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On my quest to identify the right solution for clients seeking weight loss, fitness and nutrition solutions I occasionally discover an excellent source that I can’t help but write about.

This article highlights one of those recent discoveries and it is about Empowered Fitness. I believe that empowerment is the only true path to ultimate success on your weight loss journey or when you are looking to develop the ideal body image. And as I learned more about the work of Adam Daredia, Chief Consultant, I developed a great respect for his approach and offering.

According to Adam, the biggest challenges that he sees in clients looking to improve are a lack of time and a lack of willpower.

When asked about how he helps his clients mitigate these challenges, Adam responds: “My approach is based on training the root system. By that I mean training the mindset. The body follows where the mind goes! I coach and educate my clients that weight loss and health/ fitness is connected to every aspect of their life. From their thoughts to desires to their daily lives.”

Adam is a former competitive martial artist / personal trainer and a fitness professional; he uses a combination of training methods comprised of:

· Martial Arts – which provides focus and energy

· Strength Training – which allows for toning and sculpting

· Advanced Core Training – to dig deep into the waist, and a

· Flexibility Program – to enhance posture.

His communication style with his clients is one of encouraging words to coach the mind while expressing the body.

Separate of his own program, he also recommends that clients consider a yoga class, interval training cardio programs and whatever else they love or enjoy doing.

He’s clearly a strong believer in making it fun. To me that is a rare find in someone so well trained in the martial arts. And frankly, that is what I find so exciting about his approach and offering; my experience with those who hail from martial arts is that they are too militant or demanding.

Granted, exercise and progress toward any fitness goal requires discipline and determination but who ever said that you have to take the fun out of it? Clearly, this is one fitness expert that gets results while helping his clients experience the joy of the journey.


Source by Kevin E Graham


Now I want to share with you my journey into Zumba Fitness and why I teach it.

My journey started about eight years ago. The gym I belonged to was playing Latin music one day when I had come to work out. I naturally asked, “Why the Latin music?” They had said they were starting a new program at the gym called Zumba Fitness. I asked when the class was because I wanted to check it out.

Now I will take you way back to 2001, when I went to Mexico for my wedding anniversary. While I was there I loved all the catchy Latin beats and could not help but want to move to them. All over the resorts, tours and night clubs they were playing this amazing music. Now mind you I have no idea what they were saying but there was something very intoxicating about it.

OK back to the gym, when I heard this music I knew I had to attend this class, I was hooked. I went to every Zumba Fitness class they offered at the gym I belonged to. I took the classes for about a year or but they reduced the amount of classes they were offering for some reason. I didn’t want the party to stop! I asked my instructor, how can I teach Zumba Fitness? She told me to visit their website to get more information and try attending a training session

So I did. I attended my Zumba Fitness B1 instructor training in Toronto in June of 2009. Yes I was crazy enough to drive eight hours there and back with a full day of training in between! I also traveled with another instructor from the gym that I was a member of as she was also taking the training.

I had talked to people at the gym I belong to and thought to myself, how cool would that be to have been a member of this gym for more than 20 years and now may be teaching there. Well let’s just say they put me through even more training, months of it actually, I was forced to drag my then two year daughter all over the place for trainings and such and in the end I was disappointed. So I had two choices, give it all up or become the best Zumba Fitness instructor I could be.

Naturally I chose to not give up without a fight! I practiced probably four to six hours a day at my home. I then learned of a substitute job and took it. This place gave me a chance and I am forever grateful. They had nicely told me I needed some work and I knew that. They had me attend their instructor’s class and she was very nice. I learned a lot from her.

She would let me do a song in front of her class if I had one ready so I could get used to being in front of people. Once I was confident enough I sent out resumes all over! Some places asked me to do auditions for them and said I was not what they were looking for.

The first teaching job I got was at The Vollmer Center in 2009 and I am still there today! All through the years I have taught at many locations but I still remain at The Vollmer Center as I love my group, some people have been with me from the start.

I love teaching for many reasons. I still love the Latin music. I love making people happy and feel good about themselves. I love helping people reach their goals and I have made many great friends in the process.

To those I have met along my journey, thank you. I never gave up and hung in there. I love where I am today happy and confident.


Source by Jodie Komsic


Starting your fitness journey isn’t easy. There are no magic pills, or no get fit quick programs that will make you fit overnight. It takes continuous work and effort to keep advancing forward.

If you are currently on your fitness journey, I congratulate you. You are taking steps towards leading a healthier life. If you have yet to start a fitness regimen, what is holding you back? Why haven’t you started?

Chances are, you probably have a reason why you haven’t been exercising. In my opinion any reason not to work out is an excuse. Excuses will keep you from living a healthier life, and they are a way to shift the blame from yourself.

When it boils down to it, the only reason you haven’t been exercising is because of you. No one else is to blame, and you can’t say you don’t have enough time. There is always time to exercise, and there is always a way to fit it into a schedule.

Excuses like, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” just delay and prevent you from getting anything done. After all, when tomorrow comes, the same excuse is often used. Someday never comes, so today is always the best day to start if you want change.

Don’t put it off any longer. It is hard to exercise, and it may bring you pain to start a fitness regimen. However, when you don’t do it, you are hurting yourself and your body, so the pain of exercising is worth overcoming.

Today you can begin your journey towards better fitness. In fact, as soon as you are done reading this article you can find a fitness program to start, or formulate your own. You can begin to eat healthier, and start making better decisions.

Starting can be the hardest part for many people. If starting isn’t hard enough, it is even harder for others to actually keep going. Many people eat well, and exercise well for a couple of days and then throw it all out the window and fall back into old habits.

It takes time to establish a habit. The idea is to continue to exercise and eat healthy, and if you fall off the horse for a day, instead of falling back to your old ways, jump back on the horse and keep trotting along. Don’t let a few days of unhealthy choices keep you from continuing your course. Stay on your journey towards better health and keep pushing forward, because the journey never ends.

It’s time to throw out the excuses and start today. What is holding you back from starting your journey towards better fitness?


Source by Marcus Liberty

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