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Alexandra Williams
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Attended University of California Santa Barbara
Lives in Santa Barbara
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Are  you curious about the fitness and exercise trends for the over-50 crowd? #Fitness   #exercise   #Boomers  
Are you over 50 or one day hope to be? Then the following exercise quotes and key points from the IDEA World Health and Fitness Convention are for you. If you're smart… and lucky!
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How strong is your lower body? Take this 30 second test and find out. #strengthtraining   #Health   #fitness   #Exercise   #boomers  
Wonder whether your lower body is functionally strong? Find out with this easy and quick Sit to Stand Test that takes just 30 seconds.
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The mental benefits you get from an outdoor walk are as compelling as the physical ones. #SantaBarbara   #Health   #WellBeing   #FitFluential   #MidlifeBlvd  
Are you lucky enough to enjoy outdoor walks? Do you live in an area conducive to walking? Do you live where you can see the blue sea? What about the blue sky? In addition to all the physical benefits of exercise, you can also reap emotional benefits by getting outside.
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In just a few minutes, you can assess how balanced you are (pun intended).
Do you have good functional balance control? You can find out in under 2 minutes. Also discover which of your three balancing systems is strongest. Eyes Open?
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My friend +Antionette Blake spotted this ad in the Sunday circular in her area. Recognize the fitness babe? And the left side hottie is +Pamela Lutrell Yup, we are models.  #DependAtWalmart  
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It's easier to go from stuck to start with your #Fitness  goals than you might think. 
Today is a great day to kiss frustration, inertia, and negative self-talk good-bye and say hello to restarting more active habits. Forget fitness trends, celebrity endorsements, or what you used to do when you were younger.
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Want to know how to choose the best post-#workout snack? http://funandfit.org/post-workout-healthy-snacks/ #glycemicindex   #healthysnacks  
Please share some examples of slow carb release post-workout healthy snacks please (I'm diabetic). Dear Maxine: Fast release carbohydrates are foods that are quickly broken down into sugars. Slow release carbs are foods that are slowly broken down into sugars.
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How much is enough water if you exercise outdoors in the summer? 
Yay, summer is here. We can all go outside and run (or walk, in our case). In the heat. And possibly where the humidity is high enough to make your body look li
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Tomorrow is Global Wellness Day. How will you celebrate your good health? 
Global Wellness Day is a day to encourage living well. This year it’s on June 13th. The meaning behind it isn’t to celebrate living a high-cost life; it’s to bring attention to living a life of balance and well-being. Founded by Belgin Aksoy of Richmond Nua Wellness-Spa in Turkey, it will be celebrated this year in more than 30 countries on six continents.
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My sis has taken up outrigger paddling. I'll stay home and eat the sea salt off her almonds. Thatnks to  #BlueDiamondAlmonds  for sponsoring her. 
This past Saturday, my outrigger paddling teammates and I set a record. But not the kind we meant to. In hindsight, it was fitting that I powered up on Sea Salt almonds before heading out to sea for my second race. Maybe “fitting” is not the right word and “portending” is. Spoiler Alert: I made it back alive.
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Thinking to rev back up your plan to work out? These tips from an article I wrote for +YoufitHealthClubs should help you. Get your fitness outfit ready!! #TeamYouFit  http://www.youfit.com/blog/five-steps-to-restarting-a-fitness-program/
So you used to work out, but fell out of the habit? You are not alone. In fact, you are just like millions of other people who know they should work out, but are a…
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Fitness Professional, Radio Host, Writer, Public Speaker, Emcee, Editor, Social Media
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  • Fun and Fit
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  • IDEA Health & Fitness Assoc.
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  • Fun and Fit
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Santa Barbara
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Hermosa Beach - Berlin, Germany - San Diego, CA - Boulder, CO - Lake Oswego, OR - Rochester, MN
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Healthy Aging for Active Boomers
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Alexandra Williams, MA
Co-owner of Fun and Fit

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I have been teaching, mentoring, presenting, emceeing, editing and writing about fitness for over 25 years. Currently on staff in the Dept. of Exercise Studies at UCSB, I am a contributing editor and writer for IDEA International Health and Fitness Association and frequent guest blogger for numerous online health sites. I co-host the international online radio show, "Fun and Fit"  with my twin sister Kymberly. We also have a blog, Fun and Fit. I am also a former judge for international aerobic championships. My advanced degree in counseling has helped me succeed as a speaker and presenter at professional conventions both in the US and Europe, and as a master teacher for university students and new group exercise leaders. I love people, fitness and a microphone--a winning combination! 
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There's a rumor out that I'm witty. I started that rumor. My two teens would like to end it.
Education
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    Medieval Studies
  • University of Northern Colorado
    Counseling
  • El Camino College
  • Mira Costa High
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