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A word from Lisa…

 

As a past competitive gymnast, softball, volleyball, and college basketball player, fitness has always been a part of my life. I first began training back in 2006 at a large gym. As much as I fell in love with helping clients physically and mentally, the large gym had some drawbacks, one major one being privacy. For some, the large gym provides energy and motivation which is awesome. However, for others, being in the middle of that environment can be intimidating, uncomfortable, or even bothersome for many reasons. I set up In Motion Fitness as a private facility because I wanted to provide clients with an environment where they could feel comfortable trying and improving themselves. An environment where the only person you compared yourself to was yourself from the day before.

 

I promote the mental aspect of training as well as the physical. Change starts with your mind. At In Motion Fitness, I want my clients to feel the beauty of balance and the security of strength, not the pressure of perfection. Your workout here is more than just a release of fat and toxins; it is a release of whatever might be weighing you down that day, robbing you of moments you deserve to enjoy. It is your time to be in your moment and focus on you, because you are worth your best health possible.

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12
2017

INFORMATION versus IMPLEMENTATION

The next best diet. The mindset to win. The workout that will burn 1000 calories. Train this way. Eat that way. Think like this. Eat this many calories.  Eat this few carbs.  Do this workout.  Eat this much protein.  Drink this shake.  Do cardio fasted.  Lift weights first.  Rest this much.  Take this supplement.  Workout with music.  Workout with a partner.  Don’t eat past 7:00 pm.  Meditate. ETC. ETC. ETC. Our problem is NOT that we don’t know enough.  Our problem is that we may very well know too much.  We are not living in a deficit of information these days, especially when it comes to food, fitness and weight loss.  We are inundated with information, often conflicting if not forever fluctuating, and we can’t tell our...

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05
2017

Intuitive Sunday

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a schedule, or at least a plan.  I love to-do lists because I love crossing things off.  I love feeling accomplished and if I just sat around and read or watched TV, I would think I was being lazy.  I have really been trying to stop glorifying being busy.  Being productive is another story.  But I would fill every minute of my life so that I wasn’t left to my own devices.  A form of self dis-trust you could say.  A huge recurring theme from my past. So today, with absolutely nothing on my agenda except posting a blog at some point, I laid there.  9:30am.  Later than I ever wake up. Windows open. Curled up in my blankets.  A cloudy day sprinkled with the consistent sound of raindrops flo...

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29
2017

WHAT MONEY CANNOT BUY

Have you ever stopped and realized how much you can really buy in this life? These days, you name it you can buy it. But, what is the one thing that you still cannot buy??? THE PERFECT BODY.  We spend money getting our nails done. Our toenails done. Our hair done. That’s all instant gratification. But the perfect body? First of all, the perfect body is an illusion. Second of all, despite what you hear, it cannot be gotten instantly. I’m sure you’re saying, but what about plastic surgery? Sure, that’s an attempt at a perfect body. A dangerous attempt. A slippery slope. And how successful is it really? The even sadder part is that we think the boob jobs and butt implants we see these days are actually real, a means for comparison at the very...

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22
2017

LIFE IN A SPORTS BRA – what it really means to me

This morning, as I was starting my “to do” list before the Bills game, I quickly became sidetracked.  I sat down to fold laundry, turned on the TV and saw ESPN highlights of Curry getting ejected from an NBA game for flaring a temper and throwing his mouthpiece.  I thought, heh, I should tell my fiance’s son about this seeing as he loves Curry and we are always trying to teach him not to argue with the refs or act out. But then I just left ESPN on as I folded clothes and became quickly attached to their next story… A 9 year old boy, star of his little league football team in talent and in attitude, complained of stomach pains one day.  Long story short, it was a tumor.  The doctors said he was going to have the fight...

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15
2017

DO YOU KNOW ANY HAPPY DIETERS?

Moody. Miserable. Crabby. No fun, etc. These aren’t just my word choices but yours. When I asked you to describe a dieting friend, these are the responses I got. This honestly could have gone either way when I posed the question. I had one positive adjective and it was motivated. The rest were all negative. My point is not to tell you that dieting makes you miserable (do I even have to?) Instead, I want to pose another question. WHY DO WE PARTAKE IN SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR WELL-BEING? I have dieted many times. My friends have dieted. My clients have dieted. I have researched dieting. I have observed dieting. I have questioned dieting. And I have quit dieting. WHY did I quit dieting? Well, for one thing, tho...

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08
2017

Is STRESS keeping you down?

How much stress are YOU putting on yourself? I chose the clip of my aerial cartwheel for a very specific reason today. This morning we had a completely free Sunday morning. No sports. No kid commitments. Nothing but time. Of course there is a to do list. But I decided to start with a “want to do” list instead. First of all, I got a great sleep. Second, the weather is like something I would have ordered up if I could. The fall sky. Mild air. Picturesque and one of my favorite things. I’ve wanted to film a track workout for everyone, so we took the kids and went to the High School track. After, as I was talking to Dave about what I wanted to write about today, he without a doubt said I should share how to have fun again.  Ho...

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01
2017

AGE ONLY MATTERS IF YOU’RE CHEESE, WINE OR SCOTCH

Today, my fiancé turns 40. I rarely think about age. Certain people in my life remain a certain age to me. My parents are always 45. One of my best friends is always 36. I never think of my siblings’ age and I rarely even think about mine actually.  And my clients? Rarely. Growing up, my dad would always say how it’s easier to stay active than to try to become active again. Not only have I found this to be true for me, but in my clients too. That’s why I try to make my gym a fun environment where people feel good so that they want to continue being active. It’s why my female client who just turned 69 last month loves to come. It’s why she told her husband he never has to get her a birthday gift again as long as...

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24
2017

The widely accepted “Nutrition Rule” you may want to ditch

Today I want to go a little deeper into the widely accepted nutrition “rule” that you may want to ditch. The first time I ever played around with “SIX SMALL MEALS A DAY” was when I started training for figure competitions. I can’t even say a truly positive about this approach for me.  If anything, maybe I got to look forward to eating so many times per day? But, what it cost me outweighed that “perk” so much. So the science will say how eating every 2-3 hours will keep your metabolism running best. It will keep you from letting your blood sugar drop and ultimately reduce cravings. Well, maybe it does for some. BUT it didn’t for me. And as I ventured into my intuitive eating journey, I quickly...