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Monday, March 26, 2012

Coming up!

We're getting ready for the beach...are you?

Here's what is coming your way in April!

  • Body Boutique Challenge with Jacki and Gena -April 11th
  • Eco Camps - with Ale and Jacki - April 10th
  • Running Camp with Kathy - April 11th
  • Beach Camps with Kathy - April 26th
E-mail us to get your spots and get the jump on your summer body!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


To our two Cardio CORE Kinetix Challenge winners: Kristen Kirwin and Mariana Viana!  Great job ladies!

Kristen won a manicure/pedicure/facial from Ranew Salon and Clothing from Wish or Mini Wish Newport.

Mariana won an Advocare 10 day cleanse and a zero balance scale.

Thanks to Rachel, Lisa and Courtenay for being the greatest supporters of Pulse!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Start the Week off Right!

Are you motivated??  It's beautiful out so hit the road and enjoy this workout! Great workout Bellevue Ave.
1/2 Mile warm up

30 Tricep Dips (on the ground or any elevated surface like a rock wall)
25 Box Jumps (OR step ups to a wall/curb)
30 Sit-ups
25m Bear Crawl
1/4 Mile sprint
30 Spiderman Plank (30 on each side)
30 Pushups
25 Side Plank with a dip (25 on each side)
30 Regular Burpees

1/4 mile sprint 
Repeat for 3 rounds

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cancer and Working out

A great blog by a new friend of ours, David Haas - check out his facebook page if someone you know has cancer - he's got some great information!  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002194392208

Working During Cancer Treatment- Can Exercise Help?

A diagnosis of cancer puts a huge stress burden on anyone having to live through it. There is the delicate subject of letting friends and loved ones know what is happening, followed by choosing between available treatment options while doctors speak of side effects and survival chances. One of the most stressful parts of all this is figuring out how to pay for treatment with the threat of losing the ability to continue working. Though some people will have to quit their regular jobs, at least temporarily, many others will be able to continue working. The deciding factors involve the types of treatment, stage of cancer, type of work, and the individual's health status.

Some of these factors cannot be controlled. Treatment options may be limited, and the stage of cancer development is not open for debate. The type of work may be limited as well, though some people will decide to change positions or find work in an entirely different sector. The individual's health status can be changed, however, with the proper and regular use of exercise.

Holistic, Complimentary Treatment for Cancer
Taking it easy during cancer treatment was once a physician-imposed mandate, but it is rapidly becoming a non-option. The leading research organizations have come out in favor of exercise for all cancer patients during every stage of treatment, from diagnosis to survivor status. The reason for this change is the increasing number of studies pointing to both short- and long-term benefits of exercise for all patients, including those with debilitating types such as mesothelioma and bone cancer.

The chronic fatigue that often accompanies chemotherapy and radiation, in some cases lasting for several years after successful treatment, can be reduced significantly with the use of regular exercise. Studies have shown similar benefits of a fitness program relating to other common symptoms. Over the long term, patients who exercise have an increased chance of surviving, lower risk of recurrence, and longer overall life expectancy.

The reason for these many benefits is that exercise causes changes throughout the body. It increases circulation, providing more oxygen and nutrition to all cells. It stimulates a balanced production and distribution of hormones, including emotion-stabilizing chemicals in the brain. It changes body composition to support a stronger and more resilient metabolism.

Enhancing the Ability to Work
For those with the option to continue working, a regular exercise program can make it more possible. Many people base their self-worth on the ability to work, and just 20-30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobics a day can make continuing to work more possible. It may also shorten recovery time after treatment. All cancer patients should speak with their doctors about the benefits of physical fitness and available resources.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thank you to the Potter Company for including us!  We are honored!!

Thank You!
You showed your appreciation, now we would like to show ours.

Thank you for participating in our first favorite instructor/ trainer contest!
Not only did we receive hundreds of votes but wonderful testimonials to why they're so outstanding and should win.  We are very grateful to have these encouraging leaders in our lives to help tone and maintain our body and mind.

1st Place - Zumba instructor at the Boys & Girls Club ZAIDA HUMPHREY nominated by Mona Sylvester!

2nd Place - The Pulse Personal Fitness trainer duo of Jackie Lane & Kathy Martin nominated by Alessandra Ghezzi.  

3rd - Another fantastic Zumba instructor from the Newport County YMCA Kathy Pereda nominated by Tara Phelan.

Monday, March 5, 2012

With all the talk of "clean eating" these days, alot of you are asking where do I find these recipes?  We've been borrowing some great recipes from the Clean blog website http://blog.cleanprogram.com/ .  Try this one out and then check out all the great recipes that come up daily on the site!

New Recipe to Try….

Wilted Winter Greens

• 2 teaspoons coconut oil
• ½ ripe pear, roughly diced
• ¼ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
• 4-5 cups of chopped dark greens (dandelion, arugula, radicchio, endive, mustard greens, kale, swiss chard)
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ⅛ cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
• pinch sea salt
• fresh ground black pepper

Directions for dressing:
1. Mix the olive oil, mustard, and cider vinegar into a bowl. Whisk to incorporate.
2. Add a few turns of the pepper grinder (to taste) and a sprinkle of sea salt.
3. Set aside.

Directions for salad:
1. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Melt in the coconut oil, then once hot, add the pears. Cook for a few minutes to slightly soften and brown them.
2. Toss in the pecans just to warm them up, then add in the bitter greens.
3. Toss gently with tongs until gently wilted, then toss with a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Add any of these for more protein or to make a heartier meal: Leftover chicken, Wild salmon (or any leftover fish),Cooked beans (white or garbanzo work best here,) Red, green or brown lentils.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Ladies Night Out TONIGHT at Wish! Come join us tonight for some amazing raffle prizes, including a FREE bootcamp, massage from the Hyatt and and MUCH more!.  Wish will be offering 20% off both Wish and mini Wish Items! Stop by from 6-8 and enjoy some wine, cheese and crackers and good company!! Hope to see you.