Going for A Walk-Part 4

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Passion for the Work-

When someone takes on a role as a personal fitness professional, it is because they have a passion for it. The spectrum of individuals that come into the profession is as broad as the day is long, with different expertise and different goals. As a full- time occupation dedicated to helping people make changes in their lives through guidance, support, and motivation, it requires the provider to be very giving of themselves.

Posted by Kerry Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Stretching Safely: A Personal Perspective

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I would like to begin this blog by saying that I believe everyone can exercise, but exercise must be done in a safe manner to avoid injury.  The best way to do this is to listen to your body and if you feel that something is wrong, whether something is hurting or just does not  feel right, just back out of the exercise.

Posted by Ryan Nov 25, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Oooh! That looks so GOOD!

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About this time of year we enter the festival of foods and family: Thanksgiving.

And Thanksgiving Day is just the beginning of the party season with its abundance of cookies, candy, pie, cakes and other delights of the season.  It brings us joy to share delicious foods and special drinks with our family and friends. Delicious at the time! But we are so sorry afterwards.

Posted by Tanya Nov 25, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

What Kind of Society Are We?

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I recently read about a lawsuit filed by a girl here in Chicago against her condo association (http://www.chicagotalks.org/2010/11/17/building-resident-files-discrimination-complaint-against-condominium-association/). The plaintiff is a young girl in her 20’s who uses a wheelchair and also has a dog but apparently dogs are only allowed to enter/exit the building through alternative routes . . . .

Posted by Blythe Nov 24, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for a Walk-Part 3

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The Framework of Co-Leadership-

My work and collaboration with James House has been successful due to a number of factors including:

Posted by Kerry Nov 24, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Microchip Will Allow Individuals with Paraplegia to Exercise Paralyzed Limbs

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Engineers have developed a microchip muscle simulator that will enable people with paraplegia to exercise their paralyzed muscles.

Posted by Jennifer Green Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Just Sitting There Can Kill a Person!

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A new study has proposed a link between the amount of time a person spends sitting, and death. While most of us have heard that a lack of physical activity has been shown to contribute to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity; we did not know that the discussion has ranged as far as linking simply sitting to early death.

Posted by Tanya Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Necessary Evil?

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On the bus ride to work this morning, as I sat there listening to my music while looking out the window and mentally sorting through my day, I noticed the following signs on the front door to a restaurant:

Posted by Carolyn Nov 23, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Who Is an Expert?

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In the 15 years that I have been working with people who have disabilities, I have continuously gained new insight and information about various conditions.  In my line of work, I interact daily with people who are living with different disabilities and conditions.  Many have the same disability and yet much like snowflakes, no two people experience their disabilities in the same way.  The question I ask today, what exactly is the definition of an expert?  Can any person really master any disability or illness to the point of calling themselves an ‘Expert’?

Posted by Elizabeth Nov 22, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Worst Bachelorette Prank EVER Leaves Bride-to-be Paralyzed & Unmarried

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All kinds of crazy things might happen at a bachelorette party, but the bridesmaid’s prank left the bride-to-be a quadriplegic and unmarried.

Posted by Tessa Nov 22, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment