Friday Soul Food

 

oprah

oprah

 

Dwell on the positive things and see if your mood changes.

If and when you catch yourself being negative or mopey, find something positive to lift your spirits.

Walking around on your own, having cars, jobs, family, friends, coworkers, weekend plans (even if its to watch TV on the couch – it is a choice you make) are all daily blessings that go unnoticed.

I recently was chatting with one of my wise clients who is in his mid-40’s, we were talking about sleep. How important it is for our brain, mental health, physical cell regeneration, and how it makes for a pleasant morning, etc, etc. I mentioned how some nights I have trouble sleeping. He looked flabbergasted and said why??? I said my brain some nights won’t shut off – despite some meditative techniques, guided relaxation, etc. He said you have a good life, what’s there to think so much about at night? You have your own home, you’re safe, you have a good job, family, etc.

He told me when he can’t sleep (on the odd night) he thinks about some nice memory he’s had in the past that makes him happy. Usually about when he used to play club soccer and travel all over the world, the experience playing on the fields was exhilarating. He said boom! falls asleep in no time.

I loved this technique immediately! I asked myself hmmm what would I think about? The first memory that came to mind was being in Mexico with my family! I thought, yup if that made me happy and that’s the first thing that came to mind – I can dwell on that for any sleepless nights! Has it worked?

I did it twice and it worked. Not more than that because turns out I have been sleeping well lately. But the above story is just an example of how we need to control our own mind and steer it in another direction to establish a particular feeling/aura/perception/mood.

In my mind this is extremely important because as the law of attraction says the energy you put out is the energy you will receive.

Oprah said it beautifully.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Saturday Group Fitness Bootcamp in Burnaby

Starting in March come join us now on Saturday mornings at Capitol Hill Athletics in Burnaby for a invigorating fitness class. All fitness levels are welcome – beginner to advanced as we provide exercise options for various levels.

In the fitness classes we focus on cardio training, strength training to improve muscle strength and tone, as well as core strength.

There is a warm-up and a cool-down stretch at the end to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer your day!

We offer discounted Personal Training Rates to all class participants.

Please email us to sign up for this upcoming round of fitness classes! Everyone is welcome

Starts: Saturday March 5 2016 8am; 5 weeks $75

Everyone is welcome Contact us to register

Location: Capitol Hill Athletics 5605 Hastings St. Burnaby

See also our Wednesday Bootcamps

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Vancouver Fitness

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New Fitness Class Added

Come join us now on Monday mornings at Capitol Hill Athletics in Burnaby for a invigorating fitness class. All fitness levels are welcome – beginner to advanced as we provide exercise options for various levels.

In the classes we focus on cardio training, strength training to improve muscle strength and tone, as well as core strength. There is a warm-up and a cool-down stretch at the end to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer your day!

We offer discounted Personal Training Rates to all class participants.

Please email us to sign up for this upcoming round of fitness classes! Everyone is welcome

Burnaby fitness classes

Burnaby fitness classes

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Exercise for Stress Management

Exercise for Stress Management

Harvard Medical School – Applying exercise to ones lifestyle counters anxiety and releases stress.

….”The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis. Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators. Endorphins are responsible for the “runner’s high” and for the feelings of relaxation and optimism that accompany many hard workouts — or, at least, the hot shower after your exercise is over.” Read full article – Exercising to Relax

“...When you’re stressed you forget things...” – Huffington Post Read full article How Does Exercise Reduce Stress”

 

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January Bootcamp

Burnaby Group Fitness Class 2016

Burnaby Group Fitness Class 2016

 

Email us to join: asma@akfitness.ca

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Happy New Year from Active Kinetix

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Firstly, we want to say THANK YOU to YOU for reading our emails/blogs and supporting our endeavour to education and help people improve their
Health & Fitness!

To our clients, showing up weekly defines your commitment to your health. We look forward to many more sessions, laughs, sharing milestones in your lives, and seeing you SWEAT!

To our non-clients and previous clients, we look forward to seeing and hearing from you about your fitness, nutrition, progress, and goals you have. Our door is always open to welcome you into our studio.

Lastly, thanks to your support we are able to reach a wider community base in the Lower Mainland. With that, we have chosen to RE-Brand our company from AK Fitness to Active Kinetix

We are introducing some exciting features for your convenience – including
Online Booking‘ (finally)!

Stay tuned for more features that come along with our new brand. Now onto the blog!

5 Simple Questions to Ask Yourself for
the New Year

There have been milestones and memories in 2015 – many of these never to be forgotten. Take some time to reflect, as it is reflection which helps us grow and learn as we continue on this life adventure. Here are 5 Simple Questions to ask yourself:

1. What were the Top 3 Most Memorable Moments of 2015?
2. What am I most thankful for in 2015?
3. Are there any vicious cycles I am trapped in? (saying this not to be negative, but everyone other than god faces their own set of difficulties). 
4. What did I say I was going to do and didn’t quite commit to?
5. How will 2016 be different from 2015?

May it be a great one.

 

 

 

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