Manic Monday ~ 'twas the day after Christmas...
The feasting, the gift opening, and social gatherings are coming to an end for the month.....and the season. With the focus turning to New Year's, there also comes the planning of New Year's resolutions. Now, let's be honest.....how many times have you made resolutions and have dropped the resolution effort by June...ahem, March? THIS is going to be the year! I love the fun catch phrases that people tag with the new year. How about, "Go lean in '17!" As much as I would lik
Manic Monday~ Avoiding Holiday Crowds
It's that time of year again! In our "big" city there are several places I avoid visiting during the holiday shopping season. Let's see.... Wal-Mart in Moline, Aldi between 9-11am and 3:30-7:30pm, Hy-Vee before a snow storm, South Park Mall on the weekends, Ross on the weekends and evenings, John Deere Road, Elmore Avenue and parts of 53rd in Davenport......I honestly could go on. And this has taken only just a few years to figure this bliss out. So seemingly where there are
Manic Monday ~ Body Balance
Have you ever observed someone perform hundreds of abdominal crunches? I mean seeing someone work on their tummy for 20 minutes is great effort, but to not condition the flip side of that core area (the back) can cause some major imbalances that most likely will lead to injury. Most of these injuries are preventive if the right body training is performed. I've had my share of observing many interesting workout routines in my 20+ years of working in the fitness industry. I ca