This past weekend Carrie and I had the amazing opportunity to learn from one of the best strength and conditioning coaches on the planet Dr. John Rusin I’ll be going over my notes from almost 20 hours of lecture and demonstrations for the next few months at least- which is going to translate into some […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]