KELP! I need a new body! Kelp! Not just any BODY.

 

Patrick swings by Dunkin Doughnuts for a latte and a few teeny weenie Dunkin munchkins at 4:00 pm to keep him going till his 7:00 pm deadline, but it keeps him up till 2:00 am. As he lies in bed liking everyone else’s life on instagram, he promises to start eating healthier and go to bed earlier. 

Old ways, old habits and old thoughts will not bring you a new body, a new life or a healthy new year. So how can we distinguish an old way of being from a new way of being? An old way of being  can feel half-asleep, automatic and give you insomnia. Unhealthy habits can be just as lethal. Being aware of  the power of your thoughts can create change instantly.

Instead of a resolution……lets take action.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a baby effort. Let’s get moving.  We are constantly being reminded to be who we are. Pay attention. When we choose fear or choose experiences that will impact us in a negative way, we are not operating in a new way of being. We can all create strategies and action plans, but finding the right partner to support you and hold you accountable to your new goals and new ways of being is full proof.

After working with Mark and Jackie for six weeks, Patrick now wakes up before 7:00 am. He spends a few moments breathing, sometimes meditating. He might go for a run or train and he makes healthy choices every time he has a meal. When Patrick lies in bed at night, reflecting on his day, he knows that he’ll have a good sleep and sweet dreams of kale and Dr Smood.  The power of suggestion is remarkable. #SAFETRAININGSTRATEGY #BREATHE #TRAIN #RESTORE

 

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK CITY HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO NOV. 18th

Join Safe Training Strategy this weekend at the

HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 10 AM – 4 PM

4 WEST 43rd Street- MIDTOWN

The Health & Wellness Expo NYC (Manhattan) is designed to attract Businesses, Services and Product Professionals as well as Health Practitioners, such as Conventional Wellness-Oriented Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Natural Chefs, Massage Therapists, Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Psychologists, and Fitness Experts, as well as thousands of health-conscious and upward-mobile consumers, from children to seniors.

This expo is for those who are ready to take responsibility for their health, life and freedom, and upgrade their well-being to the next level. New York is home to affluent people in America who are becoming rapidly aware of the necessity of an empowered lifestyle, and the natural health and wellness and professional industries that support it.

We are dedicated to promoting and sharing WELLNESS EDUCATION through breakthrough SERVICES, PRODUCTS and INFORMATION in Health, Wellness, Organics, Sustainability, Spirituality, Financial Wellness and overall Healthy Lifestyles, as well as contributing in our communities to the QUEST of SUCCESS. please visit www.hwncc.com

Strategies for getting optimal nourishment from food

Safe Training Strategy shares a few basic principles to follow when preparing and eating food that will help your body receive the highest levels of nourishment and energy from every bite.

Eat in a calm and quiet environment.

Never eat when you’re upset—wait until you have calmed down.

Always sit down to eat—preferably in a place where you can eat mindfully and peacefully.

Eat only when you feel hungry—think of your appetite as a fuel gauge with 0 being empty and 10 being full, wait until you are a 2 or 3 before eating and stop at a 6.

Reduce ice-cold food and drinks—your digestion functions better at room temperature. Avoid soda at all times.

Eat at a moderate pace—try to chew thoroughly (20-25 chews) before taking your next bite.

Wait until one meal is digested before starting the next—wait until you start to feel hungry—if you are not sure, drink some water and see how you feel.

Sip warm water with your meals—this aids the digestive process. In the morning have a full glass of warm water with lemon before your coffee and breakfast.

Eat freshly cooked meals—fresh ingredients as close to the source as possible has more life force and the body absorbs the nutrients more efficiently.

Reduce raw foods—they can be harder to digest for some; light cooking or steaming helps to ease digestion.

Experience all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, astringent) at every meal—this helps to ensure satiety.

Drink milk separately from meals, either alone or with other sweet foods—Ayurveda considers milk to be a complete food by itself.

Leave one-third to one-fourth of your stomach empty to aid digestion—like a washing machine, it’s best to leave room for churning to help optimize digestion.

Sit quietly for a few minutes after your meal—this is a time to savor the meal and contemplate gratitude for all that nature has provided.

You don’t have to do all of these at once! Choose one or two that you can try today and you can add on from there. At first it may seem awkward, but with consistent practice they will become part of your regular routine.

Breathe before you EAT! #STS

 

 

Dear Moobs

Dear Moobs:

My Coach suggested that I write you a letter today.

It seems as though I’m not paying attention to you the way I should.

I hide you. I’m embarrassed by you.

I  wear really cool rash guards in hopes that I don’t have to expose

you to anyone at the beach or the pool.

 

Listen Moobs, I like beer and I like babes and I love football.

“Babes”, referring to my wife of course!

She’s a Babe.

She doesn’t hide anything (except our Visa bill)!

I still like to do a lot of things, but I’m not always the first to get out of bed on the weekends or the first one to organize a basket ball game after work.

