Real People Fitness
Dave and Peggy Stevens, Kim Gibbs
Real solutions for real people with real bodies. Move well, stay healthy, be happy at any age.
The Heart of RiversZen
Oct 4 2021
The Heart of RiversZen
Setting at the beach during the sunrise I was thinking about the current shape of our world and how it applies to RiversZen and all of our friends. So I fired up my camera and shared my heart for a few minutes.
Oct 4 2021
Move with Ease - Driving With Dave
Join Dave for musings, thoughts, ponders, tips and suggestions as he drives to the studios
Oct 6 2021
Balance, Alignment and Motion with Ms. Peggy
Balance, Alignment, Motion For HealthMrs. Peggy discusses exactly what happens in her Balance, Alignment and Motion classes and how they can benefit you!Class ScheduleMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 9amTuesday and Thursday at 5:30pmClick to Reserve Your Class
Oct 8 2021
The Number One Common Trait Among People Living Long, Healthy and Happy Lives
Years of observation have let me to realize that there is indeed a single common trait among people living long, happy, healthy and vibrant lives.
Oct 9 2021
The Repercussions From Not Being Mindful
Sunday Morning Adventure with Peggy and Dave!Today's discussion about being mindful reveals some of the consequences of not being in "the present"
Oct 10 2021
Real People Fitness is about Moving Well, Staying Healthy and Being Happy at any Age!
No What Type Of Bod You Have, Real People Fitness Is Indeed For You! Whatever type of "6 pack" you have Real People Fitness helps you to move well and stay healthy.
Oct 12 2021
Are You 20-Happy?
Well are you 20-Happy? Listen and let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 13 2021
Stretch Stronger, Your Secret Weapon
You've heard me say it tons of times... here's what I mean when I say Stretch Stronger. It is indeed your secret weapon for vibrant fitness and health!
Oct 15 2021
You Too Can Be Amazed
We shouldn't need reminders but as Peggy discovered "this stuff really works"!
Oct 17 2021
Let's Create a Healthy Addiction
21 days from now you can have a new healthy habit that will last you a lifetime!
Oct 19 2021
Real People Mindfulness and Meditation
Amazing how people put rules on everything. Last Sunday I did a little research looking for some "Real People Mindfulness and Meditation". Couldn't find anything so created it myself!
Oct 20 2021
Core Values For Stability and Balance
Real People Fitness Tip!Looking for more stability in your life? Better balance? Consider your core values both emotionally, mentally and physically. Take the time to work your core each day and you will realize increased strength, feel taller and more alive, which will lead to a better outlook on life. It doesn't matter if you do planks, boats, balance poses or just concentrate on your breath, your efforts will be rewarded. Take the time right now. Whatever you're doing, wherever you are, take one minute or longer if you wish to engage your core. Go into a tree or stork and take full deep breaths. Assume any plank or boat position you wish and feel free to modify the pose while you breathe deeply. Nice, slow exhales all for one minute. Don't disqualify yourself if you need to come out of the pose. Now is always a great time to start again. It does not matter if you come into and out of the pose multiple times. It all counts and helps to develop your core strength. Maybe do it a few times throughout your day. Maybe go for longer than one minute. You can learn more about improving your core balance, breath and motion during any of our in studio or online classes. You might not realize that or think about it, but you are working on each of the above mentioned items with each class you attend whether it's Daves , Kims or mine. Breathe, become one with your core and have an amazing day, email text or call us with any questions.Transcribed by https://otter.ai
Oct 21 2021
Are you a professional excuse maker?
