Discover A Fountain Of Youth In Strength Training

loudounnovdechrnobleeds2016_page_17As modern gals, we do it all these days: career, family, interests and hobbies, social networks, higher personal development, etc. Today, our focus need be on our health, not our “skinny.” Our functional ability and stamina depend on our strength: the more muscular strength we have, the more we can do, and the better we will age (and the more fun we will have doing it).

While we have been and continue to be, for a large part, a visually oriented society, we have admittedly exercised predominately for visual affect: to “lose weight” – we have long figured that if we looked good, we’d feel good, and as a corollary, that we were fit and healthy. Wrong.

Building muscle is the best way to proactively combat the myriad problems associated with aging, supercharge the metabolism and increase cardiovascular endurance. Indeed, osteoporosis, diabetes, impaired cardiac function, weight gain due to decreasing metabolism and loss of glucose sensitivity, joint pain, loss of balance and injury, etc., can all be traced back to the fact that we lose vital muscle as we age. Logically then, one of the best things you can do to enhance your overall health and fitness now is to build muscle, whilst arresting the natural course of muscle loss that occurs as we age.

Rather than exercising to lose weight, our focus should be to gain muscle for optimal movement, energy and protection from injury. Remember that our skeletal muscles serve as the engine, chassis, and shock absorbers of our bodies.

What about “Bulking Up”? For women who strength train, bulking up is remote – we simply lack the genetic predisposition and hormonal profiles. But, we will tone up for sure. Well-developed back and shoulder muscles will improve posture, toned arm and leg muscles direct the upper arms and thighs, calve muscles the appearance of the legs (and help prevent the formation of varicose veins), pectoral muscles enhance the lift of the bust, etc. If you are after a younger looking, more vibrant feminine body, you want more muscle. And, added muscle improves our appearance with definition and helps to fight gravity, holding up our desirable body fat in the right places.

High-Intensity, Slow Motion Strength Training at InForm Fitness Recognizing that the top three barriers we face to achieving ideal health and fitness are time, injury (or Risk thereof), and lack of knowledge, InForm Fitness offers a solution, with a safe, efficient, and sustainable program, implementing a focused technique on specialized equipment.

The Simplicity of InForm Fitness is genius – work as intensely as you can, as focused as you can be, but briefly and infrequently. In exchange for a brief – albeit challenging and highly focused – 20 minutes, you can avoid spending hours each week in the gym and instead enjoy your free time to live the life you want. Science based and evidence backed, this workout produces amazing results.

InForm Fitness is not an athletic gym, or the typical personal exercise Studio. All sessions are private, one-on-one with a Strength Training Instructor and scheduled by appointment only. InForm Fitness offers revolutionary program for people with demanding schedules, who want optimal results in minimum time.

Call (703) 791-1717 or email to schedule your FREE Consultation in Leesburg or Reston.

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Touching Your Breasts… Could Save your Life

LWMSeptOct2014-Final_Page_25I know that was in your face – but I wanted to get your attention. I want to talk with you about something very personal to each of us. Our breasts. How we see ourselves, feel confident in our bodies and honor our uniqueness seems to have taken a hit. Because of the hit, it seems to be based on our external appearance more so than allowing our internal beauty to radiate outward. The marketing industry uses the female body to sell with emphasis on our breast. It’s no wonder that it is the number one cosmetic surgery in the country. Don’t get me wrong; this is just about awareness and a concern. My concern is that breast cancer is the second common cancer for women and we have a tendency to give attention to our spouses, children, grands, family and even our businesses and often neglect ourselves. Because of the hit to our self-esteem, worth and value (with all the marketing) I don’t want us to forget to take care of and honor ourselves. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s great that there is a month set aside to heighten the awareness. However, as the CEO’s of our lives we get to be the executive officer in charge of our health, self-image, self-esteem and self worth. You get to have a direct impact on your life and future.

With 1 in 8 women getting breast cancer it is an alarm signal that beckons our immediate attention. Let me ask you, are you performing your self exams? What about scheduling your regular mammograms? Believe me I know the discomfort of the latter no matter the cup size. But listen this is nothing short of an act of self-love, self-honoring and self-affirmation. It is an action that I, we and you must slow down and perform to save our lives. Do you know that there is even an App to support you?