 

I got lazy Moobs. I don’t eat well. I eat too much and I’m tired of wearing a tee shirt to bed. So is my wife.

I’m making you a promise. This week I’m going to train with my #STS Videos 3x and I’m going to schedule a training session with Mark on Friday before work.

You may not be around by Thanksgiving, but if you are, shits gonna get crazy!

All my carbs,

Fatty

 

 

ARE YOU BREATHING?

Tim Ferriss, author of Tools of Titans  shares his list of rapid-fire questions that he’s collected and created for any social situation.

How can you make the most of every conversation?

You can create interesting prompts and then actively listen to the answer.

The question I thought about this morning is……

“If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?”

I wish I had more than one billboard, but for the sake of the exercise, It would say….

ARE YOU BREATHING?

I have a theory that if people were more aware of their breath, there would be less road rage, less anxiety, less bullying in schools and less arguing in relationships.

Our breath anchors us.
It nurtures us.
It reminds us that we are safe.
It steadies us before every situation and challenge.

The next time you feel that you are in a stressful or overwhelming situation, ask yourself,

“Am I breathing?”

If you answer YES, your body’s relaxation response is engaged and your body can function from a supported and awakened position.

If you answer NO, your body’s sympathetic nervous system prepares your system for action. The hypothalamus triggers your stress response and within seconds a flood of stress hormones  crashes through your blood stream. So unless you are being chased by a wild boar or trapped inside a burning building, you probably don’t want to activate an emergency response in your body.

Your digestion, growth, reproduction can shut down and your cortisol levels will drive the boat without your guidance.

Breathe!

Keep your energy available and bring awareness back to your belly.
Relax your jaw, your shoulders and feel the movement that your breath creates in your body and your mind.

At the beginning of every
 Safe Training Strategy session we begin with breath work. This allows each participant to pay close attention to signs that might indicate imbalance or fatigue.

The breath restores energy and supports us throughout every pose, every conversation and every experience.

Breathe and all will be revealed.
Our breath allows us to expand our ability to tackle anything at anytime.

By: Jacqueline M. Cohen

Co-Founder of #STS

Smiling in the Mirror

SOMEHOW IT JUST HAPPENS.

We wake up.

Get ready for the day.

Try to manage all the details of our lives.

Kids.

Relationships.

Jobs.

Bills.

Tuition.

Organizing the house.

Homework.

Filling the tank up with gas.

Grocery shopping.

Birthday gifts.

Amazon Prime.

Googling symptoms.

Doctor appointments.

Illness.

Insurance bills.

Taxes.

Then something else happens.

Pants don’t fit.

Your back hurts.

You can’t reach your toes.

So you reach for another glass of wine.

Bikini’s get tossed.

Sex is something you watch on TV.

You even stopped dancing at parties.

Then one day, on purpose or by accident, you look in the Mirror.

You’re Naked.

You scream!

Then you get angry and sad or maybe depressed or you just blame your metabolism and your age.

Standing in front of the Mirror Naked may not be high on your list of priorities.

But, what about standing naked in front of someone that wants to actually see you naked and perhaps play a game of Twister with you?

How long has it been since you loved your body?

How long has it been since you were dedicated to taking care of yourself…….just for you?

This is exactly why Safe Training Strategy was created.

Why STS?

We know how busy you are. We know how stressed and over burdened you are.

We also know that you don’t want to walk around in pain, exhausted and over weight anymore.

You want more.

You deserve more.

You deserve the truth.

And we will give it to you.

The STS program is preparation for your next ADVENTURE.

You don’t have to be the one just watching everyone else dance at weddings or rock out at concerts.

You will be the one who jumps on a bike at 7:00 am Saturday morning before anyone else is awake in the house.

You will be the one smiling and maybe even winking at yourself in the mirror.

 

 Jacqueline Cohen

 Co-Founder of Safe Training Strategy

 

 

 

Who We Are

In 2012, Jackie Cohen met Mark Plaisir at a gym on the Upper West Side in New York City. As they began to train together, Jackie and Mark formed a strong partnership based on a shared passion for fitness and wellness. In 2015, they co-founded Safe Training Strategy, with the goal of safely and successfully changing people’s lives through fitness. Working out doesn’t have to be complicated, but it needs to be smart. People over the age of 40 have different needs and physical challenges that impact the way they should train. STS wants their clients to benefit from a calmer nervous system and a level of energy that they haven’t felt in years.

Jackie Cohen, MA DT

Jackie holds a Masters degree in Drama Therapy from New York University.
She is a certified Executive Coach and Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner. Jackie completed extensive training at Columbia University in Narrative Medicine.

She facilitates leadership and mindfulness based workshops and classes in corporations such as Morgan Stanley, Young Presidents Organization, Sotheby’s International, Yale University and New York City Public Schools and hospitals.
She has an established practice offering individual and group sessions and weekend retreats.
In addition to Safe Training Strategy, Jackie runs a life-coaching organization, Form For Life, which specializes in empowering people to achieve success and wellness in both their personal and professional lives.

