Fitness

Kathy Smith: Progress Not Perfection

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 17, 2020 /

You enjoy walking as a great exercise tool. Please tell us how your walking program incorporates High Intensity Interval Training and why it is key in a fitness program. Taking a satisfying walk changes our outlook on life, which is more important than ever. A simple tip to turn your walk into a fat-burning workout…

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Open the Door to Tai Chi

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 27, 2020 /

Tai Chi is often described as meditation in motion.  In many parks you may notice groups of people practicing Tai Chi with beautiful and deliberate movements.  The names of the exercises are as descriptive and beautiful as the movements themselves. like White Crane Spreads its Wings or Part Wild Horse’s Mane.  We interviewed Dianne Bailey,…

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Meditation

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time.   Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over…

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Seated Breathing

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 19, 2020 /

Set a nice sounding chime on a timer for 5, 10 + minutes so you don’t worry about the time. Focus on your breathing- observing and following the in and out breaths. When the mind wanders (and it will!) notice that. Slowly bring your attention back to your breathing. Do this over and over again…

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The First Lady of Physical Fitness: Elaine LaLanne.

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 13, 2020 /

Gretchen had the opportunity to meet Elaine Lalanne while visiting Risa Sheppard at Sheppard Method Pilates.  Risa often co-hosted the Jack LaLanne show and was best friends with daughter, Janet LaLanne, who unfortunately was passed away when she was only 21. When Elaine first met Jack Lalanne in 1951, she did not understand the importance…

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Running Outside During Covid-19?

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / April 6, 2020 /

Oh, to be running with a partner, these days.  However, most shelter in place orders allow for solo running or walking outside. If you are a runner or walker, you know how great it feels to get outside for a run or brisk walk.  Follow some common sense rules during this pandemic and running will…

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Interview with Fred DeVito of Exhale “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / March 23, 2020 /

It is likely the gyms and studios are closed in your area, so we wanted to share a great alternative with you. Its also something you may want to try in person, once we are allowed back into our studios and gyms. Today we share our talk with Fred DeVito, co-founder with his wife, Elisabeth…

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Meredith Ruff: Rock Steady Boxing Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / March 2, 2020 /

Today we are interviewing Meredith Ruff from Rock Steady Boxing. Meredith started boxing for her own health and discovered Rock Steady Boxing, a program that helped people with Parkinson’s.  Her mentor had Parkinson’s and she wanted to learn more so she volunteered for a program and discovered they had a 60+ person waiting list. She…

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Jennifra Norton: Becoming a Yogini

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / February 24, 2020 /

 Jennifra Norton, the owner of Chatham Lighthouse Beach Yoga, teaches yoga on the beach every morning from June to September at 7:30 am.  She is a great example of “aging enthusiastically” and how not to stay in the box. Her life has always been one of gratitude and giving to other people.   Though she had…

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Tamilee Webb – Only Leotards Get Old

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / February 10, 2020 /

This interview is with Tamilee Webb, star of Buns of Steel and Abs of Steel videos (over 14 million copies were sold)  and the best selling author of four books. In 2008, Tamilee was admitted to the Fitness Hall of fame.  Tamilee believes that fitness happens from the inside out. You want to find what…

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