Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez shares her favorite tips to maintain your fitness attending a conference.
In this video:
- Natural Movements.
- Packing Snacks.
- Pick a good hotel.
Every year you’ve thought about it. Your friends and family all look so happy with their paper turkey feathers on their heads and running shoes on their feet. They beg you to join them but you decline, saying Thanksgiving dinner isn’t going to cook itself. Inside, you want to join them but feel there is NO way you could run, jog or even walk 3.1 miles.
This year is going to be different.
This year I have a plan.
Last Tuesday with Kevin & Liz, I shared my fool proof plan for your 1st Turkey Trot. You’ve got just about 5 weeks to make it happen so don’t delay. Start today!
I think I’ve told you how smitten I am with Periscope. It’s like a virtual water cooler where I get to take a tea break and connect with other like minded women and get a daily dose of inspiration.
I really appreciate the suggestions you sent in for my own scopes! Your feedback has helped me understand what you value and what you’re curious about. I am so excited help you use Periscope to inspire your fitness journey! (Not sure of how to get on Periscope and follow along? Click here.)
Based on your feedback, I have developed a Periscope schedule. (We Upholders love schedules!) This way you have a better of idea of what days you might want to check for my scopes and share with others who might be interested. You will know what hash tag to search on Twitter to find the broadcast for that day. (Remember – they are only on Periscope for 24 hours!)
Motivation requires regular renewal. My goal on Mondays is to help you find the motivation within and renew yourself for the week to come.
Tea is a perfect compliment to any fitness journey. I would love to share a cup with you every Tuesday. I’ve been covering the basics of tea so far but I will start doing “tea tastings”, sharing different teas and why you should (or shouldn’t) try them too. I would love to know more of your tea questions so please feel free to send me an email – email@example.com or tweet @ThriveFit.
It stands for What I Ate Wednesday. I already share my daily diet on Facebook each Wednesday. On Periscope, this is the day we talk about nutrition. I’ve a lot of requests to discuss vegetarianism so expect several scopes in the future on this topic. I’ll help you learn how to decipher food labels, ways to make clean eating easier and dispelling nutrition myths. As with tea, your questions and feedback are always welcome.
Friday is my favorite day because I get to be your problem solved! It’s the day I give you the answer to your long suffering fitness problems. Everything from poor posture to fixing the hitch in your kettlebell swing are up for discussion. Look for scopes on fixing your squat form, exercises can you do at home with resistance bands and how to workout at your desk (without getting sweaty and gross).
I will do other special scopes but these are the days you can count on (barring illness, travel or Christmas). On Saturdays you may see a Farmers Market scope. I’ll do my best to share my travels, although we don’t have any trips planned for the rest of the year. I do have some special events on my calendar that might make for a good scope so you’ll just have to make sure you are following me on Periscope and Twitter so you don’t miss a thing!
If you’ve been reading my blog on a regular basis you know that I am not the person who jumps on every bandwagon. Never once was I tempted to do oil pulling. You won’t catch me at a barre class. I say no to Bulletproof Coffee (although the idea of the tea version has been tempting).
So there must be something kind of special about it for me to be so quickly hooked on Periscope.
Periscope is a live streaming video app that lets me talk to you directly. I can video record and broadcast from anywhere. And you can talk to me! You can ask me questions, which I love to answer. You can share your thoughts, which I am always eager to hear.
I think Periscope may be one of the best new tools to boost your fitness. You (and I) can get even more access to the fitness experts we love. The ability to interact allows for more engagement than a YouTube video. I love listening to Jamie Eason’s scopes (the term for a Periscope broadcast) on her life and her training tips. She’s open, honest and will answer just about anything you ask. She’s sort of my Periscope idol. I love watching Alexandra Williams show off fun and fit core exercises from exotic locals. I think I should do more of that on my upcoming fit adventure to Peru. Tamara Grand’s Fit Tips for Midlife Chicks gives me plenty of reasons to tap the screen. (This causes hearts to appear and give the Periscope version of a thumbs up). I hope she keeps doing them.
I’ve told you why I love Periscope. My mission is to empower women with fitness. Periscope gives me a direct and real time way to do it. My question is: what do you want me to talk about? I’ve been trying to do one scope a day (except when I try to get offline on Sundays for my Social Media Sabbath). I like doing them but I want to make sure you find them valuable. I’ve already shared how to do a dynamic warm up, the onion chopping trick and talked about when a health coach might be a better choice than a personal trainer. Here’s a list of topics I’m thinking about discussing in the future:
What do you think of my list so far? What would you add to it or take off it? What would make you join the Periscope community and tune in to my scopes? I want to know how YOU want to use Periscope to boost your fitness.
I’m also curious how long is a good length of time for a broadcast to last. I can talk forever about my favorite subjects but I know we all have things we need to do. I’ve tried to keep them short but I notice other people talking for a REALLY long time. I want to respect your time but I also want to give you what you need.
Now is your chance to speak up. What should I talk about? How long should I broadcast. Who else should I be following? Don’t forget to follow me @ThriveFit!
Pamela Hernandez is an ACSM Certified personal Trainer and an ACE Health Coach located in Springfield, MO.