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Posted on July 1st, 2009 by mindovermatter in Words of Inspiration

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness -Chinese proverb

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    A Rock and a Ball, it’s Time to go Back to Basics

    “A Rock and a Ball” In today’s age of the latest and greatest fitness trends, it’s time to go back to basics. Simplicity is the key to success. Before exercise equipment existed, there was “A Rock and a Ball.” Don’t think for a moment that the Roman Army ever trained on Nautilus equipment. Gym equipment exists to sell memberships, and little else. Space is the most valuable commodity. “A Rock and a Ball” is an old expression that has been part of the fitness lexicon for ages. These two toys are all one should ever need to achieve their fitness goals. One must rely only on the creativity of his or her trainer to help them achieve their goals. A “Rock” refers to a medicine ball. For those of you out there not familiar with exercise, a medicine ball is a weighted rubber or leather ball that can be used anywhere. When used properly this ball can apply resistance to almost every muscle in the body. Twisting, throwing, squatting, and jumping until you can no more. All of those playful movements you did as a kid now have a purpose; reshape your body and achieve perfect symmetry. A “Ball” is not just any ordinary ball; it is a Stability ball, A.K.A, Swiss ball or resistance ball. Whether you have been in a gym, or not, you have all seen it, perhaps your kids play with one. Imagine every exercise ever performed on a bench or on the ground, but now on a ball. The major difference being your core and structural integrity are challenged, for the laymen: washboard abs. Just sitting on the ball makes you use your abdominal to keep yourself upright.

  • Exercise is a Journey, Not a Destination

    Exercise is a Journey, Not a Destination

    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.



    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 Camp Can’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 Camp Don’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 Matter Listen   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

  • Get Back to Your Prepregnancy Figure

    Get Back to Your Prepregnancy Figure

    It’s a common bond that all new moms face. Below are eight quick steps to get you headed in the right direction. 1. Physician approval. Make sure you get it before you begin any exercise program. 2. Start slow. It took you nine months to get this way; you won’t undo it in a week. 3. Schedule workouts like appointments. If you live by the calendar or Blackberry, schedule your workouts weeks in advance and block out the necessary time. 4. Stairs. If you’re not pushing your baby in the stroller, take them. The cumulative effect has caloric benefits. 5. Maximize your time. There are many hidden minutes during the day. If you take advantage of these, they will have a cumulative effect on your body. 6. Use your baby. It’s additional weight while you walk around and carry him or her. You can easily do lower-body exercises like squats or lunges. 7. Jump rope. It’s only $3. You’ve spent more on less. 8. Daddy time. He helped you get pregnant—he can help you now. A couple of spells during the week to give mommy some me-time.

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    Rather light a candle than complain about darkness -Chinese proverb

  • The All-You'll-Ever-Need Workout

    The All-You'll-Ever-Need Workout

    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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