Deciding to commit yourself to
long term results, rather than short term fixes, is as important
as any decision you'll make in your lifetime.
What is the Beamfit™
Beam and Why is it becoming so Popular? by David Mesirow
Beamfit™ Beam is more than just another exercise gimmick!
YOUR Beam is a tool you can use to change your life, not just
your body! It is a fitness product that will deliver you not just
an amazing exercise program, regardless of skill level or age,
but exercising with it or just standing on it, you’ll see
and feel the countless benefits in every aspect of your life,
on and off the Beam from Day 1!
about results! You’ll realize the amazing results
that Beaming™ can offer the very first time you move on
the Beam. This is functional training at its best.
What are the "Whole
Body" Health Benefits of Beamfit™ Programming?
• Beaming™ goes beyond total body training as it is
a Whole Body, mentally invigorating, core-based training “EXPERIENCE”
rather than just another workout!
• You'll definitely get the physical benefits from the activity
of Beaming™ ---toned, firm muscles and a stronger core,
improved balance, flexibility, posture and overall improvement
in stature and appearance.
• Beaming™ utilizes barefoot training, the sensory
systems, and a multi discipline approach appealing to your “inner
child,” creating a fun yet challenging experience.
• Beaming™ is diverse. The Beam is used for a multitude
of exercises performed while standing, kneeling, sitting or lying
• Beaming™ will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed
and inspired…”BEAMING” from within.
Physical Fitness Benefits
• Reduce stress and boosts the immune system
• Restore and improve natural balance, improving postural
• Reduce body fat and increase lean body mass
• Integrates upper body carriage with lower body gait while
working the core muscles in every aspect of the workout
• Incorporates barefoot and ankle stability training
• Improves muscle tone, definition and sleekness through
functional movements which integrate strength and flexibility
• Train real-life function of each muscle group
Life Experience Benefits:
• Connect the mind, body and emotional well-being,
focusing on the WHOLE person rather than just the physical experience
• Improve proprioception (body awareness), leading to ones
heightened awareness of self
• Enhance the use of the experiential senses in every day
• Integrate real-life functional training of each muscle
group with mindful and purposeful movement patterns to enhance
overall physical awareness
• Enable the WHOLE person to build self-confidence and over
all self-esteem through mastery of the physical activity and emotional
Five Great Exercise Ideas
for Kids by Frank Rotella (Creator of the
Rofami Inc. Health & Wellness Newsletter)
for Kids - Zumba® is one of the most popular group
exercise classes throughout the world. Zumba® combines
Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a unique
fitness program. Zumba® is a great new way for kids
to stay fit.
Climbing Walls - Kids today are looking for some
excitement when exercising. The climbing walls of today
are a lot more sophisticated than the climbing walls of the past.
The climbing walls not only help kids improve their stamina, but
the walls also help the kids use their minds when deciding on
each step they take.
Jump Rope - Kids have been jumping rope for years.
Jumping rope is easy, affordable, and fun. Kids can jump
rope alone or with their friends. Jumping rope is a great
Exergaming - In today's society, video games
play a major role in the lives of our children. Thankfully though,
unlike the video games of the past where children simply sat in
one place, today's games are more interactive and require children
to actually exert energy while competing. Some product
ideas are the following: the WII, dance dance revolution
(ddr), exerbike, and litespace.
Agility Training - Kids can utilize a variety of products
to help improve their balance, speed and agility. A
couple of product ideas are the following: agility ladders, agility cones,
reaction balls, and balance boards.
Chillin’ with Bobby Flay / Cooking on the Food Network:
By: Jenn Karlman
Diego’s summers are heralded by the Pacific Ocean’s
cold waters fighting the change of seasons with a chilly coastal
fog the locals call “June Gloom,” a depressing term
unworthy of America’s Finest City. June is the start of
summer, kids are out of school and the beach seductively beckons
me to visit several times a week. There is nothing “gloomy”
about a few clouds! So join me and let’s re-brand June as
“June grill n chill.”
Picture it! It’s Memorial
Day weekend and you say, “Hey, next month its ‘June
grill n chill.’” Now that is way cooler than “next
month starts June gloom.” (insert Debbie Downer voice).
Part of my being dreams
about and lives for the possibilities of creating delicious food
and nothing gets closer to my inner chef than grilling season.
Whether you are a hardcore, down and dirty charcoal master or
no mess no fuss, throw-it-on gas guy, grilling is All American,
it is part of our DNA and it doesn’t have to be intimidating.
In April I had the opportunity
to cook with grilling icon Bobby Flay. Even if you aren’t
a foodie, chances are you’ve seen Iron Chef Flay “throwdown.”
He is a Food Network celeb whom I recently grilled with as he
starts his 3rd Season of “Grill It” on The Food Network.
