Silver Bow Kiwanis

Silver Bow Kiwanis Kiwanis Club Meeting, Apr 16, '13

12:00-1:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Larger map and driving directions

Butte Perkins
2900 Harrison Ave.
Butte, MT 59701

We had Michaela and Adrianna from the Circle K with us today, as well as Michaela, Maderas, Bryan, Alicia, and Madison from the Key Club. We also welcomed new member Jamie McDaniel from Wal-Mart. And Cathy, with prodding from Kristi and Mark, reminded us of the social coming up in two weeks at Headframe Spirits on Montana Street Uptown.

Cathy then introduced Deborah Penner. Deb moved to Butte from Pullman, WA and has started a business here. She has a BS in Kinesthetics and works as a personal trainer and group fitness trainer.

Deb's business model works to break the association between training and a gym. She can travel to your home or office with her equipment so she can take fitness to people. She provides health education through presentations like the one she gave us, and does small scale corporate fitness programs - that is to say corporate fitness for small businesses.

Deb reminded us that health is not a thing or a place, but a group of behaviors. - Not the destination, but the journey itself. Monumental tasks are discouraging and frustrating, and that is a major contributor to people giving up on trying to be more healthy.

Deb recommends focusing on small tasks. Little things are easier to change and easier to manage, and can give encouraging results.

Food: avoid engineered "foodstuff." Look for products that don't have lots of chemical ingredients, and try to keep to foods that have minimal refinements and processing. If you are having problems with your diet, you should make sure the person you are talking to about it is a Registered Dietitian (not a nutritionist).

Lifestyle: be active. If you can be active ten minutes three to six times per day, that is as good as being active for one hour once a day - and is often easier. Start with small things, like maybe walking to your favorite cafe for lunch from work. Do you have any active hobbies? We have a great opportunity here for many outdoor activities all year. Also, rest is an important part of an active lifestyle.

Stress: learn to say no. It can be hard to say no when someone asks you to do something, but you need to have time to yourself. Take a vacation every year. Americans generally get the least vacation days in a year, and most Americans don't even use the ones they get. Take charge in your life - drive your own bus. No one else can be responsible for your health and happiness.

Deborah Penner, Fitness Trainer
Open Faced Turkey Dinner
Event Updated
4:12 Thursday, April 18, 2013