Category Archives for "Technology"

a couple of months ago

Hiring an Online Personal Trainer

I’ve been an online posture coach for 6 months now. Before that time, I exclusively worked with clients “in-person” for more than 15 years. After 6 months, I will tell you that I absolutely love helping others without being bound by geography or driving distance. I would also add that I’ve always known that working with clients from all over the world has been my calling;  I’m finally fulfilling my dreams of helping people live pain free lives!

Technology has certainly played a role in helping me. You know what this new technology has given me? The ability to connect deeper and more often with my clients. When you only work in person with someone, you only interact while they are in front of you. Then they go off for a few days, and you lose contact until they come back to report all the things that might have gone wrong.

When working online, I get messages at all times of day from clients who are looking for feedback, answers, or just simply wanting me to cheer them on. Believe it or not, we communicate often enough that there is a bond created, a bond I never thought possible to create with someone I’ve never actually met in person.

My new favorite women’s technology site, WomenLoveTech.com allowed me to write an article on this topic. They have amazing content on anything and everything technology related. The piece I wrote for them is called  “Get Fit Online”. In the article I cover the benefits of hiring an online personal trainer, as well as how to truly find and hire the trainer that interests you…no matter where you live! Check out the article here!

Have you delved into the world of hiring someone online? Business coach? Guitar lessons?  Maybe even an online degree? The world of education is changing, and just about anything can be taught online. I want to hear from you, and about your experiences. Comment below and let me know how the online space has helped you!

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a few months ago

“Take a Break” Technology That You Need to Download

It can happen to anyone.  You’re working away and totally into what you’re doing, suddenly 3 hours has passed and your body is aching, your mouth is dry, and your bladder is screaming at you.

Who has time to stretch, stand, drink and hit the bathroom when you’re under deadline?!

The side effects of this “work till you drop” lifestyle are simple: heart disease, weight gain, herniated discs, diabetes, chronic fatigue, low back pain, neck pain and diabetes… just to name a few.

No big deal.  Sitting is only considered the new “smoking”.

Yes I’m trying to scare you.  Is it working?

We all know we should take breaks from our technology on a regular basis.  What better way to take a break from technology, than to use technology to force us to take a break.  There are tons of companies trying to capitalize on this need, and a variety for formats that provide “take a break” applications.

First, I tried some applications designed to be used on my smartphone.  Right away I realized the flaw in using that platform.  When a notification went off I barely looked at it.  It was far too easy to ignore.

So I explored Google Chrome extensions. With Chrome being one of the most often used browsers across all platforms (over 60% or online surfers use Chrome), this seemed like the best tool.  Especially since you most often need to take breaks when you are actually at your computer, most likely sitting in a posture compromising position.

For those of you who don’t know what a Chrome extension is, it’s a application you can download into your browser. They are usually free and very easy to download and plug in.  You can visit the Chrome web store here.

Choosing the right application  can be  overwhelming, so luckily I did the work for you.  An awesome site called WomenLoveTech featured my article on this topic, and now I can share it with you.

Hold on I’ll be right back…..

And…. I am just back from taking a break forced upon me by Break Timer application.

Anyway check it out.  It will take 3 minutes to read and 2 minutes to pick one, download and get your work breaks automatically set.

Take a break!  Your body will thank you.

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