Being sick: To excercise or not to exercise?

November 17, 2009

Work out with me this week!

* Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:15 pm for Kaiser Employees  (NOTE: This will be my last week at KP Fit.)

* Friday, 5:30-6:30 pm at Inside Out, a fun mix of kickboxing and urban dance with circuit weights!

* Saturday, 11:45 am, at Hipline, Shimmy Pop, a cool class filled with Club moves and Belly Dance.  Sign up in advance!

Announcements: (I promise your almost to the post!)

I will be gone the week of Thanksgiving (Monday 23rd-Friday 27th).

There WILL be Shimmy Pop classes the Saturdays surrounding Thanksgiving!

After Thanksgiving, there will be a new 30 minute segment of Kickboxing added to the end of class at Inside Out!

Be on the lookout for more Shimmy Pop classes coming soon!


Hello, my dear fitness friends,

I hope this finds ya’ll happy and healthy.

For those of you who came to class on Monday, I hope you had a great workout with Angelique.  I was so sad I could not teach, due to feeling under the weather.  It is a rare moment for me to not want to boogy on down, but you have to listen when your body tells you to slow down!

Tis the season when folks get sick, unfortunately.  We can take precautions like washing our hands, getting enough sleep, eating healthy, etc; but sometimes, you just can’t help getting sick.  So, “To excercise or not to exercise, that is the question.”

Here are some guidelines to follow:

* First and foremost, listen to your body.  If you do, it will let you know what it needs!

* If you have a fever (with or without body aches and fatigue) do NOT exercise!

* Typically, if you have a cold, moderate physical activity is alright.  It can sometimes even make you feel better!

* If you are up for it, you can work out if your signs and symptoms are “above the neck”  (for example, if you have a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing or sore throat).  However, be sure to reduce the intensity of your workout.

* If your signs and symptoms are “below the neck” (for example,  if you have chest congestion, hacking cough or upset stomach), it’s best to wait until these things have past to resume working out.

I hope this is helpful as you make your way through the fall/winter season!

Be well…

In peace, happiness, and health,


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