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Memorial Day | In Honor...

by Sharon Gayle May 29, 2017

Remembering Our Brave


In Honor, and in Our Hearts...

 

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Exercise Can Be Fun!

by Sharon Gayle May 16, 2017

Make Exercise Fun!


Working Towards a Specific Activity.


The more you exercise, become fit, and strong; the more exercise can become fun.  A seemingly simple Cartwheel, though not typically considered exercise, can put even the most avid gym-goer to the test. What type of test you ask?  Well though Cartwheels can be fun, they are not much fun if you don't have the balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength, to do one. Though, having the ability to laugh at yourself and have fun as you repeatedly fall over when trying to master the cartwheel movement, is in itself, a healthy state of being. :-)


Sometimes fun takes a little balance and coordination ...but it will be worth it!

Therefore, if there is an outdoor activity that you would like to do to break the periodic monotony of being in the gym; envision and analyze it, and think about the ways in which the gym can help you prepare for that specific activity.  From then forward, when you are grinding away on the Stepmill (wandering why on earth am I doing this to myself?) snap back to reality and visualize yourself doing what you've long wanted to do ...going on a high intensity hike while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors and Fall foliage.

If you determine that you want to live a healthy lifestyle, but balk at the being in the gym 5-days per week for the rest of your life; make a plan. Get fit, get strong, improve your balance and coordination; and then once or twice per week, take your exercise out to the streets, or into nature.  There are so numerous outdoor activities that stimulate, strengthen, and provide cardiovascular improvement, but for most if not all, working out in a gym environment will provide the foundation exercise, strength gains, and cardiovascular improvement necessary to better participate in these activities.

Some example of fun outdoor activities are:

  • White Water Rafting 
  • Hiking 
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Marathons
  • Scuba Diving
  • And the list goes on and on...

Now that you have a short list of activities that you could be enjoying if you had the physical ability to join in; pick one or two or three, and get busy in the gym.  And in no time, instead of being on the sidelines, you'll be out there participating and having a blast!!!

REMINDER: Just because someone else makes an activity or specific exercise look easy, does not mean it will be easy for you. Practice makes perfect, so analyze, strategize, and build the foundation that can make it happen! ~SharonGayle

 

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Stats & Facts - What’s on Your Plate?

by Sharon Gayle April 18, 2017

What’s on Your Plate?


MyPlate - USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans


In an attempt to battle the current obesity epidemic in the United States the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) decided to change the shape of the Triangular Food Pyramid to an image which it believed would better represent the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new “MyPlate” symbol launched in June 2011 as the government’s new primary food group symbol.

MyPlate is an easy-to-understand visual cue to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits by encouraging them to build a “healthy plate”, consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The plate is divided into 4 sections, with a cup of dairy off to the right upper side. Each half of the plate has a split of about 60/40. On one side, the 60/40 split is between your Protein (40%) and your Grains (60%). The other side is your Fruit (40%) and your Vegetable (60%). Check out the new MyPlate image and link to current and relevant information which may help you with your efforts for balanced eating and a healthy lifestyle.

Sadly, though every effort is being made to reverse the Obesity crisis in the United States, Obesity numbers continue to rise. During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. ~Sharon Gayle

Adult Obesity Facts
What are the latest statistics on adult obesity in the United States?

Childhood Obesity Facts
How many children in the United States are obese?

Source: www.CDC.gov
Links: www.USDA.gov
CDC: Facts Page

Happy Holidays from GayleFORCE®

by Sharon Gayle December 24, 2015

From the GayleFORCE® Family to your Family!















 

Quote of the Day.

by Sharon Gayle June 5, 2015

GayleFORCE Quote of the Day!


Be the Driving FORCE!

 

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Leading by Example!

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Official Sponsors of the 2015 GayleFORCE Metro NY.

by Sharon Gayle May 26, 2015

GayleFORCE® Metro NY Bodybuilding & Physique Championships


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors!


We are so proud to have each of these great company's support and presence at this groundbreaking event!

Date:  Saturday 22nd August, 2015 | Time: 11:00am
Venue: 
Murray Bergtraum H.S. for Business Careers, 411 Pearl Street, New York, NY. 10038
Details | Registration | Tickets: See event page.


Visit, and get to know our Sponsors by clicking on each of their logo's below.

 

 

 

 

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GayleFORCE Client Testimonial - Top Notch!

by Sharon Gayle April 1, 2015

Top Notch!


Will recommend...


