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Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough

November 3rd, 2013

Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough  By Lisa Byrne, B.S. Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Massage therapists make my job really challenging. Some. Not all. I’m using this particular profession as the first I pick on. Chiropractors and physical therapists are next. Every one of these professionals does something to the person they’re treating. You know what that is? It’s the doing. They do to the person. The person in front of them has a passive experience. It’s the being done to I’m referring to. Like my hair dresser. She... Read More

Get Real and Get Moving… Now!

July 6th, 2011

Get Real and Get Moving… Now! By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert When the New York Times showcases a health and fitness article I like to skim the comments. No matter how brilliant, mind changing, eye opening or informational the article seems, comments tell the real story. If you listento the feedback, you hear the people. I\’ve noticed that many an author falls short in relating their \’breaking story\’ to regular folk. Not high performance athletes. Not those already fit. And certainly... Read More

Agree to These 4 For Fitness Success

January 9th, 2011

Agree to These 4 For Fitness Success By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert Personally, I am so tired of hearing  fitness trainers blah-blah-blah’ing the same message over and over: Write a clear plan of what you want to achieve. Commit to it. Change your attitude about exercise. Make exercise a priority. Push yourself. Think positive. Stare at an old picture of yourself and try to go back there. Believe you can. Take action. So How’s That Working Out for You? Is there really anything new to say? Not really.... Read More

The Simpler Way

December 14th, 2010

The Simpler Way By Lisa Byrne NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert Sometimes it feels so easy to NOT exercise, doesn’t it? There is some sort of weird relief in deciding to procrastinate your exercise intentions for another day.  I mean, what’s the big deal, you’re going to start- just not today. With no direct effects slapping you in the face, nobody breathing down your neck  the decision is easy, no fretting. Delay until tomorrow, again. Whew. HOWEVER, the beloved New Year is approaching. That’s when everyone resolves something that usually has some relationship to fitness.... Read More

Activate your Power

November 29th, 2010

Activate your Power By Lisa Byrne, NABBW’s Boomer Women\’s Fitness Expert Believing that you have power and using it for your growth will make the biggest difference in your fitness for life program. I often think about the word “power” and how to get the message across about its influence. As a movement and fitness coach, part of what I teach to the women that come into the studio is how to build their strength and power for everyday life. No, I’m not talking about bulking up by pumping iron. These are Boomer women who have nothing like that on their radar. And it’s not only... Read More

Is Your Personal Trainer Working for You? Or Is It Time To Move On?

October 31st, 2010

Is It Time To Move On? By Lisa Byrne Personal training sessions can be a considerable amount of money to invest for the sake of achieving a goal that you have deemed you cannot do alone. The relationship that you have with your personal trainer is highly dependent upon your degree of satisfaction and their degree of professionalism. Hiring a trainer may come through word of mouth, or by your observation of what\’s around you or perhaps a good ad in the paper caught your eye. However it is that you ended up working with a trainer you want to be aware of some flags that may signal stepping... Read More

Fall Into Fitness

September 22nd, 2010

The fitness profession regards September as one of the three months that stand out for people to re-commit to exercise, get in shape and begin a new program (January and May are the others). September is one of the best months to refocus and reinvent some aspect of yourself. Why? For a few reasons. Whether or not you have children tapping into the back to school tide and energy are hard to miss. With the energy shift of entering a new grade kids surely have butterflies, but the eagerness of a new beginning fills the air. Greeting the new grade they can refocus their intentions with a whole new... Read More