RV Fitness On The Go

Traveling by RV is amazing, home on the open road, stopping to rest wherever you like, campgrounds friends & nature…did I mention camping food & goodies?

Home Sweet Home, RV Life

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Of course; most of us gain those few extra pounds while on vacation & it’s so easy to focus on that R & R, that we forget about our bodies.

I fully recognize that dilemma & am here to give you some tips & product ideas for your RV – no more travel excuses…

My goals for this blog is to show you with convenient packing & storage of fitness items, how to keep it fun & to keep/get in shape on the road.

My 1st item is a good quality Yoga/Fitness Mat. They easily roll or fold for very simple storage. Can be used for several regimens including meditation. I chose this Roam mat not only for its quality but the folding & carry bag. Perfectly priced & bag can be used to carry other items as well.

The Perfect Mat

Be sure to view the various bands & even jump ropes that can be stored in bag too!

The “Yoga Wheel” is a definite must have! After hours on the road theres nothing better than an extensive stretch with this wheel. I stop every couple hours & do some “RV Wheeling” – feels so great I do longer trips with little to no toll on my body.

The Wheel is a little more challenging to store, but overall value is a must!

Teal Yoga Wheel, color coordinated with my mat & SUP!

Another unique item I recently found is the portable & easily storable “Lifeline Jungle Gym”!!! So perfect to attach to a tree, RV anchor & more. This unit switches between body weight work & tension…can’t wait to get this for my next RV Adventure! Go to my shop & see all about this one…

Dream Machine of the Wild!

With these 3 items you can be in better shape when you gather home. Next blog will focus on basic moves introducing my new course: Fitness on the Road; RV Style!!!

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A little reading while you recover???

SUP Outdoor & Indoor Fitness?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has been growing in popularity as a fun & adventurous fitness activity.

My Board & I

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I am so totally addicted for SUP for it allows one to enjoy the water, get an awesome total body workout, relax, can incorporate Yoga & other stretching regimens just to name a few!

Some boards can be customized for fishing, yoga/stretching, seating & passengers – even for our furry friends.

I’ve taught group fitness classes since 2005 & loved my Surf-n-Tone Classes…with use of small simulated surf boards. I found taking this regimen to the water has added so much more excitement & challenges.

Being a fitness professional I offer my recommendation on the following:

Energy based attire that helps increase energy with energy return fibers. The fibers convert natural thermo energy from your body into Far Infrared Ray’s to push your anaerobic limits!

Energy Shirt
Energy Pants

Gnarly is loaded with electrolytes & B Vitamins, is low in sugar but big on flavor – I love the pink grapefruit!

Gnarly Hydration

In the title I mentioned “Indoor Paddle Boarding…YES!!! I found an amazing indoor board! And it’s not just for paddling…from beginner to pro this board is to maximize your mobility, flexibility & balance.

Perfect for “Indoor” Paddle Boarding, yoga, pilates, weight training & all other boarding sports!

Indoor Paddle Board

Click piclinks for more details & for more products I picked especially for you!!!

Coming soon…My Personal Workout for you!!! Station X Online

 

Wine & Giving

Wine for Great Causes

Charities such as Gleaners have been on the news reporting all time low in contributions for hungry children…their cupboards are bare!

Summer is the worst time of year for charities but remember “Hungry Children” are still “Hungry”!

You can help me make contributions by hosting an elegant “Wine Tasting”

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9 – 12% of your guests selections from your Personal Tasting, will go to a local charity to help fill those empty cupboards for the hungry children.

Statistics show that every $1 provides 3 meals!!!

Our high quality7 bottle tasting is just $69.99 & includes 2 premium wines, pairing ideas, wine etiquette & a wonderful time with your friends.

Other means of giving while stocking your cellar is the “Wine Club”, “Case Club”, Gift Certificates & more….

Visit: Station X Online for details & to book your Wine Tasting with your own “Personal Wine Advisor”.

Case Club – Earn a complimentary case!

Benefits of the Yoga Wheel

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Stairway to Mind & Body Heaven

Excellent tool for your overall health & wellness that…

  • Pushes that extra stretch.
  • Releases muscular tightnes.
  • Enables to hold posts longer.
  • Eases focus of breathes.
  • Gives more stability & balance.
  • Increases stamina.
  • Dramatically increases flexibility.
  • Eases focus of clearing the mind.
  • Destresses & relaxes.
  • Gives an incredible spinal & body massage.
  • Tricks you into an amazing core workout.

Order yours today at Stationxonline & receive discounted Private Sessions for only $15 ($35 value).

Charity Drives & Fundraisers

Wine Tastings are fun & elegant means of raising revenue for your Charitable Foundation. 

Earn up to 12% of wine selections from your paid event!!! Fee $59.99 Includes 6 – 7 bottles of wine, Wine Advisor & fun, unique evening with friends, family & co-members.

Earn 50%+ on Silent Auction Certificates or Certificate Drives!!! No upfront fees.

Visit: Wines for Humanity

Alzheimer’s Hits Home

Alzheimer’s is indeed the “Longest Goodbye”. My Dad was diagnosed 7 years ago at the age of 83…we knew something was not right but figured it was just getting older.

Signs 10 years prior were vague but truly something we wished we had knowledge of at the time – extensive spending, worries of being robbed, worries of house catching fire, misplacing things, change to normal activities.

Prior to diagnosis repeated wonderful stories, remembered lots of childhood memories, repeated activities & chores. The final symptom was he driven to the corner store & became lost.

We immediately made Dr appointments to find what was wrong – After numerous tests…reality hit all of us!

During the last few years we learnt to go into his world, listened attentively to his wonderful memories, laugh at the quirky things he would say & do, worked with mind exercising activities (break down a flashlight & ask him to fix it, etc).

When he became very difficult to care for we placed him in a Rehab center…a must is to be active taking part in daily care, keep an eye out for proper care, no bruising or injuries & staff that answers questions & is supportive of you too.

Everyday for that final year I did lunch with him, stopped in after work in the later evening to be sure he was clean, comfortable & content. We would have coffee & share a pastry & chat about everything from his childhood to assuring him Mom was ok.

The final days were so contenting for he knew us & made sure to give us lots of words of wisdom & say goodbye.

I began studying signs of impending death & closely monitored him – 6 weeks prior – intense taste, foods were so delicious to him. 3 weeks prior – appetite slowed down & eyes glistened. 1 week prior – began saying goodbyes, it seemed the Alzheimer’s went away…he was very focused as he finished business, started seeing deceased family & friends. Last sign would be the mottling (hours to final moment)…

The morning staff called notifying me the last sign began, he gently sipped coffee with me & was so relaxed & content. No pain, held our hands, spoke comforting & we knew he knew it was ok.

He passed of “Natural Causes” & it was a very comforting moment, he knew us to the end…he beat the horrible end that Alzheimer’s could bring.

I miss him intensely, but know I was a big part in his life & treatment. I learnt so much about life & death & how to cope as a family member touched by such a horrible illness.

Best advice…go into their world, don’t argue or get frustrated, enjoy the quirky things & most of all laugh & love them…#alzheimers

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