Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peace . . .
Wellness coaching clients often identify that stress is manifested in their bodies because of the thoughts in their minds. On this day, I offer up the following for all of us who seek peace within -

it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

May you all healthfully seek peace within even when life seems to be falling apart.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cooper Aerobics - Our Expert's Top Skin Care Picks

Cooper Aerobics - Our Expert's Top Skin Care Picks

Cooper Aerobics: 12 Gifts for a Fitness Christmas

Cooper Aerobics: 12 Gifts for a Fitness Christmas: This holiday season consider giving a different kind of gift to your loved ones. Skip the Christmas sweaters and fruit cake, and opt for ...

Cooper Aerobics - New Nutrition Goals

Foundation-Building Tips for Any Season

Cooper Aerobics - New Nutrition Goals

Please Consider Attending for Yourself and Invite a Friend!
2012 Wellness Retreat at Fort Wayne Dance Collective
Saturday, January 7, 2012
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

(See sidebar to right for all the details!)

Start your new year off with a relaxing, centered time to practice movement fundamentals, yoga, creative movement, relaxation techniques, and self myofascial release. Meet with friendly people and eat delicious food.
Your morning starts with a relaxing tea time to wake you up, followed by a movement fundamentals classed based on the work of Irmgard Bartieneff, designed to increase your physical intelligence. After that, you can choose between a mid-paced yoga workshop to stretch your body and restore your mind, or learn about how to heal your body through Creative Movement, myofascial release, and relaxation techniques with wellness specialists, Pam and Kelly Holt.

Casa Ristorante will provide a delicious lunch in a relaxed environment where you can meet and talk with friends.

Sign up today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finding Purpose in Life

Finding Purpose in Life . . .

Although this may sound like an overwhelming statement, let me pose it differently in two questions:
Please describe what gives you a sense of purpose in life?
What activities have meaning or "heart" for you?

My work as a personal trainer, Corrective Exercise specialist, and Wellness Coach certainly are purposeful and have meaning for me because the "work" I do guides others to be happier and healthier in their lives and to heal their bodies. Years ago, however, my work did not have this same meaning and sense of purpose; something was missing. As I searched for what could truly help people change their lives, I discovered behavioral Wellness Coaching for my clients and began integrating as much "heart" as science into both my coaching and training sessions with them. I truly look forward to my work now - it has meaning and purpose for me as well as for my clients.

In my personal life, I enjoy taking photos of nature such as those in recent posts. I become truly absorbed attempting to capture a "moment" in time. My photos are
not professional in nature - I've never taken a class or read an article on photography and I use an inexpensive digital camera. It is the total absorption - when time truly does seem to stand still in that very moment, when thought is suspended - that has meaning and heart for me.

As a Wellness Coach for clients throughout the country and those here in Fort Wayne, Indiana and New Haven, Indiana, and the surrounding communities, I observe clients as they find their purpose and "heart" by taking small, meaningful steps toward the life they wish to live.

Please consider those two questions and let your answers guide you through this season, but more importantly, may your answers turn into action and guide you through the rest of your days.

Friday, December 9, 2011

This New Year, Forget Resolutions!
6-Week Jump Start Discount Packages 2012
Available Thru March 5, 2012

View the link below to see One-to-One's life-changing 6-Week Jump Start Discount Packages 2012.
This is the year to say "yes" to YOUR self care, health, and happiness! Partner with One-to-One to find your own level of healthy living -strong body, strong mind, energy, life balance, confidence and happiness.
One-to-One is conveniently located for Fort Wayne, New Haven, and surrounding community residents. Wellness Coaching sessions are conducted via telephone. Our quiet, private studio is the perfect place to learn, experience, and embrace a healthier you.
Hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

And Another Success Story with
One-to-One Corrective Exercise!

As a personal trainer, wellness coach, and Corrective Exercise specialist in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, I observe elimination of pain in client's bodies every day. A recent success story follows:

A client shared with me in late November she was scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery for December. I suggested we try a Corrective Exercise protocol to see if we could reduce her symptoms. Within 30 minutes we had ELIMINATED her tingling and numb fingers and she was given a protocol to take home which requires less than five minutes per day for her to continue on her own. Two weeks later she indicated she had some residual numbness in the same hand. After reviewing the first protocol and making some adjustments to her at-home technique, she is symptom free - no surgery needed!

