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The art of persuasion and the fine line of deception

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I have a dress in my closet that I bought while on holiday in San Diego a couple of years ago. It was a trendy shop in the heart of the city. I was in a shopping mood and wanted to buy something unique and a bit risqué. I spotted a short black dress with […]

Be authentic and deepen your connection with yourself and others

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Written by: Donna Hutchinson When I got serious about becoming a professional speaker about ten years ago I joined an organization to help me learn more about speaking. It was called CAPS which is the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. It was an exciting group of people to be around because they were all so […]

Is your busy stressed out life sucking the joy from your life?

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Written by: Donna Hutchinson Its eleven thirty and you are absolutely worn out. You’ve had yet another busy day of packing the kids lunches, getting them off to school, laundry, dishes, checking email, ironing, working, meetings, returning phones calls, checking email, soccer practice, making dinner, checking more email, helping the kids with homework, sixty minutes at spin […]

To Be Truly Alive, Dare Greatly

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In the summer of 2012 I took a leap of faith and dared greatly when I decided to begin a business partnership with Donna Hutchinson. I was excited and absolutely terrified. Although I had twenty years’ experience in the fitness industry, I felt that becoming an entrepreneur was way over my head. A big part […]

Mental Tip-The Courge to Share, Be Open and Vulnerable

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Written by Susana Abreu When we think of courage, with tend to think of heroic acts, such as saving a live or surviving a terminal illness. Although these are in fact heroic actions, there is also something called “ordinary courage,” and such is normally dismissed by most of us. Doctor Brene Brown author of The Gifts […]

Mental Tip-Surviving Your MidLife Unraveling

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Before I get into this topic I would like to first recommend a powerful book that both Susana and I are reading called, The Gifts of Imperfection – Letting go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are written by Brene Brown, PhD. She is an amazing writer and story teller and this segment […]

Are you really helping your clients where it counts?

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Are you counting reps or are you helping your clients with what really counts in their life? This question came to me when I was having dinner with Susana Abreu, co-owner of On The Edge Fitness Educators. We were discussing the future of the fitness industry and personal trainers in particular and wondered if personal […]

Sprinkle The Sparkle Back Into Your Life – Thirty days to sparkling transformation

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About twenty days ago I decided to go on a thirty day journey to bring a little sparkle back into my life on a daily basis. I was hesitant at first to tell anyone for fear I wouldn’t be able to find a sparkly moment everyday day for thirty days but I’m happy to report […]

What will you do differently in 2013?

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I don’t know why but the end of the year always make me feel like reflecting on the year gone past. I like to look back and ask myself, what did I learn this year and what will I do differently next year? Each year brings new opportunities and I’m full of hope for the future. This year […]

Evolution or Revolution in the Fitness Industry

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Evolution or Revolution in the Fitness Industry – Written by Susana Abreu Twenty years ago, when I began my career as a fitness professional, it seemed clear to me what the fitness industry was all about: sculpting bodies, boosting societal status and being on the forefront of new trends that made fitness more fun and […]