‘zookeeper guide to fitness’

Progression Check-in

Progression Check-in

It’s been one week since I started on my Daily Writing Habit.  I haven’t officially rewarded myself yet, but I have downloaded a couple iPhone apps that help me track my healthy habits.  It’s weird how completely satisfying it is to check off the “completed” box next to the habits…

Creating Writing Habit: Take Two

The person who is writing a book on developing healthy habits through principles of animal training with operant conditioning and positive reinforcement is having trouble sticking to her own habits of WRITING said book on developing healthy habits…..

A New Me, a New You

I’m doing a fitness challenge called “New You” through South Island CrossFit.  It’s a 6-week challenge including 3 day/week workouts and meal planning booklet. I figure I as a coach, I should experience some of the components of a fitness program to discover some of the pros and cons, and…

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…