Adversity Exposes Weaknesses
Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Sometimes weaknesses are a direct reflection of our strengths. We are tenacious yet...

Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

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Adversity Exposes Weaknesses

Sometimes weaknesses are a direct reflection of our strengths. We are tenacious yet stubborn. We are patient and careful, but prone to overthinking, overanalyzing to the point of paralysis. We are sensitive, dogged, or committed in ways that are admirable, but can be frustrating, overwhelming.

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking
Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Some people like taking risks. They love the thrill, the excitement, the freedom. For...

Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

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Adversity Inspires Risk Taking

Some people like taking risks. They love the thrill, the excitement, the freedom. For others, it makes us far too uncomfortable, insecure, nervous. Still, others, don’t necessarily enjoy risk taking per se, but do it anyways: They understand – usually from experience – that incredible innovation, transformational change, unprecedented achievement typically requires assuming a certain degree of risk. They know that risk can lead to failure. They know that failure – in the right hands – cultivates humility, curiosity, and can be a phenomenal learning experience. 

Adversity & Opportunity
Adversity & Opportunity

Adversity & Opportunity

Sometimes an adversity will burn trees, homes, and bridges for miles around. For a...

Adversity & Opportunity

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Adversity & Opportunity

Sometimes an adversity will burn trees, homes, and bridges for miles around. For a moment there seems to be so little you can do. As indeed there is. And that can be the magic of it. We know that too many options, too much choice can be debilitating. It can leave you questioning your judgement to the point that no matter what you decide, you remain a little anxious that you could have chosen better. 

Adversity & Survival
Adversity & Survival

Adversity & Survival

Our bodies are physically programmed to handle adversity. It’s one of the reasons...

Adversity & Survival

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Adversity & Survival

Our bodies are physically programmed to handle adversity. It’s one of the reasons we’ve survived for as long as we have. When bombarded with an onslaught of incredible physical demands, the human body ultimately responds by increasing energy efficiency, building lean tissue, and increasing neuro-muscular mechanism so we are stronger and more powerful, and improves our capacity to resist fatigue and handle stress.

Adversity
Adversity

Adversity

Adversity comes in so many different forms and can be physical, mental, emotional, or -...

Adversity

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Adversity

Adversity comes in so many different forms and can be physical, mental, emotional, or - often - an intricate combination of all three. Adversity creates real pain and can be accompanied by fear, anguish, and despondency. It can also incite anger and spur furious, violent action.

The Art of Putting
The Art of Putting

The Art of Putting

The putter is the most used club in a Golfer’s arsenal, so it’s certainly...

The Art of Putting

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The Art of Putting

The putter is the most used club in a Golfer’s arsenal, so it’s certainly important. But I imagine being a good putter is far more important than having a good putter. Being a great putter can be the difference between winning and losing. And while you might think you need to spend hundreds on a new putter… it’s likely more valuable to take a long hard look in the mirror and decide what you can improve in yourself first.

Don't Stop Believing
Don't Stop Believing

Don't Stop Believing

Believing in something… believing in yourself… that’s the stuff of...

Don't Stop Believing

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Don't Stop Believing

Believing in something… believing in yourself… that’s the stuff of survivors, champions… the people who make it happen… when everyone else said it was impossible. Hope – even unfounded – keeps a fragile spirit alive. Hope when it’s founded? That’s a beast to be reckoned with. A belief that is founded is based on facts: historical or scientific evidence that the future hoped for is not only probable, it’s inevitable.

Getting out of trouble
Getting out of trouble

Getting out of trouble

Pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge. These are the golf clubs with the...

Getting out of trouble

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Getting out of trouble

Pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge. These are the golf clubs with the highest loft. Designed for chips, pitches, and playing out of sand bunkers. Designed – in other words – to get you out of trouble after you’ve made a less than optimal shot.

Losing is important.
Losing is important.

Losing is important.

No matter how great a golfer you are, you are not going to win every game. That’s...

Losing is important.

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Losing is important.

No matter how great a golfer you are, you are not going to win every game. That’s not to say there isn’t something to be said for approaching your game as if you are going to win. However, you are defining winning at any given moment. A winning mentality is accompanied by hope, determination, confidence, and is, in some cases, self-fulfilling.

The Woods.
The Woods.

The Woods.

Typically played off the tee, for all to scrutinize and see. Your driver is designed...

The Woods.

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The Woods.

Typically played off the tee, for all to scrutinize and see. Your driver is designed for a powerful, fully committed swing which sends the ball on a long, glamourous trajectory.

Summer Weather is Here...
Summer Weather is Here...

Summer Weather is Here...

Summer weather is here and we are ready for it! Staying fit has become difficult the...

Summer Weather is Here...

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Summer Weather is Here...

Summer weather is here and we are ready for it! Staying fit has become difficult the longer we stay in isolation but we can do this together. Some days can be dedicated to staying in and baking, while others can be all about getting outside and moving – it’s all about balance.

