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 try the boot camp challenge from my blog?  I want to give a special shout out to Joanne and Ken Vieira because they did the entire boot camp in about 55 minutes!  Lynnda Phillbrook also gave it a shot and completed one cycle of the boot camp in about 29 minutes.  Way to go Joanne, Ken, and Lynnda!  Did anyone else try?  I’d love to hear about it!

Here is a picture of Joanne and Ken sweaty and joy filled that they completed the boot camp!


Announcements and Reminders:

1) PLEASE READ – CLASSES THIS WEEK!  As many of you know, my boys are in Little League and this week kicks off championships.  Needless to say, I have baseball every night of the week, but am still determined to offer classes and be there for my boys too.  So, here is what I’m offering this week for Cardio Core and Cardio Fusion.  I hope you guys can make these times work!  Note: In between class times, I’ll race over to the sports park to catch part of the baseball game.

Cardio Core on Tuesday night:

5:00pm to 6:00pm  (Room for 4 more)

Debbie VanBuskirk, Joanne Vieira, Ken Vieira, Paula Allen

7:45pm to 8:15pm (Room for 5 more)

Ann Ciolino, Emi Brown, Lauren Conway

Cardio Fusion on Thursday night at VBC:

5:30pm to 6:30pm  – 1 class only.  If you’d like to do a 30 minute class, you are welcome to join the hour class 1/2 way through.  I’ll head over to baseball directly after to catch the last 1/2 of game.


2) Spring Fitness Challenge #6 is this Saturday!  Please come a little early or stay later so that I can weigh and measure you.  Let’s find out who the biggest reducers are.  Also, I’ll be adding in the fitness tests to find out how much you guys have improved.  You won’t want to miss this special boot camp!  Classes at 7am and 8:05am!

3)  Memorial Day Running Boot Camp is on Monday, May 28th at 8am!  Mark your calendars now.

4) Kid Fit and Moms’ Fit Club is starting on Monday, June 4th!  Mark your calendars for some summer fitness with you and your kids!  1st through 6th grade PE is at 9am to 9:30am & Moms’ Fit Club (men and teens are welcomed) is 9:30am to 10:00am!  Classes are held at Creekside Park in Pleasanton.  Bring some friends along and let’s get moving and grooving this summer! See flyer below!

Kid Fit and Moms’ Fit Club Flyers!

Summer Kid Fit 2018

Moms’ Fit Club 2018


Thought for the week:  Green Hope in New York City!

(Monique, PF, Jen, Bob) in Central Park

It has been about five years since I’ve been in New York City.  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City with my husband Bob to visit our Swiss friends Pierre Francois and Monique.  It’s always great seeing old friends and catching up as if no time has passed.  We had a marvelous time traveling throughout the city and taking in all of the marvelous sights and sounds.  I was pleased to observe a change in New York City.  There are a myriad of green food options everywhere!  Fresh & Co was particularly inspiring because they had fresh green juices, bowls, salads, artisan sandwiches, and grab and go chia seed puddings with fresh fruit and granola.  Awesome! They were also food allergy sensitive.

I think the vision that shocked me the most was seeing all of the green juice food trucks on the street!  Check it out:

I also observed that there were fewer obese people walking around that what I remember.  Maybe times are changing and people are starting to become more aware of the importance of fruits and veggies after all!  If if can happen in New York City, it can happen anywhere!

So friends, from coast to coast, let’s continue keeping up our nutritional awareness in the bay area and eating as clean as possible using the 80/20 rule.  If you don’t have fresh greens in your fridge, you are most likely not going to eat them on a regular basis.  So, I encourage you to shop more frequently or visit farmers markets so that you have a variety of fresh fruits and veggies to choose from.  Make a big salad without dressing and keep it in the fridge.  This makes it SO much easier to grab a bowl of salad!  Whether you juice or blend, steam or sautee, roast or eat raw, make sure to eat your veggies as often as possible!  With hard work in fitness and consistent superfoods entering into your body, you will live better, longer, and healthier!

See you in class soon!