretch

Hello! How’s it going? We’re on day 4 of the Stretch Challenge. I hope you’re getting into a habit of stretching at least for a minute or two a day. Keep it up! We’re still stretching the upper body and today it’s a shoulder stretch. Running requires your entire body to work together and stay healthy if you want to perform at your best. So total body conditioning is very important. We’re making our way down the […]

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The American Medical Association has long opposed assisted suicide. Is that about to change?

During his three decades as an emergency-room doctor, Bob Uslander had never written a prescription for a lethal dose of medication. But then he shifted to geriatric and palliative care, and in 2016, a patient suffering from the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) wanted to use California’s new physician-assisted death law. Uslander was apprehensive. […] Related:A child in Idaho was treated for plague — the first human case in the state in 26 yearsKids in these […]

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Just a friendly reminder that even if you can’t see the results happening in the mirror or on the scale yet… it doesn’t mean they aren’t happening!! Figured this out today

Just started my weight loss journey about a month ago …. I’ve been eating clean and working my ass off in the gym daily. But I have only been able to lose around 5 pounds. I was feeling really discouraged this week because I haven’t been seeing drastic results on the scale. With all the work I’ve been putting in I felt like only a 5 pound difference just wasn’t encouraging at all…… and I’ve noticed no […]

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Perfect Your Kettlebell Workout (No Matter Your Fitness Level)

There are many different pieces of fitness equipment in Life Time facilities. Some of the traditional equipment that members have access to includes Barbells, Dumbbells and various machines (cardiovascular as well as resistance-training options). But as a Personal Trainer, I notice that many members have questions about the more nontraditional equipment, like Suspension Training (e.g., TRX), ViPRs, Kettlebells, Foam Rollers, Stability Balls, BOSUs and Resistance Bands. 

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Global Running Day Giveaways and Stretch Challenge Day 3

Today is Global Running Day!!   Global Running Day is a worldwide celebration of running. You are invited to join in and run, support a runner, start running, read your favorite running blog, run in place in the bathroom stall – or celebrate the sport of running however you see fit.   Check out the Global Running Day site for info on how to celebrate. (Spoiler alert: The best way to participate is to go for a […]

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Get Better Workout Results Just By Changing Your Breathing

Every couple of years a new exercise, program or piece of equipment — that initially looks odd or strange — becomes a new norm for fitness enthusiasts.  Take the foam roller, for example. When the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) explained how it could be an important tool to improve range of motion and movement in the early 2000s, the only people who used them initially were NASM Certified Personal Trainers and their clients. Fast-forward 10 […]

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3 main reasons for weight loss success — from a master trainer

If you follow the 60day at Life Time and you read the success stories, you can’t help but drop your jaw a little after seeing the physical transformations that can happen in just 60 days.  And because plenty of people ask us how the participants actually do it, we took a moment to chat with Joshua Pruitt, one of our Master Trainers who coached Chuck C., a recent 60day winner.  Joshua explained what someone actually needs to […]

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5 Practical Ways To Balance Hormones

What do you think of when you hear the word “hormonal?” Sadly, most people immediately associate the adjective with “emotional,” and often relate it to a woman’s menstrual cycle or perimenopausal years. But from a physiological (and therefore accurate) perspective, “hormonal” pertains to the many different types of messenger compounds the body produces that stimulate action at another site in the body. These can include everything from estrogen, testosterone and progesterone (often referred to as “sex hormones”); […]

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What You Must Incorporate Into Your Weight Loss Plan

Losing weight is no easy task, especially if you’ve spent too many years putting it on. You’ve got to be 100 percent dedicated to the process and have a good strategy behind your efforts. Consider the following ways to improve your approach to weight loss and increase your chances of finally succeeding with it. 1. Think long-term, not temporary fix. As you devise your weight loss plan, consider the benefits of adopting healthy habits on a permanent […]

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