Blackwood Health Consultants

In-home, at work or anywhere Personal Training. I also offer small group fitness, nutritional coaching, yoga, pilates, pre-natal and senior fitness.

Remember, you can only do one thing at a time.- Yvonne Blackwood

Remember, you cane only do one thing at a time.
-Yvonne Blackwood

I got my stitches out Monday. Now it’s time to rest!

Stay motivated over this Holiday Season!

FYI- You Lose most of the fat in you body as carbon dioxide that you exhale.

From post baby to bikini!

One of my clients 350lbs, down to 195!

This Workout Tones and Strengthens Every Inch of Your Body in Just 15 Minutes You can do it at home with a set of dumbbells.

Daily Yoga Share

If you would like to look younger, try yoga!

10 Light Fat-Burning Exercises You Can Do In Bed

Who can’t do a 10 minute workout from bed???

You can lose weight fast with no hard exercises and no dieting. Just try this 5-minute super effective fat burning workout you can do right in your bed. The ...

6 Ingredients Nutritionists Never Put In Their Smoothies Could your healthy smoothie be adding extra calories and sugar? Here are 6 ingredients that nutritionists never add to smoothies.

[09/05/17]   I was happy to hear that Brian Warner, AKA Marilyn Manson decided to get healthy and get a personal trainer, Go Brian!

5 No-Equipment Back Exercises You Need in Your Life Learn how to revive and support your spine.

[01/28/16]   That tiny cupcake has 300 calories,
160 of them from fat. 18 grams of fat, 8 of those being saturated and 21 grams of sugar. I would say that four of those small cupcakes equal 1 regular piece of cake!
My take away is enjoy everything in moderation. I will split that cupcake with my husband and enjoy Those two bites on national chocolate cake day!

[11/03/15]   Hey everyone! My clients have been asking me about the 21 DAY FIX containers and how much food they hold, here is the breakdown:

largest: green-vegtables
8 oz or 1 cup

purple: fruit- 8 oz or 1 cup

red: protein- 5 oz or a hair under 2/3 cup

yellow: carbs- 4 oz or 1/2 cup

blue: healthy fat-2 0z

smallest: orange/ nuts and seeds
two containers,1 oz each, so basically 2 oz.

Now, you have to figure out your caloric needs to meet your specific goal and then you know how many of those containers you eat daily- not quite as easy as the infomercial makes it seem.

This is where I can help. Call me today to learn in a less complicated way how much to eat to reach your goals.
Have a great day!

[09/24/15]   I know this fruit sounded familiar but wasn't sure how to eat it. I proceeded to cut it in half and to my surprise, it was full of something that looked like green snot-yuck.

I tasted the green snot and it was ok but then it got worse because the little black seeds were like chewing on rocks.

Read on, for the wonderful health benefits of passionfruit and then I will explain how I ate it-without chipping a tooth!

Passion fruit is an intriguing and mysterious fruit that has a surprising number of health and medicinal benefits for those fruit lovers who add it to their diet. Some of these benefits include passion fruit’s ability to prevent cancerous growth, stimulate digestion, boost immune function, improve eyesight, increase skin health, regulate fluid balance in the body, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, and improve bone mineral density. Furthermore, it reduces signs of premature aging, lessens inflammation, improves sleeping habits, and eliminates asthma.

So it sounds like there are many great reasons to eat passionfruit but before you run out the door to buy them, I'm going to make things easier for you once you get them home.

I scooped the passionfruit, seeds and all into a blender, added two cups of water and blended for 30 seconds. I strained out the seeds and added a little honey (or sweetener of your choice) to taste.

As I took a sip, I thought, this must be the nectar of the gods...sooo good! the juice is great by itself or could be mixed with other juices, a protein smoothie or dare I say- a cocktail.

Don't go knocking on my clients door,
passionfruit can be found at specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods and Berkley Bowl. I would also check out farmers markets and open air markets because passionfruit grows great in California-enjoy.

6 Restorative Yoga Poses That Will Make You Feel Amazing

If you have ever attended a yoga class and felt discouraged because of your lack of flexibility? Don't despair. Yoga and I have a love/hate relationship. It took me some time to find the right kind of yoga to suit my needs, then I realized that flexibility is one of the secrets of feeling and looking young for the rest of your life.

You can have muscles all over the place but if you hunch over from bad posture and cant reach your toes, you start feeling really old really fast!

Try yin yoga, restorative yoga or hire someone like myself to stretch you into poses you can't do on your own, called thai yoga massage. Check out the link below for 6 restorative poses


Yvonne Blackwood
Nationally Certified P.T.
& Nutritional Consultant Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of your day and add these 6 restorative yoga poses for relaxation.

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