While I get my mammogram yearly, I too have to become more consistent with my monthly self-exams. Just think, early detection can save your life. This means we have the power to impact our lives and our future in a phenomenal way. When you are diagnosed, it changes the trajectory of your life; your perspective, self worth and esteem. From what I’ve witnessed with a dear friend it is a journey of self-discovery, faith, patience, and research.

Holding on to self-honoring, self-love and self-affirming practices will keep you grounded on the journey. That could be meditation, deeply appreciating the value you bring beyond your physical appearance, living present in each moment and realizing the value of your inner wisdom.

No matter where you are on the journey my prayer for you is that you will come to know your worth and value is based on “who you are” not necessarily what you do. And who you are is priceless… just as you are.

Much love to you on your journey
Jenenne Macklin


Learning RX Works … Every Time – Again and Again

LearningRX Leesburg“He’s the hardest worker in my class but he’s just not making progress.” These words came from our favorite teacher, Mrs. Bell, regarding our son who was in 2nd grade at the time.

Having already walked the long road of educating ourselves about learning disabilities concerning our oldest daughter, we were no strangers to IEP’s and intimidating meetings with school officials. All the same, we were sure that our son’s problems weren’t nearly as serious as our daughter’s. His strengths were so much
more apparent and his weaknesses seemed minor. We listened to those around us saying … “He’s a boy, he’ll probably grow out of it. Give him time to mature.” It took another 3 years of his declining interest in school and his tendencies towards tantrums any time he was overwhelmed, that pushed us to look deeper.

I’m not sure why … maybe it was the way he was covering one eye while doing his homework… I finally asked him one day… “Do the letters ever move on the page when you’re reading?” And he nonchalantly answered, “Yeah, sure sometimes.”

WOW, how had we missed this detail over the years. No wonder he hated looking at words on a page, no wonder teaching him his letters when he was little was such a chore .. no wonder he was behind his peers–he couldn’t see what they saw … no wonder!

But now what? Well the first road we went down was to have his eyes checked. We found out that he actually needed specially tinted glasses to hold the letters still on the page (Irlen Syndrome) but even with this improvement he resisted school with all his might. For a couple years he sulked in class, avoiding work and lacking the
confidence that he could succeed.

As parents we were concerned that if we didn’t do something to help him, when he started middle school the next year, the problems would only get worse.

Our daughter already completed her program at LearningRx and what we saw in her was so life changing, we knew to sign our son up was the right answer. Although we suspected that he had weaknesses in visual and probably auditory processing–after being assessed, it was revealed that both auditory and visual processing were actually strengths for him. The areas of greatest struggle were short term memory and decoding words.

He started the ReadRx program the winter before he started middle school. In the first 6 weeks the teachers, having no idea that he was in the program, reported that he had “all of a sudden” caught up to his class in reading. Of course we were pleased to hear this but what really impressed us is that his confidence level over the next few months soared! Not only that, but things around the house that used to overwhelm him no longer incited the tantrums that we had grown accustomed to, he was a new kid.

What I loved about the LearningRx program was it they didn’t look like more school work (which would have been a hard sell to an 12 year old boy). Instead, our son worked one on one with a trainer named Evan and over the weeks the two of them really bonded-working on exercises that looked more like games than school
work. They worked his brain in an intense way but they were fun and challenging too.

When our son started middle school last fall, he made a successful transition to the bigger school. He stopped complaining about getting up in the morning and was getting himself to the bus without our help. A few weeks ago he couldn’t wait to tell me he got a 100% on history test. “It was on World War II” he beamed, “you
know that’s my “speciality” Mom!”

I couldn’t help but smile, when had my son EVER said anything positive about himself and school? Well the fact is, he says it all the time now. His grades aren’t always perfect but he now knows that good grades and success are within his grasp and he’s confident to try now. When telling another teenage boy why brain training was
worth doing he said: “Well it is hard sometimes, but now when I want to read a book I like, I can read it in a week, it used to take me a year! Don’t worry, when training gets hard, your trainer helps you keep going–I really miss my trainer, he’s cool.”

