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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lets Get Moving




Monday 

     GROOVE with Marcy          9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Marcy          7:00pm-8:00  at Victory Poin
     FBN with Heather                6:30pm-7:30  Kollen Park
         * FBN= Fit By Nature
         *Check the Calendar for More Details


Tuesday 

     Gentle Moves with Sherri              1:30pm-2:30 at Empowerment Studio
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate          5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     GROOVE with Georgia                  7:00pm-8:00 at Empowerment Studio
     Boot Camp with Melissa                8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details


Wednesday 

     GROOVE with Marcy         9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Heather      6:15pm-7:15 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details

Thursday 

     Gentle Yoga with Marylynn           5:30pm-6:30 at Fennville Rec 
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate         5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     Yoga with Marylynn                       6:20pm-7:20 at Fennville Rec
     GROOVE with Georgia                 6:30pm-7:30 at Empowerment Studio
     GROOVE with Melissa                  6:30pm-7:30 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details

Friday 
     
     Happy Friday !!!!!

Saturday 

     everyBODYGroove          9:00am-10:00 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details



Massages by Adana
 I have a few gift certificates for 60 Minutes Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage for $40. Email or Contact me on Facebook for more Info. (mj.schrotenboer@gmail.com) 


Monday, February 16, 2015

A Profound Awareness

A profound awareness from one of my students at GVSU today. "This meditation simply encouraged me to let my thoughts come to me and then leave me without worrying about it. It told me to let myself really feel all of the emotions I was feeling, without judging them. Just noticing how I feel and allowing myself to feel it. WHICH IS ABOUT THE POINT WHEN I REALIZED THAT I DO NOT SLOW DOWN ENOUGH TO EVEN LET MYSELF FEEL THINGS. I AM AFRAID THAT MY OWN THOUGHTS AND ANXIETIES WILL OVERCOME ME, AND SO I ALWAYS WATCH NETFLIX OR HAVE MUSIC PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND, SO I WON’T HAVE TO BE ALONE WITH MY OWN THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS." If this resonates with you, I encourage you to try it. Feel your thoughts, cry if you need, scream in the car if you need, but feel them, really feel them for after that you will be done with them and can move forward more clear, healthy and happy

Heather S. Winia, CHHC, ACE
THEGROOVE Master Trainer, Holistic Health & Nutrition Educator

This Week




Monday 

     GROOVE with Marcy          9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Marcy          7:00pm-8:00  at Victory Poin
     FBN with Heather                6:30pm-7:30  Helder Park
         * FBN= Fit By Nature
         *Check the Calendar for More Details


Tuesday 

     Gentle Moves with Sherri              1:30pm-2:30 at Empowerment Studio
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate          5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     GROOVE with Georgia                  7:00pm-8:00 at Empowerment Studio
     Boot Camp with Melissa                8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details


Wednesday 

     GROOVE with Marcy         9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Heather      6:15pm-7:15 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details

Thursday 

     Gentle Yoga with Marylynn           5:30pm-6:30 at Fennville Rec 
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate         5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     Yoga with Marylynn                       6:20pm-7:20 at Fennivlle Rec
     GROOVE with Georgia                 6:30pm-7:30 at Empowerment Studio
     GROOVE with Melissa                  8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details

Friday 
     
     Happy Friday !!!!!

Saturday 

     everyBODYGroove          9:00am-10:00 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details



A Little Extra Love
Show your self a little extra LOVE this week with a Massage. I have a few gift certificates for 60 Minutes Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage for $40. Email or Contact me on Facebook for more Info. (mj.schrotenboer@gmail.com) 


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Show some LOVE, everyBODY

Love Your Body- Melissa Schrotenboer

Loving Your Body, Easier said than done. The Lord has blessed us with one body to take care of and live in while we are here on earth. SO... why do we have such a hard time LOVING it? Just this week while training with a client I caught my self-saying "Oh I do this exercise, all the time b/c I hate my inner thighs" Whoops there I go ... right of my mouth without even thinking. 

I definitely DON'T Love my body all the time, but I TRY…

I love that my body can take me long runs in the heat of summer and the blizzards of winter. (like this morning). A Few years ago I would have never guessed that 10 mile long runs on Saturday morning would be one of the things I looked forward to the most on the weekends.

I Love all the Fitness'y stuff that my body allows me to do, Groove, Running, Biking, Skiing, Wakeboarding, Etc...  

I love my Freckles; I think they are unique, and my Hair while some time’s CRAZY I do love the curls.

So what do you LOVE about your body? Instead of focusing on the Negative the things that you don't like or wish you could change 

Since we have such a Wonderful Valentine's Day Blizzard Going on Right now in MI I thought that little snowman here were pretty cute and appropriate.
I asked a few other Great Ladies to share what it means to them to Love their Body, Please Enjoy their honest and motivational words. 

