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MMB – Making it Count!

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend and found ways to move!  I have missed you guys the last few days and I’m happy to be back!  Are you guys ready to work?  Oh wait…you have been working!  I gave many of you a challenge to keep moving and do the work out […]

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MMB – Finding Balance in Summer

Hi Everyone, Can you believe it’s July 8th?  Summer is marching on and I hope you are finding time to thoroughly enjoy the bright and mild mornings as well as the longer days and beautiful evenings.  The weather has been perfect lately and I encourage you to celebrate summer by moving!  This is a bit […]

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MMB – Ring in Freedom From Disease!

Hi Everyone, Can you believe it’s July?  Where is the time going friends?!  I know many of you are away on vacation this week or are doing cool stuff like camping and hiking.  Make the most of the time you have and make it count!  Breathe in summer and open up your arms in gratitude […]

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MMB – How to Reduce Cholesterol

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend and are enjoying summer to the fullest!  Aren’t the mornings and evenings beautiful?  Let’s take advantage of this gorgeous weather and get those feet moving as much as you can!  Cardio Core is at Jen’s Studio Tuesday night!   Classes options are:  5:45pm to 6:30pm, 6:40pm […]

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MMB – Summer is Good, but Different

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome Father’s Day weekend and enjoyed time with family and friends!  Can you believe we are half way through June?  Hopefully, you are having the chance to come up for air and take a breather from the normal stressors that happen throughout the school year.  Summer is wonderful, […]

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MMB – Managing the Heat, Fitness, and Hydration

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend and found time to move and celebrate summer!  Excellent work by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  How are you guys liking the 45 minute classes?  From what I’ve been hearing, I think it’s working really well!  […]

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MMB – A Reflection on Ten Years of Business!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and are relieved that summer has begun! Excellent work to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!   I know stress has been running high leading up to the end of the school year, so I hope you can all take a deep […]

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MMB – New TJ’s Products You Gotta Try!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had an awesome Memorial Day weekend and had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends!  Great effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  Let’s keep the commitment and consistency going as we head into the summer months.  As a […]

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MMB – Are You Vitamin Deficient?

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well out there and are feeling energized walking into your Monday!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  I know this is a super busy time of year with all of the year end activities, so any time […]

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MMB – May Happenings and Changes

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  For those of you who are mama’s out there,  I hope you felt blessed and celebrated by your family and had the opportunity to do some fun things together!  Life is precious and every moment with our families is one more moment and […]

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MMB – May Goals Contest

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  How is everyone doing out there?  Isn’t May a crazy month?  It seems that everyone I speak with is commenting on how crazy busy their lives are right now.  I know it can be harder to carve out time for work outs when the pace of life is focused […]

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MMB – Spring Happenings

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!  As many of you know, I was away in Yosemite this past weekend with the Boy Scouts and had an amazing time!  If you have the chance to get away in the next few weekends, I greatly encourage you to get […]

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MMB – Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a joy filled Easter weekend and spent special time with your family and friends!  This past Saturday was the 3rd Spring Fitness Challenge and the crew that came out on Saturday rocked it!  I know there were quite a few of you who were away for Easter, but it […]

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MMB – What is the Harris Benedict Formula?

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend and are soaking up the good vibes and sun rays out there!  There was a point over the weekend that I walked outside of my house and I heard the beautiful sound of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and hedgers, which are all indicators that […]

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MMB – The Spring Challenge has Begun!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and are enjoying this beautiful weather!  For those of you who were away on spring break, I hope it was awesome and you are coming back feeling refreshed, revived, and ready to take on some serious fitness! This past Saturday was the kick off of the […]

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MMB – SCW Mania 2019!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling refreshed and energized from your weekend!  Do you enjoy the glorious weather?  Did you get out and move?  I’d love to hear about what you did!  Great  work by everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  I […]

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MMB – How to Juggle Kids’ Sports & Your Fitness

Hi Everyone, I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling energized and refreshed!  Awesome job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  I know spring can be a very busy time as you adjust to new sports schedules and increased activities as we draw closer to the end of the […]

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MMB – Intermittent Fasting Can Be Effective.

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a marvelous weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy this glorious weather!  Awesome job to everyone who was able to make it out to the St. Patrick’s Day Boot Camp this past Saturday!  You guys worked it hard “Irish” style with some hard core body weight […]

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MMB – Three “C’s” You Should Live By

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  How are you doing with the day lights savings change?  Did you love the fact is was still light out at 7pm last night?  This is good news right?  Now we have extended day light hours and can carve out more time for fitness – yahoo!  I don’t know […]

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MMB – March is Greens Month!

