First flight, first fright

17 Sep

Yesterday I got on a plane for the first time in 23 months. I used to fly at least four times a year and have been doing this for over 20 years for my job and I have enjoyed all my experiences ( well mostly) traveling around the world.

I did not take into account that in those 23 months of only car travel, my airport muscles got out of shape. I was overwhelmed by the noise, the crowds and all the choices! It was alot and when I thought about ditching the whole thing and heading home I sat down and watched this fountain.

Water feature at LaGuardia Airport NYC

I learned that sometimes going inward is the best way to move forward. I won’t fib to you that it was easy to onboard but I did it. Next flight will be so much easier I am sure. I have points to use so let me know if you need a visit from me, I need to work out my travel muscles !

Stay well,

Phyllis

Checklist to get started

27 Feb

Its here! SXS Guide for SuccessDownload

This is a quick overview of the five steps I started with when I began my wellness journey. 

The one thing I did not have was an accountability buddy. Thats why I am launching this program to build a community of like minded women to uplift each other as we move, learn and grow into our best selves.

Over 50 is just the second act there is so much more to come!

Look for an 8 week group training group and an accountability partner program to start soon.

If you or someone you know could benefit from joining in, please send them my info and sign up for more updates!

Cheerfully yours,

Coach Phyllis

November

02 Nov

Yesterday, I had planned to run the TCS NYC marathon for the second time. It is the 50th anniversary of the race and I started running at 50 so it all works. Since signing up in Jan 2020 alot has changed. The race went virtual, along with any and all training races I had planned.

So instead of running, I am going to join in on a fitness challenge that starts today.

Join me and Its totally do able!

Click here – https://grownstrong.com/blogs/health-fitness

We know what you’re thinking, it’s too good to be true but check out the

 5 easy steps below: 

Drink ½ bodyweight in ounces of water per day 

Eat a protein source at each meal or snack 

Have a handful of veggies at least 3 times a day 

Sleep at least 7 hours a night 

Commit to 10 minutes of movement a day 

Sign up for the free and track your progess via social media by using the hashtag #gsfallchallenge and #strongbystrand!

I will be cheering you on!

Fitness al fresco

Fitness al fresco
20 Oct

As a rowhouse instructor, I have my own perspective on the points brought up in this article https://www.vox.com/21515865/group-fitness-outdoor-workouts-online.

I have been coaching four classes a week, two indoor and two outdoor. I coach in Westport CT so we were allowed to open with studio social distancing and cleaning procedures. We also offer outdoor options via zoom for anyone to the indoor classes. The adoption of the outdoor classes has been very strong. It appears that this group is more comfortable with the outdoor option, especially for first timers.

I too am concerned about the colder weather, but as a runner, I am used to working out outside in all kinds of weather. The mental health benefits of going to a group class that are pointed out in this article make sense to me. I encourage anyone to find an outdoor fitness class ( before the snow flies) and soak up all those good vibes. It will help fuel your online classes and keep you motivated.

Community is still a thing, lets try and keep it working.