Do A Founder

I spent 16 hours in the car this weekend. My niece got married in Raleigh, North Carolina. We got up very early Saturday morning in NJ to drive to a 3 o’clock wedding that day. We like adventures.

It was a wonderful event!  I actually wore a dress that was given to me by a friend.  I usually don’t wear a dress because I have to figure out what shoes to wear etc. I have great girlfriends that help me out.  It is the perfect  fairy Godmother twirling wedding dress. I managed to find flat teal very comfortable shoes with a New Balance insole.  Thomas’ tie matched the outfit!

My Fairy Godmother Dress!

 

The dress is a fashion side note.

I was thrilled because I made the trip without a low back issue. In the past, my left hamstring,and  IT band would start to cramp about an hour and a half in. Not this time I was perfectly fine! Thanks to a few years of Foundation Training! My back is strong and I am pain free!  Anytime, I got out of the car, I would do a Founder.

Check out the how to video. It is also a great post gardening exercise.

 

I end every OutdoorFit workout with Foundation Training! If it works for me, it will work for the OutdoorFit ladies.  So Good!

Give it a try. Your back will thank you!

Love,

Mary

An Incredible Healing Exercise.

 

I have been dealing with numbness around my left knee because my spine is not perfect. I am a very active person and I want to keep it that way. I also teach others to do the same. As many of you know, I went in for a back tune up. I have been dealing with back issues for most of my life which I am not really going to go into here. I went to The Integrative Wellness Center in Belmar and have been working with Dr. Kyle Klim who I like very much.

On Monday Dr. Phil Pritting was there. I first went to the wellness center last year because I found out that Dr. Pritting was a Certified Foundation  Training Instructor.

Foundation Training has helped my back more than anything.

Here is the latest for me and you from Dr. Pritting. Follow him on Instagram @DoctorBoombox.  A very powerful 3 minutes. I am sorry Dr. Phil is not really in the video but you will hear his soothing voice. Check out my cool socks!

Thanks to Dr. Kyle Klim for taking the video. He is a Chiropractor for pre, peri, postnatal and pediatric wellness,  He is also a Craniosacral Therapist and a doula,  Integrative Wellness Group Belmar, NJ. AND he works on me!

I am so grateful to have Kyle and Phil in my life!

Love,

Mary

 

I couldn’t do this 20 years ago.

 

I was a  runner 20 years ago. Pretty much on my way out. I had a strong lower body and a weak upper body.

Today at 62, I can do this.

It is possible for you too! You can start by doing push ups off the wall and then try off the counter and slowly make your way to the floor.

I don’t like them off the knees.

Here are the cues for a great push up.

  • Get into position.
  • Wrist lined up with your arm pits.
  • Back Flat
  • Squeeze your glutes and your quadriceps.
  • Suck in your belly button.

You will do a really strong push up. Push ups are great for your arms, chest and core! You can do them anytime and anywhere! There are so many fun and challenging variations if you get bored with the basics! For another post:)

Practice your Push ups!

Love,

Mary

“It is possible!”

This is Penny Northrup Kirk! She is Fit and Fabulous! Penny is 65 years old!  I have learned so much from her. The greatest message to remember. “It is possible!” I have 3 more years to work on the inverted shoulder press! I am not sure I will be doing them in a bikini. You never know!

Penny has also taught me that it is possible to eat more fat and lose excess fat along the way.

She is part of the inspiration behind my 28 day Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional Program. The next session begins September 19th. Join us! It works!

Warm up

 

Flexibility is so important for our health and well being! I am focused on height and not shrinking with age. Here is a 7 minute warm up that I have incorporated into my workouts. So important to be flexible and feeling fabulous! Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

Are you local? Spring is a perfect time to start a fitness program.! Change things up…a new beginning! Here is the schedule to my workouts. Let me know ahead of time if you are coming. (Sometimes the schedule changes.)

Fitness & Fashion

 

I love fashion on some level. Feeling good and therefore looking good is important. I really love clothes that are comfortable, #1 and stylish #2! I always enjoy seeing what Ellen Degeneres is wearing. She certainly looks put together and comfortable.

I feel good in my clothes because I am in shape. I have a strong core and my clothes fit. Fitness is my fashion statement.

Thank goodness because here is my closet. Not much in there. It is amazing that I look as put together as I do:)

Socks can make the outfit. I love cool socks. You can have a pair of jeans or cozy black wool pants on with fun socks and you have an outfit!

Now, this is FASHION!

Now, this is FASHION!

One last tip. I use my BOOM products by Cindy Joseph everyday. They make me feel good and put together. Here is my make up demo. One of my most popular videos. Does my audience care more about makeup than burpees? Maybe, it is easier.

I would love to hear from you. What is your go to outfit… the one that makes you feel fit and fabulous?

 

 

I love my Vitamix!

 

The New Year is here. I have had a FUN time eating. Did you see the crumb cake I posted yesterday? It was filled with white flour, white sugar and tons of delicious organic butter.

Now, it is time to commit to MY PROGRAM. I have been off the wine for 2 weeks now. It is still not easy. I am committed for 90 days. Here is the real reason I decided to quit. Would you like to join me in a fabulous lifestyle program? (You don’t have to give up your glass of red wine.) Check it out. There is something very powerful about being connected with a healthy community.

Here is my daily #365grateful vlog.

I love my Vitamix. When you attend the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, you feel quite a bit of peer pressure to buy a vitamix. I am so glad I did. We use it everyday! Some things are just worth it.

 

Do you set intentions for the New Year? I would love to hear from you!

Love,

Mary

 

Move with Confidence.

I incorporate Foundation Training by Dr. Eric Goodman in everyone of my workouts! This training is an unique combination of Strength and Flexibility. THE PERFECT COMBO! “It will redefine your core, conquer your back pain and you will move with confidence!”

Here is an exercise that I do almost daily. If you are sitting for hours at your desk or in a car, the founder is a wonderful exercise to do. It activates your glutes, hamstrings, lower back and upper back. It is so important to strengthen the muscles that support your spine.

460 miles of driving, The FOUNDER was a life saver!

460 miles of driving, The FOUNDER was a life saver!

THE PROGRAM!

Give yourself 4 weeks to become stronger, leaner and more energetic. Move with confidence!

Check it out!

Run Faster or Jump Higher

These Athletes use the same supplements that I use myself and are included in my Fit and Fabulous Optimal Health Program.

I am not saying that you will run faster or jump higher BUT maybe just maybe you will begin to feel and become Fit and Fabulous with THE PROGRAM!

Optimal Health!

Fit and Fabulous