Hi Everyone, Happy March to you!  March is a fun month.  Oh let’s see – we have St. Patrick’s Day,  spring starting, day light savings time, and lots of spring vegetables!  As Californians, we are also very blessed that we aren’t knee deep in snow and dealing with cold snaps bringing blizzard conditions throughout the […]

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MMB – Fitness Vacation Tips!

Hi Everyone, I’m back!  I had a fabulous vacation but I MISSED you guys!  It felt weird not training with you guys for five days – like something was missing.  Oh sure, I carved out time here and there to stretch and work out, but I really missed the group-ex feel and community!  After announcements […]

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MMB – Winter Fitness Challenge 2019 is a Wrap!

Hi Everyone, I’m juggling quite a few things today, so I’m hoping I can get this blog out by this morning or later this afternoon.  There’s so much to share!  First off, a huge thank you to everyone who committed their time and effort into the Winter Fitness Challenge!  These Challenges are designed to push […]

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MMB – 5th Winter Fitness Challenge – 1 more week to go!

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend!  This past Saturday was the 5th Winter Fitness Challenge and once again, you guys rocked it!  I created a military stye obstacle course with challenging stations and cardio drills. This was a no joke Challenge and I’m proud of you guys for trying your best and […]

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MMB – Making it Count!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling refreshed and revived!  The 4th Winter Fitness Challenge was this past Saturday and the boot camp crew that made it out rocked it once again!  I know that Saturday was a little tighter than usual due to the smaller space, […]

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MMB – 1/2 Way Through the Challenge!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday afternoon to you!  I am just now sitting down at 2pm to write my blog because I dropped my boys off at outdoor science camp in Santa Cruz for the week!  Wow, a whole week without my boys – what’s a girl to do?!  First of all, great job to everyone […]

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MMB – How’s Your January Looking?

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing well and feeling energized out there!  Excellent job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  January is off to a rockin’ start and I LOVE seeing the commitment and hard work you are all putting into your work outs and clean eating!  […]

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MMB – 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge Has Begun!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I am choosing to have sunshine within today!  I am NOT a lover of dark and dreary days, so I’m gonna shine from the inside out 🙂  Well, January is off to an amazing start!  The 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge began this past Saturday and it was an awesome […]

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MMB – It’s Detox Time!

Hi Everyone, I hope your New Year is off to a great start and you are getting back to clean eating, moving, hydration, and good sleep!  These are the keys in helping your body to ward off those nasty cold and flu bugs that are lurking around every corner!  Sorry this blog is coming a […]

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MMB – 2018 is a Wrap!

Hi Everyone, Can you believe it’s New Year’s Eve?  Where has the year gone?  As I’ve taken a break this past week from training and classes, I’ve had a wonderful time with my family and friends and I hope you’ve done this same!  Now that I’m sitting down to write the last blog of 2018, […]

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MMB – Christmas Boot Camp Brunch 2018!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season to its fullest and giving thanks to God for all your blessings!  This past Saturday was my annual Christmas Boot Camp and Brunch!  Yup, you do the hour boot camp and you get fed by Mama Jen!  I provide this brunch as a way […]

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MMB-Winter Promos are Here!

Monday, December 10th, 2018 Good morning everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend during this Christmas season!  Excellent job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  Aren’t you glad you are choosing to move and keep momentum going instead of diving into the the couch potato world and eating […]

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MMB – The Holidays are Here…Now What?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are all doing well out there and are getting into the holiday spirit!  Great job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  I am so encouraged to see so many of you trying to stay consistent as possible during the holidays.  This […]

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MMB – Thanksgiving Boot Camp Rocked!

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and holiday weekend!  Excellent work to everyone who made it out to Thanksgiving Boot Camp and Thankfulness Boot Camp!  I’ve heard from a few of you that working out hard on Thanksgiving morning made a difference in how you handled the the rest of […]

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MMB- Thanksgiving Boot Camp is Coming!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend and were able to spend time with family and friends!  I know the poor air quality and tragedy that has struck our neighbors in the north are heavy on all of our minds.  It’s difficult to fathom the level of need and […]

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MMB – Fitness & Holiday Happenings

Hi Everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and found ways to move despite the poor air quality.  Excellent work to all of the boot campers who were able to make it out this past Saturday to the last Challenge! Once again, I am so thankful for the space at Valley Bible Church, as […]

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MMB – Focus on Nutrient Dense Foods Over Calorie Counting

Good morning everyone! I missed writing to you guys last week!  For those of you who may not know, I badly cut my left index finger 2 1/2 weeks ago.  I was chopping veggies of all things, when I accidentally sliced my finger with the butcher knife – ouch!!  As a reminder to all of […]

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MMB – Why is Protein so Popular?