Fore the Love of it
Fore the Love of it

Fore the Love of it

Dare I admit this publicly? I was disappointed when the Golf Courses opened. I’d...

Fore the Love of it

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Fore the Love of it

Dare I admit this publicly? I was disappointed when the Golf Courses opened. I’d been sneaking onto the cart paths for some of my runs and bike rides with the boys and WOW! The spaces are glorious. That said, I have many loved ones who love to golf. So ultimately, I can be happy. 

Taste of Spring
Taste of Spring

Taste of Spring

There’s something different in the air. Over the last few days, we’ve...

Taste of Spring

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Taste of Spring

There’s something different in the air. Over the last few days, we’ve experienced phenomenal weather and slowly but surely the city is re-opening. But, for many of us, we’re still spending far more time at home than we would like.

Positive energy is contagious...
Positive energy is contagious...

Positive energy is contagious...

Okay, I NEVER tire of that fact, but I’ve got a different angle on it today:...

Positive energy is contagious...

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Positive energy is contagious...

Okay, I NEVER tire of that fact, but I’ve got a different angle on it today: I’m going to revisit Hell Week. After 3 days without sleep, the SEALs paddle down to the Mud Flats. They enter the swampy patch of terrain and the mud essentially swallows them until only their heads are visible.

On Being Thankful
On Being Thankful

On Being Thankful

“…being thankful has been standing out for me even more as of late: The...

On Being Thankful

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On Being Thankful

“…being thankful has been standing out for me even more as of late: The value it brings, not just to others but really to one’s self… Find something, anything, and be thankful for it. If it is a person in your life, let them know."

Sound Body & Strong Mind
Sound Body & Strong Mind

Sound Body & Strong Mind

Get your workout in. A strong, mobile body reflects solid willpower and a sound work...

Sound Body & Strong Mind

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Sound Body & Strong Mind

Get your workout in. A strong, mobile body reflects solid willpower and a sound work ethic. Low to moderate exercise can act as moving meditation. It calms the mind, increases patience, and boosts your ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions. Really intense exercise creates a razor-sharp mind. It purges stress hormones, boosts confidence, and makes everything else seem easy.

Make your bed every morning...
Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...and make it well. If a SEAL can’t make her bed...

Make your bed every morning...

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Make your bed every morning...

Make your bed every morning...and make it well. If a SEAL can’t make her bed perfectly, is she able to load a gun, map an exit strategy, watch your back? Start your day with integrity. Do the simple things right. Take care of the details. Caring about the little things demonstrates you are committed to the process, committed to excellence, and, in fact, care a lot about the bigger things. Nothing of significance stands the test of time without a sound beginning and carefully built foundation.

Sunshine is on the way
Sunshine is on the way

Sunshine is on the way

Happy Tuesday! This week, we are back with another Healthy View blog and we hope...

Sunshine is on the way

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Sunshine is on the way

Happy Tuesday! This week, we are back with another Healthy View blog and we hope everyone had a great long weekend. It is odd to think of this as a long weekend, since it has been a very long 10 weeks of isolation. We found that it helps to keep a balance between relaxation and productivity. Our team has stayed busy by reading, baking, working out, outdoor walks, and most importantly, staying up-to-date and educated.

Bring What You Have.
Bring What You Have.

Bring What You Have.

We’ve just come off a weird long weekend, and have to cram 5 days worth of work...

Bring What You Have.

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Bring What You Have.

We’ve just come off a weird long weekend, and have to cram 5 days worth of work into 4 bizarre, unconventional days. Who better to look to for guidance and inspiration than the unusually courageous, resourceful individuals trained to thrive during unconventional warfare: SEALs.

Crowns and Coronas
Crowns and Coronas

Crowns and Coronas

We know that an ability to live in the present is associated with greater levels of...

Crowns and Coronas

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Crowns and Coronas

We know that an ability to live in the present is associated with greater levels of happiness and sense of fulfillment. We also know that people who perceive that have a greater sense of control and are better able to live in the present. A sense of lack of control can be pervasive. And there is so much we cannot control these days.

Make your bed every morning...

Posted: May 19, 2020

"Soup of the Day"...just got serious!

Make your bed every morning...
… and make it well.

If a SEAL can’t make her bed perfectly, is she able to load a gun, map an exit strategy, watch your back?

Start your day with integrity. Do the simple things right. Take care of the details. Caring about the little things demonstrates you are committed to the process, committed to excellence, and, in fact, care a lot about the bigger things. Nothing of significance stands the test of time without a sound beginning and carefully built foundation.

Inspiration of the Day

“There are two ways to do something: The right way and again.” – Navy SEAL Trainer

Classes of the Day

We’ve got THREE more classes on the schedule today, including a brand new class this afternoon!