Melissa


Love Your Body - Sara Helder

Valentine's Day is here and spring is right around the corner (well hopefully), which makes us start to think about Spring Break and warmer weather. Warmer weather gets us of thinking about warm weather clothing that is not involving giant sweaters. Now, Valentine’s day celebrates love; loving our friends, family and significant others, but what about ourselves. I found this little saying and I thought it would be perfect to get my point across. Every person and body is different, which makes us who we are, but many times we are not happy because we don't look a certain way. This is very hard and I admit I feel the same way.  What helps me is to know why I exercise; I exercise to release stress, hangout with friends, spend time with my sister and just have fun. I exercise to feel healthy, but it's easy to mush this into something that is unhealthy when we start to compare ourselves and start unhealthy habits to get to what we think we need to look like. To love our body is to love everything about ourselves and to just enjoy the things that make us happy and feel good. We can use these days leading up to Valentines to figure or what makes us feel good and then on Valentine's start fresh and love our bodies. 

- Sara
Athletic Training Student at GVSU


Love Your Body- Heather Winia 

WOW, this was harder to write than I thought.  I am always coaching and sharing about ways to LOVE your body because I have been there.  Hating my body, trying to get it to fit a mold, restricting it, judging it, and simply talking horrible to it and about it.  And guess what?  That never got me anywhere except deeper in the hole of self-hate and body dissatisfaction.  So after years of reading many self-help books on positive body image, I decided to try some of the techniques….I hope you find these helpful and will try some yourself!  Truly LOVE WINS in all areas of your life….body, mind and spirit!

1.  Observe your thoughts about your body.  First you must be aware, then you can start to shift those thoughts to more positive ones!   Notice your most common two or three thoughts about your body…write them down and then write them again changing some of the words so they have a more positive vibe!  For example:  “I hate my belly”, turn it around to be “My belly digests the wonderful food I eat” or “My belly helped create my beautiful children” or if you need a good laugh that is totally true, you could say “My belly keeps my breasts off of my thighs”!!!  Without your belly, that would be weird, right?  Try it and share some if you would please!!

2.  Spend time getting quiet and reacquainted with your body.  For example, as I laid in bed at night and in the morning, I would place my hands on my belly and just love on it!  Massage it, say loving things and simply know that my belly deserved to be loved, for it was the only one I had!!!  Touch is a miraculously healing gesture, try it for yourself!

3.  Look around you and start to appreciate all the beautifully unique body shapes and sizes we have been gifted with.  Really?  We all want to look the same?  I don’t think so, so let’s celebrate what we have!  Start to notice what you love about other people and the uniqueness of all our bodies.  “I love her smile”, “ Hips feel good when they wiggle”, I am beautiful just as I am” or “The more I love about myself, the more I can love about others!”  Look at someone right now and send them a compliment either verbally or energetically as you think it! 

Behavior change truly begins with our thoughts and our beliefs.  If only the actions are focused on, we will soon “fall off the wagon” because we missed the underlying cause of our issue.  What you think about, you bring about!  So think positive, loving thoughts and you WILL start to bring them about in your life and of course in LOVING YOUR BODY!

Heather S. Winia, CHHC, ACE
THEGROOVE Master Trainer, Holistic Health & Nutrition Educator


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Good Stuff Cacao

Hey Everyone, 

Love your BODY Love CHOCOLATE. Lets talk chocolate for a moment. I LOVE Chocolate and I am going to eat chocolate and not feel bad/guilty about it. Why? because the right kind of Chocolate in moderation is GOOD for YOU !!! 


A Few of the benefits of Chocolate

Dark Chocolate - one processed food you Don't have to give up....so long as you source it correctly!

Now on to the GOOD stuff ( hehe) I am Loving Good Stuff Cacao  Real Raw Chocolate that Tastes YUMMY and is good for you too.  

"Our cacao is plain and simple “Good Stuff”. Though Good Stuff has one of the highest raw cacao ratios on the market our cacao still delivers rich flavor with no bitterness. Our original uses 100% raw organic cacao specially hand mixed with raw honey and that’s it! That’s natural folks, and it tastes great!"- Good Stuff Cacao

RIght now for Valentines they have Free Shipping if you order 5 or more boxes so I put in my order and they came just the other day :) I got the Original, Peppermint, Coconut, and Trail Mix flavors. The peppermint is definitely one of my favorites. 

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What is your Favorite Kind or Type of Chocolate ? 

All Comments submitted by Saturday will be entered to Win a Box of Peppermint Good Stuff Cacao  !!


Have a Great Day !!!

- Melissa


*This is not a sponsored post, I just Love Chocolate

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

IF:LOCAL

IF:Gathering 2015

This Past Weekend Feb 6-7 I attended an IF:Gathering, Local Event at Zeeland Reformed Church. I honestly didn't really know what I was getting my self into. I didn't really do any research before hand or look up the event to see who the speakers were or what things were going on at the event I just signed up and went. 

What is the IF:Gathering ? The simplest way I can put it is just a Gathering of women asking God to come into there lives, a Gathering of women who are striving to find purpose, fulfillment, love, peace, patients and ultimately GOD in their lives. 

Now I don't consider myself to be a great writer, putting together words in such a way that they weave together a beautiful story. But I do want to share a few things from the weekend. I snagged a few images from the IF:Gathering Facebook page to help show the purpose and powerlessness of the IF:Gathering weekend. 





