April 17, 2013

Kinesio Taping – Why Tape & Review of Products

Posted in Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Uncategorized, Workout, Workout at Home tagged , , , , at 9:25 PM by lanaholt

I’m not taping expert. I was introduced to it by a friends husband and I’m in love with kinesio tape now. It’s like magic tape. My foot was hurting because I rolled my ankle and 1 piece of tape on it miraculously made the pain go away with no medication. I was floored.

Kinesio tape or kinesiology tape is said to stretch up to 140% it’s original length. It mimics the feel and thickness of skin. Using different stretch percentages and angles, it is said to help support the muscles and joints. Some argue that there is little benefit to taping, but many athletes and rehab patients like myself may beg to differ. I was very surprised at the instant results I felt and I was very skeptical.

Since I’m no expert I have relied on 2 very useful YouTube channels for most of the techniques I have used specifically for my foot, ankle and knee.

https://www.youtube.com/user/LumosInc

https://www.youtube.com/user/Jgibbo246

I’ve used 2 types of tapes so far: KT Tape and Kinesio Gold. So far my preference was the Kinesio Gold which I got from Amazon. It held better throughout my workouts, whereas the KT Tape began to come off after my workout. Both tapes were easily removed and did not hurt or leave a residue. I liked getting the colored tapes because that’s the kind of person I am.

Link to the Amazon Kinesio Tape I liked. It comes in different colors and lengths.

http://amzn.com/B001VNGCZW

The Great Calorie Drive – How To Help Zumba Feed the Hungry

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Happy Life, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Motivation, Uncategorized, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:16 AM by lanaholt

All you have to do is dance and Zumba donates to help end world hunger. What could be easier? So, for those of you that might need a little assistance, here you go. First you need a smart phone.

1. Look for the Zumba Fitness application.

2. Find a class so you can set up your favorites and make it easier to check in each time.

3. Narrow your search to make it easier.

4. Choose the class.

5. Add the class to your Favorites for easy check in.

6. Repeat process till you add all your favorite classes to your Favorites list.

7.  Now the app will automatically ask you if you want to check in each time you go to Zumba. Share your check ins on Twitter, Facebook and with your friends.

Now, go share the app, and Zumba your butt off… Literally. =]

March 21, 2013

Get Fit For Free with Silver Sneakers – You Already Pay For It Use It

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Living, Silver Sneakers, Workout tagged , , , , at 8:49 AM by lanaholt

http://www.silversneakers.com

Shoe Review – What Shoes Should I Wear for Zumba

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning tagged , , , , , , , , , at 8:45 AM by lanaholt

Why Use Zumba Toning Sticks for the Zumba Toning Aerobic Dance Workout

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Zumba, Zumba Toning at 8:26 AM by lanaholt

Note that all the DVD Sets come with Toning Sticks, so it’s the best deal to buy the Toning Sticks as part of a DVD set. Get 10% off your Zumba DVDs & Toning sticks here:

www.zumbalana.com 

February 10, 2013

Live a Happy Life – Learn to Love Your Body

Posted in Fitness, Happy Life, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Mind Body, Motivation tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:43 PM by lanaholt


If You Want to Live a Happy Life – You Need to Learn to Love Your Body

Let’s get real. Most people will continue to yo yo diet if they hate themselves. You may think this is a good motivation, but I certainly don’t find self loathing motivating. If anything when I’m not feeling happy about myself, I’m more inclined to eat unhealthily.

Hating yourself is not going to help your situation if you are overweight. So, you need to just say, here I am and I’m moving forward from here. When you commit to get healthy, you have something to be happy about and something to like about yourself. You have taken a huge step forward.

Don’t torture yourself about having to lose weight. Most weight loss is a long journey. So, you should be healthy and patient. And you will learn alot of patience when you are on a fitness journey.

Also note there is a big difference between weight you need to lose for health reasons and weight you want to lose for vanity reasons. Vanity weight is usually 20 or less pounds that you want to lose so you look good in something or another. Weight you need to lose is weight you have to lose or you will suffer some health consequence like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, type 2 diabetes, joint problems, and on and on.

I don’t care about your vanity weight. Sorry, not a big fan of killing it to lose 5 lbs. I do care that everyone is happy and healthy. So, if you are on this journey and want to connect, please feel free to find me on Facebook.

http://facebook.com/coachlana

February 9, 2013

Your Health is Your Responsibility. Get the Information You Need.

Posted in Fitness, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition at 9:53 PM by lanaholt

Once u have the info. Your health is your responsibility.

If you are trying to get healthy, do your research. Find out what are…

-organics/gmo and how do they effect you,
-chemicals, how do they effect your hormones and metabolism,
-grass fed beef, wild caught fish, how are they more nutritious and how do they effect the environment?

