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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Chances are there is some behavior you’d like to change relating to exercise, weight loss, sleep, money, productivity or relationships.  “If we change our habits, we change our lives”… claims author Gretchen Rubin in her book Better Than Before, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.


Go big or go home!

My dad, having grown up on a farm in Southeast Missouri, had a lot of “sayings” – don’t take any wooden nickels, don’t count your chickens before they hatch, almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades and if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

I want to talk about the last “saying” and the positive impact it can have on your workout.


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

“Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

We have to meet our body where it is, and improve from there. If you haven't worked out in months or years, you can't just pick up where you left off. Trust me, I wish we could. For me, it was the cold that lasted forever! Last November I did my first Spartan race. I was feeling amazing!


6 Reasons Why You Need Deadlifts In Your Workout Program

Kayla Burton on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 @ 15:07 PM


I need to start out by saying that deadlifts are my absolute favorite strength lift. Sure, squats are fabulous, mastering a chin-up is an impressive feat, but nothing quite jazzes me up more than successfully picking up something really heavy. As a female, it's even more empowering. Although a deadlift is basically a "pick something up off the floor" movement, it's much more difficult and complex.

What? You’re not lifting weights? Here are 5 reasons to reconsider…

Strength training helps keep the weight off for good. 

Not only does strength training aid in shedding pounds, it helps maintain weight loss, too. By adding more lean muscle on your body, you’re increasing the metabolic rate of recovering muscle; meaning that people with more muscle mass are going to burn more calories in the post-exercise period.


Reframing Resolutions

Patricia Frisch on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 15:03 PM


Each New Year brings us opportunities for significant personal changes that can build on our prior successes and accomplishments or help shift areas of regret or disappointment. Every year we have an opportunity to choose and prioritize that which is most valuable and leave behind what we know to be inconsequential or even destructive.


Body Kinetics Novato March 2017 Member of the Month

Member of the Month: James Wattson
Personal Trainer: Marisa Myer

What were your goals when you started? I was trying to increase my strength, increase my flexibility, and reduce pain in hip, shoulders and knee. This is important to me because I am 66 and need to maintain strength and balance. I spend a lot of time sitting at a desk but also enjoy playing golf and tennis once or twice a week.


Body Kinetics San Rafael Member of the Month March 2017

Member of the Month: Cara Derham Member since 1999
Personal Trainer: Erin, Lisa, Marquis and Corinne

I believe nothing is an obstacle to strength, flexibility and endurance; especially age! My motto: if you aren’t moving, you aren’t living.

Body Kinetics inspires me to maintain my goal of “fit and healthy for life” and consistently provides new and motivating ways to stay in shape.


It’s Spring – Go Green!

Spring is on the way, soon the trees will sprout green leaves and even your beer turns emerald.  As you approach the only day when it’s acceptable to pinch a stranger don’t forget in addition to St. Patrick’s Day, March is also National Nutrition Month.  In honor of both occasions, here are important nutritional tips inspired by the color green. 


Body Kinetics March 2017 Member of the Month

Member of the Month: Pat Shea
Personal Trainer: Lily Baker-Lubin

What were your goals when you started?
I'm a long-term member of BK, and I've been active all my life, so my goals evolve and change with situations. My most memorable and measurable goal was about 3 years ago.



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