‘Zookeepers Keeping Fit’

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

There are few exciting holidays for zookeepers. Christmas and Thanksgiving are often spent with our fur/feather/scaled families because, guess what? Animals have to eat. Daily. It’s weird, I know. But such is life of a zookeeper. Know what holidays zookeepers DO get excited over? April 22. Earth Day. It’s not…

The MacGyver Factor

The MacGyver Factor

  I’ve often referred to zookeepers as the MacGyvers of the professional world.  I can’t think of any other profession where employees routinely think quick on their feet, respond immediately to issues, and utilize resources the way zookeepers do.  We are innovative, creative, and inventive, the Ravenclaws for the Care…

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 92: Star Wars Day

It’s a little known fact that I love nerdy or fandom holidays.  Maybe you picked up on the idea that I love these holidays when I celebrated Pi Day over, say, Easter.  And this week is a big holiday for me.  No, I’m not talking about Cinco de Mayo.  Bigger….

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 86: Tales From the Taproom

Within 24 hours, I have visited the Beer Bar in Bayview Corner called the Taproom twice already and have had a wonderful experience both times.  However, both times had nothing to do with the food or drinks consumed.  It was the atmosphere and feelings afterward that made the Taproom so…

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 65: Tiny Habits

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 65: Tiny Habits

I am not usually one to sit around and watch TEDx all day.  But this TEDx by BJ Fogg just blew my mind.  Not for sharing information that I didn’t know, but for sharing it in such an understandable way for anyone to comprehend and learn.  I’ve often said that…