Not sure? Follow my 31 Days to Cleaner Eating Series on YouTube, my blog http://coachlana.blogspot.com or Vimeo. I would love to help you figure it out.

A different way to think about it is. If someone told you that you needed to accept Jesus into your heart to be saved, you have a choice. You choose to believe or not. I know, strange example, but it’s the first thing that popped into my mind, so go with me. Once you learn the effects of chemicals, you have a choice to stop eating them or keep going. Once you learn about wild caught fish, grass fed beef, free range chicken and how they effect your health and the environment, you have another choice. It’s your choice.

Your health is your choice. You reap what you sow.

Choose well. Get educated. Ignorance is not bliss & not knowing can hurt you and those around you.

Let’s connect http://facebook.com/coachlana 

February 7, 2013

Live A Happy Life – Find Your Passion

Posted in Happy Life, Motivation at 10:08 PM by lanaholt

February 6, 2013

Live A Happy Life – How to Find Your Joy

Posted in Happy Life, Motivation at 10:31 PM by lanaholt

February 5, 2013

Break the Chains Choreography and One Billion Rising Movement

Posted in Dance tagged , , , , at 9:38 PM by lanaholt

WHY WE RISE (All info taken from http://onebillionrising.org/)

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.

ABOUT ONE BILLION RISING

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

ONE BILLION RISING IS:

A global strike

An invitation to dance

A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends

An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers

A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given

A new time and a new way of being

Find a location or start your own rising at http://onebillionrising.org/

One Billion Rising – DTLA (downtown LA)

The City of Los Angeles is rising! Join One Billion Rising in the call to stop violence against women as we dance at LA Live’s Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Flash mobs, celebrity speakers…and MORE!

Make sure you learn the steps to Break the Chain because we’ll be in the Plaza showing our moves to Los Angeles and making sure our voices are heard in the demand to address, and end, violence against women once and for all.

Time:      Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

Host:     Jason Sywak

Location:

Nokia Plaza (Los Angeles, CA)

750 Chick Hearn Court

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Maps:

Google Maps

MapQuest

Yahoo! Maps

Directions:     Nokia Plaza is at the LA Live Entertainment Complex in Downtown Los Angeles, near the corner of Figueora and Chick Hearn Court.

http://onebillionrising.org/

CHOREOGRAPHY (3 videos):

How To: Debbie Allen Teaches Break the Chain Dance

How to: “Break the Chain” Choreography

Mirrored Choreography Literally in the Mirror


I wished there was an official Break the Chains mirrored choreography. It would make it so much easier for me because, it’s evident I’m not a dancer. So, Renee and I decided to film ourselves practicing in the mirror to make it easier for you to learn it. We used the choreography video from the Senior dance class at Brooklyn High School of the Arts teaching Debbie’s moves! They were amazing and made it easier for us to memorize. I’m grateful to Rene for helping me get some of the moves and counts down.

I’m still working on it and looking forward to bringing this choreography to Zumba and doing the dance on February 14th, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Let go, have fun and don’t worry about getting it right. Do the dance, listen to the song, feel the intensity of what it is saying and let yourself be free. Support the movement at http://onebillionrising.org/.

Words to the song Break The Chains:

Break the Chain Lyrics



Lyrics by Tena Clark

Music by Tena Clark/Tim Heintz



Intro-

I raise my arms to the sky

On my knees I pray

I’m not afraid anymore

I will walk through that door

Walk, dance, rise

Walk, dance, rise



I can see a world where we all live

Safe and free from all oppression

No more rape or incest, or abuse

Women are not a possession



You’ve never owned me, 

don’t even know me 

I’m not invisible, 

I’m simply wonderful 

I feel my heart for the first time racing 

I feel alive, 

I feel so amazing



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

Its time to break the chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain

Dance, rise

Dance, rise



In the middle of this madness, we will stand 

I know there is a better world 

Take your sisters & your brothers by the hand 

Reach out to every woman & girl



This is my body, 

my body’s holy

No more excuses, 

no more abuses

We are mothers, 

we are teachers,

We are beautiful, beautiful creatures



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

It’s time to break the chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain, 

oh yeah

Break the Chain



Dance Break Inst.



Dance, rise

Dance, rise



Sister won’t you help me, 

sister won’t you rise 

x4



Dance, rise

Dance, rise



Sister won’t you help me, 

sister won’t you rise 

x4



This is my body, 

my body’s holy

No more excuses, 

no more abuses

We are mothers, 

we are teachers,

We are beautiful, beautiful creatures



I dance cause I love

Dance cause I dream

Dance cause I’ve had enough

Dance to stop the screams

Dance to break the rules

Dance to stop the pain

Dance to turn it upside down

Its time to break the chain, oh yeah

Break the Chain, oh yeah

Break the Chain



(Repeat chorus)

Support the movement at http://onebillionrising.org/.

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