Monday, June 27, 2011

**DATE CHANGE** Live In Motion is going to Mexico this October

Puerto Vallarta Fitness Getaway
**DATE CHANGE** October 7th - October 14th, 2011

A vacation like you’ve never experienced before! Boot Camp on the beach, Yoga overlooking the ocean, nutritious meals and much more! 

If you are interested at all please let us know. 

Your Fitness and Health Getaway includes:
  • 7 days/7 nights in a beautiful Italian style villa
  • Nutritious meals prepared by a Holistic Chef
  • Morning walks on the beach
  • Boot Camp style training on the beach
  • Lots of free time to wander the city and enjoy the culture
  • Freedom to participate as much or as little as you please2 organized adventure tours
  • 2 spa treatments (massage, pedicure, manicure or facial)
  • 1 special outing including a gourmet meal

For more details about this fantastic vacation click here:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Client Testimonial

This story is yet another example of what can be accomplished in a short period of time. While we have always stressed that fitness and health are a lifestyle, there is always something to be said for getting focused and hitting a short term goal. When Brenda and I started talking about training together for a short and intense period of time, the first thing she mentioned was that everyone around her was “constantly finding excuses to not work on their fitness and health.” One of her goals was to inspire others with her accomplishments. Based on comments from friends and family she has accomplished this and more. Despite limitations from asthma and arthritis, she was able to make big improvements in just 4 quick weeks.

Many thanks to Brenda for her efforts and determination. Thank you for the testimonial…

Background History - My name is Brenda Andringa Age 49 Diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 17 and diagnosed with asthma and allergies at the age of 37.

I walk marathons to keep the arthritis at bay and also because of my asthma I cannot run.

I really wanted to do the Live In Motion Spring/ Summer Boot Camp as I had some inches I wanted to lose. For the first time in my life, I was thinking I had limitations because of my asthma and Boot Camp may not be something I was able to do. The word “limitation” really started to bother me and I started thinking of how when I couldn’t run marathons I modified my goal and walked marathons. Maybe I could modify Boot Camp to meet my needs and still have the fun workout I wanted. I sent an email to Jason and asked if he was up for the challenge where he could modify a personal 4 week Boot Camp for me so I could lose the inches and still keep breathing.

Jason was up for the challenge and together we were able in just one short month (with 12 Boot Camp sessions) to make my limitations disappear. Jason was able to customize the Boot Camp by replacing the running with different types of fun cardio bursting exercises that kept me breathing all through the session and for the rest of the day. I was able to sleep better and not wake up with asthma attacks. I was able to lose inches and drop a dress size, make my friends envious and feel great about my accomplishments!

As an added bonus Jason also changed up my nutrient intake and eating patterns without counting calories and I was able to lose body fat as well. Jason kept me motivated and constantly challenged and encouraged me - he always wanted to hear how I felt and if I was having difficulties so he could make things better for me.

Live In Motion believes in what they are doing in the fitness industry and this comes across in how they have treated me as a client. I would recommend Jason and Lisa to anyone who feels that they have limitations. You will soon learn that Fitness is for everyone. There are no limitations, only modifications. Thank you Jason for believing in me and helping me meet my fitness goals.

Sincerely, Brenda

Tale of the Tape – 4 Weeks of Hard Work Aug 13/09 Sept 8/09
Weight: 132 lbs 124 lbs
Shoulders: 39.5” 38”
Chest: 36.5” 35”
Waist: 31.25” 29.25”
Hips: 37.5” 36.5

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fitness Tip!

If you are not seeing results perhaps your body has adapted to your current routine. Here are some suggestions for breaking those stubborn plateaus…

  • Perform cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to enhance fat burning.
  • Vary the speed of your repetitions. Try ultra slow on 1 set and fast on the next.
  • Change your combination of body parts.
  • Take a week off weight training to allow your body to recuperate.
  • Get a deep tissue massage to clear your muscles of waste products.
  • Throw your routine out and mix up exercises for a few weeks. Variety is good for the mind and body.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The new Dirty Dozen: 12 foods to eat organic and avoid pesticide residue

Fruits and veggies are an essential part of a healthy diet, but many conventional varieties contain pesticide residues. 

