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Yoga – The Beginning

2015 started out with some interesting twists and turns pertaining to my health.  I managed to keep things under wraps for the most part and only shared what I was going through with a handful of friends, clients and family.  Rather than get into all of the details, I will just say that the worst […]

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Service

We don’t have bad days We smile and are courteous to our clients even on the worst of the worst possible days. We stand on our feet all day long. We shovel food in our mouths like animals, most of the time cold, out of a tupperware, and usually just standing in the locker room […]

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My Life

If you looked in my life And see what I’ve seen… This song is on the 2nd album Mary J. Blige released in November 1994… I was a Junior in High School and I purchased the cassette tape… and of course put miles of use on my stereo tape player listening to it repeatedly.  This […]

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Be A Leader

Instead of playing “Follow The Leader” what many people play is “Follow The Follower”… Unknowingly.  Don’t be afraid to be different, be bold, be unique, and think for yourself…. Please watch this video just over 1 minute long, from Earl Nightingale, which summarizes exactly what I am talking about:

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Important

Who is important to you? Who is your number one?  And does this person know?…. You know what I mean… like the way you know that the sun rises every morning and sets each evening.  (CONFIDENCE) If you’re not sure, maybe you should take a moment and share your feelings.  All too often people have […]

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Support

Yesterday was a huge day for one of my Figure clients.  She graced the stage in her blinged-out custom-made bikini and high heels and strutted her chiseled and stunning body  for hundreds to see in her first competition of the season, Atlantic States.  It is perhaps the biggest Regional Level show in the Northeast each […]

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Listen

It is so refreshing to speak with someone that listens… someone whose eyes are focused intently on yours when you speak and he or she is listening.  You know this person is giving you undivided attention… and of course, you do the same in return. When you allow a person to finish his or her […]

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Be Brave

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  – Martin Luther  King, Jr. One of the most common questions I hear is… “Why are you a Personal Trainer if you have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering?”… My Bronx-girl-gut-instinct response is not very nice […]

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Kindness Counts

Being kind and polite costs nothing… and it could make a difference in someone’s day.  When you choose to be nice and treat people with courtesy, even when you’re having a bad day or want to rip someone’s head off, you are taking the high road, demonstrating control and patience, and in the end… usually, […]