Advice for Standing Tall

Recently, I glanced through a copy of Whole Living Magazine and enjoyed the June 2012 theme.  STAND TALL.  You can, of course, catch the entire edition at

Here is a snippet:

Mind – Power up.  Research has shown that taller people are more likely to get promotions, but a recent study in Psychological Science suggests there’s a way to level the playing field.  It found that vertically challenged folks who feel powerful will believe that they are taller than they are – as will the people around them.  Another reminder to think tall when you’re feeling small.

Body – Hold your head up.  Plant your feet on the ground, relax your shoulders, tuck in your stomach, then breathe deeply in and out and feel your confidence grow.  In addition to easing body pain and promoting healthy breathing, good posture influences our ability to believe in ourselves, according  to a study out of Ohio State University,  Breaking out of a slump just got easier.

Soul – Look up.  A walk through the woods reminds us of how awesome trees are.  Sometimes called “the lungs of the earth,” they breathe life and beauty into communities, reduce stress, and help neighbors feel more connected.  Notice the arboreal giants in your world.  If there aren’t enough, plant a few new ones: your green investment will only grow in decades to come.



Testimonial from a Personal Training Client

It is always a delight to be able to help someone who feels they are in a dark place in life.  Many trainers and physicians can recommend exercise as medicine for any number of ailments, however, when I use methods from the deep heritage of dance training – I find clients can make quick progress.  Someone who is in a lot of pain cannot come to a Zumba or Pilates class and find success.  They need the steps to get them ready for  Zumba and Pilates.  Here is a beautiful story from a Uniontown client.  It makes my heart soar to see her enjoying life and taking on new challenges.

“I started with Kimberly at a time when I was in so much pain I was not able to function well. I didn’t know it at the time but my core was so weak that things were prolapsing inside causing major bladder pain. This condition had persisted on and off for years. I even went through ultrasounds to see what was wrong. After Kimberly laid out a program for me, I faithfully applied her exercises on an hourly basis in the beginning. By the next day I was mostly out of pain! Within one week, she noticed how much stronger I was. I continue faithfully everyday for my health and well-being. I am so thankful for Kimberly and her knowledge to help me enjoy life again!”

~A.A. from Uniontown, Ohio

If you find yourself overwhelmed with pain or the steps it’s going to take to make progress – please give me a call.  I would love to meet with you and hear your story.  There is hope and you will make it through the storm you’re in.  Do not give up!

~Kimberly Payne, CMA, CPT