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Get Great Exercise Running Stairs!
Portland OR is home to some great urban staircases…the best of which is located in Mt. Tabor Park. This 280-stair monstrosity is like a playground for those of us who love to feel the burn, torch calories, release a tidal wave of endorphins, and generally have fun (athletic fun). At any time of the day […]
Small Businesses Check out Google!
Google is touring the country with a very cool ‘get your business online’ campaign. They are offering free websites, as well as seminars and tools for promoting and leveraging the web as a business tool. Having attended this workshop, it really is a good opportunity to learn […]
Pixie Project Auction!
How does an animal rescue relate to fitness and Pilates? Well…dogs are amazing exercise partners! Not to mention that animals make people happy and happy people are more active and generally involved in life including physical endeavors. Thus, we here at Rachel Rettman – Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle. want to spread the word about the Pixie […]
The Importance of Good Posture
As fitness professionals it is often assumed that good posture represents itself in one way, namely correct skeletal alignment with respect to the plumb line, seen here: While the plumb line is very important, the point that this article makes is that good posture involves the active use of ones postural muscles. What does this […]
Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Soup!
Sometimes eating healthy can seem like a drag…especially when you are someone who houses a serious sweet tooth! Do not give up hope – really healthy ingredients can be made to taste like chocolate strawberry ice cream! Here is the simple recipe for a fabulous chocolate strawberry shake; or, eat it with a spoon like […]
Foam Rollers are amazing. If you have never seen one, it is a cylindrical tube, about 3 or 3.5 feet long and about 7 inches in diameter and it is used to roll along the body to stretch and ease muscles pre- and post-workout. Additionally, it is used as an exercise prop in order to […]
Eat Right For Your Blood Type
Did you know that, according to Dr. Adamo, people require different diets (i.e. eating plans, not a lack of eating) according to their blood type? Someone with Type A blood is optimally sustained by different foods than someone with Type O, Type AB, or Type B blood. While fruits and vegetables are a mainstay for […]
Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cabbage, and Onions Oh My!!
All fruits and veggies are vitally important to our health and wellness. Any time you can get your hands on a fruit or a vegetable, even if it is not organic, please eat it!! While different produce items contain various types of essential vitamins, minerals, and cell building blocks, […]
It’s Official…303 sold!
While a few more might yet sell in the coming weeks (I have yet to figure out how one can get a Groupon after the deal expires but apparently you can) I have sold a total of 303 Groupons in the last 1.5 months. This is extremely exciting since building a business is a huge […]
GROUPON ALMOST DONE!!
We have sold almost 120 groupons! Just 12 more minutes to go! In the last month and a half about 300 Groupons were sold; Although some people bought multiples, this still equates to business exposure to hundreds of new customers. Let’s admit it…Groupon takes a HUGE cut out of the deal (half to be precise). […]