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Healthy Eating on a Budget

For the upcoming nutrition lecture, we plan to focus on heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, which are major health concerns for African American females over the age of 65.

We will talk about the risk factors of each and how nutrition plays a role in preventing these diseases. There will also be some nutrition tips, meal ideas & possibly some simple exercises to help them to get moving. The exercises will be a combination of strength and flexibility.

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    Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness is a Manhattan based In-Home personal training service providing fitness professionals to your home in New York City. We offer a variety of disciplines including Personal Training, Prenatal Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and now In-Home Massage, all under one umbrella.When you train with one of our professionals you get access to every other discipline. Variety is the key. For those outside the NYC area, try one of our SKYPE WORKOUTS! It's the next best thing to being there. Don’t be afraid to try something new.We also have bootcamps in neighborhoods ranging from Tribeca to the Upper West Side and many NYC neighborhoods in between, with disciplines varying from prenatal to postpartum stroller to open bootcamps.When you train with one of our professionals you get access to every other discipline. Variety is the key, after engaging in the same discipline over a sustained amount of time your body stars to plateau and the exercise loses its overall impact. Don’t be afraid to try something new.We’ve all heard it before, and yes it is contrived, clichéd, and hackneyed. However, the reason you keep hearing this is because it is true. The “Journey not a Destination” philosophy has been with us much longer than fitness has, and when undertaking fitness as a discipline, this philosophy holds true. NYC Personal Training, Real Advice from a Professional:Like any other life altering discipline that an individual takes on it should be looked at as a journey, and fitness is no exception.When fitness is done the right way it should be something that becomes part of the rest of your life. If you are looking for life long success, then it would stand to reason that fitness should be life long.While every individual should have his or her short term goals everyone needs to have overall health and wellness as a life long goal.Let’s be honest, most people get into shape just for that wedding, reunion or vacation. It’s good to have a focus, but more times than not once those events are over or once that short term goal is realized, most tend to fall off the wagon.What’s the sense of putting in all of that hard work and dedication if it’s all going to be over in a couple of months? Why not take that discipline with you through out the rest of your life. Take comfort and be proud that you have accomplished your short term goal but do not lose sight of the journey.Remember those moments along the way that got you to where you are now. Remember the fun you had, how great you looked, and more importantly how glorious you felt when you were done.Remember the journey, half the fun is getting there.

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    Mind Over Matter offers several outdoor Boot Camp style group workouts in New York City’s best outdoor gym – Central Park.During our high-energy 60 minute Boot Camp classes, you’ll do a total body workout that consists of 5 minute warm-ups, 20 minutes of Cardio, Upper Body (Push ups, back and shoulder movements), Core Work (Crunches, rotation and stabilization movements), Lower Body (Squats, squat thrusts, lunges, jumps), Stretch (Cool down dynamic stretching).Mind Over Matter Health & Fitness caters to the fitness level of each individual during class. Our instructors will take the time to check on each participant’s form, make necessary adjustments, and pinpoint any individual concerns and answer questions.   Stroller Boot CampCan’t find a babysitter so you can make a trip to the gym? Worried you won’t be able to fit in a complete workout between your toddler’s naps? With Mind Over Matter’s comprehensive Stroller Boot Camp, there’s no more stressing and no more excuses. You can build muscle, burn fat and firm up all while spending valuable time with your baby!Stroller Boot Camp includes everything the 60 Minute Boot Camp class provides – a warm up, cardio, strength training, stretching and cool down. You’ll jog, race walk and participate in resistance exercises, such as squats, lunges and various abdominal movements that incorporate your child and their stroller.  Indoor Boot CampDon’t let the cold weather keep you from achieving your fitness goals.Join us indoors once a week for a holiday-weight-burning workout.Contrary to popular practice, resolutions are actually meant to be achieved! Podcasts / Audio Segments Dr. Victor Zeines Radio Show: All About Mind Over MatterListen Karen Salmansohn’s Satellite Sirius Radio Show“Exercising and Fun”Listen“Love, Sex, Love”Listen"Net Play”Listen Strength Nation“Your Fitness Goals”Listen“Save On Fitness”Listen Miss Young Radio Segment: “Healing Is A Mind Over Body Connection”Listen Wedding Podcast: “Exercising For Your Wedding”Listen

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    Most of us out there live in a concrete jungle, with Manhattan of course being the largest of these epicenters.Everything is paved, flattened out.Every place has an elevator or an escalator.All the airports have people movers.All the comforts of modern technology, the sole purpose of which is to make our lives easier.Not so fast.The paradox is that progress has served to make our lives more convenient, yet has become more detrimental to our bodies.Even though we all live in this rat race concrete jungle, it doesn’t mean we have to abide by it.It is contingent upon the individual to take the long road home.Just because the shorter distance between two points is a straight line doesn’t mean you should walk that line.Take the stairs instead of the elevator.Walk instead of taking a cab.Get off on the subway one stop before your destination for the longer walk.For those suburbanites, don’t be afraid to park too far from the mall.You can always use those extra steps.Studies have shown that small incremental bursts of cardiovascular activity throughout the day cumulatively equal the same amount of time in one sitting (or walking or running in this instance).Remember, the more you move, the better off you are for it, and it’s almost guaranteed you’ll sleep better for it.If you don’t have time to get to the gym, that’s just another excuse.Use your natural surroundings as your own private gym.

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    Introducing Mind Over Matter's first, but certainly not last, fitness DVD!The hardest thing about exercising isn’t the workout itself, but finding the time to do it.With that in mind, Mind Over Matter is proud to provide you with an effective tool to maximize your time when it comes to exercising.This exercise video will show you the quickest way to get optimal results in a short amount of time.It’s not how long you work out, but how efficiently.This video will show you how—in a safe, result-driven manner.The exercises included are trademarked exercises of Mind Over Matter, and specifically Joshua Margolis.They reflect the philosophy of Mind Over Matter, of moving as much of your body as often as possible as frequently as possible.To use as much energy and therefore burn the most calories, all the while achieving a toned, firm, lean physique.Remember, your body is the best piece of exercise equipment you’ll ever need.Check out a sample:You can learn more, and purchase the DVD, here.Mind Over Matter Health and Fitness was founded in 2004 to provide busy New Yorkers an accessible service that would help integrate fitness into their lifestyle. MOM’s mission is to provide certified, friendly, reliable fitness professionals specializing in areas such as Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, & Private Boot Camp Classes. We also have an emphasis in Pre-Natal and Postpartum Fitness.Whether in your home, office or even outdoors, MOM trainers are equipped with the skills to turn any existing space into your own private health club, complete with your very own private masseuse.

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