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Creating Self Contracts and Motivational Lists-Your words are powerful!

In past blogs, I’ve talked about the importance of having concrete, realistic goals to help you stay focused and motivated. I’m sure all of you keep these goals and dreams in your mind, and resurrect these thoughts as you search for motivation. But, keeping your dreams and goals alive only in your mind may not be enough to keep you on track, as our internal self dialogue of negative thoughts and feelings can often override the positive nature of our dreams and goals. Instead of just thinking about your goals, why not put these goals and dreams into words? Concrete writings that you can see and read over and over when you need the motivation! A client of mine recently […]

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New Features On Personal Best Website

If it has been a while since you last explored Personal Best’s website- it’s time to take a trip and see what is new this month. Besides weekly informational and opinion blogs, we’ve added: Two new links- one to The National Institutes of Health, a major medical and wellness resource, and the second to my-calories-counter.com, a wonderful resource with an extensive database for calorie counting and nutrition information. Photographs of many of the common exercises in the Exercise Encyclopedia. Soon, most of the exercises will feature helpful photos to enhance your virtual training experience. In the near future, Personal Best will feature Coaches Corner- a monthly column of tips and advice from nationally known college level coaches, as well as […]

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Customer Appreciation Day- Mark Your Calenders!

Personal Best will be hosting a Customer Apprecation Day on Wednesday August 10th, from 5:30- 7:30pm, at the home of Personal Best in Hudson,MA. The evening is open to all current and former clients as a thank you to all the wonderful clients who have made Personal Best successful! The evening will feature free seated chair massages, food and drink, informational lectures and more, as well as a relaxing evening to enjoy the company of friends and other clients of Personal Best. Shyer Maguire, Juice Plus representative, will talk on whole food nutrtion, as we introduce Juice Plus to you, and Dr. Ovid Frasier will talk on the importance of good health and wellness throughout your life. Please join us […]

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It’s 3pm- do you know where your children are- and what they are eating?

As summer begins, and the structure of school fades fast, our teenagers will be free to hang with friends and have some freedom. Of course, in this day and age, we all need to know where our kids are at all times for their safety, but we realize the importance of giving our older kids some freedom, some time to make decisions on their own as they approach adulthood. However, an alarming trend has caught my eye, and it is making me question whether teens – even the most grown-up of teens-can be trusted to make good decisions when it comes their nutrition. I have had a chance to work with several teens over the last few weeks, some of […]

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Kathy’s Fitness Forum

Have you been watching Kathy’s Fitness Forum on CTV-8, Hudson Local Cable TV? The Fitness Forum runs Tuesday mornings at 6am, Friday evenings at 5:30pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30am. Each show features the latest in exercise programs and fitness information. Whether you are a new exerciser or seasoned athlete, The Fitness Forum will offer you exciting programs and exercises for at- home fitness. Our first four shows featured: bodyweight exercises for core strength- no need for weights or equipment-the perfect workout for vacations and travelling! core strengthening exercises using the stability ball-learn the most creative, fun ways to use the physio ball for fitness lower body strength training- a must for all of us upper body strength training- target […]

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“No Man Is An Island”- Do we have a personal responsibility to stay healthy for the good of society?

I honestly believe that our actions affect each and every person around us. Unless you live alone on an island, this theoretically makes sense, as, on a local scale, we come into contact with hundreds of people on a daily basis. But what about the larger picture? Do we have a responsibility to society as a whole to remain a good standing member of our community, to do the morally right things that benefit ourselves as well others? Of course we do! We obey laws, we act civilly and politely whenever possible, we volunteer to help when needed… but what about our personal responsibility to remain healthy for the good of society? No, I am not advocating any governmental interference, […]

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Personal Best Continues to Grow

Several exciting things are happening here at Personal Best! First, I passed my CSCS exam – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist– and am now among a select few who have this highly regarded certification. CSCS is the primary certification for personal trainers, athletic trainers and physical therapists who wish to work with high level athletes of all sports, ranging from football to soccer, field hockey to cheerleading. I hope to continue to provide you with detailed information and education regarding the fascinating field of sports specific conditioning. Secondly, within the next several months, I will be hosting a cable TV show on Hudson Cable CTV-8. The show will feature instruction on various exercise routines and proper exercise technique, interviews and […]

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Preventing Overuse Injuries from Taking Over

Overuse injuries are an all too common occurrence. They occur when a bodypart has been overexercised without adequate rest, when an exercise is performed consistently incorrectly or when the frequency and progression of exercise has been too rapid. I am currently nursing an achy shoulder, caused by incorrect posture during weeks of heavy studying. The posture created stress in already fatigued areas, and then, with a couple of vigorous exercise sessions- boom! Pain! I find this so annoying that I wanted to outline what you can do to prevent and help treat overuse injuries. As mentioned, overuse injuries have many causes. Weight lifters typically suffer from shoulder, elbow or low back chronic injuries. Runners often experience lower extremity knee, foot […]

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Winter Yoga Classes

Happy Holidays! While I know many of you are in the midst of the holiday frenzy, it still might be a good time to think about committing in the New Year to SLOWING down and being present. Personal Best will be restarting Saturday morning Hatha Yoga at Center Stage Dance Studio, Broad Street, Hudson, MA on January 8th, 2005. The class goes from 8am- 9:15am. For more information, call Kathy Ekdahl at 978-562-0377, or see Events section of the website. In addition to this class, Center Stage will also offer a Monday evening Power Yoga Class with Kelly McCausland. Kelly taught under Baron Baptiste! The class will begin January 24th and will go from 7:30pm- 8:45pm. For more information, call […]

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Inspiration from the Red Sox- Why Not Us?

Like most Boston Red Sox fans, I rejoiced in disbelief as the Red Sox came back from a three game deficit to the Yankees, to go on so confidently to beat the Cardinals for the World Series Championship. It was a great sports moment, but the more I reflect on it, the more I realize that the tremendous success of the Red Sox is a metaphor for the struggle we all experience on a daily basis as we find our way to good health and wellness. To what can we attribute the success of the Red Sox? What did they teach all of us about never giving up? The key to the Red Sox’ success is that the players always […]

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