Wine Country Fitness Blog
This sunny season, come join Chad for a Cycling Adventure in beautiful Northern California. Whether you are new to riding a bike or are a professional Cyclist in the best shape of your life, there are many routes in and around Healdsburg waiting to be conquered.
As the warm sunny days become regular, vineyards, mountains, parks, lakes, rivers, and Sonoma County become prime destinations for vacation getaways. Sonoma County has been known for years as the Wine Country and is fast becoming Cycling Country, with the Grass Hopper Race Series and the Tour of California building their roots. Riding in Healdsburg is becoming more recognized each year. The roads are beautiful, and the scenery is breath taking, and it’s all here for you to soak up. Come ride your bike and experience Northern California the way that makes you feel your best.
Wine Country Fitness Tours offers a unique program tailored to each Individual’s desires and needs. Your guided trip will be supported by Chad, who will provide a safe, fun, and educational fitness tour adventure. Chad is an experienced fitness enthusiast who also offers Personal Training, Cycling Coaching, and Yoga to challenge and balance the mind and body. For questions about cycling, yoga, training, and additional services please email or call.
For the last 17 months, Ashley and I have gone to where most people would dare not imagine, VEGAN!! It has been a wonderful improvement to our health and to many friends and family members surprise, we do not miss any of the animal products that were once enjoyed during the previous years of our lives. For those curious about Vegan Nutrition, there are many very informative documentaries out there that share helpful direction and reason for consuming the Healthiest most nourishing food on earth.
What is “Vegan?”
• Plant based Nutrition-
• Grown in the Earth-
• Preferably Organic-
• Not from Animal sources (Dairy, Eggs, Honey, Animal Tissues)
*These are responses to some of the questions I receive about nutrition, if you are interested in learning more, I would be happy to answer your questions* What are some recommendations for consuming Vegan cuisine? High Carb, Low Fat (Don’t worry Protein is in everything you eat, and in the quantity the body requires). Can you grow muscle with Plant protein? Yes, plants have more protein than the human body requires, and the best part is that you can eat as much and as often as you want. Most plants are primarily water. The high water content in plants allows for the weight consumed to refuel, to hydrate and to decrease recovery time, promoting muscle cells to grow.
My questions for you:
-Do you have a hard time sustaining energy during the day?
-Are you starving to lose weight? And does it work?
-Do you love eating food but are not sure if you eat too much?
-Do you want to prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many other disorders?
I cannot say enough about what this change does for health and athletic performance. If you are looking to see improvements in every aspect of life, my suggestion for you is to GO VEGAN!!
If you place your happiness conditionally on a future state of perfection, then you’re not alone. Perfectionism has become so common in Americans that many now refer to it as a disease. This blog teaches us how and why we enter this “perfectionist” state of mind, and how to use yoga and other “right-brain” practices to release our expectations and embrace our present condition. Read More…
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Wine Country FItness.
-This Year we are teaming up with Healdsburg S.O.S to send out 600+
Valentines letters for our soldiers.
-The Healdsburg S.O.S has sent out 3600lbs of shipped goods to our soldiers,
including but not limited to: food, socks, gloves, caps, blankets and love to
keep thier spirits alive and to remind them that people back home feel for and
care about them.
-This mission you and I will share a letter including a message (picture
optional) about ourselves, where we are from and what we do, and how their
sevice (Risking everything) inspires us to do selfless and loving things back
here in our safe beautiful town of Healdsburg.
-The Soldiers Receiving Valentines Letters are ground forces located in
Afganistan 2days trip from base living in remote mountains and facing
extreme conditions every day.
-These Letters are not letters to represent any political or Ethical view, the intention behind this service
is to share, love and practice compassion.
Please deliver your letters to Healdsburg Community Health and Fitness: 1500 Healdsburg Ave
Thank you for your help uplifting the hearts of our soldiers!
In our bodies, breathing is the only system that can be performed both consciously and unconsciously. This blog explores the power that these two forms of breathing give us, while making suggestions for how to use this power to live a fulfilling life. Read More…
When asked to conjure up an image of health, most people will visualize a young man or woman, physically fit, white teeth, wearing running shoes and so on…For many, this image is so far from their personal reality that they chose to mark it as unattainable, and so they leave the business of becoming healthy by the wayside. This blog shows you how “health” is misrepresented in the media and how to start down a healing pathway that will open your life to joy and physical wellbeing. Read More…
As the seasons change and school gets back into session, the air crackles with pressure to prepare for tests. Students at Healdsburg Junior High and High School face deadlines in every class, stress from teachers and parents to achieve high scores, and the looming task of choosing a major, a college, and a career path. SRJC and university attendees, further down that road, though perhaps no more certain of their occupational destination, encounter pressure from all directions to prepare for exams, pack their memories with formulas, names and dates, come out
on top in class. Amidst the rush, students, parents, and teachers alike often forget that the biggest tests in life aren’t true/false, multiple choice or short answer. The real tests are the ones that reveal and shape our character. Read More…
How do you find energy for your workouts? For most people, staying motivated is the most challenging part of exercise. Stay motivated to achieve your goal by thinking about the impact you are making on your health, relationships, and the community. Motivation comes from within and is fed by you mentally when you acknowledge the impact you’re having on your world. Work hard so that you can inspire others to show up for themselves. Read More…
A student once told me about a yoga class her friend had taken. The friend was overjoyed because she’d had a catharsis during this yoga class. She’d cried during savasana and felt enormously relieved afterward. The student wanted to experience a similar release in yoga, but each time she stepped onto the mat she left feeling as if she’d only gotten a workout. What was preventing her from tapping into the healing power of yoga? This blog is the answer to her inquiry. Read More…
There’s a widely held misconception that eastern philosophy and western religion are at odds with one another. In this blog you’ll discover the idea that connects the two and how to apply it in the gym and on the yoga mat to keep your practice alive! Read More…