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August 2019 Newsletter

We’re Saying Hello and Goodbye This Month It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that Chelsea will no longer be a part of the BodyBasics team. Her departure is sudden but mutual. We wish her all the success as she pursues her next chapter of growth. We will be doing our…

July 2019 Newsletter

Article – Hydration: Solutions to Prevent Summer’s Searing Energy Sap As the temperature continues to creep up, so does our basic need for water. But how much is enough? Is it better to sip down water all day or not? How do we know when we are properly hydrated? These are just a few of…

June 2019 Newsletter

Article – Genes – Subject to Your Interpretation by Chris Litten As I was finishing up a session recently, I was talking with a client who is really set on getting her fitness back to a previously realized level she knows she can attain. As I asked her about what she was doing to compliment…

May 2019 Newsletter

Article – 5 Easy Ways to Get More Veggies Each Day by Chris Litten Tip #1: Prep Your Veggies for the Week Before You Put Them in the Refrigerator I often hear people say that despite knowing what it means to eat healthfully, they still can’t seem to make it happen.  Can you relate? In…

April 2019 Newsletter

Sciatica — What a Pain in the Butt! Can Acupuncture Help? By Nicole Rasor, Doctoral Candidate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Chances are you or someone you know has been diagnosed with sciatica or sciatic nerve pain. That’s because according to the Harvard Medical School, as many as 40% of people will suffer it during…

March 2019 Newsletter

Does Your Why Make You Cry? Today when I was out on my morning walk with my dog Harley, I was listening to a podcast that was discussing the idea of goal setting. At one point during this podcast the presenter made a statement that resonated with me. She said, “find a why that makes…

February 2019 Newsletter

Achieve Your Goals in 3 Easy Steps Have you ever had a goal that you just couldn’t seem to gain ground on? You really worked hard at achieving it by investing the time, at least you thought you did, but it just remained out of reach? What did you do? If you’re like most, you…

January 2019 Newsletter

Myelin: The Gatekeeper to Developing Any Skill I have a question for you. Have you ever heard the phrase muscle memory? I certainly have. In fact, I’ve used that very phrase many times over the last 25 years of coaching health and fitness with my clients. I couldn’t tell you where I heard it in…

2018 December Newsletter

2 Thumbs Up for Toys for Tots Success! Thank you to ALL of you who contributed all sorts of fun toys in support of the Toys for Tots drive. With all of you participating, we were able to fill two boxes and then some! Thank you also to those of you who joined our team…

2018 November Newsletter

Article – Breathing – Your Key to Improved Health Imagine growing up not being able to breathe well. You get winded and wheeze when running around outside with your friends. You struggle to take in full breaths at times. Yet, you strive on, insistent on doing whatever you want to do, until it happens. You experience…

2018 October Newsletter

Article – BodyBasics Mobility Circuit – “Why” to Support the “How” The bodies we possess are incredible in their design. Just watch any athletic event and it becomes clear how willing and able our bodies are to respond to just about anything we command them to do. That is, until we stop moving well. Take for example…

2018 September Newsletter

Article – Sleep Apnea, A Broken Jaw and the Transformation! I had such an awesome experience yesterday! I met up with a high school classmate name Brian Duval who had posted on Facebook two DRAMATIC before and after pictures of himself. The guy looked like he was wearing a fat suit in one and then like…

Iron Sharpens Iron

The message of today’s article is this. Iron sharpens iron. Or, in my experience, investing time and energy with another great facility owner sharpens my want to be great as well. You may recall from my last article that I mentioned several ways to become a great leader. One of them was to invest in…

Leadership Needs a Nudge

Have you ever heard someone say he or she was born a leader? I definitely have! In fact, when my daughter was all of maybe 4 years old, I was told that very thing by her preschool teacher one day when I arrived to pick her up. As I walked into the classroom my daughter…

2018 August Newsletter

Article – Acupuncture and the Treatment of Chronic Pain Written by Nicole Rasor, Licensed Acupuncturist, 1984 Olympian As a former high-performance athlete and a migraine sufferer, I have experience with chronic pain. Acupuncture in conjunction with appropriate exercise and anti-inflammatory diet, gave me migraine relief and allows me to avoid surgical interventions. My positive experience led me to…

2018 June Newsletter

Article – Healthy Bones are Happy Bones By Chris Litten Happy June to all of you! Hopefully you read last month’s article about aging on your terms and were inspired to put aside one of the six myths I discussed in replace for action. This month join me in exploring our bones. A very consistent reason for…

2018 May Newsletter

Article – Age On Your Terms: 6 Aging Myths Debunked As coaches of the boomer generation and beyond, we have heard countless individuals come into our studio already prepared to tell us what they can’t do because of their age or what limitations they have because of their age. I am here to debunk six common myths….

Quinoa and Turkey Mini Meatloaves

Gluten-free, kid-friendly and with a quinoa and turkey base….this recipe is alluring on so many levels!  From a dish that is traditional and well known evolves a new dinner treat with a fun spin. In this recipe, you’ll enjoy the addition of a protein-rich and flavorful binder that isn’t egg-based: quinoa. I rate it above the lean ground turkey…

2018 April Newsletter

BodyBasics Will Be Closed Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 Just a reminder for all that may not have heard, we will be closed on these dates so that all of us can participate together in some continuing education in Phoenix. Get excited! We’ll all be coming back with renewed energy and new ideas…

2018 March Newsletter

Article – Feet are Neat: Do barefoot activities behoove you? by: Nate Burrous When you take time to think about it, feet are pretty neat. The feet and ankles possess more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, 33 joints and a whopping 52 bones. That is more than 25 percent of all the bones in your body…

2018 February Newsletter

Article – Eat Better to Move Better and Feel Better By: Chris Litten For most of us, the inflammation stemming from some form of arthritis is the norm. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it accounts for 44 million outpatient visits and 992,100 hospitalizations every year. Arthritis is actually a more frequent cause of inactivity than heart disease,…

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