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Off The Grid

With the exception of my POUND posts I’ve been pretty quiet for the past ten months or so. I could write an entire post about why I’ve been less motivated than usual to keep up with my writing but if I’ve learned anything in the last year I’ve learned that explanations that feel obligatory usually …

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It’s Fun to Play at the YMCA

For the past nine months I’ve been a member of the YMCA of Greater Des Moines. Having worked in a fitness facility for eight years and having managed a group exercise program, there had been no need for me to belong to any fitness center but once I got my job with Employee and Family …

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Spring in Shape with POUND!

It’s that time of the month – POUND registration is officially open! My spring class through DSM Public Schools Community Education is on Tuesday nights at 6:15 at Edmunds Elementary. This 60-minute class is such a fun way to rockout and workout. You are guaranteed to sweat and smile A LOT! Whether you’re entirely new …

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A Year in Books

At the end of every year I like to look back on the books I read and think about which I most enjoyed and which made the biggest difference in my life. It was a slow year for me and books. I only read 16 but I had a lot going on that caused me …

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Give the Gift of POUND!

Still don’t know what to give that special someone for Christmas this year? Have you considered the gift of POUND? No, NOT Pound Cake, but POUND, the Rockout Workout! As you know, I’ve been teaching this class for almost two years and it’s given life back to my workout routine! If you’re like me and …

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POUND AWAY THE POUNDS!

When the weather outside is frightful, you should spend Tuesday nights with me POUNDing away the holiday calories you will most likely consume in the coming weeks! But seriously, what better way to jump start your fitness resolutions than with a fun and unique workout once a week? REGISTRATION IS OPEN so click here to …

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Trail Mix

This article appears in the September issue of Iowa Momentum Endurance Sports magazine. Photos by Dylan Huey of Huey Photography. Are you tired of stoplights, traffic, and the noise from road and street construction interfering with your walking, running, or biking routine? If you’ve found yourself along the same route all summer now is the …

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POUND it Out Loud!

I’ve been away for a while but I’m back and more than ready to start POUNDing this fall with West Des Moines Community Schools! If you are a faithful follower of Hello Wellness you know that my recent fitness passion is POUND Rockout Workout. For the past 18 months I’ve been working really hard on this new fitness …

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Hello July

In case you forgot or missed my post from last month, I am the new Wellness Manager at Employee & Family Resources. After one month I’m happy to report that I am adjusting well and really enjoy my new job! After being at Drake for almost eight years I thought the transition would be tougher than …

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What’s SUP?

This article appears in the July edition of Iowa Momentum Magazine. All photographs courtesy of Dylan Huey of Huey Photography.  There’s no better way to spend warm, summer days than on the water with friends and family. While it’s nice to kick back, relax, and soak up the sun, don’t forget about all the ways …