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and were able to get out and move!  While it was a small group for Saturday’s Challenge, it was a mighty group!  We also discussed the importance of the macronutrient protein and why we need it, but not too  much of it!  I’ve attached […]

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MMB – Fats Have a Bad Rap

Good morning everyone! I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling energized and ready to take on the week!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  I also kicked off Walking Boot Camp this past Sunday at 7am and I think this is definitely a […]

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MMB – Do You Know Your Nutrients?

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Excellent effort by everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  Challenge #2 was this past Saturday and once again, you guys brought your best and worked it hard!   We also discussed the second nutrient, which was carbohydrates, and talked about what makes […]

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MMB – It’s Fall Challenge Time!

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday to you and the first of October!  Now I can officially put out all of my pumpkin stuff – yeah!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Great work to everyone who made it out to the first Fall Fitness and Nutrition Challenge!  Woo hoo!  For the next five […]

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MMB – Don’t Let Inflammation Getcha Down!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you were all able to get outside and do something active over the weekend!  Thanks for your understanding in allowing me to miss Boot Camp on Saturday and take a trip with my boys on their Boy Scout camp out to the Lava Beds in Lassen.  It […]

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MMB – Nutrition & Fitness Challenge is Coming!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have been moving and eating clean!  I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written a blog, so thanks for your patience!  Our internet was down all last week, but thankfully we had a technician come out on Saturday and fixed everything for […]

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MMB – Let’s Be Students of Nutrition

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome three day weekend!  Wasn’t it wonderful?  I’d love to hear about all of the things you did with your friends and family!  I had one client this morning who told me all about her family adventures to Monterey, where they went bike riding together along the ocean, […]

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MMB – Aches and Pains are Trying to Tell You Something

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and had the opportunity to get outside and move!  The weather has been cooler lately, so it’s been perfect fitness weather, especially in the mornings!  Thanks to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  Remember, the keys to fitness success are […]

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MMB – Two Kinds of Pain

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and had an awesome weekend!  I know many of you are going through transitions and are adjusting to the new school schedule.  Hang in there!  Routine and getting back into your groove is right around the corner!  I’m in the same boat too as I’m […]

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MMB – Routine is Back in the Air!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and had the opportunity to get out and move!  Did anyone try the work out posted on last week’s blog?  I’d love to hear how it went for you!  I had a wonderful weekend away with my family enjoying the Arnold area.  It was really […]

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MMB – Navigating Through the Waters of Summer

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope your August is off to a great start!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  There are some new faces in the crowd too, so keep spreading the “Jen Allan Fitness” love out there!  Please take a couple […]

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MMB – 10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Good morning everyone! I hope you had an awesome weekend and are enjoying your summer with your family and friends.  I know many of you are on vacation, so make the most of it and enjoy every minute!  Try to get out and move as much as possible so you can better manage those extra […]

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MMB – Thanks to an Amazing Group of People!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had an awesome weekend and found time to move and eat nutrient dense and delicious food!  I know many of you are on vacation right now, so I hope you are enjoying your time away with your family and friends.  I know vacation time can be […]

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MMB – An Awesome Veggie Burger a Carnivore will Love!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are enjoying your summer to its fullest potential!  Are you enjoying the beautiful and bright mornings?  Are you eating lots of summer fruits and veggies?  Make the most of the season and focus on thankfulness and your blessings!  Great job to everyone who has been staying consistent by coming to […]

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MMB – Monday is the most important day to work out!

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and are enjoying your summer!  How’s it going for all of you out there?  How are your work outs coming along?  What about clean eating?  In regard to nutrition, summer can be a challenging season because of all of the bbq gatherings we attend.  […]

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MMB – Jump Start Monday

Hi Everyone, Happy 4th of July week!  It’s hard to believe it’s already July!  Where has the time gone?  How are you guys feeling out there?  How’s clean eating going?  Are you working out on a regular basis?  If you are finding that you’ve slipped in these areas, you are not alone!  There’s something about […]

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MMB – Not Quitting is a Skill

Good afternoon everyone! I hope your summer is off to a great start!  My summer Monday routine is a bit more packed than the rest of the year.  I have early morning training, followed by prep and teaching Kid Fit and Moms’ Fit Club, and now I have kids over at the house for a […]

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MMB – Grab N Go Green Juice

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend and celebrated Father’s Day in one way or another.  I was sitting in church on Sunday and was listening to our worship pastor talk about Father’s Day and how good it is for us to show our appreciation for all of those fathers out there and […]

