Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Salvere Blog: Fear of Being Judged

May 3, 2017

by Salvere Health And Fitness

Last Friday I happened to be home during the Ellen talk show hour and learned that it had been 20 years since her coming out episode of her sitcom. With curiosity, I tuned in to see what she had to say.
This led to some great introspection after hearing that Ellen had a bomb threat that temporarily shut down filming and Oprah received hundreds of hateful calls, including ones telling her to go back to Africa.
I got to thinking… How many times do you avoid talking about something because of a fear of someone passing judgement? Could be because of who you’re dating or because of a struggle with your weight or even something at work or school you don’t understand…

What does it feel like when you hesitate to share something personal but in the end you do? And the person you share it with accepts and takes the time to understand or ask questions? How does it feel when someone trusts you and shares something difficult and personal?

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Commit to Stay Fit During Challenging Times

February 26, 2015

by Salvere Health and Fitness

It is my tendency to stop exercising when things get tough or challenging. Does that happen to you??? I know that I would feel better, my mood would get better and I would have an overall sense of wellbeing. But, without fail, that is the first thing to go!! I have been exercising my whole life and I certainly know the benefits. Yet, I allow myself to stop.

This is the best time to be more active, join in and not be isolated, try something new, or even meditate!!

Test yourself and use your mood as a guide to challenge yourself and get out there… Check into you’re feelings, be present and aware, notice how you feel as you take proactive steps to better mental and physical health.

It is then that you take back control of your life!!!

by Pam Beck, senior fitness instructor and trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. If you’d like to contact Pam, email her at or call her at (443) 799-6055.

Is Watching People Lose Weight on a TV Game Show Motivating??

February 20, 2014

Okay, yes, the “Game Show” I referenced is the Biggest Loser.  Before we go any further, I will fully admit I do not watch the show, I do not like it (Sam I am) and I do not like how the trainers treat the contestants.  It feels like so much has already been written on the famous episode where the one contestant looked so skinny.  Where everyone stared at her in shock … Reading other blogs and articles really put a perspective on the various view points out there.

Some say oh she played the game and hopefully will gain it back.  Some called her anorexic.  Some said she took it too far.  Some blamed it on the Biggest Loser.  Some saw it as a sign of something deeper going on with her.  Did anyone take it as an opportunity to actually think and question the show on a deeper level?  Actually, forget about the show, did anyone take time to think about what the obsession with weight loss in our country really does to a person?

Think about it — Does weight loss really equal health?  Do diets emphasize healthy eating?  Does focusing on sugary beverages help us to realize the dangers of diet beverages?  Do we exercise because it is good for our mental health?  Or because it improves our cardiovascular system?  Or because it helps with bone density?  Do we, as the fitness industry, promote a lifetime of healthy living?  Does continued weight loss and weight gain contribute to a healthy sense of self?  Where does self acceptance fall into this whole process?  As we talk more and more about weight loss, are we thinner and healthier as a society?  I encourage you to do one thing —- Think.  Think beyond what something appears.

Realize those trainers on the Biggest Loser stood up on that show year after year and season after season taking credit for the success of each and every Loser Winner and making millions in the process… Until Rachel… When they saw Rachel, both Jillian and Bob claimed to not be her trainer or have responsibility to her “extreme” weight loss.  They initially declined to comment.  Realize that these two had the same role or non role with each and every one of those contestants after they left “the ranch.”  Motivation lies all around us, right before our eyes in our every day lives.  We often forget to look for it in these places!