Amy is an ardent advocate for local public education.  “There is a large gap in funding for public schools – the tools needed for learning effectively are expensive and our young people deserve every opportunity in the classroom.  What is not provided by federal, state and local funding is what WiSH is supplementing.  What is more important to a community than our young people, more important to local businesses than their future employees?  Every single resident can find value in the WiSH Education Foundation, as the value of our homes is inextricably tied to the quality of the schools in our neighborhoods.”

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Are you challenged BOTH physically AND creatively in your workout? (4/9/2017) - Your workouts are good - sometimes great...but they are pretty much the same when you work the same body part, as in - arms day - same machines, same weight training for those biceps.  Leg day - pretty much rotating the same machines.  You have no complaints, it seems to be working.  I thought so, too.  Until I started working out with Adnan (#HenryMayoFitnessHealth) and he made every single workout different. Adnan taught me the scientific value of changing it up and putting the right exercises in the right order for greatest benefit.  Who knew?  And not only that, the change up has made me 100% even more excited to get to the gym and see what torture he has planned for me that day.  Do you have this much fun with YOUR trainer? And how about this one?  This kills me at the end of my two hour workout Read more...
Altitude without attitude. And a mindset. (3/15/2017) - Appreciation for the outdoors. And a mindset.  It's what a friend reminded me of when I met her by the milk in the grocery store today.  She asked me how my training was going.  I told her it was going "Great!" and that anyone can do it.  At that point her eyes got really big and she said "NO!  Not everyone!  You have to have the mindset!" So yeah, I guess she was right.  But so was I.  So once you get going and make workouts a part of your life, you CAN do it.  Look, I'm in good shape for someone my age but I'm no fitness magazine model (I like food WAY too much for that and finally, at my age, I'm getting better about thinking "You don't like it? Don't look. I work hard and that's all I can do.).  I'm a regular mom of three who just Read more...
Testing the training, testing the gear. (3/10/2017) - In the course of every training period there are the times to test it all out, to see what's working, what still needs improvement and whether your gear is appropriate for the adventure ahead.  This weekend was my chance.  Up at Mt. Hood, Oregon, at 11,250', two of my sons and I indulged in a fantastic weekend of outdoor activity in the snow!  Okay, and a lot of great food and local craft beers.  Come on, people, life is short!  Enjoy!         Well, day one was a bluebird day!  First time nordic skiers, my boys found that forging their own paths through four feet of snow on cross country skis is quite a bit of work.  Making it better?  An unreal day of unexpected perfect weather on this side of the mountain.  In the balmy 30's, we were soon moving our layers into our packs!  We then Read more...