Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ELM GEAR to make you MOVE!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Motivation is a funny thing.
Some days ya got it and other days you don't. What can seem like an endless waterfall of momentum propelling you forward can suddenly and unexpectedly run harshly dry.
And that, my friends, is where I come in:) Over the years I have learned a thing or two about the quirks of motivation. Working with all types of folks from all types of backgrounds has taught me that no two people are the same (duh) and same goes for our motivations. In fact, our own personal motivations can change from week to week and most certainly from year to year as we grow and our lives evolve and change over time.
There are a few tricks that we can fall back on during times of low motivation- when the sneakers appear to be snickering at you from the front door.
One tried and true trick is Accountability. This may be to a friend, but it also may be to yourself. Completing a daily log of your activity is a fantastic way to track, record and monitor your movement AND it will double as INSPIRATION when you see just how far you have come.
So to all the 'list-tickers' and record keepers:: Check out the ELM Daily Fitness Log!
This logbook has a page for every week of the year and a spot for every day of the week...minus dates so you can pick up and start tracking your progress at anytime you like.

The logbook is full of my favorite inspirational quotes and great local photos that will MOVE and INSPIRE you to get up and get moving!

The calendar style logbook stands front and centre when you hang it on the wall and put your fitness at the top of your personal 'to do' list.

$20 (inclusive) that will last you all year long- I think it is one of the best bangs for your motivation buck! Available at Laughing Oyster, Extreme Runners, Fitness Excellence AND from yours truely elmhealth@shaw.ca .

If you don't have one already, consider picking one up- $1 from every sale goes to local land conservation efforts like the Cumberland Community Forest Society!


There are two types of people in this world: gym folk and non-gym folk. You are one or the other and it doesn't matter which type you are you just have to know which is which.

Those who choose to stay out of the gym have plenty of options for exercise. And plenty more inspiration can be found in nature and in your own backyard in my opinion!

Of course you can workout at home or outside without any special equipment- just the landscape and great park benches that you find along the way.

But if you are looking to expand your repetoire and boost low motivation with some fresh ideas then you HAVE TO HAVE the following:

EXERCISE BAND. These come in a variety of resistances and have handles which allow you to perform a multitude of different exercises for the entire body. I have them available in light to medium weight rubber for $20 AND in medium to ultraheavy weight with a cloth sheath (protects them from damage, adds a safety measure and allows for heavier resistance) for $30.

EXERCISE BALL. Again this toy can provide endless hours of exercise options!! Sizing depends on your height but you will want to choose a high quality anti-burst grade ball if you want it to last, hold your weight safely and keep it's shape. You get what you pay for when it comes to these balls. I have them for $40 ready to go!

MEDICINE BALL. The final piece that will allow you to progress past body weight exercises by incorporating additional weight to your lowerbody and core exercises. Another inventory of exercises can be created by simple adding a medicine ball to the mix! Yours for only $20-$30...

Email me if you would like to place an order and you can start building your own HOME GYM today! elmhealth@shaw.ca



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