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MMB – 1/2 the Year Check-In

Hi Everyone, I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling refreshed and energized!  Great job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  I know some of you are breathing a sigh of relief as your end of year school commitments are behind you and you can enjoy an easier pace […]

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MMB-Let’s Keep it Going!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  Are you enjoying the beautiful weather?!  I hope so!  This is the time of year to get outside and get moving and grooving!  Great job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  I know this is a super busy time of year with year end […]

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MMB – Summer is in the Air!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had an amazing Memorial Day Weekend and had a great time with your family and friends!  Great job to everyone who came out to classes this past week.  I know this is a crazy, busy time of year with year end school and sports events.  So, I know when […]

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MMB – Spring Fitness Challenge is Over!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend!  Great effort by everyone who attended classes this past week.  Thanks to everyone for being flexible on Tuesday and Thursday nights due to the baseball “flex” schedule LOL!  Depending on how baseball goes tonight, I’ll let you all know if Tuesday or Thursday’s classes will […]

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MMB – Green Hope in New York!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope all of you mothers out there had an awesome Mother’s Day and feel celebrated and appreciated!  As many of you know, I was away this weekend in New York City, so I wasn’t around to teach boot camp.  How did Saturday go for you guys?  Did anyone […]

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MMB – A “Challenge” Work Out For Home!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling energized and ready to take on the week!  This past Saturday was the 5th Spring Fitness Challenge and you guys rocked it out there!  There were eight stations that made up a killer circuit and included; monster band squat and […]

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MMB – Kid Fit & Moms’ Fit Club!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are walking into your Monday feeling energized and ready to take on the week!  This past Saturday was the 4th Spring Fitness Challenge and you guys rocked it!  There were a variety of difficult stations you had to conquer including; stairs and sandbags, renegade rows w/push-ups, […]

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MMB – Why Detox?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  Have you stepped outside yet?  Oh my goodness, it’s like a summer morning out there!  After I write this blog, I’m going to head out with the boys and get some morning fitness in to kick off the day!  I hope you find time to get out and move […]

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MMB – Do You Supinate or Pronate?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  First of all, excellent effort by everyone who attended boot camp on Saturday and Running Boot Camp on Sunday!  It was a big weekend of fitness – yahoo!  It was also the 2nd Spring Fitness Challenge and once again, you guys rose to the challenge and put in the […]

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MMB – 6-Week Spring Fitness Challenge has Begun!

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an amazing weekend and are beginning your week feeling energized and refreshed.  I just came back from the Arnold area and had a mini vacation with the family.  We are so fortunate to live so close to the Sierra Foothills where there is so much raw natural beauty to […]

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MMB- It’s Spring Break!

Good morning everyone!  I know many of you are on spring break this week and will be away celebrating with your families and taking trips.  Make the most of the time you have and make sure you get outside and move together!  Whether it’s running, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, or swimming, make sure you do […]

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MMB – Greens Recipe Contest – Winner & Recipes!

Hi Everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend and are finding ways to move and groove out there! Excellent effort by everyone who attended classes this past week!  Those of you who are coming to classes on a regular basis are really starting to shine out there with your increased strength, stamina, balance, and […]

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MMB – The Best Processed Snack Foods?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had an awesome weekend and enjoyed some St. Patrick’s Day festivities out there….maybe green juice or smoothies? Brussel sprouts?  Cabbage? 🙂 LOL!  Well, if you really enjoyed yourself, that’s o.k. and you are allowed every now and then.   However, today is a new day and […]

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MMB – Embrace Your Greens!

Good morning everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend!  Did you get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday?  Take advantage of the sunshine when you can and soak in that Vitamin D! Excellent effort to everyone who was able to come out for Boot Camp on Saturday morning!  You guys worked it hard and […]

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MMB – Benefits of Burst Training

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Did any of you go up to the snow?  How was it?  If you did, I hope you had a blast and felt strong and capable out there on the slopes!  After all, that’s what fitness is all about – being able to do the things […]

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MMB – Iceberg Illusion

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling energized this morning.  I loved the excellent effort that everyone gave this past week in work outs!  Let’s keep the momentum going by focusing on commitment and consistency because these two things equal change! 

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MMB – Fit For Change Challenge is a Wrap!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend!  I’m sending my blog out early because I’m going to be leaving early tomorrow to go hiking Mt. Diablo with the boy scouts!  That sounds like fun huh!?  Yesterday morning was the last Fit For Change Challenge and it was so obvious that you guys […]

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MMB – What Energizes You?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I know many of you enjoyed a three day weekend, so I hope you had a fabulous time getting away with your family and doing something fun!  Great job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  This past Saturday was the 5th Fit For Change […]

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MMB – With weather like this….

