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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Its crazy to think that its already the end of October, which for me has come to fast. In a week, I am officially placing my application for the Athletic Training program at Grand Valley and I am so excited to finally get this step done and move forward. I just wanted to share a little bit about Athletic Training because there is so much that people don't know. It is so much more than wrapping ankles and standing on the sideline of football games. Other job opportunities that are out there are working in hospitals, clinics and even the military. I personally want to work with teams when I first begin because I love the environment and the athletes. Athletic Trainers are what we say the "mom" of a team keeping records and holding all the little things that a team may need that most athletes forget. We also simply take care and be the "mom" to athletes making sure they follow all the guidelines to keep everyone healthy and injury free. I have chosen this path because so many things can happen on the field in a emergency situation and I want to be prepared to help and guide so I can prevent worst injuries occurring. I have already learned so much and looking forward to everything else that comes. Hopefully, I will be getting into the program for this coming winter semester.

On the other side of things this fall weather has had its up and downs and sadly the weather being colder has been making me not want to run outside as much! There's always inside workouts that we can all do! Everyone should totally check out all the classes Melissa puts on the blog because those are soo much fun and great indoor workouts, especially Groove!

Happy Halloween everyone and try to use up any last couple days of decent weather!!

- Sara

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am Loving this SONG

Groove !!!!! Thursday's at 7:00 

This week I am LOVING this Groove SONG !!! It is so powerful and dynamic. I absolutely Love Grooving to this song, finishing a Groove Class with this incredibly soulful and Moving song. 


I can hold my breath
I can bite my tongue
I can stay awake for days
If that's what you want
Be your number one

I can fake a smile
I can force a laugh
I can dance and play the part
If that's what you ask
Give you all I am

I can do it
I can do it
I can do it

But I'm only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I'm only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
'Cause I'm only human

I can turn it on
Be a good machine
I can hold the weight of worlds
If that's what you need
Be your everything

I can do it
I can do it
I'll get through it

But I'm only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I'm only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
'Cause I'm only human

I'm only human
I'm only human
Just a little human

I can take so much
'Til I've had enough

'Cause I'm only human
And I bleed when I fall down
I'm only human
And I crash and I break down
Your words in my head, knives in my heart
You build me up and then I fall apart
'Cause I'm only human

Dinner Time

Are you like me and sometimes have a hard time coming up with dinner ideas and don't always take the time to plan out dinners. While I am not a Mom yet, I love the Skinny Mom Recipe club. Each Month you get a full list of dinner ideas right in your inbox. 

In November I am really Looking forward to trying out the BBQ and Peanut Chicken Tenders. Don't they look great !!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shake Your Asana


We have almost made it to the weekend... I am so Happy.. I went to Hot yoga again last night at the Funky Buddha it was awesome. I am really liking Hot Yoga. I went to Shake Your Asana which means that they play good music along with the class. I really need to take few pictures while I am there so you can see what it looks like. I keep forgetting Sorry!!! Quick note about what to were to Hot Yoga. The first time I went I just wore shorts and a T-Shirt, this time I wore Capri Leggings a moisture wicking tank top with the built in bra and a wide lulu headband to keep the sweat from my eyes. I felt so much better this time. My legs weren't all slippery from being sweaty and I didn't get any sweat in my eyes this time. Oh one more thing I downloaded the Funky Buddha app so I can just sign up for classes right from my phone, which is very nice. 

Check out there website HERE

Snagged this Picture from their website

I don't Think that I gave a Re-Cap of my Late Night Tuesday Cardio/Combo Class yet !!! So by request of my sweet sister in law I set up a late night fitness class at Sasha Sandor Fitness studio in Zeeland. This was the first week of the class and I think that it went GREAT.. we Started at 8:15 and did a Mix of Cardio and Body weight Exercises. The group of ladies that showed up was great they worked really hard through out the entire class. I can't wait to put together next weeks routine. Actually a better name for the class might be BOOT CAMP !!! I put together this quick motivational fitsnap for the class not sure if i will use it ..... 

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I cant wait to get the new LOVE TO MOVE MI Logo I am so excited. I hope to make up a few T-Shirts and give a few of them away. 

#Lovetomovemi with all your fitness adventures and I will share them on the blog !!!! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Fabulous Friday

Have you ever Tried the Fit Snap App...  I just found it... and I am Loving It. Here are a Couple that I Made last night just playing with the App.

