Look Better for the Holidays Instantly!

Look Better for the Holidays Instantly! Holiday parties are just around the corner. What will people who see you once a year think when you enter the room? How about: “Wow, she looks amazing”? Of course they will. Never mind those few…

10 Healthy Ways to Use Lemons – NO Sugar Added!

 EVERY morning Drink 8oz of warm water with a nice squeeze of lemon.  You not only get a boost of vitamin C and potassium to help your immune system it is an excellent way to give your digestive system a wake up cal Use Lemon as a…
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You’re Losing Your Memory! Not True!

You're Losing Your Memory! NOT TRUE! Amy VanLiew, Holistic Health Coach & Personal Trainer Linda A. Lee, Ph.D., Cognitive Trainer & Learning Specialist This month I am teaming up with a friend of mine, Linda Lee, to share some…

Meet Hidden Meadows Personal Trainer Amy Van Liew

Meet Hidden Meadows Personal Trainer Amy VanLiew By Debra Lee Baldwin Five weeks ago, as I drove the roller coaster that is Lotus Pond Lane (arguably Hidden Meadows’ most up-and-down road), I hoped that finding a competent and affordable…

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating It’s about 11:30 AM and I am sitting in front of the computer, getting a lot accomplished on a project that I am working on, when I am stirred from my computer induced trance by the grumbling of my stomach. Oh shoot, I am hungry.…
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Why do my muscles cramp during exercise (or at other times)?

Why do my muscles cramp during exercise (or at other times)? Several of my clients and students have complained about muscle cramps during certain exercise,  at night while sleeping  or while doing day to day activities.   I am lucky…

No Pain, No Gain?

NO PAIN NO GAIN? We've all heard the adage "no pain, no gain," but is it really true?   Unfortunately the answer is YES and NO.   It just depends on the type of pain you are feeling. When you stretch and challenge your muscles by trying…

Spring Cleaning - It's NOT just for your cabinets and closets

Spring Cleaning – It’s NOT just for your cabinets and closets. I love Spring Time!  The Mountain Lilac burst and our hills come alive in an amazing shade of purple.   The Gazania on our hills smile and open wide in the spring sun. …

The 3 Things I worried about when giving up alcohol in January

The 3 things I worried about when giving up alcohol in January 2016 will be another year of experimenting with food, exercise and self-care in order to tear down MY roadblocks to better health My First Experiment in 2016 was to abstain from…

The One Thing you MUST do in 2016

The one thing you MUST do in 2016 The one thing I am begging all of you to do in 2016 is EXERCISE!!!   As a personal trainer and fitness coach (for over 2 years now) I have seen what happens if you don’t keep moving your body.  You gain…