TNT with Lori

Start your morning off right with this workout, full of high intensity intervals designed to leave you as a lean, mean, fat burning machine. The exercises will be different from last week’s class, keeping your body challenged!

Join Lori at 7:00am (45 minutes) from your very own living room.

Click here to join the class.

Meeting ID: 842 3730 2549
Password: 106398

HIIT with Lauren

Your lunchtime just got a whole lot better! Today, you can join Lauren for her HIIT class that incorporates cardio and strength exercises to get your muscles burning and heart pumping in no time!

Recommended equipment for today: chair & weights or weighted object (backpack with books, laundry detergent, etc.)

Join Lauren at 12:00pm (45 minutes) from your living room.

Click here to join the class.

Meeting ID: 880 8393 0882
Password: 382009

Pilates Matwork with Stephanie

Fire up your core and sculpt long, lean muscle with this Pilates Matwork class. This class fives into classical matwork and explores key Pilates exercises and their variations. Prepare to sweat, get stronger, and work your entire body with this complete Pilates workout.

Recommended equipment for today: a padded mat, light weights, water bottles, etc.

Join Stephanie at 5:30pm (35 minutes) from your living room.

Click here to join the class.

Meeting ID: 880 7113 7764
Password: 020644

REMINDER: We have a BRAND NEW Mobility & Stability class tomorrow morning at 7:30am. Be sure to check your inbox bright and early for the Soup of the Day with the class’ link, meeting ID, and password!

If you have any questions about our virtual classes, please reach out to Lauren.

Trainer Moves of the Day

Back to Backs

Meg shares another series of Back to Back exercises. As before, these pairs are designed to complement each other mechanically. That is the performance of one encourages better form and execution for the other and vice versa. These can be done as an isolated pair, ideally 3, 4, or 5 sets of each as an effective way to break up your work day and fit in some resistance training. Alternately thread 3, 4, or 5 pairs all together for a great full body workout.

 

For questions about today’s Back to Backs you can connect directly with Meg here.

Racquet of the Day

Every Wednesday we are now featuring expert advice from our squash pros!

Missing Squash

As frustrating as it is, taking time away from playing can be a positive.

It gives you a chance to reflect on your game and often builds an insatiable appetite to hit the courts again with renewed energy, enthusiasm, and maybe, most importantly, a different approach!

As with so many other areas in life, it’s easy to fall into old habits – whether it’s trying to hit the ball too hard, play too fast, or simply skipping your pregame warmup.

Now is a great time to start looking at what you can change, improve, and add to your game. Building good new habits like warming up properly before a game (which almost no one I know does!), staying well hydrated during a match, and doing regular solo practice will make a massive improvement to any player.

Look out for tips from Laurence, Squash Pro at the Adelaide Club, in the upcoming weeks! If you have specific areas you’d like him to cover, he’d love to hear from you!

For questions about keeping your squash skills razor sharp, you can connect with Laurence directly here

Webinar of the Week

This Friday, May 22 at 2:00pm, Joanne Ukposidolo, Physiotherapist & Certified Pelvic Floor Therapist at the Sport Medicine Clinic, will be holding a 40-minute webinar on Stress and Diaphragmatic Breathing.

She understands that these are challenging times and we may have been placed in positions that have caused us to pause, adapt, and pivot. So, how do we prepare for the long game, how do we not only survive but find a way to thrive in periods of uncertainty?

This webinar will be focused on managing stress and our autonomic response; “fight -or-flight” vs. “rest and digest”; and how diaphragmatic breathing is essential to alleviating our physiological stress response. We will practice active breathing techniques, variations and progression exercises in order to build a stronger, more tenacious self.

What you need: A yoga mat, a pillow, a present mind

To sign-up for the webinar, please click here.

Bite of the Day

COVID Cookies

So, I ran out of flour and couldn’t find any anywhere… If you know me well, you know that my freezer is always stocked with frozen cookie dough, and a house without cookies is well… not my home. (My little boys would be fine. It’s their Mom that gets nervous when cookies aren’t present.)

And so, taking inspiration from yesterday’s blog, I launched headlong into a flourless cookie war. The outcome, if I may say, was quite remarkable. As they have no flour or butter, my husband remarked they must be “healthier”. I’m still laughing.

Flourless, Butter-less Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Combine in a large bowl:

  • 500 gm or 2 cups All-Natural Peanut Butter (my preference is crunchy, room temperature if possible)
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt

Mix on relatively high speed for 2 minutes.

Add:

  • 1 cup oats (I only had 1-minute oats on hand.  I’m sure whole oats would be terrific.  They would add a little more crunch)
  • Fold in ¾ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Roll into dough balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. The cookies do not spread very much so you can set them quite close together.

Bake at 365 degrees for 8 minutes. Longer if you prefer a crunchier cookie!

PS. I have no idea what the nutritional content is for these. Please don’t check. Just enjoy.

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