Category Archives: Health and Wellness

  1. Who is The Good Wolf?

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    August 29, 2017 by Darlene McC

    Long time no blog. Almost a year ago I started working with my friend and fellow coach Leia Desousa  on my …
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  2. Self Aware People Are Not The Challenge

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    October 9, 2015 by Darlene McC

    If we’re real with ourselves, most people who come to us aren’t “fit people getting fitter” ~ they’re moderate to low on the knowledge scale and possibly even lower on the motivation scale. They want the results; but they’re often scared, confused, and sometimes really unaware of how their own behavior and pre-conceptions are holding them back.

    The difference between a trainer and a high quality coach is how well they can take someone new to fitness who is struggling and support them through to success.

  3. The (Fitness) Journey Never Ends – it just changes

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    October 2, 2015 by Darlene McC

    I love my job. I love my team…. But 2 years of management has destroyed my body…2 years of devolving into who we think of as “our clients” (sedentary, bad diet, sore back, looooong stints at the computer, high stress) has taught me just as much as recovery from illness did. And the the old adage “you don’t use it you lose it” has been deeply driven home.

    Fitness isn’t a destination, just like life isn’t. It’s a process, and that’s what’s great about it. As our priorities shift and evolve, our bodies (and, in turn, minds) will as well. I’m at the crossroads where I’ve grown into my job enough that I can shift at least part of my priority back to myself and my wellness.

  4. You Think Facts Will Save You?

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    November 29, 2014 by Darlene McC

    This morning during my habitual daily spin of Facebook I stumbled upon this post at Mother Jones about the way …
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  5. Re-de-finding Motivation

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    November 25, 2014 by Darlene McC

    I had a personal pitfall in my early 20s. ย I believed that if I could just change – if I …
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  6. Running Revelation

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    May 26, 2014 by Darlene McC

    I’ve always preferred running outdoors. ย As I was learning to become a trainer one of my mentors broke down the …
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  7. #100TrainingDays – Day 4 with Esteban!

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    May 15, 2014 by Darlene McC

    4 days in I’m feeling fantastic. The hip/back pain I was getting from sitting all day is nearly gone and …
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