healthy lifestyle

Motivation to Fail and Why you Need to Train Hard

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Remember in the movie "Devil's Advocate", with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves, the scene in which Keanu’s character yells: "Lose? I don't lose! I win! I'm a lawyer, that's my job, that's what I do!" I feel my clients respond to me in the same way when I encourage them to go to failure on each exercise during training sessions. They refrain from getting there because they want to be the “perfect trainees” and finish each repetition that I ask them to do. In other cases, it is the fear of "working too hard" that gets in the way.

The latest research about exercise from all around the world shows that going to failure is the most efficient way to promote muscle growth. It doesn't really matter how failure is accomplished as long as you get there. Exercising at high intensity but with very slow speed is the safest and most efficient way to exercise. Moreover, it saves time because you need to give your body the appropriate time and rest to recover and grow, so workouts are recommended only once or twice a week for a brief but intense period of time. Therefore, training this way is how you become the best trainee you can be. 😉

Do you fear training hard? Most people fear training hard because they are afraid of getting injured or they don't really want to push their body to the level of fatigue that failure requires. But what if I tell you that by training to failure once or twice a week for 30-45 minutes, your body is going to develop more strength with a smaller time commitment? Plus, moving slowly is safe and minimizes the risk of injury.

I know, I know, this takes a big leap of faith, but don't just believe my word, try it out for yourself. Schedule a complementary initial consultation with me and experience the workout. You will experience results you never thought or imagined could be possible after only 6-12 sessions.

How to get in your best shape without leaving your home

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Do you want to get in the best shape, training from home along with your friends?

I am pleased to announce that I am now offering online group fitness classes. They are an amazing way to build strength, lose weight and speed up your metabolism, all in the comfort of your own home. And you can be encouraged by and share your success with a group of your friends, or make some new workout friends.

Technology has become the main portal to help me work with clients in ways I would have never dreamed possible a few years ago.

Clients report increased muscle strength, loss of fat, pain relief (that did not decrease with previous physical therapy treatments), stress relief, better posture, better sleep, going up stairs carrying groceries easier, and many other benefits. All this, with a time investment of less than an hour per week.

Daylight savings is this weekend. Almost a month earlier than previous years, it seems that summer is around the corner! I challenge you to start your summer goals earlier as well. Get a group of friends, five to eight ideally, decide on a time and day and contact me to start an online group class focused on your summer goals. It will be fun, safe, intense and very effective.

Much Love,

Ana

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If you cannot tolerate being out of shape any longer and you think you don't have time to exercise,

Schedule a complementary strategy session to learn how you can train for free!

You will get in the best shape of your life, lose fat, improve your posture and confidence with a very small time commitment of less than one hour/week.

I train online so wherever you are, I can connect with you!

The Most Effective Way to Make Yourself Happier in 2 Minutes!

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The key to transforming and sustaining a healthy lifestyle is.. MOVEMENT!! 

This movement comes in many forms:  exercise, movement of toxins leaving your body through a cleanse, the movement of emotions, perceptions, and attitudes, or the movement of the actors and the audience through an interactive performance. 

You can move people with just directing your body to the place you'd like them to go. Try it; move towards one direction while being with someone and notice if they follow you. Movement is not only what you do to accomplish your daily goals but it is also a powerful tool to connect with your physical body and your emotions.

 Positioning your body in different ways can change the way you feel about yourself.  As Amy Cuddy explains so beautifully in her TED Talk, holding a "power pose" for a couple of minutes will make you feel happier and more confident just by stimulating the creation of your "feel good" and powerful hormones. Give it a try, it works.
 
Without movement you are going to feel stagnant, blocked, paralyzed.  I notice my body can get a little bit lazy with the cooler weather.  So to help you get moving, I am inviting you to attend at least one of the powerful events I've created for you next month.  They will get you moving!  Come out, play and maybe we can do a little dance in person. 

Cheers!
Ana