Alterra Wellness

2011 Outdoor Boot Camp for Women !

March 21st, 2011

Today’s the first full day of spring and although it may still feel chilly and (in most areas) temps. are below normal, our thoughts tend to gravitate towards summer: sleeveless dresses, capri and flip flops, and…yes…bathing suit season!! Dare I put that image in the forefront of your mind?  It’s inevitable!  You know you want […]

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Get Fit. Get Strong. GET OUTDOORS!

May 13th, 2010

Fitness Boot camps have become so popular.  As a personal trainer and a person who delights in all forms of fitness, I thought it would be right up my alley to form a boot camp…and so the inception of BLAST BOOT CAMP emerged. I and another fitness fan decided to create  fast and fierce exercise […]

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Spring Housekeeping

March 20th, 2010

Happy Spring! I hope each of you are enjoying this wonderful weather today. Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  While winter is the time to nourish the body and allow time for rest, to conserve and build the body’s qi (vital energy), springtime seems to invoke a natural tendency for all of us to […]

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Barb’s First Week Meal Plan

March 1st, 2010

Wow, I never thought the biggest challenge would be formatting my tabs from my word doc. to WordPress. I’ve played around with formatting for some time–if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can fit six columns horizontally in WP, let me know.  I’d appreciate it! With that said, I had to retype it […]

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Check It Out!

February 22nd, 2010

From those in need of an assistive device due to injury or muscular-skeletal issues all the way to the elite athlete–please click on this link.

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Shine a Green Light on Your Business

February 17th, 2010

According to the Census Bureau there are 304,995,583 people living in the United States. Each individual puts a strain on the planet’s resources, creating a “carbon footprint.” The cumulative effect of everything one does, buys, eats, et cetera, will last beyond their lifespan and affect future generations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predicts that increased […]

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GET READY…SET…GO!: Winter Workout (Mid Feb-April)

February 15th, 2010

Equipment: What I am using TRX: suspension training. Kettle Bell: 10 bs. Jump rope Equipment: What YOU can use Why TRX?  if you don’t have one or if you have injuries or physical limitations in which you need this external device assistance OR you are an exercise buff looking to increase intensity and progress your […]

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The Skinny on Fat Loss

February 12th, 2010

If you have a scale that reads both total weight and fat percentage you may notice that it is a lot easier to lose “weight” then it is to lose fat.  February 1, 2010, I signed up for a fat loss program at my chiropractor’s office.  Each contestant has been given one month free at […]

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VO2 Max: What Is It and How Do I “MAX” Mine?!

February 6th, 2010

Whether your doing an aerobic class at the gym, cycling, playing tennis, skiing, or running, your body depends on endurance achieved by oxygen (O2) consumption and optimal utilization (by the muscles) of oxygen. We know that the heart is a muscle and it must be exercised to stay healthy and strong.  We also know that […]

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Fitness Goals, Food, and Fun!

February 5th, 2010

Today marked a very special day.  If you hadn’t noticed, women everywhere wore the color RED to show their support for the recognition and eradication of heart disease and stroke.  Through the American Heart Association, women shared stories and educated one another on the facts and prevention strategies against America’s number one killer disease among […]

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