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'We all have the ability.
The difference is
how we use it.'
- Stevie Wonder

Team Work!

I am definitely one of those people who find it easier to do something myself than rely on other people for help and support. One of the lessons that I'm learning as I get older is that there is strength in numbers! Nothing beats the support and encouragement of friends especially when you accomplish a goal you set for yourself. Don't be a lone ranger in your efforts, enlist the help of family and friends to help you reach your fitness, health and life goals.

Enjoy the newsletter and have a blessed week!

Cathy Morenzie

Feature Article

Team Work!

About 6 weeks ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in a dragon boat competition. What a great lesson in teamwork! Everyone had to paddle together in order for the boat to move smoothly in the water. Success was not based on one individual but the entire team. What a perfect formula for success in every endeavor -- especially weight management! Itís difficult to try to make healthy choices in an environment where bigger is better (food-wise, I mean); where most social activities involve eating and where we sometimes use food as a comforter, a drug and a friend.

Stop trying to do it alone. Let your friends and family know about your efforts. Let them encourage you. Get your family and friends to join you on your workouts. Be a catalyst to encourage healthier snacks at your meetings. The more that people know what you are trying to achieve, the better they will be able to support and encourage you.

Working out with a fitness partner keeps you accountable, gives you inspiration, and provides you with the security that you're not alone on the road to fitness. Is there someone in your life who would be a good motivator and workout partner? As your homework for the week, give them a call, set up a schedule and watch your success improve.

Nutrition Tip of the Week

Keep it Simple

Instead of counting calories and grams of fat; keep it simple:

  • get into the habit of cooking with healthier oils
  • minimize your calories from beverages and avoid ones with added sugar
  • avoid eating after 8:00 pm
  • set a quota on fast food eating ( maybe 1x per week)
  • consume only multi-grain breads and cereals

Exercise of the Week

Exercise Description:

Oblique Crunch

Muscles Worked



  1. Start by placing your left foot over your right knee and place your hands behind your head.
  2. Lift your shoulders up off the ground and twist so that your right elbows tries to touch your left knee.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat according to the required repetitions.
  4. Repeat with the other side.

About Cathy Morenzie

Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.

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