A Few of My Favorite Things

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  1. A Few of My Favorite Things

    I believe we all know of or have someone on our Christmas shopping list who can’t stand for a day to go by without some sort of physical activity. I am one of those people and not easy to buy for.

    Buying gifts for health and fitness enthusiasts can be overwhelming because they often know exactly what they like – and in most cases they already have it. With so many competing brands all posting the latest and greatest technologies and results, it’s tricky to choose a gift that won’t get stuffed into a closet, so look no further …

    I’ve rounded up an array of some of my favorite products that I use and some that I sell. I’ve provided a link for many and others you may just reply to the email for questions or prices and we’ll do what we can to help you out.

    I want you to feel confident that any one of the following gifts will be put to good use and not end up on a shelf or in the garage taking up space.

    Top 10 Christmas Gifts

      • JumpSport Fitness Trampoline  – $339.00  I chose this one to show you because it has a handle and is perfect for the over 50 year old who may have some joint issues and can hardly take the pounding of impact exercise anymore. A great addition to our functional aging workouts and the days “in-between”.
      • Polar AV 370  ​ – $179.95​  I love POLAR heart rate monitors and most all of their products. They have NEVER let me down. This particular model is easy to use, lets me set a daily activity level that helps me maintain my fitness level. It also tells me to get moving if I’ve been sitting or being still for too long!
      • YPB Book  ​ & 21 Days of Small Group Training (if you are over 50) Gift Certificate – $97 ($368 Value)​. This is a front end offer for anyone to give us a try. It a popular option and a wonderful gift for anyone who has been talking about needing to get their fitness rocket off the ground again in 2018 … or before 😉
      • Lems Shoes  ​ – $95.00+​ These are my new favorite! I’ve been a barefoot shoe wearer for years and these similar but so much more attractive. Made in Colorado, they are minimalist with a roomy toe box and everything else about them feels like wearing my toe shoes. Many colors to chose from and true to size.
      • Keto Kreme  ​ – $82.00/20 pkts & YPB Mug​ – $5.00 – Keto Kreme in my coffee is how I start my day in care of my brain and giving it what it needs for optimal health. Come over to the Studio THIS Saturday for a FREE Seminar on Optimal Brain Health through exercise and keytones. More info below!
      • ProPower Protein Powder, Liquid Vitamin/Mineral and Omega 3 Bundle – $75.00 I’ve been recommending this basic supplemental combination to my clients for over 20 years. This is my favorite brand and we tend to have plenty is stock whether you are a current client or not.
      • Gym Boss Timer   – $19.95 & Work Out of the Day Access  ​ – $19.99/Month​  Have you been following me for years now, maybe a past client who has moved or a friend, family member or acquaintance who is out of town? We’ve been loading our workouts on-line for a year now in a protected members area of our website and have made these highly specialized workouts for the over 50 crowd NOW available to you. You may start/stop your membership anytime and the gymboss timer is a small portable timer for these 30 minute workouts that makes a great stocking stuffer.
      • Growing Bolder Subscription – $19.99/Year  Another great stocking stuffer for the over 50 crowd! Speaks for itself, very motivational.
      • The Compound Effect – $10.87​  One of my favorite gift giving books for anyone who is looking to make some positive changes in his/her life. This short read breaks it down with actionable steps.
      • Winter Skin Care  ​  $$ – $$$  Rodan+Fields clinical skin care for all skin types and all budgets. I would love to be your Functional Aging Specialist and Skin Care Consultant.

      ​As the song goes … these are a few of MY favorite things and I hope these help you out with some of those hard to buy for “exercisers” on your shopping list. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or to let us help you with your gift giving this season!

      Don’t forget to register TODAY for this FREE Seminar on Brain Health. We have a little space left and that’s it!

  2. Top 10 Medicine Ball Exercises – Workout

    The idea of completing an entire total-body workout using nothing more than an 8-pound medicine ball may not seem intimidating. But consider: This 10-exercise routine is the same one that University of North Carolina strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian uses to whip the Tar Heels into championship-game shape. It’s designed to help you build a rock-solid core, burn fat, and improve your overall performance.

