One of our new clients was recently on a car trip with her family, headed to a theme park for a long weekend getaway. She had been planning it for months.

She even put in extra time at work to get ahead, logging extra hours in front of the computer.

Finally, they were on their way! They stopped at a restaurant for a quick lunch, and when she went to get out of the car … her entire body locked up.

Her hips, lower back, and legs did NOT want to move.

She told me she ended up doing a slow shuffle across the parking lot.

Her kids thought it was funny, but she just thought, ‘Oh no!’

That pain continued for the entire trip. She was afraid to go on the rides at the park, and she passed on all of the fun water activities with her family.

She’d already been having some tightness & soreness before the trip from all of her sitting at work, but those extra hours pushed her body over the edge.

Whether it’s sitting all day for work, hunching over your phone, or just plain slouching in line at the grocery store – if it becomes a habit, it can begin to have a long-term effect on your body.

Experts estimate 80% of people will have back pain at some point during their life, much of it preventable … and I don’t want you to be one of them!

Your mobility has EVERYTHING to do with not only how you move and feel … but with the quality of life you have.

That’s why in the next few weeks I’m going to be talking a lot about your muscles and why it’s SO IMPORTANT to keep them strong and supple (beyond just how they make you look!).

You won’t even believe some of the stats I’m going to share with you!

Because when you feel better, you move better, and vice versa!

REFERENCES:

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.