We’ve all been there. We know exercise is good for us, and it helps us physically and mentally. But sometimes, we just can’t. We lack the interest or motivation. Our coach tries to validate and encourage. Sometimes that helps. Other times, nothing helps. It’s just a bad day or a rough patch. When I hit…

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Let’s face it, most of us aren’t comfortable with self-affirmations. We wouldn’t hesitate to compliment a friend or family member for overcoming a challenge or succeeding at something. And yet we often don’t extend the same consideration to ourselves. Affirmations aren’t narcissistic. They support. They nurture. They encourage. They acknowledge. They motivate. They inspire. Did…

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If you missed this seasonal advertisement that went viral, it’s worth watching. Produced by creative agency Jung von Matt for Dutch pharmacy Doc Morris, the commercial depicts an elderly man struggling, over several weeks, to lift and push a heavy kettlebell. Later, at a family gathering, he proudly lifts his grand-daughter overhead to place a…

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I can’t remember how I stumbled on Latoya Shauntay Snell’s Insta account, but I’m a devoted follower. Me and 60,000+ others. She’s a health and fitness social media influencer—with corporate sponsors and a huge fan following. Latoya is a committed athlete, chef, journalist, and activist for body positivity and racial justice. But her personal story—overcoming…

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A few years ago, a colleague-friend suffered a major career defeat. She accepted it with grace, then almost immediately afterwards had the words “Nevertheless, she persisted” tattooed on her upper arm—a reference to the US Senate’s silencing of Elizabeth Warren during the Jeff Sessions confirmation debacle. Since then, the expression has become a North American…

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We are live! Here’s a brief introductory video with some more background on FLEXIT—including where you can find us on social media. I’ll share my REFLEXIONS regularly on this blog. As well, you can follow FLEXIT on Facebook and Instagram for regular training tips and quick demos. Clients can also subscribe to FLEXIT’s YouTube channel (FLEX Integrated Training) where I’ll…

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Welcome to my new business (ad)venture: FLEX Integrated Training (FLEXIT). For me, the past year has been a catalyst for radical personal and professional change as I deepened my commitment to health and wellness. And I’m not alone. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has made many people re-examine their priorities, particularly the importance…

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