Good morning everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend and celebrated this marvelous weather!  Great work to everyone who came to the 4th Fit For Change Challenge on Saturday!  For this Challenge, it was all about drills, skills, and running!  There were six stations that encompassed a variety of whole […]

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MMB – Jen’s Baseball Stretching Video

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and are healthy walking into your Monday.  Wow! Has January been a tough month?!  Raise your hand out there if either you’ve been sick or have known someone who has been sick?  Yup, just about everyone raised their hand!  The weather is suppose to start warming […]

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MMB – It’s Now or Never

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and are fighting off those cold and flu bugs out there!  A bug found me and it went straight into my lungs, bronchia and vocal chords, causing coughing fits and missed sleep.   So, guess who didn’t have a voice this week!  It’s hard being a […]

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MMB – January = Mental Toughness

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a marvelous day in whatever you are doing.  Some of you may have the holiday off for MLK Day, and some of you may be working, but I hope you are feeling refreshed and ready to go in kicking off the week!  This past Saturday was the beginning […]

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MMB – Health and Wellness are Verbs in Disguise!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are walking into your Monday morning with a renewed and refreshed spirit that is ready to take on January!  This is the month that requires a little extra of everything:  motivation, inspiration, a positive attitude, and being purposeful in healthy living.  While we may not have the freezing and […]

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MMB – Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year to you!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed bringing in the New Year!  Can you believe it’s 2018?!  Now is the time to start thinking about what you want 2018 to look like.  How did your 2018 wrap up?  Were you happy with your accomplishments personally and […]

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MMB – Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone, It’s Christmas Eve and I’m sitting down to write this blog in a bit of disbelief that tomorrow is Christmas.  Since I’m hosting Christmas dinner, like all of you, I have a ton of things to do today to prepare for Christmas.  Somehow and some way, we always make the “magic” happen because […]

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MMB – Wrapping Up 2017

Hi Everyone, The countdown is on and there is only one week left before Christmas!  Yikes!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and made holiday memories with your family and friends.  Thanks to everyone, who made it out to classes this past week, and special apologies go out to the crew who came […]

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MMB – How’s Your Gut Health?

Good morning everyone, Can you believe we are in the middle of December?  Is your schedule bursting with a multitude of activities?  Are you finding it difficult to find balance with nutrition, exercise, and sleep?  Well, you are not alone friends!  As a trainer, it’s my job to keep reminding you to carve out time […]

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MMB – To Veggie or Not? That is the Question.

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing well and feeling great walking into your Monday morning!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  I like the momentum out there and it’s been great seeing some “old” familiar faces!  I was particularly jazzed after Boot Camp […]

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MMB – Healthy Holiday Choices

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday week and weekend and took some time off to be with friends and family.  I’m super proud of everyone who was able to keep moving during the holiday and especially for those of you who made it out to either Thanksgiving […]

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MMB – A Killer Home Work Out for You!

Hi Everyone,  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday?  This week will launch the holiday craziness with crowded malls, congested streets, and overflowing waiting lines for restaurants, Starbucks, and ATM’s.  I can hardly wait!  Do you sense my sarcasm?  Well, we all take what we want from the season and I will choose to grab […]

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MMB – Yes, the Holidays are Around the Corner!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are walking into your Monday morning feeling refreshed and invigorated.  Glancing down at the calendar, I can’t believe it’s November 13th, can you?  Where has this year gone?  Well, I can officially start reminding you guys on a daily basis that yes, the holidays are here, and it’s time to […]

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MMB – Functional Fitness Tidbits

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend and are feeling energized as you walk into your work week.  Sometimes we begin our Monday hearing about news over the weekend that is hard to fathom and I’m feeling that way right now.  If you’ve tuned into the news, then you know about […]

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MMB – Fall Movement Mania Results!

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are feeling energized and ready for the week!  A huge thank-you to everyone who came out on Saturday to participate in the trio of Halloween Boo Camp, the last Fall Movement Mania, and the canned food and Santa Rosa fire victim drives!  Wow, […]

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MMB – Are You a Mindless Eating Machine?

