Ballatore Fitness

Lisa Ballatore Personal Trainer

Sound Mind and Body Gym
Certified Personal Trainer, ACE
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA

[08/13/16]   Watching the Olympics always reminds me of my Dad, who was a swim coach in 1984, Los Angeles, for the US team. He loved every part of competition. The hard work, motivating exhausted athletes and, my favorite part, reminding them that if they win gold but don't break the world record, that winning gold is a moment in time that will never come again. It's an honor and it's humbling and no matter how elite and amazing and ambitious you are, this moment is shared with all of your competitors, your teammates and the entire world is watching. It's a moment of unification, we are all part of it and that's why it's important. Because you made it happen, but it becomes bigger than you. Achievement is never about one person or one accomplishment, it's about how everyone shares in it, admires it and is inspired by it. Realizing this is everything. I love that my dad is in the UCLA Hall of Fame not just because he's a winner but also because he understood what winning meant. That it brings people together in a meaningful pursuit of excellence. This year I'm especially impressed with the women swimmers who have so much heart and goodness. They are winners but they are also humble and happy and completely appreciate their gifts and graciously share them with the world and with all of their supportive families and coaches and teammates. It takes a village!!

Standing at the top of this hill we all just climbed after many grueling stair climbs and a run over from Gasworks. What an awesome group for Boot Camp this summer! Everyone worked hard and made amazing progress. I feel grateful and honored to work with you all!

[07/11/16]   Thank you Nintendo!
Walking around Greenlake yesterday we encountered my son and his friend engaged but searching, staring at their phones as if plotting their next move. I asked if they were on some kind of nerd treasure hunt and they said, well, kinda. They were playing the Nintendo Pokemon game where you walk around and find, well I don't really know what they are finding, Pokemons? I guess? Anyway, I just want to officially THANK the Japanese company, Nintendo for finally designing a game that encourages movement. I realize that there will be people wandering the streets absentmindedly halfway running into objects, humans, dogs, whatever, but these people would normally be sitting on their couches for not hours, but DAYS at a time playing games and not moving. This new thing is brilliant! Of course, once we realized what was going on we saw groups of kids and adults and even a few families moving around the lake searching for, once again, I'm not sure what they were searching for but they looked engaged and even like they were having fun while WALKING! Not to confuse this with measured work outs, it's definitely just recreation. But playing this game as opposed to the passive hours of sitting which has been the video game reality until now is absolutely great. Please, make more!

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age' — and you can try it...

This is fun to calculate! Even after admitting to my indulgence in chocolate and wine, I am, apparently, still a teenager!! Amazing what working out can do... Even 80-year-olds can be as fit as a person half that age.

Session II starts in July

Boot Camp Session II starts July 6!

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