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One World One Solution?

*Is there really one Health and Wellness solution that would benefit the world? As Arsenio Hall would say….” HMMMMM ” .

What do you think? What have you tried? From TV, Social Media Instafamous, to the internet and even misleading articles with alternative facts, we are led to believe the hype that there are:

1) Shoes that tone your legs

2) Sprinkles that you add to your food that cut the fat

3) Shakes that totally cleanse or heal your body and make you lose weight

4) The one class, intermittent fasting, diet, or workout that totally helps you shed pounds in 21 days or completely tone one area of your body

All of these ads make me nervous and that makes me want to cut to the chase!

Don’t stop reading now. I’ve been in more than 450 fitness DVDs and infomercials so I know what happens behind the scenes and what eventually ends up in the consumer’s hand.

Let’s start with cleansing, juicing, and the detox craze. Think about this for a second. If you are over the age of 21 and you think by doing a 7 day fast you can cleanse, heal, or detox your entire body?

Let’s do the math. There are 365 days in a year, right? Unless we are doing a Porscha Coleman year, it would be 265 days. For the record I’m a huge supporter of Porscha Coleman but I couldn’t pass that up. I think she is the new Jessica Simpson of Reality TV but instead of a billion dollar clothing line substitute that with a hair and lucrative hosting career.

So, let’s go with 365 days a year.

365 days X 21years = 7,665 days Therefore 7,665 days x 2 meals per day = 15,330 days of eating

7,665 days x 3 meals per day = 22,995 days of eating

7,665 days x 3 meals per day = 22,995 days of eating

So how would 3-7 days of cleansing or digesting a shake compare to 15, 330 or 22,995 days of us eating whatever we want? It may be tempting to fall prey to the latest cleanse products but ask yourself, is it realistic? This is not to say that a cleanse, juicing or fasting will not work but it has to be a natural and certified organic product that you can consider using for an extended period of time. (make sure you read the label and ingredients) Finding a long term fit is more effective than fitting into the current trend.

In the US there are 3million people. The world population is around 7 billion people. Let’s think about your friends and family and the people you love and adore. Now, think about the people you tolerate and who may not necessarily be your favorites. Now that we have all these people swirling around in our heads think about their different personalities, cultural backgrounds, health history and activity (sports) backgrounds. . The question is can one workout solve the issue of all the different cultures that are listed?

My professional opinion is No.

If you are ready to get wholeheartedly fit, let’s get started! No matter what level these foundational habits are a must :

1) Walking for at least 15 minutes a day, at least 3-4 days a week. This varies with lifestyle variations. I’m a huge fan of starting small with 15 minute increments to promote consistentcy within your wellness journey to stay active.

2) Accomplish a simple basic workout for your fitness level with basic exercise moves like squats (keeping your weight in your heels), alternating reverse lunges, push-ups (wide for chest, narrow for the back of your arms) and jumping jacks or mountain climbers. Get great with these basic four exercises and stay consistent for 15- 30 days.

3) Next add a simple workout routine or enlist the help of an accountability partner to hold you responsible on the days you don’t feel like working out.

So, before you try your next fitness and wellness product, or class, ask yourself if this is something you can do for the long run based on your current activity level, health history, and current eating plan? If the answer is YES! I say you have discovered the golden egg and a treasured purchase!

Madison has a wide range of experience in health and fitness. With more than 27 years in Health and Wellness, 10 years studying classical Ballet with the prestigious Julliard and prominent School of American Ballet, 3 Time Ms. Fitness ESPN Champion, certified personal trainer / group fitness instructor and author, has appeared in more than 400 fitness #1 fitness DVDs and infomercials with some of the countries most respected Celebrity Fitness Experts over the last 17 years. Some of her celebrity clients include “Twilight’s” Robert Pattinson, Glee’s Amber Riley of Glee, Rush Hour’s Chris Tucker,. As a former NBC “Workout Wednesday” fitness expert her fitness DVD “Give Me 15” is changing the lives of many. Her soon to be released book is receiving rave reviews! As a fitness model she has appeared in magazines such as Oxygen, Muscle and Fitness, and Heart & Soul. Madison was also featured in a national Adidas commercial with Olympic Gold medalist, Maurice Green. Madison’s goal is to inspire her clients and sponsors to achieve success by using the same tools of physical fitness training in every other area of their lives to help them be their individual best every day. Her mission in life is to empower her clients of every age to change their hearts…….. and watch healthier bodies follow. For more information on Madison please visit:

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