Tag Archives: fitness

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

  3. Physical Strength is Feminist

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    September 11, 2015 by Darlene McC

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    If feminist is about equal expectation for everyone and women not being afraid or thought of as ‘less than’ or ‘other’, and if you can train to improve strength, isn’t strength training in itself an expression of feminism? If your goal is true independence and a life without fear, the ability to move and own your body confidently in a space is one vehicle to get there.

  4. Running Revelation

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    May 26, 2014 by Darlene McC

    I’ve always preferred running outdoors.  As I was learning to become a trainer one of my mentors broke down the …
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  5. #100TrainingDays: Week 2 – Making Time & Eating Everything

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    May 26, 2014 by Darlene McC

    A quick review: 2 months ago I started an awesome/crazy job as a manager in one of Equinox’s premiere locations in …
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  6. 100 Training Days – Day 1

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    May 12, 2014 by Darlene McC

    Day 1 of #100trainingdays started for me with a ViPR workout focused on mobilization. While it’s only 6 kilo, the …
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  7. #100TrainingDays

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    May 11, 2014 by Darlene McC

    2 years and 5 months ago I became a Personal Trainer at one of the premier fitness companies in the …
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Sometimes you just need a change in perspective 🤔 . . . I haven't posted much the last few months as I underwent some huge personal transformations. Some days have been a struggle; other days the progress has been obvious. Through it all my meditation and self care have let me see my own resiliency. They've taught me to look beyond my flitting thoughts to my deeper self and work to my real truths. They've also shown me that much of life is what I do with it and how I interpret what's happening around me. . . . Life also continues to reinforce that a little bit more strength and a lot of humor go a long way. 💪🤪😎 aaaand: First post in the new apartment!! Enjoy that dramatic lighting. . . . #headstand #handstand #meditationmonday #meditate #meditation #progress #progressnotperfection #strong #strongwoman #yoga #EhlersDanlos #Hypermobilityehlersdanlossyndrome #heds #myillnessdoesnotdefineme #yogaeverywhere #alignmentyoga @luna_alignment_yoga #lunayoga #lunaalignmentyoga #changeyourheartchangeyourmind