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3 Critical Numbers Everyone Must Know for Healthy Eating… But Most Don’t

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold  “Watch what you put into your body” or “You are what you eat” are popular sayings everyone has heard.  The challenge is that most of the undesirable ingredients that will pull you off track from your fitness goals cannot be seen.  Everyone has also heard that you are supposed to read labels; most though, are unaware of what the numbers mean.  

How Many Times Do You Tell Your Child,

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold As a parent, it seems that we are faced with a never-ending surge of requests by our children.  Everything from “Can I have…” to “Can you drive me…” and “Can you buy me…”.  And just when you think they are tired or get the hint it is not working, all they were doing was catching their breath for the next round of requests.  With all these requests it seems there has to be a better strategy than simply and repeatedly saying, “NO”. I found a few simple strategies to alleviate you from sounding like a broken record and at the same time provide you the opportunity create teachable moments for your child.

Setting Yourself And Your Child Up For A Successful Summer Of Fun

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold As with many parents, the feeling of summer and the children being out of school brings dreams of carefree unscheduled relaxation.  Days filled with sun, fun, contentment and laughter.  And while the season does usher in opportunities like this, being a parent for the past 16 years I can tell you it also can create, “I’m bored”, “There is nothing to do”, as well as a general slip in the positive lifestyle habits and routines that the school year helped to build.  Gone unnoticed, a summer can turn into a slide into a bottomless hole of Netflix and TV watching.   With this in mind, I wanted to share some advanced thinking so that you can be a step ahead in the planning process for your family.  Continuing with a theme I started in a recent blog, I do believe keeping yourself physically, mentally and spiritually growing is not a seasonal activity, rather it is a year-round lifestyle.  

6 Tips for Keeping the Summer Body You Want

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold #1 Where are you now?   Understanding where you are now is important in measuring forward progress.  Some common measurements are waist size, weight, body composition cardio or strength maximums.  Pick a couple of the measurements that make the most sense to you and check in with yourself every week.  By simply keeping your eye on those numbers that matter to you, you are more likely to make positive progress.    

Three Tips to Prepare for Back to School

Posted: May 17, 2019

By Master Christopher Rappold


Though you may find yourself still basking in the sun of the summer, we all know that right around the corner is back to school.  As with any transition, it can be challenging if not approached correctly.  With this in mind, here are three tips to help get you ready for the school year to come.

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