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Smart Snacking! Tips for Moms From Local Fitness Expert Amanda La Torre

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Let’s talk about snack time. The foods we give our kids to munch on in between meals can play a major role in their mood, energy levels and fullness. Here to give us the ‘scoop on snacks’ is Amanda La Torre, mother of 2, fitness expert and General Manager of …

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Plan for Your Success

Mark Zarubi is a personal trainer at Saint Mary's Fitness Center

To be successful with health and fitness goals one must PLAN for success.   That requires thinking ahead about workouts, nutrition, and sleep.   As a personal trainer for many years and someone who has a very busy and active schedule in and out of the gym, I can state for certain …

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Silence Your Negative Self-Talk

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Always tell yourself you can accomplish your goals!  Mechelle Bradshaw, Kids in Motion Supervisor at Saint Mary’s Fitness Center, will tell you how she transformed her self-defeating thoughts and lost 100lbs!   Negative self-talk can sabotage your goals.  Rather than celebrating the progress you’ve made, negativity will cause you to feel …

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How one triathlon mom (triath-mom) encourages her young daughters to enjoy the miles

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By day, Katie Heyder is a successful professional, working as the Director of Performance Improvement at Saint Mary’s Health Network. But, when the office work is over, the physical work has only just begun. Katie, an avid triathlete and mother of three daughters (5-year-old twins and a 7-year old) is …

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