I’m so grateful to Evan and the LearningRx program, our lives have been changed in a way that I couldn’t have imagined. I don’t worry anymore about my son’s future, he’s acquired skills that are going to help him attain whatever he wants to try. And it’s a joy to hear his dreams … he is confident now, that they are within his reach.

By Lian Hollenbeck, LearningRX, Leesburg, VA


Do They Have to Come Together?

Not necessarily. You can keep the wisdom from your years of life experience AND look younger than your actual physical years. How? First, let’s start with the basics on wrinkle prevention. Wrinkle prevention needs to start in your 20’s. By the mid-30’s most women will start to show the first signs of aging. You may experience aging signs even earlier than 30, if you have not followed the 5 rules of wrinkle prevention:

1. Avoid the sun and wear sunscreen.
2. Don’t smoke
3. Get adequate sleep.
4. Eat more fruits, vegetables and fish with essential fatty acids (omega 3).
5. Have a consistent skin care regimen.

Most people have violated at some point in time one or more of the above rules. So what do you do if you find yourself in your mid 30’s, 40’s or older and you haven’t done all the right things. Can you reverse the bad habits of youth? Can you reverse the natural course of aging? Are there processes and products that work? The answer is YES. Just in the past few years, there has emerged a new “first of its kind” natural skin care product line utilizing the new patented extraction technology NBio-PL2 TM and the resulting new NAE-8® (Nerium Aloe Extract), see www.nerium for scientific details.

The science is impressive but the results are what count. Personal testimonials with accompanying before and after pictures with Nerium are abundant.
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So the answer to “Do wisdom and wrinkles have to come together?” is a resounding NO. You can have wisdom without the wrinkles. There is hope for everyday people that want to look younger and perhaps haven’t been quite as attentive to their skin care regimen in the past.

Just the Facts … Please
I know, you may be thinking: “This skincare product is just like the all the rest. How do I know it is going to work?” For that very reason, Nerium selected ST&T Research in San Francisco and their highly qualified pharmacologists, scientists and researchers to conduct an independent clinical study. ST&T randomly selected 35 study participants who had no knowledge of the product and conducted a 30-day test.

Michael Scott, owner of ST&T, says NeriumAD shows promise in and out of the lab: “I’ve never seen anything like this before.” For most skincare product studies, Scott notes that his researchers are happy to see a 2 to 5 percent statistical improvement throughout a 30 to 40 day period. “In this night cream, we saw improvement from baseline in some women to 35, 45, 55 and even some 60 percent improvement in appearance in a short period of time, that’s significant” says Scott.

Natural Products with Above and Beyond Quality Control
Nerium Skincare controls the entire production process from plant seed to finished product. Dennis Knocke, chairman and CEO ofNerium Biotechnology adds “Current farming operation are considered all natural without chemical fertilizers and pesticides.” NeriumAD doesn’t contain harmful chemicals commonly found in skincare products. Gluten-sensitive consumers need to know NeriumAD is naturally gluten-free.

In addition, the product is paraben-free, non-comedogenic, and cruelty-free. Something else that is missing as a main ingredient is water. Many beauty products use water as a main ingredient because it is cheap and it fills the bottle. Instead, NeriumAD boasts their NAE-8 extract (patent received in 2013) and proteins as their main ingredients, showing they are committed to a high-quality product.

Before applying any product to your skin, it’s important to do research and read the labels. Nourishing the skin with naturally derived ingredients to offer improved appearance is the wisest way to go. Everything else is just junk food for the skin.

Why haven’t I heard of NeriumAD before?
If you haven’t heard about NeriumAD yet it is because the marketing of the product line started only two and a half years ago. It is just a matter of time before more will learn about this breakthrough anti-aging regimen. We have been reported on CBS LA news show and on the popular television show The View (to receive video links to these shows, email ( The success of our product is evident in the success of our company. In 2013, the NeriumAD International reached 100 million in sales. Customers that recommend to friends are eligible for free product. The product is distributed through a network of Brand Partners. Learn more about building a customer base and earning extra income by emailing or visiting

neriumConfidence Attracts More Positive Life Results
Looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning and seeing your face and neck match your inside beauty increases your confidence. With increased confidence, you will continue or start to attract more of what you want in life. Another distinguishing quality of the NeriumAD experience is that there is no risk. There is a 30-day money back guarantee. We are that confident in our results.

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