Tired of Elliptical? Try a Gameful Approach

Does your exercise routine sound like this? 30 min elliptical one day – maybe throw some weights around or do some machines another day – walk the dog. This routine gets booooringgggg and many of my clients come to me feeling flat, tired and totally uninspired.   If you aren’t getting enough physical activity in […]

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How to Achieve Work/Life Balance

The first blog in this series was an overview of work/life balance and what it means . Now we will dive deeper in on How to Achieve Work/Life Balance.   1 – Make time to connect with others. #Relationships There is a Ted Talk 75 year study on happiness and those people who were happier were […]

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Consistency + Motivation=Results

This year I trained for my first national competition called CG Games (Camp Gladiator). Not only did I have to be strong, and agile but have endurance, and speed as well. There are 5 events: strength, agility, endurance, interval and peak (which was an obstacle course). It took months of training leading up to nationals […]

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Meaning of Authentic Community

Think of people in 3 rings. In the middle is you, your partner, parents, siblings, & people you talk to daily. The outside is our social media network and anyone you’ve ever known. The middle ring (yellow in diagram below) is where we struggle. These are people you might see once/week. The people you build […]

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How Amanda Plays

In this blog I want to share some examples of how I’ve used play in different aspects of my life:   Play in my relationship I was struggling with being snappy, and short with my boyfriend. In addition to praying for patience and to be slow to anger, I decided to make this a game. […]

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What Does Work/Life Balance Mean?

As millennials we really value work life balance, but do we actually balance them? Do we even know how? What does work life balance even mean? I will answer all these questions in this blog series. Part 1- What does work life balance mean?   Many of my clients tell me stories about their partners […]

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FUN Partner Workout

Working out is always better with a buddy, so grab a friend and sweat together.   *For this workout you will need a TRX suspension trainer, but I have included a substitution if you do not have one at your gym.   Instructions: One partner will be doing a HOLD while the other does REPS. […]

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Create New Experiences

“Without new experiences, something inside you sleeps.” -Frank Herbert   Can you think of the most FUN, active weekend in your adult life? Mine was at my friend Jackie’s bachelorette party weekend at Camp No Counselor. This took place somewhere in Equinunk, PA, but they have them all over the country. I was really looking […]

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Pyramid Workout

Here is a FUN workout variation called Pyramid   Do two exercises and keep alternating as you increase the work to rest ratio. The timer increases and then decreases just like a pyramid. Entire set takes about 5 minutes. I created this timer with built in intervals in an app called Seconds Pro: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/7934246-pyramid   […]

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