If you had to answer that question what would you say? To lose weight, burn calories, be active because it’s good for your health? All good reasons to get up and get moving But what’s the underlying factor in all of this? Self improvement Busy work and family life can leave little time for your… [Read More]
In this ever growing climate of uncertainty and information overload, it’s important to have a place where you can be yourself But how many of us would say that place is the gym? Probably very few…. It’s estimated that 80% of Americans don’t have a gym or health club membership- and of those 20% that… [Read More]
This week at the gym we’ve been talking about luck There are so many sayings about luck and so much emphasis put on being lucky or unlucky Just another way that our beliefs influence our perspective on life events, and our own abilities Luck has been a constant through the ages and some great quotes about… [Read More]
Feeling overwhelmed with our life on a daily basis is now a normal thing Most people I talk to are struggling with the feeling like there’s not enough time in the day to really accomplish much of anything Leading to a feeling of being overwhelmed because the work, life, stress is endless And that’s true… [Read More]
It’s easier to be happy on a beautiful day like today The sun is shining, it’s warm outside Does it get any better? Actually, it can Because you can wake up to a warm, beautiful, Friday feeling everyday if you want to How? Start by learning to control your thoughts… Take ownership of how you… [Read More]
I’m sitting here at my desk reflecting on the conversations I’ve had in the past few days It’s been an amazing weekend One of our students Holly just had a one of a kind art experience at her gallery in Glenbrook I know she worked super hard, stayed focused, and put a lot of thought… [Read More]
It’s officially August And what that means is most people are taking it easy Hanging out at the beach or at the bar and relaxing with friends That’s good, it’s needed, and now’s a great time to do it! Me…. I’m spending some quality time with my family and my dog Violet for sure… But… [Read More]
We’ve all felt like this at one time or another – yes, even us at Organic Fitness. The good news? We help you feel like this video LESS because we keep things fun around here! Contact us with questions you may have! This song speaks to me! Credit to Dustin and Genevieve Ahkuoi Posted by… [Read More]
Anyone who knows me knows that caffeine is something dear to my heart And it’s been the one hold out in my life that I never really felt like I had control over But I didn’t care I love coffee- I love everything about it, the smell, the taste and the jolt of energy you… [Read More]
Weird question right? It’s a song lyric from the 90’s and it could be taken as being about human behavior and God or the governing forces of the universe or it could be about eating pizza without someone there to confirm that – yes… you just ate that right after you said you really want… [Read More]
What happens when someone asks you to “put it on your schedule”? Does something else get bumped? Do you find that your constantly re-scheduling things? It’s the New Year and a good time to take stock of your day-to-day status quo. What thing gets bumped off your schedule the most? What do you never have… [Read More]
By: Meghan Crutchley This time of year is exciting because you may experience a sudden rush of motivation and revelation… but then the thought of getting started can be overwhelming. There’s going to be ups and downs. You’re going to get pissed and frustrated. You may even start talking to yourself in your car in… [Read More]
I love looking at before and after photos of people who have lost weight and gained muscle… but I never wanted to do one myself. I was ashamed of the fact that I was at that moment, living in my before. I grew up a stocky kid who was athletic but always on the heavier… [Read More]
We take the best care of ourselves by establishing daily self-care habits. This can be as small as setting aside 5 minutes to sit quietly and focus on your breathing. Keep in mind that daily self-care to increase our health and well-being doesn’t need to take up a lot of time. [Read more]
How to get into the real fat burning zone! Have you ever noticed how shredded fighters are? Well guess what, there’s a training system that can give you that Greek God/Goddess like figure without having to risk an arm bar or getting punched in the face. The system is known as Training For Warriors and… [Read More]
What is cholesterol, why is it important and what I need to know about it. How much does cholesterol contribute to heart disease? Doctors, media, and those making nutritional recommendations to the public have wrongfully demonized saturated fat. This post might leave you with questions and wanting more information and answers, I know it did for me. [Read more]
Be careful of your thoughts; they become your beliefs.
Be careful of your beliefs; they become your words.
Be careful of your words; they become your actions.
Be careful of your actions; they become your character.
Be careful of your character, for it will become your legacy. [Read more]
Don’t have time to exercise, maybe? Or maybe you just haven’t been looking in the right places. Here is a tip to you help! [Read more]
In the past, I have always used an event such as a vacation to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and I end up coming home feeling fatigued, sluggish, bloated, and addicted to carbs and sugar again. I would regret the decisions I made about food on vacation because my weight would spike… [Read More]
I am looking forward to watching the Super Bowl this Sunday. In years past, the Super Bowl would have been a great excuse for me to eat processed junk food: pizza, chips, dip, soda, and desserts. In fact, last year was the first year that I can remember that I didn’t order pizza for the… [Read More]
New Year’s Resolutions The tradition of setting New Years Resolutions dates back thousands of years. It started more than 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians celebrating the New Year not in January but in March when the spring harvest came. Centuries later, the ancient Romans practiced similar traditions to celebrate their new year,… [Read More]
Are you planning to exercise in 2015? If so, you may want to seriously reconsider…Here are the cold, hard facts: Weight-loss was the number one New Year’s Resolution in the U.S. in 2012 through 2014; I’m sure it will be the same in 2015… Only 46% kept their resolutions beyond 6 months Only 8% achieved… [Read More]
They’re probably appearing all around you—New Year’s Resolutions. “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going to be on time.” “This is my year to get organized.” I’ve joined a gym, and I’m going to go three times each week.” What do all these New Year’s Resolutions have in common? That’s easy: They will all be… [Read More]
You’ve no doubt heard the ominous statistic: Two thirds of people who lose weight gain even more back within four or five years. 1 That in itself is enough to discourage even the most determined among us. What’s the answer? What is the secret to not only losing weight but keeping it off? The good… [Read More]
It is hard to believe that we are starting a new year again soon. Where does the time go? We know that this means reflecting on the past and also starting new for the new year. In case you want to get started early we wanted to give you a few tips to get you started in… [Read More]
Everyone has their own reasons for making a decision to improve their life through a fitness program. A majority of people start out concerned with losing weight and looking better, quickly they realized that there are many other important benefits that a smartly designed fitness program can provide: Loss of body fat Do you know that… [Read More]
I was driving along in my car this am with the radio on and a song that I have heard a hundred times over “Your gonna miss this” by Trace Atkins came on and hit me a little harder than usual. In the song he talks about how fast life goes by and how… [Read More]
I have been getting coached over the past few years in my business and my personal life and the recurring theme in my practice is to strive to do just a little more and little better. This morning I challenged my 5:30am class to approach each exercise with the idea of doing just a little… [Read More]
Are you a spinning top? I was watching my nephew last week play a heated game of Beyblades. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, it’s basically a game in which two players spin a fancy looking top as fast as they can and get them to ram into each other; the top that falls over… [Read More]
This is a great video to share with your children about the food choices they make. IMPACT!!!!
Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart’s health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape. Oatmeal Start your day… [Read More]
Childhood obesity, underage drinking, smoking and failure to exercise are all concerns for parents these days. If you want your kids to adopt a healthier, wiser lifestyle, you are going to have to show them the light. Children often learn best by example. Lead and they will likely follow. How can you set the example… [Read More]
Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
We all know it’s best to have a healthy snack after working out. Studies have shown that eating a small meal of protein and healthy carbs helps increase the benefits of your workout and speeds up the fat loss process. So what’s your favorite post workout meal? Leave a comment below and tell us your… [Read More]