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  • 7 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Relax

    7 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Relax

    Has this ever happened to you? (NO JUDGMENT!) You’re driving home from work or the grocery store and when you get home, you can’t remember part of the trip … Or you’re in the middle of a great movie on Netflix – and you look down and have no idea how the entire bowl of popcorn is gone … Or you go into the kitchen to get something and you can’t remember what or why? These are all signs you need some MINDFULNESS in your life! “Mindfulness” is super trendy right now - and for a VERY good reason! It can teach you to get you out of your head and into the present ... Which can have amazing ....

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  • Celebrate D.E.A.R. DAY

    Celebrate D.E.A.R. DAY

    Drop Everything and Read Day (also known as D.E.A.R. Day) is celebrated every year on April 12th. That's the birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary, whose characters Ramona and older sister Beezus are now favorites of a new generation of readers. On this day, families are encouraged to take at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together. In honor of this day, we've compiled a list of some of our coaches' favorite titles. Need some daily motivation? Check out these motivational books recommended by our Chief Motivator, John Heringer: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey - "I LOVE the principles and paradigm shifts! ....

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  • Los Gatos Personal Trainers Tell the Truth About Discipline

    Los Gatos Personal Trainers Tell the Truth About Discipline

    This month our Los Gatos personal trainers are zeroing in on RESULTS and what you need to do to make your goals a reality. Our Los Gatos personal trainers have some SERIOUS motivation for you today. It all starts with a time-tested truth that dates all the way back to the year 350 BC (give or take a year or two!). That’s when the philosopher Aristotle delivered his famous quote … “Through discipline comes freedom.” Our Los Gatos personal trainers know it sounds like an oxymoron, right? Isn’t the idea of freedom to be FREE of discipline? But it isn't. Example 1: If you want more free time, you have to be disciplined in ....

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  • Celebrate National Empanada Day With This Delicious Recipe

    Celebrate National Empanada Day With This Delicious Recipe

    National Empanada Day is April 8th! (We promise it's a real thing!). In celebration, check out this delicious Sweet Potato & Black Bean Empanada Recipe by Cooking Light December 2010 Sweet Potato & Black Bean Empanadas Ingredients: 9 ounces all-purpose flour (2 cups) ¾ teaspoon kosher salt ⅓ cup canola oil ¼ cup cold water 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 poblano chile 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained ⅓ cup chopped green onions 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder ....

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  • The Secret to Success is There is No Secret

    The Secret to Success is There is No Secret

    Are you ready for the secret to body transformation success? (This secret actually contributes to almost EVERY kind of success.) It’s that the BASICS will get you (at least) 90% of the results you are looking for! The quality & quantity of foods you eat … how much & what kind of movement you do every day … how much sleep you get … how much stress you’re under. They all add up to SUCCESS. “The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey. The best thing about all of this is this: every single one of the basics impacts the OTHER ....

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  • Method3 Fitness Partner Highlight: Jason L.

    Method3 Fitness Partner Highlight: Jason L.

    Jason came to Method3 Fitness about 2 months ago. As a heart attack survivor, Jason is committed to his health and fitness for his heart and his family. Like many people, he added some pounds during Covid so he joined our28 Day Kickstart Nutrition Program to jumpstart his weight loss. He enjoyed the extra accountability of our nutrition program and rocks our outdoor group and private training workouts. In just 28 days, Jason lost 7.3 lbs and 1.9% of his body fat! Before the pandemic, Jason spent his spare time as an Obi-Wan Kenobi cosplayer visiting local children's hospitals. Jason, we love having you as a part of the Method3 Family and are excited to help you on your way to ....

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  • Campbell Personal Trainer's 5 Top Reasons You’re No Longer Getting the Results You Want

    Campbell Personal Trainer's 5 Top Reasons You’re No Longer Getting the Results You Want

    Are you ready to ramp up your results? Our Campbell personal trainers hope so because this month we're focusing on the TOP ACTIONS you can take to 10x your results … … even (especially!) if you’re stuck in a plateau. Basically, a plateau is when your results stall out and you stop seeing the progress you saw when you first started your program. Our Campbell personal trainers want you to know nearly EVERYONE goes through a plateau from time to time. It’s not a fun place to be - but the good news is that if you DO experience one (or are in one right now), there are a few key things to pay attention to... 1.You Are “Kinda-Sorta” Following ....

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  • Time-Saving Strategies from Our San Jose Personal Trainers

    Time-Saving Strategies from Our San Jose Personal Trainers

    Our San Jose personal trainers want you to know that managing your time is all about expressing your priorities. So, when you habitually say things like, “I don’t have time to exercise” or “I don’t have time to” do something that’s important to you, then you’re saying this: My health and happiness are not priorities. Our San Jose personal trainers are begging you, please, stop saying that! Here are a few simple time-management tools from our San Jose personal trainers to prioritize yourself in your own life. Think about how you can apply them to use YOUR time effectively. Just say no. Crazy concept, right? You don’t ....

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  • Springtime Strategies for Your Health

    Springtime Strategies for Your Health

    There’s just something powerful and restorative about spring, isn’t there? We want to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and the flowers, put on our summer clothes and head to the beach! For some people, it’s hard to feel confident, though. And this year – after the pandemic – it might be worse than usual. Not to worry! Here are 6 easy springtime tips or better health and confidence. Set a date for a race or similar event. During the pandemic, most community 5Ks and such have been cancelled. But virtual races are still happening. You can sign up online and complete the course at a time you choose. Schedule workouts on your calendar. That way, ....

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  • Los Gatos Personal Trainers' 2021 Goal Check-In

    Los Gatos Personal Trainers' 2021 Goal Check-In

    Today, our Los Gatos personal trainers want to know, how are you doing with your 2021 goals? We’re almost a quarter of the way through the year … can you believe it? Crazy. If you’re struggling, our Los Gatos personal trainers want you to know it’s definitely NOT too late to course-correct (even if you abandoned your goals weeks ago, like most people have). There’s a huge open secret we all know to be true about achieving goals, making lifestyle changes, and setting new healthy habits. And yet when we map out our goals at the start of the year, we forget it exists. Here it is: there WILL be obstacles. It’s not a matter of ....

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