Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

If You Hate Exercising, Here’s How to Love it!

You know you need physical activity because being a couch potato has severe health risks including coronary heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, little energy, osteoporosis and becoming part of the obesity epidemic…not to mention you wont live to see your grandchildren get married.

Fun ExerciseThe first step to getting back into exercise is to stop defining the concept of physical activity so narrowly. The treadmill at the gym is not the only way to burn large amounts of calories.

Ready to find an exercise that you love? Just ask yourself these questions:
-What did you enjoy playing as a child?
-What environment makes you happy?
-What fits with your personality?
-What is your goal?
-Do you have any physical restrictions?

OK, if that didn’t help, here are some really fun ideas for you! (Calories burned per hour for a person weighing 130 lbs):

  1. Badminton- easy set up and a great game to play at your BBQs (226 Calories)
  2. Basketball- show your sporty side to your guy friends (354 Calories)
  3. Bowling- a great date night idea instead of hitting the bar (177 Calories)
  4. Canoeing- the weather is finally warm; time to step outside (413 Calories)
  5. Fishing- burn calories while you catch dinner (148 Calories)
  6. Painting- express your creativity while making a birthday gift (266 Calories)
  7. Roller Blading- let your inner child come out to play (708 Calories)
  8. Swimming- the pools and beaches are open (354 Calories)
  9. Tennis- great way to bond with your friends (472 Calories)

Still not saying “yes” to anything? Come to our FREE Lunch Yoga classes-no pretzel positions included, in fact most of the exercises can be done at your desk. Now you have no excuses not to start!!

When: Weekly on Thursdays, 12:15 -12:45 PM throughout June
Where: 10 Park Avenue, corner Park Avenue and 34th Street, Suite 3D
Cost: FREE
*Space is LIMITED. To save your spot, register by emailing which Thursdays you plan to attend:

by Gabriella Potievsky

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I just completed Michele’s 90-day MORE program. As Michele will remind you, if you decide to study with her, things don’t happen to us; they happen for us. Michele happened for me just when I needed what she is committed to teaching. Commitment is the key word because she is always thinking of what she can do to help others live happy, successful lives filled with joy. She takes care to really understand what each of her students needs and instinctively suggests just the right message, yoga exercise, meditation, food, experience, etc., that will resonate with them to help them courageously live the life they want. Michele is a gift you deserve to give yourself when you’re finally ready to live your best, authentic life.
- Sheri Robbins, New York

...I have suffered from emotional eating for 6 years, during which I have juggled and switched through different therapists and treatment options. I continued to feel "stuck" as the approaches focused on the past and why I acquired my disease. ...Michele's plan of remaining present- right here, right now- in addition to helping me choose love for myself, has allowed me to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually... Michele is a true gift from God.
- Michele Messina, New Jersey

The benefits have been significant. My reason for doing this yoga is to improve and maintain good health. Each morning class provides me with the motivation to get up and improve my physical and mental strength. I also think one of the greatest things about Michele’s 365 Yoga Course is I can join a class any day of the week, drop in at any time during the class and leave at a time that works for me and my schedule, from anywhere I am.
- Philip Swanton, New York