Eclipse Blog

Taking Care of Number 1 Lisa has three kids, a spouse and a full-time job. She feels like she can barely go to the bathroom alone.  Jason is a lawyer. He works long hours, sometimes weekends, and likes to visit his daughter at KU when he’s not also training for boxing. Junior started a new business, and speaking from experience that baby is more dependent on you than actual newborns. While you might not fit exactly into one of these examples, I’m sure you have a lot going on in your life. But these members also make their health a priority and make sure to take the time they need for them. You can’t fill other pails when yours is empty, it’s hard for people to put self care as a priority when they feel there are so many other things that need to be done. But if you don’t...
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Fitness is fashionable, and I’m not talking about Lululemon. People have figured out that high intensity workouts and eating real food lead to great results. So group fitness franchises are popping up on every corner and taking over abandoned Cherry Berry and Blockbuster stores, bringing in their high tech equipment, standard playlists, and newly hired trainers. These large franchises have great branding, a proven plan to quickly come in and get going, and huge advertising budgets. So why am I not worried about the new gym franchises? Because we aren’t selling group exercise, we sell individualized coaching with results. I’d assume most of you have been to some type of group exercise class, where the most attention you got was the instructor introducing themselves at the beginning and saying a group goodbye at the end. That’s not what keeps you coming back, and it’s not what gets you results. I’m...
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Monday nights are sacred at our house, Bachelor Mondays. Even our 3 year old knows on Mondays Mommy’s friends come over and watch Bachelor. Now do any of them even know who is on this season? No, Monday nights have nothing to do with the Bachelor; it’s all about a group of close friends getting together and catching up. I bet I could put on season 1 of the Bachelor and they wouldn’t even notice. Humans are social creatures, we need relationships and form them in a variety of ways. With living things- like friends, a partner or pet- or not- sport teams, tv shows, or books. I always refer to the OSU football team in the first person, I’ve invested enough time and energy I’m basically a member of the team. Go Pokes! These relationships are what make our lives full and happy and push us to be better....
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Right now, I dream of the day when I can just sit with nothing to do. Especially if I can make my kids take care of me and bring ME snacks and drinks all day. Retirement? Sign me up! You know what I don’t want to end up happening? Dylan having to help me off the toilet.  Age itself isn’t the main factor for adults going to assisted living facilities, it’s a loss of independence brought on by decreased activity. Kids grow up and leave, adults retire from work, they have fewer reasons to leave the house, so they don’t. They don’t get out, they don’t get up, they don’t MOVE; and that lack of movement leads to muscle atrophy making basic movements difficult. When someone tells me they can’t squat I ask “how do you get off the toilet?” That’s all it is. How do you get up off...
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