I premiered the first episode, which aired the first weekend of
The experience was one for
my personal record books. The set overlooked Hollywood, the skyscrapers
of LA and the Pacific Ocean. Lighting equipment hung from every
tree like sparkling technical fruit and the entire garage was
setup just for dishes. As a former television news anchor, film
productions are somewhat “usual” business, but this
production blew the socks off any local television LIVE shot.
Bobby and I both grilled
Wahoo, typically caught in Pacific and Indian Oceans. It’s
firm like a filet of Ahi with the delicacy of Seabass. I made
a Wahoo sandwich with grilled red pepper, red onion and avocado
on toasted ciabatta bread layered with goat cheese and homemade
cayenne aioli. Bobby created a marinara sauce with eggplant and
plum: an Italian spin on fish. Both meals captured the essence
of summer: flavor, fun and friends.
And so as we enter (join
with me as we all shout out loud!) the month of “June grill
n chill,” get out that Weber and grab your tongs.
Consider these fun,
non-traditional foods to grill:
1) Vegetables: squash, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, onion. Slice
and drizzle with oil, salt & pepper. Each side takes about
3 minutes. Eat alone, in pasta or on a sandwich.
2) Protein: Seared Ahi. Put well-oiled and seasoned fish on a
HIGH heat grill. On average it should take 1 minute per side.
Slice and serve on a bed of spinach or sliced cucumbers with soy
or citrus dressing.
3) Fruit: Fruits with pits work great: nectarines, plums, peaches
even pears. Oil and place on HIGH heat, then reduce to medium
heat for about 10 minutes. The sugars in the fruit will caramelize
and while the inside remains cold.
Recipes Supplied by: Ben's BBQ
Owner: Benson Goodwyn
2 pounds ground turkey or chopped
1 onion diced
1-3 seeded and diced jalapeno peppers (optional)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can 15 oz tomato sauce
2 cans (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) stewed tomatoes
2 cans (15oz) bush's chili magic(starter) beans
1 bottle of V-8 juice (optional) for less thick chili.
Warm oil in pot and add onion, garlic and peppers until onions
are translucent over medium heat. Add meat. If using ground raw
meat cook for 5 minutes slowly adding the chili powder, cumin,
salt and black pepper while stirring. Slowly add the remaining
ingredients. Add more seasoning for taste and individual preference.
Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and crackers of choice. Bring
to a simmer for at least 20 minutes
Four Healthy Tips for
Thanksgiving by Alan Zimmerer
Weight gain is strictly based
on consuming more calories than you burn. This fact is simple
in theory, yet difficult in practice, especially when the holidays
come around. Follow these tips to ensure you eat some good healthy
turkey, but don't end up looking like a plump turkey sitting on
Tip #1: Ten minutes
before they fire the "start-eating gun", drink two full
glasses of water. This ensures you are staying hydrated and will
give you the sensation of fullness before you overeat.
Tip #2: Turkey
day often involves a lot of us watching people do something active
- playing football, or walking miles in a parade. Do just that.
Grab some family members and have your own "parade"
by taking a walk. Enjoy the outside while catching up with family
and burning some of those extra calories. Love Thanksgiving football?
Grab a pigskin and some of your family and have a touch football
game in the yard during halftime. You will undoubtedly consume
more calories so make a point to do something active with your
Tip #3: Most
of you can spot healthy food, so find it, put it on your plate,
and eat that first. Drink another glass of water after you finish
the healthy stuff - and you will be more likely to pick at the
desserts rather than put them down like it's your job - which
will just get you into trouble.
Tip #4: Eat at
least one thing unhealthy. It's the holidays and putting a lofty
goal such as no desserts might send you over the deep end. Of
course only you can know, but sometimes telling yourself it's
okay to have a piece of cake will prevent you from gorging out
when you finally give in.
It can often be difficult to maintain
a workout regimen through the holidays. LeanDream's customized
workout plans and weekly consultations with a Certified Personal
Trainer are perfect to help you stay active and fit through the
holidays, ready to rock the New Year. Visit
LeanDream today to ensure the holidays are healthy for you
About the Author:
Alan Zimmerer, owner of LeanDream, has over eight years of experience
designing custom workout plans and providing nutritional advice
for clients across the country. Visit LeanDream
today to learn more about Alan and how LeanDream can help
you reach your goals quickly and safely.
Professional of the
of Bender Training Systems (The Pilates Coach) involved in the
fitness industry for over 25 years and has presented internationally
in over 30 countries and has certified thousands of trainers.
