As we observe Memorial Day this week, I hope you and your family have time to take a moment in gratitude today to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and security of our country.

We’re living in new territory right now, and I want to continue to spread this message of gratitude, in support of our local community. This topic is a little unusual for me, but I’ve been thinking about how recent events highlighted just how truly connected we all are.

“Wellness” means a lot of things, and it encompasses so many areas of our lives. 

Community and connection definitely fall under that umbrella.

The past couple of months have been unprecedented (at least in our lifetime). Communities around the world have done an amazing job of pulling together. 

Let’s continue that by supporting the small businesses that make our own local community so great.

These businesses are owned by people who support our local youth sports teams … who step up for fundraisers … who provide jobs … and who are an important part of our local fabric in so many ways! Years from now, we’ll look back in hindsight and feel proud of how we all pulled together by supporting each other!

The #1 enemy of your goals

The #1 enemy of your goals

If you could call out the #1 enemy of your goals, what would it be? There are so many to choose from:
Not having enough time, Lack of support, Not knowing what to do, Your genetics, Pizza…
The list goes on and on!

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Your new favorite cookie recipe

Your new favorite cookie recipe

Are you a fan of no-bake cookies? Soooo good!But have you ever seen the original recipe? Talk about fat and sugar bombs … whoa!Not anymore … I’ve got a healthified version for you that’s a lot less sugar, and – bonus – it’s loaded with fiber and antioxidants.

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Setting realistic goals

Setting realistic goals

Every once in a while I get a panicked email or call from someone who wants to “lower their cholesterol down x points before their next doctor’s appointment a month from now“ or “get ready for a marathon in two months”. Don’t get me wrong: Those are all important goals … but they absolutely are not possible (at least in a healthy and sustainable way) in only a month or two!

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Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Upscale sandwich shop recipe inside…

Ever eaten at a gourmet sandwich shop and tried something new … and was BLOWN AWAY by the deliciousness?!Well, I’ve got a recipe for you today that’s based on one of those sandwiches. I’m drooling just thinking about it. It’s crunchy (the toasted bread) … creamy (the avocado & hummus) … and tangy (the sauerkraut).

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.