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Cross Country

In the OK Green we were Co-Conference Champs this year with Hamilton High school, It was a perfect Tie.
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Girls All Conference 
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FRO YO RUN !!!!!
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Back Rub Line !!!
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Lets Talk Strategy 
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It has been a busy week but a Great week all around, Lot of early Mornings Lots of Running Lots of celebration. I can't believe that the season is almost over for 2014 already it goes so fast. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Where does Fitness come from?

Hey EVERYONE! So, I am been learning a lot about the history of physical activity and education in a class I am taking. Over the course of the semester we have been looking at the ancient history and going through the years that leads up until now. It has been cool to see how being "fit" has evolved to what it is today. With fitness and living healthy becoming a growing industry it's interesting to me to learn the history because really all these things go back to the ancient times starting with Greece and Rome, which  we all seem to know about, but I myself didn't realize how much of physical education had developed from Renaissance, Enlightenment and Reformation. We see people start to wonder and challenge the body and see what it could do. We saw the first physical educators explore different exercise in the 1800s, which then got brought into the United States. An interesting part to this history is the fact of how much American fitness developed during the late 1800s and early 1900s. A huge part of the thinking was bettering yourself and to be "fit" and promote better health and living conditions. This was the first time period we started to see women getting active; it was socially okay. Women danced and lifted, strong women was beginning to be popular. Isn't that what we are looking for today? To feel good in our own body? As women aren't we just as strong as men? There is so much more I could go into and look into on the history of fitness, but I just feel that the coolest connections of a healthy life is in how we feel and what we want to be. We are in control of our bodies no one else is. In our history we see these questions asked and answered through being active. Personally doing something active and having fun outdoors: running, playing soccer or simply taking a walk is where I feel the best. My challenge this semester and the rest of school is to find that time to do something I love. I challenge all of the readers to do the same.

Try to answer this: What is something you feel in control of your body and simply love to do?

                               Where does your feeling of "fit" come from?

Keep Running and Explore

- Sara

Hot Yoga

How many of you have Tried Hot Yoga ? 

Last night I tried Hot Yoga for the First time at the Funky Buddha. I went with my friend Rachel who's foot is healing from an injury and yoga is a great low impact but intense workout that we can do together. Let me Tell you it was HOT !!! I was sweating so much... my legs, my arms, my face, it was just crazy. Sorry I didn't take any pictures but I will. I signed up for the $39.00 30 Day intro package so I will be heading back soon. Things I learned at my first Hot Yoga .. wear Yoga pants. I thought I should wear shorts because I would be to HOT in Pants or Capris but my legs go so slippery from sweat that it was challenging to do some of the poses because my hands of feet would slide off my legs .. LOL ....Hot Yoga Problems... They also had a cute little store in the entry way I need to check out but I was chatting so much with Rachel and our Great Instructor Larissa that I didn't get a chance to take a peek. 

Learn more about the Funky Buddha by Checking out their website. 

The Funky Buddha makes it really easy to just sign up and pay for classes online right from there website. They also said that they have and APP which makes signing up for classes even faster. I still have to check that out. More to Come on my adventures of HOT YOGA #funkybuddha #lovetomovemi

12330 James St
Holland, MI 49424

*This Post is simply my own opinion, I received no Compensation/incentives from the Funky Buddha 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oh Monday

Good Monday Morning, 

I hope that you had a Wonderful weekend. Filled with Fun adventures, Friends and Family. 

Here is a Great Read for your Monday, Check it Out !

Also Don't Forget to Check out the Live Workout Calendar
Click Here And This weeks Schedule Click Here

Also I am super excited that Love To Move MI is getting a new Logo I can't wait to share it with you :) 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall into Fitness, Week of October 13

Monday : 
*Click on the LINKS for more Information

6:15 - Fit by Nature, Walking Group
7:00- Fit by Nature, Running Group
This weeks Location: 
Zeeland HS Wetlands, Riley & State St.         

6:30 - Yoga with Marylynn
                Holland Hospital Center for Good Health

#lovetomovemi- with all your workouts

Fall into Fitness Links:


Groove- With Me on Thursdays at S&S Fitness in Zeeland

October Sasha Sandor Fitness Schedule

Fall Fit By Nature Schedule 

Fall Work outs with Mary-Lynn - New Fitness Adventures on the Calendar 

Switch and Sweat - New Fitness Adventure added to the Calendar 

Moms In Tow - New to the Fitness Calendar** Coming Soon 

Fall into Fitness Friday Favorites !!!

