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.

  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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Stoked to have been this first of this year's (decades?) guest curators for Strands of Genius - the excellent newsletter by @rosieyakob and @farisy - it was a fun, insightful, & inspiring process. 10/10 would collaborate with them again - DM me your email and I'll forward you a copy. 🤯
Beyond excited to announce I've been selected as a finalist for this years @pennsas TED-talk style presentations. I'll be sharing my work from the last 8 months, distilled down into 8 minutes! This is a chance for you to learn about #positivepsychology and a few of the ways it can benefit you in building a healthy, fulfilling, connected life. I'll be posting the livestreaming link. Don't miss it next Friday! ・・・ Be sure to catch Master of Applied Positive Psychology graduate student Darlene Marshall’s TED-style presentation at this year’s #GradBenTalk! ... #Repost @pennsas (@get_repost)
#selfcaresunday - and I'm asking "what's your self care about?"⠀ 😌⠀ This quote from Benjamin Franklin hit home for me. "When the well's dry we know the worth of water." So often our conversations about self care take on 2 angles:⠀ ☝️ They're about singular actions⠀ ✌ They're reactive⠀ .⠀ But I believe #selfcare is about recognizing your human needs and then creating systems to keep them met. This keeps the well from ever going dry.⠀ .⠀ How do you approach your self care? What daily and weekly rituals keep your well full and the water flowing?
When I try to estimate how awesome this year is going to get... 🤣 . Idk about you... but when I start looking for problems I find more problems... when I start looking for solutions is when I find even more amazing things we're all capable of.
"My passion is inspiring other people to take really good care of themselves; because I believe that when we care for ourselves we're able to live our purpose fully. Which is also my purpose." (🔊 on) .⠀ .⠀ A little snippet of the intro to today's webinar on #selfcare. Over the next few weeks I'm going to dive deep into self care, sharing my insights. For me, everything I do comes from the wellspring of my purpose, as stated above. Do you have a purpose at this moment in you life? (personally, I believe they evolve) Share that purpose in le comments 👇 because I definitely want to hear it!⠀ . . Shout out to @kellylynn218 for showing up for me (she always does) .⠀ .⠀ #selflove #selfcareisselflove #levelup #webinar #purpose #meaning #positivepsychology #mapp #penn #universityofpennsylvania #insight #amianexpert #somanycerts #passion #insipration #lyl #liveyourlife #spoonie
Oh hey there Monday. I see you creeping up on me. Let's see what you and this week have got 😏 . . I feel strongly that if Monday comes and you're miserable, then something is off. Just because something is "normal" that doesn't mean it's right for you. Are you hating Monday? Or are you flirting with the next 7 days? 👇 . . #mondaymotivation #mondayvibes #getafterit #gtd #thoughtoftheday #onelifeliveit #onelife #curlygirl #curlyhair