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Get Fit Newsletter 25 January, 2021
the value of your health

It has been said that the most valuable thing that you possess is your health.

Let’s face it, today more than ever, health is a topic of concern. We take precautions to avoid exposure to others and to mitigate our risk of contracting coronavirus by wearing masks, social distancing, staying home and following guidelines and protocols when out in public. 

We do this because we don’t want to get ourselves or others sick.

What is health? To have good health is to be free of illness or injury, to be able to adequately cope with the demands of life, and to maintain a state of equilibrium with yourself and your environment. 

When we are in a state of good health our quality of life increases dramatically. We are able to utilize our bodies without pain, experience natural energy, and enjoy feelings like joy and happiness. 

One of the factors that influences our health the most is diet. The foods that you eat make a measurable impact on the condition of your health. By eating healthy, wholesome and nutritious foods you give your body the building blocks it needs to fortify healthy cells and smooth bodily functions. 

Just as important are the things that we avoid eating as part of our diet, refined sugars being the deadliest. Additives, processed ingredients, unhealthy fats, and unnatural sugars are problems for our bodies to flush out the best it can. Too much of these harmful items result in extra weight, clogged arteries and decreased ability to regulate blood sugar. 

Today I’d like you to draw the mental connection between your healthy eating and your good health. By sticking with it you will take measurable strides towards claiming better health. 

This means having a stronger immune system that’s ready and able to fight off viruses.

So please add good health to your list of reasons for exercising and instilling healthy eating habits to last you a lifetime. 

If you aren’t yet one of my prized clients, then please reach out to me. I’d love to be a big part of your health and fitness journey this year!

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5 Fitness Snacks

Processed snacks are where many people get off track with their health and fitness journey – Use the 5 fitness snacks below to stay on track!

1) Hard Boiled Egg and Sliced Veggies.

2) Sliced Apple and Almond Butter.

3) Natural, Low Sodium Jerky.

4) Seasonal Berries with ¼ cup of Almonds.

5) A Bag of Homemade Kale Chips. See recipe below.

Guilt-Free Kale Chip Snack

Salty, crunchy snack foods are a weakness for most people. Instead of eating chips or popcorn or crackers, which quickly add up in unwanted pounds, make a batch of these delicious, crunchy kale chips. Kale chips are low in carbs and make a delicious crunchy snack.

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

What you need
Servings: 5

1 bunch kale, washed and torn, stems discarded
1 Tablespoon olive oil
dash of salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl mix the kale pieces with all of the ingredients.

3. Spread evenly on foil-lined baking sheets.

4. Bake for 12 minutes, watching closely that they do not burn. Remove from oven when crispy.

Nutrition
One serving equals: 51 calories, 3g fat, 68mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein

TESTIMONIALS

You are crazy not to experience BootCamp! As a fitness drop-out I was facing my '60's looking like the typical out of shape American. What to do to jump start my way back to being healthy? Bootcamp with Laura! The classes are personalized, you never feel abandoned, and all levels are carefully watched by Laura ALL THE TIME. She knows what everyone is doing, pays attention to everyone's little bumps in the road and expertly increases the level of training with every session. I 100% recommend training with Laura. She lives what she believes.
Roseanne Shegirian

I began working out with Laura's bootcamp in October 2010. Over a year later, I can't believe how far i have come and can't imagine quitting. I've never been very athletic, and it is a stunning experience to discover my "inner athlete" in my mid-40s! Despite problems with my knees and occasional shoulder issues, Laura never fails to adapt the day's workout to accommodate my problems and give me a great workout. Not once have i left a workout feeling demoralized or thinking, "I'll never do that again." The other campers are non-judgemental and always encouraging. Beyond the incredible changes I've seen in my body, are the changes I've experienced in my mind - I am more confident, happier, calmer, and sleep better, too. Thank You Laura!
Mary Majewski

I have been going to the 5:30 Monday/Wednesday/Friday Bootcamp for over two years. Bootcamp has given me a confidence that I never had before. While I have always loved working out, I have found a love for doing so outdoors. I love the challenges that Laura gives me each time. She is so encouraging and motivating. Whatever the weather it is so worth it. There is such a feeling of accomplishment to finish a Bootcamp session in the rain, cold, and sometimes even snow! I believe because of bootcamp I was able to become a fit strong athlete that has run in 2 half marathons and even the New York Marathon last November. I can't say enough good things about Bootcamp and Laura.
Mary Britto

I started bootcamp about two years ago. I have tried gyms, walking and exercise classes and would go a few times and then stop. That was not the case with bootcamp. It is always different and nothing compares to working out outside. I am not a morning person but have no problem getting up at 5 am three days per week. I feel more energetic on bootcamp days. Laura is a fantastic trainer. No matter what level you are, she adapts the program to fit your needs.
Melissa Mednick

Here is the best thing about Boot Camp with Laura...she really cares about you as an individual. She is able to seamlessly tailor an individual's work out based on ability level and physical condition/situation. She pushes all of us as hard as we can ("kicks our butts!") without allowing any of us to overdo it. For those women who have been doing the camp for awhile and are very fit she sees to it that they are "burning." However, when a member is nursing an injury in a particular area she finds other approaches to give them a good workout without endangering their health. When a new member joins us she is careful to see that they are challenged without being overwhelmed. No one is ever made to feel that they are "not up to par" - either by Laura or the other ladies in the group. Individual progress is noted and applauded. I am new to the group and so not at the level of many of the others. But I feel welcome and comfortable and encouraged by seeing other camp members who started where I did and are now fit and strong. I hope to be able to be there one day myself.
Terry Williams

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What readers are saying about my book "Choose Well To Live Well!"