For many of us one of our greatest talents is excusing everything we do. How about you?Transcript:Excuses, excuses, excuses. I kind of think most of us have a million of them. It's amazing how easily we can justify what we do. It's amazing how easily we can justify eating food that's not good for us. It's amazing how easy we can justify not getting off of your butt moving. It's amazing how easy we justified not going outdoors and getting some vitamin D, some sunshine. One of the things we've noticed is that when we do group coaching everybody wants to be nice. And so in our group coaching, including us, we all have a tendency to somebody comes in and goes, Oh my god, I had a terrible day yesterday, I totally blew my eating plan. I ate two donuts and six candy bars and had three sodas. And everybody in the group, like I say, including us tends to say that's okay, don't worry about it. We all slip occasionally. I'm not sure that's the best plan. Now I don't know exactly what to say. Or how to say it to impress upon somebody the importance of staying on their plan once they figure out what works for them. I mean, it's like, I just want to say... I want to take them by the shoulders and look them in the eyes and say, you know, do you do realize you're choosing disease, you're choosing potential unhealthy life. To get that short term satisfaction of a soda or a doughnut or anything else that may not work for you. It's it's it's frustrating. It's so frustrating. And I've done it myself, my God, I can justify all kinds of things. And, you know, maybe I eat something that's a little bit off and I checked my blood sugar and it's okay. And I'm like, Well, I can eat that. But no, you can't. Because if you continue, depending on what it is, if you continue, say I eat a doughnut today, and my blood sugar is okay, (I guarantee that's not gonna happen, if I domy blood sugar will blow sky high, but I don't it today). And if my blood sugar is Okay, a couple hours afterwards, there are some foods I can eat once in a while. But if I start eating it every day, my blood sugar numbers, my morning fasting numbers will creep up and up and up. And so I know I'm choosing the complications of diabetes, I'm choosing disease. When I slip into a habit like thatWhat I want to encourage you to do is to not make excuses for yourself and to call yourself out when you make excuses. I've actually gotten pretty good at when I'm really craving something, I am an emotional eater. And when I'm craving something to make myself feel better, I'm really good at justifying it. Well, it's just this one timeI finally started to take a deep breath and ask myself the question, am I willing to pay the price? Am I willing to be tired and lethargic and have potential heart issues and and and breath issues? Is that donut worth that?If I stop and think about it, no, it's not. For example one of the things Peggy and I both do is when we're purchasing something, especially a major item, we give ourselves anywhere from 24 hours up to a week to make the decision. And then if we still want that item, if we still think we need that item, then we go ahead and purchase it. Maybe we should all do the same thing with food. You want that doughnut? Give yourself an hour, talk to yourself, say okay, Is this donut going to be worth the potential of making myself sick. exposing myself... I mean, cancer feeds on sugar. If you've never heard that before, cancer does feed on sugar. And if you don't give it its main source of food, you've got a better chance now of not having cancer.I'm not going to come right out and say if you eliminate all sugar from your life, y
Oct 24 2021
What is StretchPro Resistance Stretching?
This one is for those interested in how StretchPro works. Just a little bit about the science of eccentric/concentric muscle contractions.StretchPro is a revolutionary technique which utilizes a person's own resistance for increasing lasting mobility. StretchPro uses scientifically-backed methods to reduce injury, balance muscle groups and increase flexibility using concentric exercises for strengthening and eccentric movements for stretching. Want to know more and take advantage of our current introductory special? Click Here
Oct 26 2021
7 Keys to a Long, Fit, Healthy and Happy Life
This is exactly what Peggy and I discovered that is helping us to thrive into our 70s!Want to experience RiversZen Classes for 21 days at no charge? Yes, 100% FREE.Click This Link
Oct 28 2021
Do You REALLY Want To Be Fit and Healthy?
That's the important question. Listen to this short message and decide for yourself.
Oct 31 2021
Sugar, Sugar, Sugar: Here Come The Holidays
Last night was Halloween and my grandkids were more than generous with me. What were the results? How can you use this to make the holiday's easier?
Nov 1 2021
Uncomfortable Truths - Sometimes It Just Sucks
It would be really nice to tell everyone what they want to hear. But in our chosen profession that is rarely the case!
Nov 2 2021
Inspiration - What Will It Take?
Are you inspirited to make positive changes in your life? What will it take to give you that inspiration?
Nov 5 2021
It's What They Do - It's Their Job (MindSet)
Someone pulls out in front of you what do you do? Yell, scream and curse? It happened to me this morning, check out my reaction.
Nov 6 2021