Tuesday, December 14, 2010

109 Year-Old Man Exercising in Kangoo Jumps!

Have you ever asked a friend to do something different and their response was, Oh I Could never do that, I'm too OLD! I personally have had that happen with many people I meet from all over the country.

Many people allow FEAR to get the best of them and STOP them from their fullest potential.

What would YOU do if you knew you could not FAIL?

I just recently met a 109 year old man that truly inspired me! Bernando is a man with a positive outlook on life and is willing to take risks and stay proactive in keeping in such great health, even at 109!

Here is a video of Bernando demonstrating how easy it is to use Kangoo Jumps!

If Bernando can do this, so can you! Check this out!

This Video was filmed at the Kangen Health & Wellness Center.

For more information on Kangoo Jumps and it's medical benefits; go to www.kangooclubaz.com or email info@kangooclubaz.com

Monday, July 26, 2010

Kids Driving you CRAZY? How to entertain your kids in the AZ HEAT!

For most parents, this can be the most difficult time of year to keep your kids active and entertained in the Arizona Heat!
Here is a list of things to do to keep your kids entertained and cool in the Arizona heat!
1) Visit your nearest ice rink
2) Take the kids Rollerskating
3) Bring your kids to a Kangoo Jump Class Visit www.kangooclubaz.com
4) Visit your nearest water park.
5) Take them to the science museum
6) Look into indoor game places such as Gameworks or Dave and Busters.
7) Set up an obstacle course in the house
8) Do circuit training stations in the house.
9) Turn the tunes on and get the whole family dancing!
10) Turn clean time into a game with music and healthy treats as rewards!

This is sure to wear your kids out and keep them active!

For more information on Having Kangoo Club AZ host your next event or Birthday Party,
Feel free to email us at info@kangooclubaz.com

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fitness Tips for Surviving the HEAT!

What to do to survive this Arizona HEAT and still get in great Shape?

Many of us get tired, discouraged, and agitated by the excessive heat of the Arizona Summer. At 115 degrees, it isn't always as easy to stay motivated on your workout plan as much as you want to get in great shape.

Here are a few tips to help keep you motivated;

1) Stay Hydrated
2) Add Electrolytes to your water. Eg. Emergen-C, Nuun Active Hydration
3) Try drinking coconut water high in electrolytes and potassium.
4) Always carry snacks and extra water with you to help prevent heat exhaustion.
5) Eat foods high in water content and enzymes to keep the body nourished. eg. Watermelon and papaya
6) Find an accountability partner
7) Try a new exercise eg. Kangoo Club AZ Indoor Cardio Class
8) Start early in the AM or after sundown for cooler temps
9) Take up Ice skating
10) Visit your local Rollerskating Rink to get out of the heat.
11) Take up swimming
12) Always carry a damp towel to help cool you down
13) Use peppermint oil on your pulse points to help bring your core body temp down.
14) Use a hat to help stay cooler.
15) Always use sunblock.
16) Choose clothing that helps wick the sweat and keep you cooler. eg. dry- weave
17) Reward yourself for sticking with your plan.
18) Keep a success Journal -5 Successes a day to track your progress and give you a sense of accomplishment.
19) Make it FUN!!! Whos says you can't have FUN, while getting FIT?

For more information on How to have FUN, while getting FIT,
Go to www.kangooclubaz.com

Stay cool, have FUN, getting FIT!

Health Coach/Fitness Trainer
Get Fit With Kyna
Kangoo Club Arizona

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Ran PF Changs Half Marathon in the Kangoo Jumps!!!

You are probably thinking to yourself, what the heck are Kangoo Jumps? They look like rollerblades with circular like springs on the bottom. Now...I'm sure you are wondering why on earth would someone want to RUN a Half Marathon in them??
1) Because we can.
2) They take 80% of the shock off the joints.
3) Burn an additional 25% more calories to your workout.
4) It's a great CORE workout!
5) Make exercising FUN!
6) Help improve muscle recovery time.
7) and at least 26.2 other benefits!!!

Some of us are a little CRAZY and like to experiment with different training modalities to see how we can maximize our workout time and burn the most calories with the least amount of impact on our body.
As runners, we all know that the liklihood of getting some sort of injury running can be very high. That is one of the big reasons why I love running in the Kangoo Jumps so much!
Several months ago, I had a knee injury and was told by the physical therapist to stay away from any impact sports and only workout on the eliptical machine. I slowly started introducing the Kangoo Jumps and was amazed at how quickly my body recovered from the injury. I'm finding more and more people that have always wanted to run but never did because of how jarring it can be on the body. Many of these individuals are now able to run with the Kangoo Jumps absorbing 80% of the shock off of the body! Also, people that use to be runners that are now suffering from injuries,hip and knee pain and some are now able to run again without the additional impact on the body!!
I'm honestly not sure how many people around the world have attempted to run full or half marathons in the Kangoo Jumps.
Then, to add another twist, having type 1 Diabetes.
It was a lot easier then I thought...however, my other teammates may beg to differ.
Pick your poison, 7.8 pounds heavier and 80% of the shock off of the joints.
I say, take the shock off the joints and burn an extra 25% more calories!!

What a WORKOUT!!!

There was 1 minor thing to be aware of when running in the Kangoo Jumps;
Make sure to wear tall socks with sufficient padding and be aware of any previous history of pronation or supination. As when you are getting started, the body will take a little time to get readjusted to a new kind of footwear!

For more information on running,other exercise in the Kangoo Jumps, or to purchase, you may contact me at info@kangooclubaz.com

Have FUN, Getting Fit!

Kangoo Club AZ