Mark Plaisir

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Exercise Science from Touro College. He is also a certified Patient Care Manager and Master Personal Trainer.
One thing that distinguishes Mark from most other trainers is that he specifically tailors his workouts to meet to each client’s individuals needs by considering their physical strengths, limitations and state of mind.
Mark’s goal is to make fitness simple, convenient, and productive. He utilizes minimal fitness equipment and makes sessions fun and engaging. Mark has worked with a wide range of clients from ages 10-93 for weight loss, muscle mass increase, strength and flexibility training, injury prevention and recovery . His sessions are held at the homes of his clients, local gyms, outdoor training areas, or online.
Mark is available for one-on-one as well as for group and family fitness sessions.

Who We Are

In 2012, Jackie Cohen met Mark Plaisir at a gym in New York City. As the pair began to train together, they formed a strong partnership based on a shared passion for fitness and wellness. In 2015, Jackie and Mark co-founded Safe Training Strategy, with the goal of safely and successfully changing people’s lives through fitness.

Jackie Cohen, MA DT

Jackie holds a Masters degree in Drama Therapy from New York University.
She is a certified Executive Coach and a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner. Jackie completed extensive training at Columbia University in Narrative Medicine.

She leads leadership and mindfulness based workshops and classes in corporations such as Morgan Stanley, Young Presidents Organization, Sotheby’s International, Yale University and New York City Public Schools and hospitals.
She has an established practice offering individual and group sessions and weekend retreats.
In addition to Safe Training Strategy, Jackie runs a life-coaching organization, Form For Life, which specializes in empowering people to achieve success and wellness in both their personal and professional lives.

Mark Plaisir

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Exercise Science from Touro College. He’s also a Certified Patient Care Manager and a Certified master Personal Trainer.
One thing that differs Mark from most other trainers, as his clients would say, is that he caters to every client’s specific need, state of mind, physical capabilities while still pushes them to give their best.
Mark’s goal is to make fitness simple, convenient, and result oriented. He utilizes minimal fitness equipment and makes sessions fun and engaging.
Mark has worked with a wide range of clients, age 8-93 who were seeking to lose weight, put on muscle mass, tone, gain strength, flexibility, prevent injuries, recover and more. His sessions are held in either clients’ homes, gyms, outdoors, or online.
Mark is available for one-on-one as well as for group and family fitness sessions.

Who We Are

In 2012, Jackie Cohen met Mark Plaisir at a gym in New York City. As the pair began to train together, they formed a strong partnership based on a shared passion for fitness and wellness. In 2015, Jackie and Mark co-founded Safe Training Strategy, with the goal of safely and successfully changing people’s lives through fitness.

Jackie Cohen, MA DT

Jackie holds a Masters degree in Drama Therapy from New York University.
She is a certified Executive Coach and a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner. Jackie completed extensive training at Columbia University in Narrative Medicine.

She leads leadership and mindfulness based workshops and classes in corporations such as Morgan Stanley, Young Presidents Organization, Sotheby’s International, Yale University and New York City Public Schools and hospitals.
She has an established practice offering individual and group sessions and weekend retreats.
In addition to Safe Training Strategy, Jackie runs a life-coaching organization, Form For Life, which specializes in empowering people to achieve success and wellness in both their personal and professional lives.

Mark Plaisir

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Exercise Science from Touro College. He’s also a Certified Patient Care Manager and a Certified master Personal Trainer.
One thing that differs Mark from most other trainers, as his clients would say, is that he caters to every client’s specific need, state of mind, physical capabilities while still pushes them to give their best.
Mark’s goal is to make fitness simple, convenient, and result oriented. He utilizes minimal fitness equipment and makes sessions fun and engaging.
Mark has worked with a wide range of clients, age 8-93 who were seeking to lose weight, put on muscle mass, tone, gain strength, flexibility, prevent injuries, recover and more. His sessions are held in either clients’ homes, gyms, outdoors, or online.
Mark is available for one-on-one as well as for group and family fitness sessions.

The STS Manifesto

We get it, time is precious.

That’s why you’re careful with how you spend it.
We also know there are days you wished you could press
a reset button or maybe delete a few moments.

What if we told you that those moments of feeling guilty about missing a workout or squeezing into the jeans you wore in college could be over?

We know you’re smart.
We know your plate is full.
We also know that you want to wake up with a….

  1. A sense of purpose.
  2. Feeling healthy and strong.
  3. Surrounded by people that you love and that love you.

Safe Training Strategy takes all of this into consideration.
We are truthful about what we share with you, what we research and what we’ve experienced for ourselves.

The STS model is simple, smart and successful because it strives to put your personal goals and safety first. We don’t care what you wear, or how many push-ups you do or even the last time you went to a gym. We care that you are willing and ready to partner with a team that is committed to creating a healthy and meaningful lifestyle with you.

We want you on our team.