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

February 3, 2013

Stand Up Sit Down Challenge – Squat to A Longer Life & Stronger Muscles

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Workout, Workout at Home tagged , at 12:06 AM by lanaholt

Thanks to a Professor in Arizona I learned about this great way to add squats to our day. Many studies show that sitting too much shortens your life. So, let’s add some squats easily to our day with the Stand Up Sit Down Challenge. Please feel free to do this for a day or a week. Our challenge is meant to be a week. It works by recording all the squats you do all day. Here is what it looks like. I decide to sit down on the couch. I sit, stand then sit down. When I decide to get back up, I stand, then sit, then stand up and do whatever I need to do. This applies to your work day too. How many extra squats are you going to add to your day?

If you would like to connect, you can find me at http://facebook.com/coachlana

September 14, 2012

Gangnam Style Choreography – Simplified for Zumba Fitness Class

Posted in Dance, Exercise, Fitness, Workout, Zumba, Zumba Videos tagged , , , , , , , at 9:50 PM by lanaholt

No copyright infringement intended. I do not own the rights to this song.

I’m sharing my version of the Gangnam Style PSY choreography with my students that would like to practice it at home. I do not make any money from these videos. I only share them because it makes my students happy.

I’m sharing some aerobic dance choreography for my students, for me, so I don’t forget it, and for anyone that wants some ideas. This is just for fun. Yes, I mess up and space out sometime and I look like a crazy person. I simplified this choreography. Please LIKE my FAN page (http://facebook.com/coachlana), where I’m going to keep uploading videos like this. I would really appreciate it.

August 21, 2012

3 Ways to Get Healthier Now

Posted in Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Shakeology, Workout, Workout at Home at 2:04 PM by lanaholt

If you are trying to:

•    Kick start a workout program
•    Get over a plateau
•    Gain more energy
•    Eat healthier
•    Drop weight quickly and in a healthy, all natural manner
•    Refresh and renew your body after a vacation or holiday
•    Heal from an injury or surgery

One of the below options may be for you.

First, you need to stop whining and making excuses.

Second, join me in one of the bellow challenge groups and I will make sure you are successful.

Choice 1:  Shakeology 3 Day Kick Start

3 days of the healthiest meal of the day plus all natural, whole foods.

Choice 2: Shakeology Plus a Workout Program

30 – 90 days of Shakeology and a proven workout program with eating plan that gives results.

Choice 3: The Ultimate Reset

A 21 day total body reset. You will be eating 100% whole foods, resulting in cleaning out your body and refreshing and renewing yourself. It’s like getting a do over on your physical condition. I personally used this to recover from knee surgery.

Each choice has it’s pluses and minuses. If one of them looks interesting, email me at coachlana@beachbodycoach.com and we can talk. No whiners, you have to be serious about wanting to change. I will hold up my part of the bargain and I expect you to also.

July 30, 2012

Subbing Schedule – Extra Classes I’m Teaching

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Subbing Schedule, Workout, Zumba at 2:33 PM by lanaholt

Upcoming subbing schedule:

Tuesday (7/31):
6:30pm
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Irvine Culver Plaza

Wednesday (8/01):
5:45am
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Irvine Culver Plaza

Monday (8/06):
6:00am
Body Blast
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

Wednesday (8/08):
5:45am
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Irvine Culver Plaza

Thursday (8/09):
6:30pm
Zumba
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

Sunday (8/12):
8:00am
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Ocean Ranch

Monday (8/13):
6:00am
Body Blast
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

Tuesday (8/14):
6:30pm
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Irvine Culver Plaza

Wednesday (8/15):
5:45am
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Irvine Culver Plaza

5:30pm
Zumba
24 Hour Fitness – Orange Chapman

Thursday (8/16):
6:30pm
Zumba
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

Sunday (8/19):
8:00am
Core, Cardio & More
24 Hour Fitness – Ocean Ranch

Monday (8/20):
6:00am
Body Blast
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

Monday (8/27):
6:00am
Body Blast
Total Woman Spa – Irvine

If you have any questions or need more info, please email me at coachlana@beachbodycoach.com

July 16, 2012

A Day with Richard Simmons! The Best Day Ever!

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Workout at 7:12 AM by lanaholt

When I found out that July 12th was Richard Simmons’ 64th birthday, it motivated me to figure out if he still taught classes. Lo and behold he did, up in Beverly Hills. Well, that said road trip all over it. So, I asked my friend Renee if she was game and we loaded up our truck and headed for Beverly, Hills that is. Swimming pools, movie stars and the Slimmons studio. We got there waaaaaaay too early because we were afraid the place would be packed with other admirers and we did not want to risk not being able to get in. The fee was only $12 to take his class and it’s so worth it!

Richard Simmons teaches a nutritional type class prior to his fitness class. It’s a testament to him, he makes sure his students know, it’s not just exercise, you have to take control of your diet to have long term success. Also, he knows everyone’s story, he cares, he listens and connects with everyone. He makes sure every single one of his members is a success. He won’t let you fail.

His class was amazing, unforgettable. We were in that hot box like sardines, but no one cared. He taught simple, fun choreography, no cueing needed. The music was blasting and he only turned it down to yell motivations or commands like a drill sergeant. I could have kept going forever!

Once class was over, he stayed till every single person took pics, chatted with him, had him sign t-shirts and again, he talked and connected with everyone. It was an especially special moment for me. He looked me in the eyes and commented on how I moved with such joy in the class. He asked me what I did and I told him I was a fitness instructor, he smiled and said I moved like a gazelle. I teared up and got a huge hug from him. I can’t wait to go back! http://www.richardsimmons.com

July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Richard Simmons!

Posted in Exercise, Fitness, Health, Healthy Living, Workout at 1:46 PM by lanaholt

One of my first introductions to fitness was watching Richard Simmons weekly TV show. When I say watch, I literally mean watch. I would sit and enjoy his enthusiasm, stand do a couple steps, then sit again. I wasn’t fat, but I wasn’t fit. My household was far from healthy and I was not encouraged to be physically active. I was raised by my aunt and uncle who always had a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. I thought vegetables came out of cans till I was much older. But, I always had a drive in me to move and sought knowledge on fitness wherever I could. Richard Simmons had a huge impact on me and still does. He has an amazing spirit and meets people where they are. No judgement, just encouragement. I admire that and hope I can be the same encouragement to others. Happy birthday Richard Simmons and many more!

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