Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Change your exercise routine frequently for best results

"People whose routines are primarily made up of strength-training or cardio will also see a plateau. Sooner or later they have to change their routines up so that they continue to see results."
"Like anything new, your body will definitely respond faster to a class that offers a constant variety of moves."
"It's less about burning more calories while doing the exercise and more about building the muscles to burn more efficiently, so that even while you are resting, you are burning more calories."


I enjoyed taking your Definity class. I liked the way the exercises flowed seamlessly one after the other. This flow made it seem like a short exercise class - the time flew by! The exercise intensity seemed just about right with weights on - not too challenging, yet not too easy either. The ab work was the best part for me - the exercises were unique and I really felt them working! I have exercised since I was 15, and I could feel the ab work the next day! Thank you again - enjoyed the hour getaway to do something productive.

Kim Chilton

I found the Definity class to be a very challenging low impact class. The concept standing leg exercises are sort of like the barre warm-up in a dance class, but these exercises are different from what you'd do in a dance class ……….. Definity is really creative toning exercises that you've never seen before.

P.S. My abs are still a little sore!

Cathy T

The Definity class was a great workout. Right from the beginning, it kept my heart rate up without experiencing that hard-to-breathe feeling. The use of repetitions, weight and range of motion allow you to start at your fitness level and move up each time to constantly challenge yourself. Additionally, the segmenting of working the right v. left sides and arms, legs and abs provide variety and a localized recovery period before the next set. The day after the workout, my muscles felt long and lean.

Thanks for hosting the class, Angie!


Justine Madonna

Thank you----

Angie Kielar C.P.T., R.Y.T., C.G.C.S.
visit our website for the latest schedule Fitness RX; Strengthening Body, Mind & Spirit....Private Sessions and Classes, Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing and Weight Training
28575 Wintergreen Dr., Farmington Hills, MI 48331Email: (248) 488-9830 fax 248-488-9828

Monday, September 13, 2010

Want to try out Tracy Anderson Mat Workout? You might like Angie Kielar's rendition better

Thursday January 6
11:30 am (90 min) at the Community House in Birmingham (Maple and Bates)- $15 FOR 90 MIN
There will be a 60 min class every Thurs after this intro class
come and check it out~ private sessions available as well
Definity- new
New Definity - DEFINE AND REFINE YOUR BODY TO LOOK LIKE A CELEBRITY-Featured on Oprah- this total body workout got Gwenyth Paltrow in shape after she had her children. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's high reps (cardio like), light weights are the basis for this very unique training regimen.Beginning students should perform this workout without weight to start. Repetitions should start out at 15 per exercise, then as strength and stamina increase, the repetitions may go to 20 or even 25 per exercise. As you become fitter you may need ankle weights (1 to 2.5 lbs each), 1, 2 OR 3 LB Hand weights, and an exercise mat for the abdominal work. You will need a chair for the standing portion. The workout is comprised of standing lower body work./standing upper body work/mat leg exercise and mat abdominals...... The pace of this class is fast and challenging, and the results are phenomenal......


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Definity- the workout that really works

DEFINITY - DEFINE AND REFINE YOUR BODY TO LOOK LIKE A CELEBRITY (also known as the anti-cellulite workout) If you are tired of doing workouts that are boring and that really do not get you the results you want.........
Featured on Oprah- this total body workout got Gwenyth Paltrow in shape after she had her children.
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's high reps (cardio like), light weights are the basis for this very unique training regimen.
Work with Certified trainer, Angie Kielar, to achieve a tiny dancer-like body. Please bring ankle weights (1 to 2.5 lbs each), 1, 2 OR 3 LB Hand weights,
and an exercise mat for the abdominal work. The pace of this class is fast and challenging, and the results are phenomenal.

At time of this posting, I am offering this training privately. Beginning in Jan, I will be offering a workshop (90 min) in Birmingham and then a regular class.

Feel free to contact me for details at 248 488 9830

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tao Te Ching and Ashtanga Yoga

The Tao Te Ching is a great treasure house of Chinese wisdom written in the 6th century B.C., a classic work of spiritual enlightenment.
The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism, which is an important pillar of Chinese thought. Taoism teaches that there is one undivided truth at the root of all things. It literally means:
tao (the way)
te (strength/virtue)
ching (scripture)

The Way that can be described is not the absolute Way;
the name that can be given is not the absolute name.
Nameless it is the source of heaven and earth; named it is the mother of all things.

Whoever is desireless, sees the essence of life.
Whoever desires, sees its manifestations.
These two are the same,but what is produced has names.
They both may be called the cosmic mystery:
from the cosmic to the mystical is the door to the essence of all life.

Practice allowing everything to be the way it is.
Let go
And recognize that some of your desires are about how you think your world should be rather than how it is in that moment
Judge less and listen more
Do not be a bully and try and force your own agenda.

