Fitness trainers are a dime a dozen. Everyone from would-be actors to wannabe bodybuilders can take a test and get a certification. Just because a trainer is certified doesn’t necessarily mean they are qualified. Here are tips to help you choose a qualified personal trainer to fit your needs.
1. Call at least three personal trainers that specialize in your fitness goals. (Ask friends and other wellness… Continue
I'm writing this blog for another DCFer who asked me to comment further on a comment I made to him. Since this is publicly posted and there's an off-chance that someone other than Ron may read this, I'd like to make the following statement: I did not write this to begin a discussion of the pros and cons of the Montano Bridge, so pleeeease don't go there. This is meant to be a humorous look at me looking at one of Albuquerque's landmarks and how I decided, perhaps erroneously, to invoke a piece… Continue
“Beautiful” is not a word often linked with Barelas. Ours is a close-knit community, held together by corazón y familia, but beauty doesn’t figure into most descriptions of Barelas. Speed through the main thoroughfares of our barrio and you’ll likely miss the beauty that lives in… Continue
Sausage sausage sausage! We kicked off the Labor Day weekend around Martini World! with a small cookout. What began as fetching a sample of sausages from Joe S. Sausage was quickly dubbed "Sausage Fest 2008". My friends are meat eating animals of the most civilized kind. Most Fridays our close friends just end up here or there for a drink or two, maybe some dinner. This Friday we… Continue
First off, I went and saw the Gluey Brothers, one of my favorite bands of all time, At the launchpad on the 8th. As always, an amazing show by the band I grew up seeing. Showing up at the Lpad, I ran into Jim Goulden, AKA MC Tahina, whom I had played a ton of phone tag with for a long time, trying to meet up over the course of 8 months, but never being able to cross paths. I had informed Jim thru voice mails… Continue
I have been thinking about motorcycles a lot lately and I came to the realization that this year I did not ride my Goldwing much. I know why, Silvia. She is on the other side of the border, many miles away and I have not spoken to her in months. Sometime I wonder what she is doing. I was thinking about a ride we did together to Jemez this time last… Continue
Added by buggs on August 31, 2008 at 12:30am —
Albuquerque has some of the most amazing and unusual entertainment in America. Each year a mostly local group of femme entertainers put on a burlesque, circus, music, etc. show called the Femme-o-lition Derby. It was ninety minutes of astonishing talent and girl girl loving. Matie Fricker and Molly Adler of Self Serve Toys provided running comedy relief as they worked the audience and introduced the acts:… Continue
Going to a national political convention is unlike anything else. Everywhere one turns, there are stories ready to be and interesting characters to interview. In other words, to call it a carnival would be a gross understatement.
Third Congressional District candidate Ben Ray Lujan walked through the Big Tent. A TV station from Spain interviewed Ben Ray Lujan -- then turned around and interviewed… Continue
Sarah Palin is a woman, yet she sure as hell is not Hillary Clinton. Somehow McCain missed the distinction.
McCain managed to put the entire focus of his campaign on his health yesterday. At 72, and having battled cancer four times, there is a big chance that his VP pick will assume to the throne. McCain had only met Palin one time, around six months ago. She had been… Continue
Some days I just shouldn't get out of bed. Not because I'm running a temperature, not because I have a runny nose, but because some days I don't find myself to be the best at being around people. You can call it PMS. I'm comfortable enough with myself to acknowledge that I have those days. But today is not that.
I have an office plant. I've had him for a few years. I saved him from being tossed aside after a big fundraising event when… Continue
Calling all organizers, writers and artists, and progressive journalists, teachers, and dreamers from all cultures to join us in building a new society while addressing the failures of the old. We will take up the vital issues of creating a just world through the application of hard work, the development of alternative forms of education, and the images of cultural transformation.
The Albuquerque Cultural Conference is BACK. Bring… Continue
Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.
The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown… Continue
Kudos to Duke City Fix, 100 Gold, Sadies, Mayor Martin Chavez, Greg Payne and Abq. Ride for the beautiful job on the POETRY ON THE BUS reception; for the gorageous book of the selected poems; and for the LITERARY ARTS on the WALL artshow (Yes, poems are art pieces!) at 117 Gold. We know the literary art pieces will look just as snappy on the inside of the busses too.
Come out for a free public workshop at our Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens THIS Saturday, Aug 30th.
(The Harwood: sowing seeds of art and veggies, at your community art center.)
WHAT: FREE Public Workshop @ the Action Buzz Neighborhood Gardens
WHERE: 1255 8th Street NW (north of Mountain, at the intersection of 8th and Summer)
TOPIC: HEALTHY SOIL: How to create and maintain quality dirt with Jacinda… Continue
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