And not all the pesticides used to kill bugs, grubs, or fungus on the farm washes off under the tap at home. Government tests show which fruits and vegetables, prepared typically at home, still have a pesticide residue.
You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by as much as 80% if you avoiding the most contaminated foods in the grocery store.

To do so, you need the latest info from the why the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list of foods most likely to have high pesticide residues. Since 1995, the organization has taken the government data and identified which type of produce has the most chemicals.

This year, celery takes the number one spot and both blueberries and spinach make an appearance (displacing lettuce and pears).

The best way to avoid pesticide residue on foods is to buy organic produce -- USDA rules prohibit the use of pesticides on any crop with the certified organic label.

Here's a closer look at the 2010 Dirty Dozen:

1. Celery

Celery has no protective skin, which makes it almost impossible to wash off the chemicals (64 of them!) that are used on crops. Buy organic celery, or choose alternatives like broccoli, radishes, and onions.

2. Peaches

Multiple pesticides (as many as 62 of them) are regularly applied to these delicately skinned fruits in conventional orchards. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include watermelon, tangerines, oranges, and grapefruit.

3. Strawberries

If you buy strawberries, especially out of season, they're most likely imported from countries that have less-stringent regulations for pesticide use. 59 pesticides have been detected in residue on strawberries. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include kiwi and pineapples.

4. Apples

Like peaches, apples are typically grown with poisons to kill a variety of pests, from fungi to insects. Tests have found 42 different pesticides as residue on apples. Scrubbing and peeling doesn't eliminate chemical residue completely, so it's best to buy organic when it comes to apples. Peeling a fruit or vegetable also strips away many of their beneficial nutrients. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include watermelon, bananas, and tangerines.

5. Blueberries

New on the Dirty Dozen list in 2010, blueberries are treated with as many as 52 pesticides, making them one of the dirtiest berries on the market.

6. Nectarines

With 33 different types of pesticides found on nectarines, they rank up there with apples and peaches among the dirtiest tree fruit. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include, watermelon, papaya, and mango.

7. Bell peppers

Peppers have thin skins that don't offer much of a barrier to pesticides. They're often heavily sprayed with insecticides. (Tests have found 49 different pesticides on sweet bell peppers.) Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include green peas, broccoli, and cabbage.

8. Spinach

New on the list for 2010, spinach can be laced with as many as 48 different pesticides, making it one of the most contaminated green leafy vegetable.

9. Kale

Traditionally, kale is known as a hardier vegetable that rarely suffers from pests and disease, but it was found to have high amounts of pesticide residue when tested this year. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include cabbage, asparagus, and broccoli.

10. Cherries

Even locally grown cherries are not necessarily safe. In fact, in one survey in recent years, cherries grown in the U.S. were found to have three times more pesticide residue then imported cherries. Government testing has found 42 different pesticides on cherries. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include raspberries and cranberries.

11. Potatoes

America's popular spud reappears on the 2010 Dirty Dozen list, after a year hiatus. America's favorite vegetable can be laced with as many as 37 different pesticides. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include eggplant, cabbage, and earthy mushrooms.

12. Grapes

Imported grapes run a much greater risk of contamination than those grown domestically. Only imported grapes make the 2010 Dirty Dozen list. Vineyards can be sprayed with different pesticides during different growth periods of the grape, and no amount of washing or peeling will eliminate contamination because of the grape's thin skin. Remember, wine is made from grapes, which testing shows can harbor as many as 34 different pesticides. Can't find organic? Safer alternatives include kiwi and raspberries.

Monday, June 13, 2011

stop trans fats

MARGARINE: Healthy to eat grey plastic?

“It's just like making margarine.”
This was how, many years ago, a newspaper headline described the achievement of a group of Singapore scientists who developed a new type of plastic that had special properties.
If you look at it the other way around, making margarine is “just like making plastic.”

It is highly artificial. And in recent years, there has been plenty of new scientific evidence showing this artificial butter to be extremely harmful to health. It is a major cause of heart disease the very condition that it is supposed to prevent. It has also been linked with several types of cancers and various other diseases.
In spite of this, fake, artificial butter continues to be widely promoted as a healthy product. This urgently needs to be stopped!

