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Recovery & Readiness Plan~~ What's your plan?

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Recovery from all your daily activities keeps us ready for more activity to come. Giving us the ability to play longer and harder. This leads to a few questions. What helps our body recover daily and how do we know we are keeping up? We are not a bunch of bits and pieces, but one unit, one person. For this reason it is important to use a holistic approach to daily recovery. It boils down to refuel, rest and restore. These three things focus o...

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Coffee makes me invincible. But when the cup is empty, I return to mere mortal. ~Terri Guillemets

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

It may be a bit odd that I really don't like coffee.  I grew up with the smell of it every morning.  I was a Minnesota farmgirl, and we always had coffe breaks.  It was best to have coffee breaks at Grandma's, becuase she would also have "a little lunch" like a brownie or some sort of a bar to snack on with the coffee.  As a youngster I passed on the coffee, but delighted in the treats.  Now as an adult living in Wyoming, I am just finding out about a Swedish traditio...

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An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. ~Will Rogers

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone wants to eat.  Something yummy!  I actually would love to know what your favorite food is?  Please feel free to post it in the comments.  No matter what you are eating, no one wants to feel guilty about eating.  If it is something we need to do, then we should probably make it pleasurable.  I find that as Americans in general, we feel the need to limit our diets and feel its not healthy if we are not eliminating something.  People will try to elimin...

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Fit Body Sports Medicine~~5 Necessities for a strong, healthy & fun season

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Fall sports are officially underway! It is so exciting starting fresh and getting back to the grind. But fall sports can bring some risks as well. Regardless of your athletic level, you need to make sure you are prepared. This season can bring rugby, football, soccer, golf, volleyball and others. Many outdoor sports and some indoor as well. Here is what needs to be on your list to have a healthy, strong and fun season.


1. Make sure your phys...

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer (in person or on line)

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Fitness assessment. This allows the both the client and the personal trainer to know where the start point is, what needs to be worked on most. Once you have a good start point, then we can more easily determine goals both short term and long term.


2. Correct dysfunctions. Corrective exercise lets us lengthen short tissue, inhibit overactive muscles, stimulate the unde...

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10 Reasons To Lift Weights

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Improve your muscles. This is probably the same reason most people choose not to lift weights. However, this does not include bodybuilding, unless of course that is your goal. Strength training is the best way to keep and gain strength to pursue your desired activities and maintain proper muscle balance.


2. Improve your posture. Our muscles ...

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Top 10 Athetic Training Fun Facts

Posted on March 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

1. We are NOT personal trainers. I know the names sound similar, so they can be easy to mix up. Personal trainers are used to help increase fitness levels of clients. Athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries.


2. We are recognized as a medical profession by the American Medical Association & are mid-level...

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Fit Body Sport Medicine~~ To Ice Or Not To Ice

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I have been seeing much chatter about the topic of icing injury lately. Being an athletic trainer for several years, I am probably pro icing as well as the whole R.I.C.E. principle. I have blogged about R.I.C.E. in the past for acute care. But of all the things I have seen, I will always remember being a student athletic trainer at the high school level. One of the boys basketball athletes had a moderate ankle sprain. Our protocol was R.I.C.E., but as I have his swollen ankle elevated an...

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Fit Body Sports Medicine ~New Techniques To Reach Your Goal

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It is no secret, movement is my favorite. I have been studying it for 20 years. Movement is amazing. It can be easy. It can be difficult. It can cause pain or completely relieve it. Through the study of motion, I have seen connections, that while staring me in the face, I couldn’t always understand.

My most recent adventure has taken me to California. It's been so long since I have traveled much, that this was a wonderful journey for me. I have been watching health care, s...

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Fit Body Shop ~~Specializing in Athletic Health Care

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Fit Body Shop promotes mechanics, fuel and sport performance.  Athletic health care can really mean a variety of things, as I have worked in several different platforms of sport.  When I work with youth, I love to teach.  Kids are learning what it feels like to be competitive.  Differences between bumps and bruises and actually having an injury.  Most importantly I hope they are learning to take care of their body.  Address those bumps and bruises before they bec...

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