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Hurricane Katrina, it has been ten years

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Hurricane Katrina - the upheaval of the event, the challenges it
presented, and all the emotions it evoked have faded with time. Every couple of years I mark the passing of the event with a blog post  and each time with less detail.

After the Katrina flood waters receded I made the decision to keep New Orleans Personal Training (picture) going, and to live and open a second business outside of hurricane alley.  I chose Austin. In the summer of 2006 Austin Personal Training opened.

Much has happened that makes Katrina a less significant part of my life. When I came to Austin I did not know a soul.  I love New Orleans and visit often. Austin has proven to be a great place to live.  I have dear friends in both places, but after ten years Austin is my home.

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Exercising the cardiovascular system with minimal stress on the joints

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According to Runner's World 80 percent of all runners will experience an injury in a given year.  That is counterproductive to what you set out to accomplish.  I was slow to learn this.  Years of running has taken its toll on my joints.  Fortunately I have found a piece of aerobic equipment that enables me to effectively work my cardiovascular system with minimal stress on my joints.  We have this piece of equipment at our New Orleans Personal Trainers and our Austin Personal Training locations.

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Making your own nut butter

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I decided to make my own nut butter using walnuts as one of the ingredients. Walnuts have been shown to inhibit the break down the principal component of the plaque associated with Alzheimer's disease.  Another ingredient I added was sunflower kernels. Sunflower kernels, according to some, are one of the worlds healthiest foods. The other ingredients were chosen for their taste. I use the following:

A cup of walnuts 

¾ a cup of roasted salted sunflower kernels

A cup of salted glazed mixed nuts

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Why they stay

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It helps to have good trainers. In a recent blog post it was estimated that between our two Kelly Personal Training facilities, Austin Fitness Training and at New Orleans Personal Training, we had surpassed a quarter million training sessions. In another reoccurring blog post titled What Clients Are Saying we highlight the progress that our clients have made. Trainers made that happen.

The fitness business is a revolving door for trainers and clients as well. Only the good trainers manage keep a longstanding clientele and make a permanent go of it in the fitness industry.