Notes from the Lake

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A Small Dose of Tough Love

21st September 2012

First, let me preface this week's submission with a message to those who just started working out: congratulations; good for you; keep it going and please know that what I am about to write does not apply to you. Anyone who is in the beginning stages of exercising will receive benefits and positive results from the newness of expending effort.

On the other hand, to those who have been working out for at least six months and are hoping to keep losing weight and/or improving their level…

The Magic of Music

14th September 2012

The Magic of Music
POSTED BY: Sharon Rekieta, Fitness Director

The opening lines from last week’s blog:

“Music is like a legal drug for athletes.”
-Costas Karageorghis, PhD one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise.

“Music provides the motivation to power the movement.”
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let “the beat” move her feet for decades.

With the above in mind, following are some of my favorite songs.  I typically listen to a very…

The Power of Music: Part 1

7th September 2012

"Music is like a legal drug for athletes."
-Costas Karageorghis, PhD one of the world's leading authorities on music and exercise.

"Music provides the motivation to power the movement."
-Sharon Rekieta, PhD an instructor who has let "the beat" move her feet for decades.

After teaching thousands of classes set to songs specifically selected for the format and running thousands of miles while listening to a carefully chosen playlist, I am a true believer in the power of music and its…