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you are all doing well and have been moving and eating clean out there!  Excellent effort by everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  Keep up the great work guys and you will see the fruit of your labor in every day life as […]

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MMB – A Way to Help Out Fire Victims

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and have been staying active out there.  Because of the the poor air quality in the bay area, I know we’ve had to come up with more creative ways to get our work outs in.  The winds should be changing this week and will hopefully […]

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Praying for Safety During Fire Evacuations

Hi Everyone, Now that it’s daylight and if you’ve smelled the air, you know there is something wrong because of all of the smoke.  I’ve been very preoccupied this morning with the news of the fires in Santa Rosa and Napa and can’t believe all of the devastation that’s going on right now! I would […]

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MMB – Moving is Living

Good morning everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope that as you are reading this blog you are feeling refreshed from your weekend.  The weather is beautiful this time of year and a good reminder of why we live in California and pay the real estate prices that we do!  LOL!  This past Saturday was […]

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MMB – Parental Nutritional Ignorance = Child Abuse

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend and celebrated by moving!  Speaking of moving, the Fall Movement Mania kicked off this past Saturday!  For the next six weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise in a variety of different ways.  With every minute of exercise you log, you’ll earn 1 mile […]

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MMB – Avoiding Pattern Overload

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and are feeling energized out there!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to Boot Camp on Saturday and Running Boot Camp on Sunday!  Wow, that was a double whammy of fitness that made my trainer heart happy!  The hint of […]

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MMB – A Moment to Pause and Reflect

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  How are you all doing out there!?  Great effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  Now that September is rolling along, I hope that you and your family have settled back into routine and are able to focus on consistency with […]

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MMB – The marvelous, mouth watering, bean burger!

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day weekend and are feeling great out there!  It certainly was a hot weekend and felt more like we were in the mid-west or east, than in California.  Thankfully, it will start cooling down and returning back to normal. 🙂 Excellent effort by everyone […]

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MMB – Why Good Sleep is Important!

Good morning everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend and were able to get outside and move!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  Let’s keep the momentum going with consistent work outs and clean eating!   

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MMB – History of the Burpee!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you and Solar Eclipse Day!  Although, with this fog in the Tri-Valley at the moment, I’m not sure we’ll be able to see it! LOL!  Now that school is back in session, it’s been really great reconnecting with many of you in class again and helping you get back into […]

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MMB – Back to school, back to routine!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and found time to move and enjoy the beautiful weather!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  I know quite a few of you are wrapping up your vacations for the summer and are ready to […]

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Class Changes – Please Read!

Hi Everyone, Happy Friday to you!  I hope your week has been a good one and you are moving and eating clean.  I know many of you are now back from vacation and are eager to get moving and back to routine, so let’s do it! I wanted to write a special blog and get […]

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MMB- How’s it going?

Good morning everyone, Happy Tuesday to you!  My word press site was having problems yesterday, so I wasn’t able to get my blog out.  Today is a new day though and so far all is well in the technology arena!  Truth be told, sometimes it’s operator error!  Those of you who know me get this […]

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MMB – Summer Check In and Reminders

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are thoroughly enjoying your summer!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  Many of you have stayed consistent with your work outs during the summer and I can see the fruit in […]

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MMB – Another Year Together!

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had an amazing weekend and are enjoying your summer by moving and eating clean!  This past Saturday was our usual Boot Camp classes in the morning.  Kudos to all of you die hard fitness clients who have been making it to summer classes these past few […]

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MMB – Benefits of Lemon Water

Hi Everyone, I hope your summer is going well and you are feeling great out there!  How is your summer going?  Are you enjoying the warm and bright days?  I hope you are finding time to stay active and are eating many summer fruits and vegetables!  If you’ve been off track lately, no worries friend!  […]

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MMB – Happy 4th!

Hi Everyone, Summer is in full swing!  I hope you are all feeling great out there and have been moving and eating clean!  I know many of you are on vacation this time of the year, so remember to find ways to stay active and continue with your resistance and core training.  Get creative and […]

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MMB – 30 Min. Circuit Work Out

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and feeling great out there!  I know many of you are on vacation right now, so I hope you are enjoying your time with family and doing some fun stuff!  Hopefully, you guys are finding time to move and are staying on track the best […]

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MMB – Summer entitlement?

Good morning everyone, Oh man, is it heating up out there!  How are you all doing with this heat?  Are you guys drinking enough water out there?  Hydration, hydration, hydration my friends!  Try coconut water if you’ve been out there sweating a lot!  Great job to everyone who made it out to classes this past […]

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MMB – What’s a Move In?