    Sahratian calls this workout the Med Ball 400. The 400 represents 400 repetitions.  However, we suggest you start with 200 reps. (Call it the Med Ball 200)—the number these spring breakers, that were down last week with my daughter Holly, completed when they performed the routine. The best part: All you need is a medicine ball to do this workout any place, any time.

    The Medicine Ball 200

    An old-school way to get your body in great shape

    Perform this routine at the end of your regular workout or as a stand-alone workout, 3 days a week. (Use a 6-, 8-, or 10-pound medicine ball, which you can purchase through YPB Training Studio) Do 20 repetitions of each exercise in the order shown. Complete the routine as a circuit, doing 1 set of each movement in succession and without resting. Was it too easy? Rest 60 to 90 seconds and do the circuit again.

    1. Big Circles standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent; hold a medicine ball with your arms extended directly above your head. Now, without bending your elbows, rotate your arms counterclockwise using the ball to draw large imaginary circles in front your body. Do 10 circles, and then reverse direction to clockwise and do 10 more.






    2. Woodchopper Stand with your feet just beyond shoulder-width apart. With your arms nearly straight, hold a medicine ball above your head. Now bend forward at your waist and mimic throwing the ball backward between your legs—but hold onto the ball the entire time. Quickly reverse the movement with the same intensity, and return to the starting position. That’s 1 repetition.






    3. Standing Russian Twist Hold a medicine ball with both hands in front of your chest and your arms straight. Without dropping your arms, pivot on your right foot and rotate the ball and your torso as far as you can to the left. Then reverse direction: Pivot on your left foot and rotate all the way to the right. That’s 1 repetition.






    4. Squat to Press Stand holding a medicine ball close to your chest with both hands, your feet just beyond shoulder-width apart. Push your hips back, bend your knees, and lower your body until the tops of your thighs are at least parallel to the floor. Then simultaneously drive your heels into the floor and push your body back to the starting position as you press the ball over your head. Lower the ball back to the start. That’s 1 repetition.






    5. Medicine-Ball Sit-up Grab a medicine ball with both hands and lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees 90 degrees, place your feet flat on the floor, and hold the medicine ball against your chest. Now perform a classic sit-up by raising your torso into a sitting position. Lower it back to the start. That’s 1 repetition.






    6. Rocky Solo Sit on the floor with your legs straight, and hold a medicine ball with both hands just above your lap. Twist your torso to the right and place the ball behind you. Then twist all the way to your left and pick the ball up and bring it back to the starting position. That’s 1 repetition. Do 10 repetitions. Immediately do another 10 repetitions, but this time twisting with the ball to your left.






    7. Toe Touch Grab a medicine ball, lie on your back, and raise your legs so they’re straight and perpendicular to the floor. Hold the ball above the top of your head with your arms straight. Without moving your legs or bending your elbows, simultaneously lift your arms and torso until the ball touches your toes. Lower yourself back to the starting position. That’s 1 repetition.






    8. 45-Degree Twist Grab a medicine ball and sit on the floor. Lean back at a 45-degree angle, raise your legs and feet off the floor, and hold the ball with both hands in front of your chest, your arms straight. Without dropping your legs or arms, rotate the ball and your torso as far as you can to the right. Then reverse direction, rotating all the way to the left. That’s 1 repetition.




    9. Suitcase Crunch Lie on your back with your legs straight. Use both hands to hold a medicine ball above your head and barely off the floor. Simultaneously raise your torso and bend your right knee toward your chest as you bring the ball over your knee and toward your foot. Reverse the movement and repeat, this time bending your left knee. That’s 1 repetition.






    10. Diagonal Crunch Grab a medicine ball and lie on the floor with your legs straight and spread wide. Roll onto your right hip and hold the ball with your arms straight at 10 o’clock above the top of your head. To perform the movement, raise your arms and torso and then touch the ball to the floor between your legs. Lower your body, but instead of rolling back onto your right hip, roll onto your left and hold the ball at 2 o’clock above your head before you repeat the movement. That’s 1 repetition. Now, repeat, alternating back and forth in this manner.






    Read more at Men’s Health: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-medicine-ball-workout#ixzz1pVoXcxQ5

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