Celebrate World Kindness Day

Not that long ago I was reminded just how powerful our words can be. I had finished class and was leaving the club, but decided to pass along a compliment someone had shared with me. It was from a member about a co-worker, wasn’t anything big and I was clocking out at the same time, […]

Feed Your Spirit by Spreading Love

There’s no denying that our world is hurting, people are in pain and hate is all too common. The news and social media are draining and can quickly zap any positive energy. Since I have control of what I put into my head, I make a conscience effort to do what I can to keep […]

Summer Fitness Tips

Summer is in full force, with weather well into the 100’s this week in Portland, and staying motivated when it’s so hot can be trying. Read on for tips to beat the heat and stay on track with your fitness goals. Workout in the morning. A morning workout routine will ramp your body full of […]

Weekend Workout – Arms & Core

  Staying fit and healthy is a lifestyle, even on the weekend when you’re not at our fitness boot camp. Here’s an interval workout that will help you burn calories all day while adding definition and strength to your arms, core and glutes. Designed by certified fitness trainer’s Shelly Pincock and Teresa Wymetalek. No special […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling

Summer is almost here and vacation getaways are on the horizon! Maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling can be challenging. Avoiding unhealthy foods is tough enough as it is, and it can feel impossible to eat healthy while traveling and on vacation.  Read on for our tips on eating healthy while on the go this summer.  […]

Cheers to health at your next celebration!

Spring birthdays, graduations and holiday’s lead into summer holidays and celebrations which can mean lots of eating, followed by weight gain. It doesn’t only happen in fall and winter, and with no New Year’s resolution to lose weight, it may be a good time to check in with your goals. According to a recent website survey, about […]

A delicious, beautiful, and healthy Mother’s Day breakfast that anyone can make

Instead of sharing a recipe, I decided to share ideas on creating a beautiful, healthy, simple breakfast for Mother’s Day. This breakfast plate is easy to prepare with kids, healthy, colorful and nutritious. The inspiration for this meal was the colorful bell pepper eggs. From there I chose to add a breakfast salad made with Arugula […]

May the 4th be with you workout

  While we both love to celebrate life, I highly doubt Shelly shares my fascination with the Rebel Alliance and all things related to Star Wars. You’d never guess it, though, with our Star Wars workout this morning as we celebrated May 4th a little early. It was totally geeky, but it got our heart […]

Always Be a Goal Digger

We love this saying because goals are so important for growth and success. Elbert Hubbard wrote “Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organised their energies around a goal.” So… always be a goal digger! : ) At Strength, Stamina, Spirit we like […]

November Inspirational Quotes

“Low aim, not failure, is the crime.”  ~Bruce Lee “A life full of enthusiasm, hope and contributions through one’s own talent is a life well lived.” ~Kimberley Day “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; It is something you design for the present.” ~ Jim Rohn “Difficulties should act as a tonic. They […]

October Inspirational Quotes

Whether I succeed or fail shall be no man’s doing but my own.  ~Elaine Maxwell I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it. ~Gale Sayers The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination ~ Tommy Lasorda You […]

August Inspirational Quotes

~ Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.  ~ William E. Channing. ~Failure will not overcome me so long as my will to succeed is stronger.  ~ Michael Kirby ~To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the […]

Easy Ways to Make a Difference

I came across this scribbled sheet of notes and have no idea where I read these or who they came from, but, regardless, I love them. Some of these suggestions I’m really good at doing and others I need to work on. You never know how something as small as a compliment can make someone’s […]

28 Inspirational Quotes for February

  I am always on the hunt for fun workout gear and inspirational quotes. No workout gear with this post, but 28 quotes I found inspiring. My boot camp group might not share my enthusiasm for this, but we started these jars for 2015. Each month we get a new set of quotes to tuck […]

Lessons from the Kona Marathon

Back in June, I finished the Kona Marathon without even looking at the race results or taking one of their post-race pictures.  My Garmin had run out of battery and the watermelon at the finish line was warm, both signs that I took way too long.  Deflated and discouraged after a bad run, I headed […]