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and feeling great out there!  Did you have the chance to work out over the weekend?  Did anyone do the Boot Camp I forwarded to you?  Did you do something else? Hike?  Bike?  Run?  Let me know because I’d love to hear how you guys […]

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MMB – Fork in the Road Moments

Good morning everyone, I bet some of you are shaking your head in disbelief right now that you’ve made it through the past week and weekend!  What a crazy time of the year with end of the year school activities and events, graduations, hosting family, and trying to keep your head on straight!  Well, pat […]

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MMB – Deprivation = Failure

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  Thanks so much for your flexibility these over these past couple of weeks as I moved classes around for baseball playoffs.  This week classes will go […]

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MMB – Wanna Live Longer and Healthier?

Good Morning everyone, Did you know summer started this weekend?  Well, maybe not according to the calendar, but it sure felt like August out there!  Excellent effort to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week! Some of you attended back to back classes in the mid-week on Wednesday and […]

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MMB – One Day to Wellness

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all doing well and had a fabulous weekend celebrating all of those special moms out there!  Excellent work by everyone who was able to make it out to class this past week.  I know it was an altered schedule with classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, so thanks […]

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MMB – Goal Check In

Good morning everyone, I hope your Monday is off to a great start so far!  It’s hard to believe we are already in the month of May!  How are you feeling out there?  Are you feeling good in your skin?  Are you feeling energized and positive?  I know this can be a super busy time […]

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MMB – Checklist Check-in

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the warm weather and beautiful sunshine!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week and weekend.  For those of you who are coming frequently and consistently, it’s exciting to watch your strength, endurance, and […]

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MMB – Las Vegas Fitness & Nutrition Survival Guide

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and were able to get out an move!  As you know, I wasn’t able to teach Boot Camp on Saturday because my hubby took me away for the weekend 🙂  Before I tell you all about that, I’d love to know who […]

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MMB – Boot Camp Homework for 4/22

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous Easter and celebrated with your friends and family over the weekend.  I’m happy to report that I’m feeling 100% better and am looking forward to see you all in class this coming week!  A big thank you  to all of my clients for your patience last […]

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MMB – Moms’ Fit Club & Kid Fit

Hi Everyone, I hope you are feeling great as you are kicking off your week.  I know many of you have been away on vacation during spring break, so I hope you had a fabulous time!  It looks like many of you were out skiing and hiking, so that’s awesome!  For those of you who […]

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MMB – March Liquid Greens Winner

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed the beautiful warm weather!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  I know this time of year can be particularly busy with sports activities, school commitments, year end school planning, and now spring break!  […]

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MMB – An Inspiring Weekend

Good  morning everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Did you guys miss me?  I sure missed you guys!  Did you do the Boot Camp work out I posted?  I know quite a few of you did the work out because you texted me photos and videos!  Way to go Lynnda Philbrook, Paula […]

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MMB – Boot Camp Homework

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday to you!  Did you have an awesome weekend?  I hope you are walking into your Monday rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take life on!  Excellent work by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  This past weekend was special because it was the St. Patrick’s […]

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MMB – It’s Time to Set Goals

Hi Everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to get out and celebrate the glorious weather and beautiful warm sunshine!  Can you believe it’s already mid-March?  Remember, March is a green month.  Think St. Patrick’s Day, green juice, green smoothies, veggies, salads, awesome right?! 

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MMB – What to eat in spring?

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had the chance to get out and move!  Excellent job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  Let’s keep up the momentum and commitment to eating clean and working out with purpose.  Have I mentioned that summer time bodies […]

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MMB-Spring is in the Air

Good morning everyone, Happy Monday to you! I hope you are all feeling great walking into your Monday! Last week was an excellent week for classes with lots of great energy and effort from everyone who was able to make it out! Let’s keep the momentum going with losing weight and reducing inches!

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MMB – President’s Day

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday and President’s Day to you!  I hope you are finding some time this weekend to do some fun things with your family and enjoy a Monday off!  My family and I just came back from the Arnold area and I couldn’t believe how much rain was coming down hard for hours.  […]

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MMB – Negative Thinking Is Your Enemy

Good morning everyone, O.k. raise your hand if you feel totally inspired, refreshed, and energized by all of the sunshine this weekend? Me too!  I hope you had the opportunity to get outside over the weekend and soak up some Vitamin D!  I know many of you went up to the mountains over the weekend, […]

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MMB – January Detox Winners

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and were able to get outside and move! Fantastic job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week! Many of you are getting stronger and some have moved up from the 30-minute class to the 60-minute class! Woo […]

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MMB – Benefits of Lean Muscle

Good morning everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend with spring-like weather and were able to get outside and move!  Excellent effort to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week.  Many of you have stayed committed to moving this past month and it shows!  You guys are […]

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MMB – Attitude of Gratitude

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an awesome weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready for your week!  Excellent job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  I know that this can be a very challenging time of the year to stay motivated in your work outs, especially because […]

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MMB – This health stuff is hard

January 16, 17 Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to go outside and celebrate the sunshine and much needed break from the rain! This past Saturday was the kick off of the 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge and the Army was the featured branch of the military. For […]

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MMB January = Detox

Good morning everyone,     I hope you all had a fabulous New Year’s with your friends and family!  Excellent effort to everyone  who was able to make it out to classes the past week.  Many of you have really been taking your work outs and clean eating seriously and it shows!  The holidays can wreak […]

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MMB – Monday is Moving Day!