"Sharon, your knowledge and professionalism are top notch. Add in your personality and enthusiasm, and knack for making that extra effort fun, makes you a truly outstanding personal trainer. I will be recommending you highly to my friends and co-workers." Client Testimonials

Daniel Grove | Reston, VA.

Christmas Greetings from GayleFORCE®

by Sharon Gayle December 24, 2014

 


Christmas Greetings from GayleFORCE®Fitness
& Lifestyle Enhancement.

 

This special season is the perfect time of year to let you know how much we appreciate you, our clients.  We  thank you for choosing GayleFORCE® to guide you to successfully achieving your health and fitness goals. 

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season, prosperity and success in the New Year.


Yours in Health,

~Sharon Gayle
GayleFORCE®Fitness & Lifestyle Enhancement.
Leading by Example!

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Personal Note from Sharon Gayle - December 2012

by Sharon Gayle December 18, 2012

A Personal Note from Sharon Gayle

Dear GayleFORCE Friends,


Another year has come and is almost gone. It’s hard to believe that the Holiday Issue of the GayleFORCE Fitness Newsletter has just been hit the press.


Sharon Gayle

Thank you all so much for your well wishes and encouragement during the very rocky road to my final competition of the year, the NPC Eastern USA Championships. Your kind words were greatly appreciated. Many put a smile on my face, when smiling did not seem possible. The date, time, and eventually location, were changed due to the Tribecca Performing Arts Center’s downtown Manhattan location. The venue remained inoperable due to major damage incurred from Hurricane Sandy. I competed as planned, placing 7th in the Figure-Tall Class. Not what I had hoped for, but satisfactory. I remind myself that I have done well throughout my 4-years of competing, and that you can’t win them all. Plus, there is always next year! :-}

Happy Holidays! May it Merry and Bright, and filled with lots of Love and Laughter!

Yours in Health!

Sharon Gayle
MA. BA. ACSM-HS. ACE-CES. ACE-PT.
*INBF World Figure Champion
*WNBF Professional Figure Competitor
*Health & Wellness Practitioner
*Fitness Specialist

Sharon Gayle Wins Big!!! 2012 NPC Grand Prix

by Sharon Gayle October 18, 2012

Winning ...An Exhilarating and Heartwarming Experience!

1st Place Figure and 3rd Place Masters Figure

at the
NPC Grand Prix
Saturday 6th October, 2012 : Brooklyn, New York

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 Yeah!!! Needless to say, I am thrilled to have done so well upon my return to the NPC (National Physique Committee). To have made an impression upon the Judges wearing one of my own designs from the GayleFORCE Suits Collection,
made it even more impacting!!!


Sharon Gayle taking 1st Place in Top-5

Saturday 6th October, 2012 was most definitely a good day! A big thank you to my friend Patricia for helping me prepare for Prejudging; Natalie for helping me prepare for Finals and calming my nerves with her wonderfully positive attitude and uplifting words. (Natalie, I am still blushing and so flattered by your “Statue” comment! You are too kind!) More thanks and hugs sent out to my beloved Mother, and friends for believing in me, and wanting only the best for me in my competitive career. And to all of the beautiful Competitors that I met on this day: Danny (Danielle), Victoria, Jalynn, Alix, Erika (and friend Erica - I hope I got that right:-), …THANK YOU for your kind words, compliments on my suit, and the huge HOORAH!!! that you all gave me when I came backstage with my trophies in hand. You all made this experience all the more touching, and memorable. THANK YOU! ~Sharon Gayle


Me, preparing for PreJudging.


Lightweight trophys ...love it!


FIGURE Top-5 Competitors.  Waiting to see how we've placed and take our positions on front stage.


Nervous, but composed.


Masters Figure Segment

 
Masters Top-5. I take 3rd Place.

  
Great group shot!


Close-up of Masters Top-5  Competitors.


Finals Entertainment


Mellie Mel was in the house stirring up the excitement!


Backstage Chilling ...Offers great photo ops!

The win was exhilarating, while the competitor camaraderie backstage in the tiny changing room, was heartwarming! Competitors pitched in to help each other, pointed out things that the other may have missed, and suggested remedies for the usual mishaps that happen throughout backstage preparation. Backstage changing rooms is where bonding takes place, and where new friendships are often forged!


Making the most of the time leading up to the Finals.


The dynamic trio ;-) ...Danielle, Me, and Victoria.


And as usual ...a girls got to look good coming and going in front of the Judges!

 

*Sharon is wearing “Pin Stripe Fiesta” from the GayleFORCE Competition Suit Collectio
GayleFORCE Competition Suits & Accessories