Author Archives: rrluthi

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.

Laughter is Medicine

With a new U.S. spike in COVID19 and continued racial inequality protests, we need to prepare not panic. We need to peacefully protest and embrace change. Anxiety is a natural response to fear. We are not “crazy” to feel anxious. We need to … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

  A special 4th of July message from YMCA of Greater Seattle CEO and President, Loria Yeadon: What is Freedom? As we observe the July 4th national holiday which historically symbolizes independence, liberty, and justice, at this moment in our … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday

Healthy Holiday Recipe of the Week Cocoa Banana Ice Cream A healthy alternative for a 4th of July ice cream treat! Ingredients 1 Banana (cut into small pieces, placed into plastic bag, and frozen) 1.5 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 14 Dry … Continue reading

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Welcome July!

A new month. A fresh start. What new healthy behavior will you start (or continue) this month?

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TED Talk Tuesday

When was the last time you experienced joy? How do cherry blossoms, rainbows, bubbles, and googly eyes make you feel? Where can you find joy? Writer and designer, Ingrid Fetell Lee’s TED Talk, Where Joy Hides and How to Find It, shares the … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday

You are never given the power to dream without the equivalent power to manifest that dream and make it your physical reality. — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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Laughter is Medicine

In the midst of the Coronavirus, a pandemic, and  racial inequality, we need to prepare not panic. We need to peacefully protest and embrace change. Anxiety is a natural response to fear. We are not “crazy” to feel anxious. We need to find ways … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week White Bean Hummus Ingredients 1 15.5 ounce can No-Salt-Added Chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 1 15.5 ounce can No-Salt-Added Cannellini Beans (rinsed and drained) 1/3 cup Tahini (unhulled preferred) 3 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

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Talk Tuesday

Everyday should be a Super Bowl. — Pete Carroll, Head Coach of Seattle Seahawks How can you make each day great? What makes Pete Carroll a great coach? In Scott Barry Kaufman’s interview with Pete Carroll on “The Psychology Podcast,” Pete Carroll discusses … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation

There are smoother and calmer paths ahead… There is light at the end of a dark tunnel… What three wishes will you make this week?

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