Archive for May, 2014

Teaching Fitness Classes at Age 98! Let’s All Vow to be Just Like Her!

By Jennifer Sage On May 14, 2014 No Comments

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Oh I fell in love with this sweet lady! She’s 98 and teaching fitness to her peers! Keep this isn mind if your instructor tells you to lift 1 lb weights in your cycling class—this is the only time that might be beneficial (or maybe rehabbing an injury).

She is precious, and when I am 100, I hope to be doing the same thing! Who else feels that way?

To watch the video and read the entire article in the Montreal Gazette, click here. Below is an excerpt:

The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. The exercisers at this apartment complex are all over 75 and their leader, Hildegard Gigl, will turn 99 in June.

“I’m getting

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Learn About the Science of Burning Fat

By Jennifer Sage On May 9, 2014 No Comments

fat-cell-comicFitness professionals must learn the science behind what they are doing and teaching. That is why I like to share articles I find that will help your understanding of physiology. Please read this article by Dr. Len Kravitz posted in Ideadfit. It’s called the Science of Fat Burning. While it is quite short, and to read more about the physiology of burning fat, it gives you a good understanding of  how fat is stored and mobilized and what happens when it reaches the muscle where it will be used as fuel for muscular contraction.

Below is an excerpt. Click on the above link to read the full article. TIP: Read the highlighted words (Fat, calorie, athletic performance) for even more great information.

Fat may seem like the enemy of civilized people—especially sedentary ones. Yet we cannot live without it.

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What Are You Riding For? Awesome Video Everyone Should Watch!

By Jennifer Sage On May 3, 2014 No Comments

A video not to be missed…What are YOU riding for? Leave your answer in the comments!

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