Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I worked at a local health fair recently and got chatting with a colleague of Joan Buchbinder, the nutritionist for the Boston Celtics. It's always interesting "talking shop" with those who work with high level athletes, particularly those from my favorite sports team. Anyway, Joan was interviewed earlier this year in The Boston Globe. The interview can be seen by clicking the following link: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/articles/2010/01/06/nutritionist_offers_a_simple_resolute_menu_for_2010/
- Push-ups followed by Linear Med. Ball throws
- Squats followed by Squat Jumps
- Chin-ups followed by Med Ball Slams
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
- Hot Dogs
- High-sodium cold cuts
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I just wanted to tell you that you have a way about you that is very easy going. You keep us going and it doesn’t even feel as if we are working hard even though there is huffing and puffing and a lot of sweat!! I do hope we get to do your class again. Thank you very much for working with us! I would love to do your class 3 or 4 times a week!"
Friday, May 07, 2010
Boston.com recently ran an article (with video above video as well) on "Exergaming." I thought it was so ironic, because I recently launched a program in Reading, Massachusetts for town employees to come learn how to use the popular Nintendo "Wii Fit." So far, the participants are really enjoying themselves and learning a good deal about not only how to use the system, but I am providing constant feedback as far as form/technique goes. Of course the exercises are theoretically designed to burn calories, but there are many pros and cons to the various components of what the Wii Fit offers. The participants will continue this program with me over the next several weeks. It will be interesting not only to provide my complete review, but to hear what they have to say back when the program concludes. I'll be sure to provide further info. in the next edition of my monthly newsletter.