Good morning everyone,     I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families and were able to unplug for a couple of days and take in the magic of the season!  Monday is moving day, and no, I don’t mean we are moving out of a house!  I’m talking about moving your bodies! […]

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MMB -Time for Reflection

Good morning everyone,     Can you believe Christmas is this week?! Yikes!  I want to applaud everyone who has been able to make it out to classes this past week.  I know it’s really hard this time of year to stay consistent, but stay focused on your goals and how you want to feel.  I […]

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MMB – Holiday Health Tips

Good morning everyone, How are you all doing?  We are almost half way through December, can you believe it? I hope and pray that you are taking time to “pause” and reflect on the meaning of the season and not be carried away into the sea of retail never land and Grinch grumpiness!  If you […]

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MMB – Is it time for a liver detox?

Good morning everyone, I hope your December is off to a fabulous start and you are getting into the Christmas spirit!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  Yes, I know it’s darker and colder, so an extra round of applauds for making the effort to […]

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MMB – The holidays are here!

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend and aren’t too tired from all of the holiday shopping!  Excellent effort by everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  It was a joy to work out with you and sweat together so we can manage the holidays!

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MMB – Thankfulness & Turkey Laughs!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well out there and have been moving and eating clean!  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it to classes this past week.  As I’ve been saying for the last couple of weeks, the holidays are amongst us and every work out counts!  Let’s […]

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MMB – Changes for 2017

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are enjoying this beautiful warm weather right now.  Excellent effort by everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  It is so exciting for me to watch so many of you get leaner, stronger, and more confident!  When […]

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MMB – Do you have leaky gut?

Good morning everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  This is why we live in California right? LOL!  Excellent effort by everyone who made it out to classes this past week!  As I’ve been saying in class lately, every work out counts because the holidays are almost here!  Let’s stay super committed to […]

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MMB – Halloween Boo Camp Photos

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  This past Saturday was the annual Halloween “Boo” Camp and it was a great turn out!  A hearty thanks to everyone who made it out and put effort into dressing up and having fun with the holiday!  Also, thanks for participating in the canned […]

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MMB – Fall Challenge Results 2016

Good afternoon everyone,     I hope you are doing well and feeling good out there!  Sorry it’s taken me a while to get this blog post out.  My son Andrew had oral surgery today, so my schedule was all topsy turvy! Everything went very well in the surgery, so we are thankful to God […]

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MMB – Exercise Boots Your Metabolism

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and feeling good out there!  This past Saturday was the 5th Fall Fitness Challenge and you guys were rockin’ it out there!  I love the effort and it’s been so rewarding watching all of you guys get stronger week to week.  This coming Saturday is […]

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MMB – Fall Flavors can be lethal

Hi Everyone,     Happy October to you!  How are you all doing this fine Monday morning?  Did you all have the chance to move and get outside over the weekend?  Those of you who were able to make it out to Boot Camp worked it hard and did really well in your fitness tests […]

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MMB – Nutrition Tips to Stay on Track

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all feeling good out there and found time to move over the weekend in spite of the heat!  Excellent job to everyone who made it out to classes this past week.  Keep the momentum going with commitment and consistency, and you’ll see transformation happening soon! This Saturday was […]

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MMB – Take the Challenge Seriously

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had an excellent weekend and enjoyed the warm sunshine!  Great job to everyone who was able to make it out to classes this past week!  Now that it’s fall and there’s more of a regular schedule, it’s been wonderful reconnecting with old familiar faces in class!  Now the […]

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MMB – Fall Fitness Challenge Starts!

Good morning everyone, I hope you are all doing well and feeling good out there!  I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of weeks due to Labor Day, but I’m back at it today!  Excellent effort by everyone who has been coming to classes the past couple of weeks!  It’s been awesome seeing […]

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Thought for the week: Taking the Challenge Seriously

So, you came to the Challenge and weighed and you are all set to lose weight…….now what!!? First of all, don’t panic or freak out.  It took a while to put the weight on and it will take a while to get the weight off.  The good news is that you are mindful of your […]

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