This weekend was one that marked many of our lives with transformation. 
Use #IFstory & comment below with your step of faith. 

IF God is real, then _______.



So I am just going to finish up this post with sharing sharing what I wrote on my stone.. sharing what my step of faith is. 

If God is REAL then MOVE  #IFSTORY, The Title of my Blog is Love to MOVE MI. Now at first the title of my blog was simply Move as in the physical act of moving. I love to exercise and run so it made sense to me. Seemed like the perfect name. However after this past weekend my word and the name of my blog holds more meaning. I want to MOVE forward for God... I want him to show me where to go next, what to do next in life, in business, in using the blog to talk and share with people. Not really sure where that will take me but I am excited to find out. 

What is your Word.. Comment and Share  *IF God is real, then _______.

- Melissa 

P.S I would like to give a huge THANKS to the ladies who organized our IF:Local Event they put a lot of time and effort into making the evening run smoothly.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Fight the Mid-Winter Blues

Here's another fun race coming up February 21!! Bundle up and find some friends to run and just have fun. GVSU Running club will be present and ready to race no matter the weather. 




Love Your Body

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and spring is right around the corner (well hopefully), which makes us start to think about Spring Break and warmer weather. Warmer weather gets us of thinking about warm weather clothing that is not involving giant sweaters. Now, Valentines day celebrates love; loving our friends, family and significant others, but what about ourselves. I found this little saying and I thought it would be perfect to get my point across. Every person and body is different, which makes us who we are, but many times we are not happy because we don't look a certain way. This is very hard and I admit I feel the same way.  What helps me is to know why I exercise; I exercise to release stress, hangout with friends, spend time with my sister and just have fun. I exercise to feel healthy, but it's easy to mush this into something that is unhealthy when we start to compare ourselves and start unhealthy habits to get to what we think we need to look like. To love our body is to love everything about our selves and to just enjoy the things that make us happy and feel good. We can use these days leading up to Valentines to figure our what makes us feel good and then on Valentine's start fresh and love our bodies. 


Have a great week everyone!
- Sara

Monday Motivation

Hey Happy Monday, 

I hope your day is off to a great start so far :) 

I am working in my #ifgathering recap post stay Tuned 

Get Inspired

Take Sometime to Love your body this week




Monday 

     GROOVE with Marcy          9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Marcy          7:00pm-8:00  at Victory Poin
     FBN with Heather                6:30pm-7:30  at Down Town Holland
         * FBN= Fit By Nature
         *Check the Calendar for More Details


Tuesday 

     Gentle Moves with Sherri              1:30pm-2:30 at Empowerment Studio
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate          5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     GROOVE with Georgia                  7:00pm-8:00 at Empowerment Studio
     Boot Camp with Melissa                8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details


Wednesday 

     GROOVE with Marcy         9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Heather      6:15pm-7:15 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details

Thursday 

     Gentle Yoga with Marylynn           5:30pm-6:30 at Fennville Rec 
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate         5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     Yoga with Marylynn                       6:20pm-7:20 at Fennivlle Rec
     GROOVE with Georgia                 6:30pm-7:30 at Empowerment Studio
     GROOVE with Melissa                  8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details

Friday 
     
     Happy Friday !!!!!

Saturday 

     everyBODYGroove          9:00am-10:00 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details



A Little Extra Love
Show your self a little extra LOVE this week with a Massage. I have a few gift certificates for 60 Minutes Deep Tissue or Swedish Massage for $40. Email or Contact me on Facebook for more Info. (mj.schrotenboer@gmail.com) 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pro-Compression Sock of the Month

Have you ever tried compression socks ? I have a few pairs and I like them a lot. I am thinking I am going to need a few more pairs as I embark on Marathon Training. :) Check out the Sock of the Month from  Pro-Compression

Monday, February 2, 2015

Show your Body Some LOVE this month




Monday 

     GROOVE with Marcy          9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Marcy          7:00pm-8:00  at Victory Poin
     FBN with Heather                6:30pm-7:30  at Holland State Park
         * FBN= Fit By Nature
         *Check the Calendar for More Details


Tuesday 

     Gentle Moves with Sherri              1:30pm-2:30 at Empowerment Studio
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate          5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     GROOVE with Georgia                  7:00pm-8:00 at Empowerment Studio
     Boot Camp with Melissa                8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details


Wednesday 

     GROOVE with Marcy         9:30am-10:30 at Victory Point 
     GROOVE with Heather      6:15pm-7:15 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details

Thursday 

     Gentle Yoga with Marylynn           5:30pm-6:30 at Fennville Rec 
     Switch-and-Sweat with Kate         5:30pm-6:15 at Park CRC
     Yoga with Marylynn                       6:20pm-7:20 at Fennivlle Rec
     GROOVE with Georgia                 6:30pm-7:30 at Empowerment Studio
     GROOVE with Melissa                  8:15pm-9:15 at Sasha Sandor Fitness
              *Check the Calendar for More Details

Friday 
     
     Happy Friday !!!!!

Saturday 

     everyBODYGroove          9:00am-10:00 at Empowerment Studio
             *Check the Calendar for More Details