Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) Seminar coming back to SAN DIEGO

For everyone who lives in San Diego OR planning on vacationing out here this summer, you don't want to get left behind.  Now is your chance to be apart of one of the best Russian Kettlebell Certification programs.  


SAVE $1000 ON TUITION AND SIGN UP FOR THE  RKC WORKSHOP RIGHT HERE

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Healthy Banana Apple Sauce Muffins (Cupcakes) - Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sugar

You can call these Banana Apple Sauce Cupcakes if you want since the purpose of this recipe is for a baby's first birthday.  Although my 3 year old also loved them and couldn't get enough. I like them as well and they are great little treats.  


I made a very small batch of just 6 cupcakes. If you want to make more I suggest you double the recipe.  


1 Cup Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Organic Oats ( Certified Gluten Free - optional)
1/2 cup Apple Sauce
2  Ripe Bananas smashed
1 Organic Egg
1 TBS of Agave Maple Blend (optional)
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda


Mix Almond Flour, Oats, and Baking soda together.  Then add mashed bananas, egg, and agave (optional).  Beat until smooth. Pour in to baking cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for approx 30-35 minutes.  When toothpick comes out clean they are finished. Let cool and store in an air tight container.  These will be very moist from the almond flour and taste like a banana cake. If you don't mind your kid having sugar feel free to add a drop of homemade frosting on top with some chocolate sprinkles (only for the older kids, not your baby).  This is still a hundred times healthier than the store bought cupcakes filled with refined and processed crap with hydrogenated oils and food coloring. Your little one will love it and hopefully you will as well. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chloe's 1st Birthday


Today we celebrated Chloe's first Birthday.  I remember so clearly being in the hospital doing every thing in my power to deliver my baby naturally.  It's been exactly 1 year since the birth and I am still a bit disappointed I ended up with another C-section.  You can read more about my birth experience here. One day I'll get over it, but I am still bummed!

This year with Chloe has been filled with ups and downs.  Having kids is definitely a juggling act.  Seeing my 2 girls interact with one another is one of the biggest joys.  I now have 2 little girls that fill my heart with so much love I just can't stand it.

This year I decided not to have a birthday party for Chloe.  I just wanted to experience the moment with us.  After losing a dear friend 2 weeks ago, it's been really hard for me to want to plan any sort of party. It's not like Chloe will ever remember this any way.

 Of course I made some yummy banana apple sauce muffins (cupcakes) for her.  I made the same ones for Lyla for her first birthday, but this time I added a little Maple Agave to it. I guess we loosen up a little with the 2nd kid! It's still super healthy.  I can post the recipe if anyone takes interest.





I am just happy we all made it through the first year! Most people tell me that when adding a second child to the family, the first year is usually the most challenging. Let's see if it gets any easier.  I plan on posting some updates on how my training is going in addition to some new endeavors that I have taken on.  Life is never boring and filled with so much excitement!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Kettlebell Workshop with Z-Health in March

You do not want to miss out on this special workshop because chances are this exact seminar will not be done again!

You can sign up here before the price goes up or sells out. 


MILITARY AND GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE!!



For the first time ever, Lauren Brooks and Sara Cheatham will be teaming up together to present a killer Kettlebell / Z -Health combo workshop!!!
Sara Cheatham and Lauren Brooks are both very well known for their non-intimidating teaching style, providing clear explanations that makes learning new skills easy and fun!  

Lauren and Sara may be the smallest female kettlebell instructors, but don't let size fool you!  They can easily hang with the big boys by moving some heavier kettlebells around!  Ladies never fear! These tiny girls will prove to you that you don't have to be big and bulky to be super strong! Men, if you want to get bulky and you are struggling, we can help you with that as well. 


This workshop is specifically designed for:
- Exercisers that are looking to sharpen their kettlebell technique and learn new drills.
- Anyone who wants to learn how to speed up recovery time.
- Anyone who has ever had an injury, surgery, or imbalance that wants to prevent injuries.
- Those who want to achieve fat loss and incredible strength results quicker than ever before.
- Busy people that want to get the most out of their quick workouts.
- Home exercisers that want to make sure they are working with kettlebells correctly.
- Fitness coaches looking to add more exercises to their arsenal that provides an extremely effective fat burning and muscular strength approach

Learn why you can't afford not to add Z-Health with your Kettlebell training

If you have ever had an injury, surgery, or any slight imbalances you will soon find your body not working correctly and efficiently. When you load your body with heavier weight or perform any type of activity, you will be setting yourself up for unavoidable injury and pain, if you do not start implementing some of these  Z-health drills.  

 Sara will take you through specific exercises that will teach you how to reverse jammed joints, immobile feet, imbalanced hip musculature, and improper muscle firing throughout the body.  By getting your body to work more efficiently and balanced you will move freely and pain free!

A few of the intermediate kettlebell exercises that will be covered

Single Leg Dead Lift
Bottoms up Clean and Press
Turkish Get Up Squat Style
Double Snatches or (smooth out your single Snatch)
Renegade Rows
and more...

*** Learn how to snatch a heavier kettlebell without fear ***

We will have Della Welchel, On The Edge Fitness Kettlebell and Stroller / BuggyBellz instructor, assisting this special workshop. 

Lauren and Sara's last few workshops have sold out quickly, so get your spot at this invaluable workshop that you don't want to miss!  Space will be limited so individuals can have lots of hands on attention.

Intermediate Kettlebell Workshop with Z-Health

3/21/2010
Time 10:00 - 4:00
Location: Encinitas / San Diego
Phyzyks Gym in Cardiff
Specific location and details about the workshop will be sent after registration is confirmed.

Pre-requisite: Must be familiar with some of the Kettlebell basics such as the Swing, Clean, and Front Squat. Never fear, you have enough time to learn the basics to be ready for this workshop. You can order a DVD or make an appointment with your local RKC instructor to get started.  Email Lauren Brooks or Sara Cheatham if you have any questions!





More about Sara and Lauren


Sara Cheatham has a Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas in Health Sciences. This proves she has the tenacity and formal education to back her certifications! Sara is the only female Senior Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor, a hand-selected, highly sought-after position earned and appointed by the father of modern day Kettlebells, Pavel Tsatsouline. She stands-out as the lone female among only eight other male counterparts.  Sara is also a Z-Health Master Trainer Movement Coach & Specialist, working diligently for over two-years to be hand-selected once again and pass a rigorous application process. As a Z-Health Master Trainer, she has honed a critical eye that can quickly identify and accurately correct specific, individual movement deficiencies in any kettlebell drill, immediately improving kettlebell training for any body and therefore dramatically reduce the risk for short and long-term injuries as well as expediting your training goals.



Lauren Brooks has dedicated the last 12 years of her life to helping others 
professionally achieve their ultimate fitness goals.  Lauren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Fitness, Nutrition, and Health from San Diego State University.  She currently holds a Level 2 Russian Kettlebell Certification and is certified as a Clinical Nutritionist.  Lauren has successfully taught hundreds of individuals the skill of kettlebell lifting.  Due to her educational background and years of experience, she has developed a keen ability to quickly be able to assess movement patterns, break down instruction in an easy to understand, yet gentle and motivating approach.  Lauren is the creator of several highly regarded kettlebell DVDs that have been successful all over the world.  To date, she is the first and only to release a kettlebell DVD designed specifically for pregnant women.