What we have today is entirely different from the original oleomargarine invented by a French scientist in 1870. That was done quite naturally. Today, we get a highly unnatural process called hydrogenation in which liquid vegetable oil is converted into a solid or semi-solid grease.

In the jargon of the chemicals industry, this process of turning a liquid oil into a solid or semi-solid is called plasticisation.

The manufacturing process begins with cheap vegetable oils, which probably have already been rendered harmful by the extraction process involving high temperature and petrochemical solvents such as benzene. Some of these oils, such as cottonseed oil, are not even suitable for human (nor animal) consumption.

The oil is then subjected again to extreme high temperature (about 500ºF) and pressure, and hydrogen is forced into the molecular structure to harden it. This process requires toxic substances, such as nickel oxide, which act as catalysts that enable the chemical change.

Grey, smelly grease
The end result is a smelly, greasy substance. So it is deodorised, again using high heat and chemical additives.
And do you know what is the colour in its original, “natural” form? It is grey!

Obviously, nobody would spread grey globs of grease over their bread. So the grease is bleached white and then dyed yellow. Finally, artificial flavours are mixed in to make it taste like butter.

The fact that learned doctors, nutritionists, dieticians and other health experts can proclaim such a product to be healthy only goes to show how warped modern-day thinking has become.

Dr Ancel Keys
This might have been forgivable 50 years ago. The exciting new scientific discovery at that time – by Dr Ansel Keys – was that saturated fats “cause” heart disease and so unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils became regarded as healthy.

Today, there is growing realisation that Dr Keys was badly mistaken. Humanity had been consuming predominantly saturated fats, such as butter, ghee, lard and coconut oil, for thousands of years. Yet heart disease became prevalent only after 1920 – following the Great Depression when people took to margarine on a large scale because it was much cheaper than butter.

In fact, heart disease used to be so rare that the American doctor who introduced a German-invented Electro Cardio Graph (ECG, a device for checking heart rhythm) to the US was advised by his colleagues to look for better ways to earn a living!

Heart disease was likewise rare in communities that take plenty of coconut oil and coconut products, even though coconut oil contains 92 percent saturated fats. In these communities, such as in South India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, heart disease began to rise only after the population switched from coconut oil to margarine and other vegetable oils.

Tans fats
The “new” understanding – which has been around for some 30 years already – is that the real culprit in causing heart disease is not saturated fats, but unnatural trans fats formed during the process of hydrogenation.
It has taken a long time for this new understanding to gain acceptance. Only in 2005 has the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) issued a recommendation to limit the intake of trans fats. And only in 2006 will the FDA require food labels to state the amount of trans fats.

Out-moded thinking
Meanwhile, many health health “experts” remain out-moded in their thinking.
On the Singapore Medical Association website, there is an article which states: “Margarine is preferred to butter… ”

The KK Women's and Children's Hospital has, on its website, an article which advises: “Choose unsaturated margarine…”

The Health Promotion Board's website does have an article about the harm of trans fats, but it stops short of telling people not to take them. It merely recommends choosing soft margarine, which has less trans fats compared with the original, harder version.

Meanwhile, the Health Promotion Board has awarded its “Healtheir Choice” label to several brands of margarine, which contains trans fats.

All this is worrying. There is an urgent need for the HPB, other health authorities and the media to change their mindsets about margarine and trans fats. Otherwise, their misguided advice will only hasten people to their graves.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Boot Camps in Your Home!

Do you need an alternative to crowded gyms and busy Boot Camps?

If you have a suitable yard simply gather up 8-10 friends and we'll provide an intense and exciting Boot Camp just for you!
  • Burn Fat
  • Increase Core Strength
  • Build Lean Muscle
  • Look and Feel Great
Boot Camps are available in 4 or 8 week packages at your chosen time of day.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recipe - Spinach Salad with Crab Meat

Spinach Salad with Crab Meat


2 large bunches fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried
1 Walla Walla, Vidalia or Maui sweet onion, sliced thin
2 large tomatoes, sliced thin
Half pound, shredded crabmeat
2 hard-boiled omega 3 enriched eggs, sliced thin

Tear spinach leaves into small pieces and mix with onions, tomatoes and crabmeat. Just before serving, toss with olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar and top with egg slices.
Serves four
Page 185 – The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, Ph.D.