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  • 3 Ways to Get the Most from Your Workouts

    Here are 3 basic guidelines to help you take better care of yourself and make the most of your workouts. The more closely you follow them, the better prepared you will be for anything I might throw your way, and you’ll have way more fun. HYDRATE YOUR BODY I know what it’s like to run […]

    Mar 11th, 2014 | Filed under experts say, fitness, inside Susan's brain, motivation
  • Testimonial Wednesday – May 22

    Community Banking If you have discovered that your bank is actually the devil, you might consider divesting your hard-earned dough out of those multinational financial institutions – you know, the ones who kind of destroyed our economy – and start investing in a local bank. Two you might consider checking out are Self-Help Federal Credit […]

    May 23rd, 2013 | Filed under experts say, Testimonials
  • Testimonial Wednesday – May 15

    What does a graphic designer and a custom slipcover maker have in common with fitness? Ceci Bowman and Teal Major were coming to my circuit training class at the Berkeley YMCA long before I made my move to become an independent business owner. I loved that at each workout, they gave their very best and […]

    May 16th, 2013 | Filed under experts say, Testimonials
  • Testimonial Wednesday – May 8

    Testimonial Wednesday: Holistic Health I have been developing great relationships in the past year with 4 gifted professionals who often collaborate with each other to create a plan of action for people who want to improve their lives. They are all highly qualified in their fields and have been an inspiration to me. Naturopathic Doctor: […]

    May 15th, 2013 | Filed under experts say, Testimonials
  • Testimonial Wednesday – May 1

    Testimonial Wednesday: This is a new series I’m starting to highlight some of the amazing businesses that have shaped me as a person and a trainer, and helped me wear all the other hats I wear in my life. Some may be more personal than others, some are based on professional relationships I’ve established. Some […]

    May 15th, 2013 | Filed under experts say, Testimonials
  • Race Post-Mortem

    It is often helpful to look back at a race (or a hiking trip or a trip to Costco with small children) and examine in hindsight the decisions we made that either helped or hurt our experience and performance. Regardless of whether you ever have any desire to engage in that activity again, it is […]

    Mar 26th, 2013 | Filed under experts say, fitness, inside Susan's brain, motivation
  • Guest Blog Post by Sydney Metrick, PhD:

    I was pushing 40 when I joined a gym for the first time. With a history of clumsiness—my parents sent me for ballet lessons in the hopes that I’d lessen the frequency with which I tumbled down the stairs—my expectations for success as an athlete were slim.  Imagine my surprise when I found out I […]

    Jan 10th, 2013 | Filed under experts say, motivation
  • Fat Around the Middle

    I’m an apple shape kinda girl. I come from at least 3 generations of apple shapes, big-boned men and women with the bodies and temperament for farm work and street brawls. I’m also very strong and fit. Even on my bad days, I can manage a 2-mile run and 45 minutes of strength training. It’s […]

    Jan 11th, 2011 | Filed under experts say, inside Susan's brain, motivation
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