022 | Living unplugged. A return to Fox Lake Resort.

Graphic of Fox Lake Resort featured in Episode 22 of Heartsong Fit podcast

Our trip to Fox Lake Resort in northern Minnesota for fishing and relaxation was pretty short in 2016, but it was well worth the drive. Living unplugged for a few days is a great way to destress and rejuvenate. Living unplugged. Have you heard people say that before? It comes in different forms. For our trip […]

019 | Walk for Exercise With a LLama

Photo of Episode 19 Walk for Exercise With a Llama

You’ll hear the sounds of nature in this episode of Heartsong Fit. I recorded it out in the woods as I was taking a morning walk for exercise. I have my llama, Heartsong, with me. You’ll hear the cicadas singing in the background as we navigate around tree branches, unsuccessfully duck under spider webs and […]

HF12 | Relax While Horseback Riding With Vickie and Her Connemara, Madison

Photo graphic depicting Episode 12 Relax While Horseback Riding With Vickie and Her Connemara, Madison

In Episode 12 of the podcast, you get to go on a horseback ride with me and my Connemara pony, (who is actually horse size). His name is Kerrymor Madison. The Edirol recorder I like to record many of my episodes with is quite portable and fit nicely in the pocket of my vest, so […]

Learn What Foods to Eat as You Also Work on Fitness

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Editor’s Note:  As I walk for exercise or drive my vehicle, I almost always listen to podcasts. Here are a couple of episodes from programs on my playlist that I’m hoping you find helpful as you work on your goals for eating healthier and/or losing weight. Continue your quest to run a fit business and […]

HF4 | Take a Hike With Vickie and Her Llama, Heartsong | Enjoy the Peacefulness of the Farm at Sunset

Photo of Vickie with her llama, Heartsong

HF4 | Take a Hike With Vickie and Her Llama, Heartsong | Enjoy the Peacefulness of the Farm at Sunset Moving your body is a terrific method to reduce stress. Hiking along the trails on the farm is one way that I find relief from stress after a busy day. I often take one of the llamas […]

Is It True That If You Do Something For 21 Days It Becomes a Habit? | Turning Healthy Eating Into a Habit

21 Days To A Habit |21 Day Fix Fitness Program | Food Containers for Portion Control

Is It True That If You Do Something For 21 Days It Becomes a Habit? | Turning Healthy Eating Into a Habit by Vickie Maris In several areas of my life, I’m working on items that I want to turn into a habit. They range from reading at least 10 pages a day for personal […]

Fit Fitness in Your Daily Routine | Don’t Let the Weather Keep You From Exercising

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Fit Fitness in Your Daily Routine | Don’t Let the Weather Keep You From Exercising by Vickie Maris Friends, with this short article and video, I am encouraging you to keep on exercising even when the weather throws you a curve ball. The winter season of 2013 – 2014 has been something to behold in […]

Recruiting Learners for 30-Day Health and Fitness Online Class

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  Editor’s Note:  My next online class, Fitness Focus for 30, starts Nov. 15, 2013. I have been working on new content to use in the online classroom (a Facebook group set to private), and would like to “alpha” test with a small group of learners. If you’re interested in working towards dropping a size and getting fit […]

Modifying Exercise While Healing an Injury | Stay Motivated to Exercise Even During a Setback

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Editor’s Note:  With this video, I bring you a message from the farm alongside my Connemara stallion, Kerrymor Madison. I hope you find this message motivating about sticking with exercise, even when faced with a setback. Modifying Exercise While Healing an Injury | Stay Motivated to Exercise Even During a Setback by Coach Vickie Maris […]

Seven Tips for Adjusting Exercise to Injury | No Backsliding in Weight Loss

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Editor’s Note:  I am determined to do my best to keep a level of fitness even while being sidelined with a walking boot to immobilize my sore tendon over my ankle. I’m going to post over the next six weeks about my progress in hopes of inspiring you to keep going even when it might […]