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Maria’s Not So Spooky Workout

Fall Floor Workout! I call this the “Not So Spooky Workout” because it’s done all on the floor! A workout you can do anywhere… all you need is a yoga mat!

Let’s get started! 

**Warm Up** – Do each of the following for 1 min (30 seconds each side): Torso twists, leg swings side to side and front to […]

Red Carpet Ready Retreat Weekend with Valerie Waters

This summer I enjoyed a mind, body and soul filling mini-retreat in Santa Monica hosted by my friend and celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters.  There were only a dozen of us and it was so much fun to enjoy the healthy, LA celebrity lifestyle with new and old friends who were visiting from many different […]

Little Black Dress Secret #4

6 LBD Secrets PLUS a Holiday Gift You can Give Yourself!
As we get closer to the end of the biggest holiday celebrations of all, I hope that you’ve found my Little Black Dress Secrets to be helpful! I sure had fun putting them together for you.

As you recall, in Little Black Dress Video 1 I […]

Little Black Dress Secret #2

Look Maaaaavelous!
It is party time for sure! I went to two holiday gatherings this past weekend and this week I have several events too. My guess is that your schedule is as full as mine is.

While it’s fun to spend time with friends and co-workers, holiday partying can really take a toll on your waistline […]

Cardio Exercise Versus Strength Training

You know that you need to exercise and now you’re ready to take action. Hooray!   But what kind of exercise should you do? It comes down to cardio exercise versus strength training.

Every week I am asked about the values of one form of exercise over the other and here’s my comeback: What do you want to […]

Fall – a GOALden time of Year

The school year has started and even if you don’t have kids at home you know that fall feels like we have a fresh start on things.  With this in mind, now is a great time to set goals you want achieve.

But don’t just think about things you might like to accomplish.  Write down three […]

Write On! 5 Tips to Tap into the Power of Journaling

Welcome to Lessons from Fit for Life, my new video blog.
I’m happy you’re here and look forward to sharing strategies, tips, moves, and more that will empower you to be the healthiest and hopefully happiest version of yourself EVER.
So away we go!
I have been journaling for years. My first coach gave me an assignment to […]

4 Secrets to Being Fit For Life

Often busy people put their work and their family ahead of themselves. In a day filled with activity and responsibility, it is easy to see how this happens. Yet while it may seem unavoidable or virtuous, putting yourself last is not healthy for the mind, body, or soul.

You’ve heard it said that you can’t take care […]

2 Keys to Making Good Things Happen

You know what to do, but maybe not how to do it
So how do you take what you already know about the 4 Secrets to Being Fit For Life and put that knowledge to work for you? As Richard Dreyfuss said in hilarious movie – What About Bob? , it’s all about baby steps. And […]

Vance Mizzi: My 110 Lb Weight-Loss Story

by Vance Mizzi

Little changes make a huge difference.
All right… a deal is a deal. I told my wife I would write this for her some time ago and quite honestly, I simply could not bring myself to do it.  Today is the day and here goes….
Who am I?
My name is Vance Mizzi and I […]