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30 Days of ZooFit: Day 7- Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Since developing the foundations of ZooFit, I am always looking for guinea pigs, er, I mean….no guinea pigs was right. I know ZooFit worked for me, but am I an anomaly? Do these principles translate to non-animal trainer folk? Can my methods of operant conditioning, shaping behavior, positive reinforcement, enrichment,…

Lessons from a Sloth

Lessons from a Sloth

I started a running club this summer. I know, shocker! The girl who hates running, and avoids it at all costs just admitted to creating a running club. But wait. You didn’t hear the name of our running group. We call ourselves the Sloth Army. And in the past few…

Fitness Through Operant Conditioning

Fitness Through Operant Conditioning

The program I’m developing revolves around the basic principles of Operant Conditioning. There are immediately some glaring questions: What is operant conditioning, why do animal trainers swear by it, and how on earth will operant conditioning help in a fitness program? I’m not trying to “dumb down” the definition of…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 73: Fitness Through Operant Conditioning

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 73: Fitness Through Operant Conditioning

When I began my journey into fitness a couple of years ago, I didn’t have the experience of creating healthy habits, setting fitness goals, or any motivation, really.  What I did have was over 13 years experience training animals.  As I progressed in fitness, I couldn’t help but see the…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 64: Good News and Bad News

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 64: Good News and Bad News

Whelp, there’s good news and bad news.  I suppose like a band-aid getting ripped off, I’ll start with the bad news and get it over and done with.  Quite depressing really.  We did our finances.  And that’s the end of the story…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 60: Whatever is Meant to Be

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 60: Whatever is Meant to Be

Tuesday I was incredibly disappointed that I didn’t “do anything” and nothing “productive” happened.  That is actually arguable, but I was feeling sorry for myself mainly because I was trying to get involved with something I probably wouldn’t have been as impassioned to continue.  I know, I thought what would make me…

100 Days of EarthFit- Day 57: Putting Motivation in the Bank

100 Days of EarthFit- Day 57: Putting Motivation in the Bank

There is a fairly popular and famous animal behavior expert by the name of Steve Martin. Please do not confuse him with the comedian.  I’m sure he gets it ALL THE TIME!  He has so much great insight on practices for training, I consider him a true mentor in the…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 44: OrangeTheory Fitness

I got a phone call from OrangeTheory Fitness center about my membership I had reserved a couple months ago.  I hadn’t forgotten about it per se, but I kept forgetting to call them during their business hours to cancel my membership.  I told them about my situation and they still…