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Deena Russo

Deena Russo is a certified personal trainer and body-sculpting specialist in Los Angeles. Her clientele are men and women of all ages from high school students to senior citizens.  She has experience with prenatal and postnatal exercise techniques and encourages women to stay fit during and after pregnancy. She has been involved in the fitness industry in New York and Los Angeles for the past 14 years.

Her New York experience as an aerobics instructor and private trainer includes training groups at Nassau College on Long Island as well as many fitness establishments in the tri-state area.  Deena has trained with fitness experts in many fields of fitness including core training, flexibility and balance, bodybuilding, and yoga.

She currently resides in West Los Angeles, CA   and is training at a variety of locations including private homes and gyms. She enjoys occasionally taking clients on an outdoor excursion where aerobic activity is mixed with resistance training for body sculpting.

Deena works together with chiropractors and holistic doctors for clients that have special rehabilitation needs and limitations. She has recently trained clients for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in San Diego.

Her career in fitness began as a talk show host for a New York based television health show entitled “Creative Wellness. The show covered such topics as exercise, nutrition, self-empowerment and holistic healing. She has worked as a self-esteem coach and has led guided meditation and goal setting groups.

If it’s a trainer who genuinely cares about people and motivates her clients to push past their comfort zones and become leaner, stronger, healthier and more self confident, it’s Deena you want. or 310-948-2364 Santa Monica

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2010 Baby Boomer Resolutions

It's the holiday season and as we all know a time where overindulgence is hard to avoid. The key of course is moderation. I advise you to snack on healthy, low fat foods before going to a party or gathering where the temptations are high. Also, consume water to feel more full. By doing this, you won't over do it and consume a lot of unwanted calories, sugar and fat. Some examples of healthy snacks to nibble on before leaving the house are hard -boiled eggs, turkey slices on one slice of high fiber bread, raw veggies and fruit. Protein and fiber helps you to feel satiated, so these would be optimal choices.

So now let's get to those resolutions. If they are not overwhelming to you, they are more attainable. For example, instead of saying I want to go from a size 16 to a size 4, try a resolution/goal that will put you into action. Put it into an affirmation such as the following:

I am losing weight and feeling so much better about myself because I walk for 30 minutes every other day.

I love the way my body feels when I stretch and do yoga exercises. I do 10 minutes each morning before getting dressed and it gives my day a great start.

I strengthen my body with weights and my muscles are stronger and my body looks and feels much younger and more vibrant.

I eat small healthy meals throughout the day and I'm losing weight and have more energy.

These are some examples to try out. You can create your own and always state it in the now. If you say, "I need to get more active", you put it off. By stating it in the now, your subconscious mind will work to keep this in focus and you will have a much greater success rate.

Make the resolution to be healthier. Resolve to treat others the way you want to be treated. Make a conscious effort to look for the good in all people and situations. This will create more happiness for you and all those around you. Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year!


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