Hello there and welcome to my synthesis of guidance and nourishment for body, mind, and soul; Vitality Fit, a platform for ideas, articles, and advice related to health, fitness, spiritual life, food, and fun.
I have been a Personal Trainer in the Bay Area for over six years and this is my first stab at creating my very own website…I have resisted “going viral” for quite some time (I think I was mostly put-off about having to write the dreaded/cheesy “about me” section) but then realized that a blog would be a great way for me to share exercises, ideas, articles, recipes, and inspiration to my clients. Also it is a way for me to reach out to others in the Bay Area who may be seeking an alternative path to hiring a trainer through a corporate gym or fitness club, which often requires you to pay high fees for a trainer as well as a gym membership.
Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to maintain a client base mostly via referrals and word-of-mouth. I don’t want to advertise myself as something I am not; I do not have unrealistic goals and expectations for myself or for my clients. We are all human; I occasionally miss or skip a workout, and I may at times enjoy a piece of chocolate cake, or a dirty martini, or both! However, I am serious about caring for our health, I believe that we get only one body during this lifetime and that we should therefore treat it with love and respect by exercising, eating healthfully, getting good sleep, and living simply.
I found this NPR article very interesting and to-the-point. Only recently has yoga gained extreme popularity in the U.S., some believe that the way in which it is taught and practiced can sometimes be dangerous. This article draws the conclusion that the benefits of practicing yoga out-weigh the dangers, but as with any fitness program one should exercise caution and listen to their body when participating in a yoga class or practicing on your own.
Read or listen to it here: