Friday, May 13, 2022

"Jumping Jack" the Godfather of Modern Fitness

 The person who made Jumping Jacks famous came up with this quote 

“Exercise is King, Nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”

Check out more on this quote here:


Guess who?


It was Jack Lalanne!

 

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne, deemed the “Godfather of Modern Fitness” believed every human being can attain maximum body health and fitness if they will practice moderation, eat the most natural foods, and exercise on a regular basis. Lalanne inspired millions over the years on national television, radio talk shows and at events and lectures. He opened North American’s first health club, in Oakland in 1936.

 

Lalanne designed many of the familiar exercise machines, including leg extension machines, Smith Machines and cable-pulley systems. Jack was adamant that women, the elderly and even the disabled should work out to retain strength.  He passed away at the age of 96 after a brief bout with pneumonia.

 

An advocate of proving that anything is possible, Jack LaLanne often accomplished feats of super human strength through his life even into his 80’s. He showed the world that you can achieve anything in incredible ways such as swimming from Alcatraz to shore while having his hands cuffed and feet shackled!

 

Here are Jack LaLanne’s 20 PRINCIPLES - AS A REGULAR DAILY WAY OF LIFE;

  1. Radiate love, joy and peace.

  2. Apply the Golden Rule…DO GOOD….BE KIND.

  3. Think positively, constructively.

  4. Breathe deeply of clean PURE air.

  5. Give all your body air and sun baths

  6. Drink MORE fresh juices

  7. Eat MORE fresh fruits

  8. Eat MORE raw green salads.

  9. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly.

  10. Use a Liquifier each day.

  11. Avoid all mucus-making foods.

  12. Lift UPPER body Up.

  13. Lift chin Up…and SMILE.

  14. Keep chest OUT, abdomen in, shoulders back.

  15. Exercise regularly.

  16. Rest, relax, avoid strain and tension.

  17. Keep bowels open, follow my “Master Plan”.

  18. Practice self control.

  19. Always BE Careful and avoid accidents.

  20. Learn to APPLY all Natural Laws as I teach.

 

Do you remember Jack?

 

His legacy will live on -thanks to Jumping Jacks!

 

For more quotes check them out here;

http://jacklalanne.com/quotes/




Friday, May 6, 2022

Did you Forget? It starts Monday May 9th, 2022


What do you think Pink?


The 6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program starts May 9, 2022

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app. Access to planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Great for anyone!

$55 for the full program.

$35 for the virtual Tuesday/Thursday workouts.

Email: dynabody@gmail.com & reference "Pink" and you get $5 off!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Workout Tuesday May 3, 2022

 


Join me and the other Dynabods for a FREE Virtual workout

This Tuesday May3rd  6:30pm  (Central Time Cda/USA) 

Yes FREE!  The class is through Skype and you can simply join as  a guest. 


The link to join the Dynabody Fitness Class is;

https://join.skype.com/vxcObpe8NqMB

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Get Ready Dynabods - coming May 9th, 2022

 


The 6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program starts May 9, 2022

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app. Access to planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Great for anyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Physiological Sigh

Last month I discussed taking a Mental Vacation to help you relax and de-stress.  Have you hear of the Physiological

Sigh?  This is a breathing method that helps bring your autonomic nervous system (ANS) down and into balance,

calming your mind and relieving stress and anxiety.

Introduced by Standford researchers Mark Krasnow and Dr. Andrew Hubberman, this physiological breathing

technique is super simple in helping to downregulate your emotional state:

Two inhales through the nose, followed by an extended exhale through the mouth

Your first breath dilates the lung sacks, the second inhale inflates the lungs a bit more allowing more carbon dioxide out of the bloodstream so that when you exhale you release the most possible amount of CO2 out of the body.  This perfectly balances the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and lungs. 

Breathing is important for calming the body and YOU can control your neurons - the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your body.   As Dr. Hubberman explains The diaphragm is the one organ that can be controlled by breathing and is the path of the mind to the body and it has real-time control over the brain state.  For example, when you breathe quickly you increase adrenaline in your body, when you breathe slowly your brain secretes less.

 In summary, this physiological sigh can be done anytime.  Releasing the carbon dioxide helps to;

• Calms the mind

• Oxygenates the body

• Brings your nervous system into balance

• Creates equilibrium between alertness and relaxation

Want to learn more? Listen to this podcast;Change Your Brain: Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman | Rich Roll Podcast  https://youtu.be/SwQhKFMxmDY



Sunday, April 10, 2022

Easter Bunny Special - with Dynabody Fitness

 Easter Bunny Special!

6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program  just $50.

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app.

Access to the Trainerize App to which allows for planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Check it out here:



* Next session starts May 9th to June 19th, 2021

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Take a Mental Vacation

With all the craziness that is going on around us it’s no wonder that people are more anxious, overwhelmed and stressed. For some of us, escaping to a tropical paradise is just not possible.  However, taking a vacation doesn’t have to cost you a thing - a Mental Vacation that is.  A Mental Vacation gives you a chance to relax and rejuvenate. That means taking a break from everyday life, unplugging from your devices,  ignoring the news and social media.  The goal is to place your mind in a relaxed state of harmony and calmness.

Here are some ways to take a mental vacation;


Read a Book

Getting lost in a good book is a perfect way to escape what’s going on around you and help you feel relaxed and refreshed.


Visualize

Think of a pleasant moment - either a past memory or a fantasy.  Dream of something that makes you happy. Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a relaxing place. This place is where you feel completely safe because stress and worries hold no power over you.  Feel the tension leave the body.


Anxiety Canada offers a walkthrough of a mental vacation for free on their site. 

Check it out here: https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/mental-vacations/


Take a Nap

Lock yourself in your bedroom and take a short nap.  A short period of sleep helps to rejuvenate the brain and reduce stress in the body.


Meditate

Meditation, even for as little as 12 minutes each day, has been shown to lower cortisol, reduce inflammation, balance the immune system, and even improve empathy and compassion. 

Connecting with yourself is a great form of relaxation which helps to calm down your nervous system.


Go for a Walk

Taking a stroll through nature – the woods, along the river or waterfront, etc. helps to get you moving. Exposure to nature has similar effects.  Adding the sun into the picture is an added bonus.


Listen to Music

Put the headphones on, close your eyes  and turn on some music that will relax you.

Something as simple as birds chirping, crashing waves or meditation music is helpful.


Play Your Favorite Musical Instrument

Music can influence your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Disconnect from the work and play the guitar, piano, violin, etc.  I bring out the harmonica.  I’m not very good at it but it helps relax the mind and body.


Get in the habit of treating yourself to a Mental Vacation.  If you can, do it daily, otherwise plan some time in advance to have some “time-off”.  You will be amazed at how much better you feel!