Thank you for writing this book! Incredibly motivating, informative and inspiring - with plenty of hands on tips and concrete advice.  Well done! ~Editor, Balboa Press

This book was so enlightening to read! I have known Laura for 10 plus years and she is so inspirational to myself and my family.  She is instrumental in making you feel good, active and healthy.  Laura gives so much of herself and energy to others.  We are lucky to have her in our lives.  ~Vince Camuto

This book was incredibly insightful. I loved the authors realistic approach to living a better life.  And it came at the right point in my life too!! I will definitely be practicing some of her recommended techniques and I'll pick up this book whenever I need that reminder to focus on the present and own my choices.  Thanks for such a spectacular message! ~Michelle

Good Book.  I recommend. ~Gary Ford

Inspiring.  Great tips and helpful facts to help you live a healthier and productive lifestyle.  If you are looking to turn your life around and want to get a good start, this book will help you do it.  ~Elise Davis Chavez

A gift of inspiration and common sense.  I read this book in one sitting.  The messages will be filtering through me for years to come.  The voice is very clear and impactful.  We think making big changes in our lives is complicated, but this book shows how it can be done in simple, clearly defined steps.   It's not just about nutrition, it's not just about exercise - it's about healthy thinking and how healthy thinking leads to healthy choices.  I'm keeping it by my bed for many future re-readings, whenever I need more inspiration and redirection. ~Mary

I am giving this book to everyone on my list!  Laura is the best motivator and most well informed trainer.  Her approach to fitness is so straight forward.  Her motivating words and specific suggestions have made getting fit possible for me, and so many people I have met in her classes.  ~Jen

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CHOOSE WELL TO LIVE WELL "EMPOWER YOURSELF" WORKSHOP 

Are you ready right now to make some real healthy positive changes in your life?  This workshop will teach you how to practice, implement and live the 5 Fundamental Wellness pracitces that will help you create a FIT, HEALTHY, STRONG body and state of mind.

You will not only start experiencing life through a healthier and fit body and state of mind, but you will also learn to cultivate a SENSE OF INNER PEACE, CALMNESS AND AT EASE STATE OF BEING that will improve all aspects of your life!

"Empower Yourself" workshop will be available as an online course! coming soon!!!

 WORKSHOP TESTIMONIAL:

"I attended the "Empower Yourself" workshop in May 2013 and it was a transformational experience for me.  To be honest, I thought I was signing up for a nutrition class but what I experienced was a life wellness class that gave me techniques to handle my hectic schedule.  I learned to take a few minutes a day to relax and focus on the positive aspects of my life, so that I could more calmly handle the issues that come up during the day.  I also learned relaxation techniques for the evening that really helped me get a peaceful night's sleep for the first time in years.  Another key component of the class is healthy eating and learning which foods are good for your body and which foods you should avoid.  I added two servings of greens to my meals which made me feel lighter and eliminated the bloated, sluggish feeling that I used to have after meals.  Overall, I feel in control of my life now.  I am empowered to make healthy choices in the food I eat and healthy choices in the way I handle stressful situations.  I no longer have that fuzzy, groggy feeling when I wake up in the morning.  I feel focused and engaged in making choices that move my life in a positive direction.  I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to lead a happpier, healthier life." D.W., Westport

"I attended Laura's Living Well Workshop in January and it was a perfect way for me to start off the new year.  I decided to commit to the 4 week program because I knew that I needed to calm my mind and try to deal with everyday stressors in a better way! The great thing about working with Laura is that she treats everyone so specifically and individually.  Even though there were other members of the group with me each week, Laura has a way to tailor her teachings and motivation towards each of us and what we each specifically need.  We started off by discussing the foundations of healthy living - moving our bodies each day, adding more servings of greens to our days, calming habits and of course, meditation.  I had never really thought of using meditation but had been encouraged to try it.  Having Laura lead us through it each week was very safe and comforting.  I quickly realized that by meditating and focusing on positive, nourishing thoughts I would be able to face things a busy day can send my way.  I also hear Laura's voice in my head pushing to take calming breathes, telling me to look for the positive in tough situations and be aware of my choices and choose positively.  Finally, the best part of working with Laura is that she truly practices what she preaches and teaches.  She is a phenomenal role model in body, mind, and soul. " J.V., Norwalk


 

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