Melissa's Friday Favorites 

Starbucks Lattes in the Fall :) Getting to work at 6:00 AM, Requires a little Starbucks motivation sometimes...
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My New BB Face Lotion/Cream I am loving this stuff, It goes on nice and easy and has a very smooth clean finish. 
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Wonderful Birthday Cards from my AWESOME Sister... I love getting and giving picture cards. They are my favorite I have been using Shutterfly for years now to make special Christmas cards, Birthday cards, Etc... 
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My Asics Gel Kayano's - They are just the best Running shoes... Just started to break this new pair in with a few miles and a Track workout today for Cross Country Practice. 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Running Club Adventures

 Hey everyone my name is Sara Helder and my awesome sister is the writer of this blog. Melissa is my training inspiration when it comes to running and staying healthy. I am a student at Grand Valley State Univeristy studying Athletic Training. As you can tell fitness seems to run in the family. This fall I joined GVSU's Running Club and it had been the best thing I could have chosen. I don't know why I didn't do this last year. My sister (Melissa) asked if I wanted to share some of out adventures of the running club on the blog and of course I said yes! So far as a club we have group runs and run all over campus or explore the trails that are all over in the ravines located on campus. We have had several runs where I come back covered in mud, I love it! The cool thing about running club is that everyone is so included and we are all friends.

We had our first NIRCA race, which is cross country race for university club teams, this past saturday. Other teams that were there were Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Central. There was a lot of runners and all were very fast. The course was pretty flat but tons of mud! It was really cool to be at a meet very similar to high school because I was really missing it. I didn't know this NIRCA races existed until now.

Another part of my running club weekend was that we went the Gazelles Dirty Herd Fall Classic at Robinettes Apple Orchard. There was a 2mile and 4mile run. It was in the most zig-zaggy and hilly trails that looped in and out of the apple orchard. Apart of the run was all the running shoe vendors including Saucony, New Balance, Solomon and Brooks were there promoting different shoes and allowing us to try out the shoes. I tried out the New Balance Minimus shoes; they were very light and really didn't have any support. Running through the trails I could feel every rock and stick. I don't know if I would wear them for road running but they were super like and great for the trails.

All in all I am very excited for all my adventures with running club and Ill keep you posted on anymore cool events. Also shout out to anyone looking for a 5k the GVSU Running Club is putting on a Turkey Trot November 22 at 10am. Melissa has put a link in another posting.

Keeping running and Explore!!

- Sara

Monday, October 6, 2014

Let's FALL into Fitness ... This weeks Activities

Today : Oct. 5

Fit By Nature -Hemlock Crossings, 8115 West Olive Rd
           6:15 Walking Group      7:00 Running Group

T&T @ Sasha Sandor Fitness

Yoga with Marylynn
6:30 -Holland Hospital Center For Good Health

#lovetomovemi- with all your workouts

Fall into Fitness Links:


Groove- With Me on Thursdays at S&S Fitness in Zeeland

October Sasha Sandor Fitness Schedule

Fall Fit By Nature Schedule 

Fall Work outs with Mary-Lynn - New Fitness Adventures on the Calendar 

Switch and Sweat - New Fitness Adventure added to the Calendar 

Moms In Tow - New to the Fitness Calendar** Coming Soon 

XC  & Portage Weekend

It was cool and a chance of rain all day Saturday at our Portage meet but we lucked out and it didn't rain until the very end. I got a few pictures.. but I was running around so much that I didn't have a chance to get to many good ones. There were Lots of PR's and Happy Runners!! I just LOVE Coaching Cross Country. 

One quick little story .. This is my 4th year helping coach and the first year we went to Portage there was this freshmen Maria and she liked apples so I brought her an apple to the meet for her great running... This year I did the same thing and she is a Senior now... kind of a bitter sweet moment. There are certain students that will move on and you know you probably will not see them again after cross country and graduation ... I am really opening to stay in touch with Maria even after she graduates. 

The Starting Line
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Batman Socks LOL Love it 
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Coaches Gift- an Awesome Brooks Jacket 
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So this was actually a picture from our Wednesday meet, (Coaches) and we were twinners we both had our Park 2 Park t-shirts on 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fabulous Friday

Fall into Fitness with my Fabulous Friday Favorites !!!

October Tone It Up Calendar is Out !!
#Friskyfall #TIUteam _ Love their monthly plans to help me stay motivated, They also have a running challenge going on right now #100byhalloween ... I got this !!!
October Motivational Calendar from Tone It Up!

Pumpkin Soup
when fall rolls around I love everything pumpkin, and to keep warm as it starts to cool off outside i really enjoy a good pumpkin soup 

Pink - Pink Zella Live in Capri's from Nordstroms 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month... So find something pink to where and look for a way you can support the Fight this month... Maybe Look for a  Race for a Cure in your area.

HAPPY FRIDAY- Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend 

#lovetomovemi with your weekend Races and Adventures