Fascia, a form of soft tissue, is the organ system of stability and movement quality. The new science of fascial fitness is opening up doors for people to reduce or eliminate body pain, reduce stress, improve the quality of their movement (functional, daily movement as well as exercise movement for health, fitness, and sports) and as the story above indicates - avoid surgery.
Most injuries are connective (fascia)tissue injuries, not muscular injuries. Corrective Exercise can prevent and repair damage and build elasticity and resilience into our bodies systems.
Because of what we now know about fascia, traditional anatomy is inaccurate based on a fundamental misunderstanding of our movement. All of the answers are still developing - rapidly - but we now know that if we train the fascia, we will get amazing results.
Give One-to-One a call at 260/749-7226 or contact us at pam@pamholtonetoone if you have read this blog and believe you may be a candidate for Corrective Exercise. Actually, we are ALL candidates for this revolutionary science-based body work!

Cooper Aerobics - Holiday Tasting Traps

If this resonates with you "taste testers" or busy moms out there, create a different habit rather than tasting! Smelling the food, perhaps?

Cooper Aerobics - Holiday Tasting Traps

Cooper Aerobics - Five Winter Workout Tips

Instead of "fighting" through this season, use it as a time to get outside or shake it up inside with these simple suggestions from the Cooper Institute.

Cooper Aerobics - Five Winter Workout Tips

Cooper Aerobics: Tips From Our Experts: Sleep Well This Holiday Sea...

Sleep is one of the most important restorative, healing gifts we can give to ourselves. Implement these tips and assess how you feel!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Spirituality and Well-Being

In a previous blog, Pathway . . ., questions were posted for your consideration with a promise of more questions to come.
What is your spiritual base or belief system? How do you draw upon your spiritual beliefs for support and to help you with moving forward with your life?
Spirituality has been defined in a number of ways. These include: a belief in a power operating in the universe that is greater than oneself; a sense of intereconnectedness with all living creatures; an awareness of the purpose and meaning of life and the development of personal, absolute values. It's the way you find meaning, hope, comfort, and inner peace in your life. Although spirituality is often associated with religious life, many believe that personal spirituality can be developed outside of religion. Acts of compassion and selflessness, altruism, and the experience of inner peace are all characteristics of spirituality.
One wellness coaching client chose to do an assessment that involved their "Connectedness" to different aspects of their life including relationships, involvement with nature and environment, social aspects of oneself, work life, and spiritual connectedness. After the assessment, this client chose to explore further their spirituality. As an outcome (several weeks later) they are discovering amazing aspects of themselves and those around them such as compassion, forgiveness, empathy, patience to name a few. Their spiritual exploration started with the definition above that they found while "surfing the web" and it felt comfortable to them.
As a wellness coach, it is amazing where my wellness coaching clients reach to find their health and happiness. I encourage you to answer this question (and those posted previously) during this month of December; if you wish to explore further and need a helping hand, simply contact One-to-One.
Peace to you this day . . .

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pain, Suffering, and Resilience
Three Women's Friday Stories

Yesterday was a day of experiences for me - a family member suffering greatly with a mental illness brought me to compassionate tears. As I spent time with my loved one and worked with skilled and caring nursing home staff trying to help sort out this latest crisis, I was once again reminded of many life lessons - among them, the importance of caring for not just our physical body but for our mental, mindful, and spiritual self as well. To teach our children and all young people the importance of nurturing our minds as well as our bodies; and when we hit a dangerous curve that we cannot navigate alone, to reach out for help to others of wisdom to help guide us.

I then went on to see a client (also a long-time friend) who I began working with just two months ago. She had experienced a traumatic, debilitating health crisis which left her with very low functional ability; using a walker for 10 steps was extremely fatiguing. She expressed her goals in our initial meeting - one of which was to regain her movement independence so as not to have to rely on adult children to care for her. As of yesterday, she is completely functional - able to walk without an assistive device (no walker, no cane), able to climb stairs, able to prepare food. And she looks forward to her Corrective Exercise and traditional programming every day because "it feels good". I once again found myself brought to tears - this time because of the resilience of the human body and spirit. I was honored to have worked with this woman to reclaim her independence.

Each and every one of us has a different path to travel - we are all trying to do the best we can with where we are at the present moment. Pain, suffering, and resilience are all part of the human condition - sometimes we simply have a little more of one of them than the others.

Honor your mental health, your physical body, and your spiritual nature this day . . .