Her credentials are B. A. University of Nevada, American College
of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, American
Council on Exercise, Aerobics and Fitness Association, Polestar
Pilates and Physical Mind. Leslee is faculty for Balanced Body
University and a CEU provider for ACE, AFAA, NASM. Leslee has
devoted herself to creating a functionally safer approach to Pilates
training that has been utilized by physical therapists and fitness
professionals throughout the world.
has the top functional infomercial in the country with the Bender
BallTM. Leslee has produced over 25 DVD’s and is sponsored
by Power Systems, Savvier, and Balanced Body. Leslee has presented
for IDEA, IHRSA, Club Industry, Body Mind Spirit, and other international
and TPC Training Systems have partnered with The Human Potential
Center and Dr. Robert Johnson to bring new courses that are cutting
edge for fitness professionals, physical therapists and all other
Bender was a 2010 finalist for IDEA Instructor of the year. She
has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry and has presented
internationally in over 20 countries. Leslee is the creator of
the Bender Method of training with 2007 infomercial of the year
short form. She has produced over 30 DVD’s and has created
one of the safest methods of core training. Leslee is now enrolled
in the GIFT program through the Gray Institute believing that
you can never stop learning the true functions of human movement.
Presently launching the first back care program for fitness professionals
F.F.I.T Fusion Fitness of Intention Training, THE REFINED CORE,
P.O.P Power of a Partner, TR-PLANE PILATES, S.F.T. FUNCTIONAL
TRIANING (sagital, frontal, transverse) COURSES SPONSORED BY SAVVIER: B.A.C. BENDER ACADEMY
OF CONDITIONING, BENDER METHOD OF A STRONG HEALTHY BACK, BENDER
BALL P.O.P, P.O.P POWER OF A PARTNER, BENDER BALL BLAST B.B.B.,
BENDER BALL "CORE”, TRANSFORMATIONAL POSTURE COURSES SPONSORED BY SPRI AND BEAMING: B.B.B.
BEAMINGtm BOLSTER AND BALANCE, FEET AND FUNCTION WITH THE CHI-BOLSTER COURSES SPONSORED BY FUNDAMENTAL FITNESS PRODUCTS:
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What You Want: Focusing your mind and bodywill help you achieve
your goals By Peter K, MA, PT
In 1990 I was 60 pounds heavier than I am today. I remember wanting
to lose weight but I didn’t fully believe I could. I didn’t
believe I could get what I wanted.
there a disconnect between what we want and what we often achieve?
What holds us back?
When you want something you don’t believe you can have —like
losing weight, improving your health, or looking and feeling better—your
mind will initiate behaviors to help you lose weight initially,
because that’s what you want. You might lose some or all
your weight, but something bizarre happens. You start to sabotage
yourself by eating more, exercising less—or both. Why? Because
what we believe will ultimately prevail over what we want.
To overcome those thoughts, I encourage you to set a powerful
and compelling vision about what you want most. Maybe it’s
looking amazing in a great outfit, walking into a room with confidence
and pride, running a 5K, or just feeling good about who you are.
And to use healthy food, fitness and your mind to make those visions
I’ve studied the works of Thomas Jefferson for 20 years
and I consider him a brilliant man and personal mentor. One of
my visions was to visit his home to see where he sat and had his
own visions about his life, liberty and the pursuit of his own
My vision came true during a recent trip to his home and here’s
the amazing thing about my trip:
• I could interpret the day simply as part of a nice trip,
see where he lived, eat some food and go back home with a nice
• I could interpret the day as another vision come true;
validation that I control my destiny, where I go, how I look and
feel, and what it will mean to me. That the event will have a
tremendous positive impact on my life.
Choosing the latter may seem
minor, or even silly to some, but don’t ever miss an opportunity
to empower yourself. Just as I was destined to take control of
my life 20 years ago, through my health vision, I choose to believe
I was destined to be in Charlottesville, VA, visiting Monticello,
at that particular moment in my life.
End With Success
Thomas Jefferson inspired and taught me that if you’re not
happy, do something to change it. With the vision that anything
is possible and if our Founding Fathers can defeat a world empire
with pure mind power, determination and perseverance, then I can
choose healthy foods, train my body and use my mind to succeed
in health and life.
What do you want? And more
importantly what do you believe is possible?
Make sure you believe you can get what you want or you’ll
be frustrated and continually sabotage yourself. When I aligned
my vision with what I believed, I lost the weight, kept it off,
and fulfilled many of my dreams. Align your vision and you’ll
Peter K MS, PT, is a world
renowned speaker, author, health & success coach, nutritionist
and physical therapist. As an expert for the media, he has appeared
on ABC, FOX, MSN, TLC, Blogtalkradio and in Fitness magazine and
is the creator of “5 Minutes to Fitness+”, a revolutionary
lifestyle program for achieving optimal health which has been
featured on QVC and FOX. His clients include celebrities, Fortune
100 companies, non-profit organizations and individuals who have
made incredible changes in their work, life, health and happiness
starting with just 5 minutes a day. He launched a new online motivational
club, Fit Friends’ Revolution. The club offers daily support
and accountability, guidance, workouts, training tips and healthy