Do you think you might have a person in your life who is a control freak, or do you fear you might bulldoze people into doing what you want, when you want it done?
Dwight D Eisenhower sums up it up best with this quote
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Here are some things to ponder about control freaks.

UK family celebrity life coach Suzy Greaves created this list of scenarios that are good indicators that you exhibit signs of being a control freak at home.
1 Your child comes up with a great idea for a project at school. You say: 'That's great but I've got a better one!'
2 If your partner disagrees with you, you get very annoyed and argue your point until you're blue in the face.
3 Your favorite phrase is: 'You're doing it all wrong, give it to me!'
4 For your annual holiday, you decide where you're going, book the flights, hotel and pack the bags.
5 After a night out with your friends, you feel irritated. They were moaning on about the same things. You told them what to do last time.
6 You always have possession of the remote control.

We have all dealt with a supervisor at work who manages by force. I really like this quote from Dwight D Eisenhower: You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.

Ron Lindeboom,, wrote about doing business with controlling clients and here are a few signs of control freaks:
What Are the Tell-Tale Signs of a Control Freak?
It is fairly easy to spot a control freak in your business. They give off a long list of predictable signs that leave as indelible an impression as an alley cat scent marking its territory. Though there are many more signs that we won't cover here for the sake of brevity, some of these signs include:

They never seem to want to listen to you.
They regularly and with no regard interrupt you in mid-sentence.
Your ideas are not welcome, except when they agree 100% with those of the control freak.
They call you at inopportune times and will not get off the phone, even when you tell them you have another client present.
They will drop you like a rock if you correct them and are proven to be correct.
They will drop you like a rock if you are better than them in their field of endeavor.
They regularly complain that you are over charging them. (Never relent on this point and keep them on the clock or my only words to you are "Heaven help you.")
They will spend hours (if you let them) drowning you in trivia and detail on ideas and systems that will have you wanting to pull out your hair and send you running screaming from the room.
They will cheat you if they can get away with it and will always have brilliant reasonings and justifications as to why you deserve this.
They will spend way more than they owe you to beat you in court. Remember: They are control freaks.
Lastly, they know everything. Just ask them.
This list is in no way comprehensive but you get the point.

Life is like a mirror. If you frown at it, it frowns back. If you smile at it, it returns the greeting.
- Herbert Samuels

So many people spend so much time at work every week,. There are signs to watch for when choosing a position. Please be reminded that you are going to spend 40 or 50 hours per week with your boss and co-workers. Here are some words of wisdom about control freaks.

The Source: Cheryl Cran writing on the Brazen Careerist blog.
The Takeaway: Cran acknowledges that business people can take their desire for control too far, but she asserts that, in moderation, being a control freak is actually a positive attribute. Why?

1. Control freaks control their thoughts. This means they know what they want and can focus on their goals without distracting what-ifs and how-abouts.
2. Control freaks actually execute: no dreamy planning and little follow through for them.
3. Control freaks don’t wait for things to happen to them (can’t control luck and coincidence). Instead, they take positive action to get the things they want.
4. Focus, focus, focus.
5. Stability during change: team members can be sure that control freaks have their eye on the ball (or all the balls in the air) and this can make it easier for everyone to get through periods of change with a minimum of stress.

As you begin the journey through the 81 verses of the TAO TE CHING with me, I would like to share this prayer.

Dear God,
If it be in accordance with your will,I pray that this new age in human historybe a time of spiritual renaissance,a "second Enlightenment" that will heighten valuesand help everyone to realize their true purpose in life.I pray for peace and justice,and love and light.I pray for an abundance of beauty, truth and goodnessin the lives of all the inhabitants of this troubled world.May there be harmony, sustainability, and evolutionary progress.Thank you for this gift of consciousness, dear God.Amen - Steve McIntosh

Yoga is a great way to get in touch with the present moment. I have been studying Ashtanga Yoga for a few decades now and I would like to share a few Yoga-isms with you from the father of Ashtanga Yoga.

Quotes from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, 1915-2009
"Do your practice and all is coming."

"If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter - if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self”

"Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it. Yoga is universal.
Yoga is not mine. But don't approach yoga with a business mind -
looking for worldly gain. If you want to be near God, turn your mind
toward God, and practice yoga."- Sri K Pattabhi Jois

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First class Free

Our first class free offer to new students still applies.......
the spring schedule is posted on
You can find all types of classes

We also offer private sessions as well as semi-private sessions at your home or office......

We have over 200 certified instructors who teach an array of fitness classes which include:

Angie Kielar, C.P.T., R.Y.T., C.G.C.S.
Fitness RX
Strengthening Body, Mind & Spirit
28575 Wintergreen Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
(248) 488-9830 cell 248-921-9003
FAX 248-488-9828