Welcome to On The Training Table!

The compelling force behind developing a “Training Table Lifestyle” or best practices for healthy habits, is directly connected to my family’s Cancer Story. Out of the four women in my immediate family, I was the only one who made it to 50; an experience that would shape my health and wellness journey and spur my passion to help others to do the same.

SCQ: A self-contemplative New Year's questionnaire for 2022

Claudia  Loewenstein 2022 THE TRAINING TABLE Looking forward and looking back. A self-contemplative questionnaire (SCQ) for the year 2022 Happy New Year! A New Year 2022; a symbolic calendar event that allows a pause for reflection. Where were we at this time last year? Have I grown? Can I improve? The New year provides a  perfect time to look inward and take inventory using actionable questio ns:  ·           Am I laughing enough? ·        Am I appreciating my health? ·        Do I value the roof over my head? ·        Am I valuing time with friends? ·        Have I prized my moments with my family? ·        Have I prevailed over any obstacles and difficulties this year? ·        Have I been kind this year? ·        Have I treated people with dignity? The New calendar year provides the opportunity to take a pause, for taking the moment to being present in my life. Reflecting  on open ended questions such as those I set for my year 2022  Self Contemplative Questi
  Isometrics and calisthenics: Take a look back at vintage exercises (  decidedly un-  CHEUGY !)   Today’s blog entry takes a look at XBX AND 5BX vintage work out routines that incorporate isometrics and calisthenics.   Isometrics is a foundational principle for staying fit or becoming more able-bodied. In this day the term is somewhat overlooked and therefore isometric basics are often omitted in today’s work- out routines. Back in the day, isometrics took center stage and I’d like to take a look at both isometrics and calisthenics and understand the physics of both types of training activities. They are invaluable and target different aspects of body conditioning. Isometrics are integral to the “anti-aging” process and a brilliant exercise system that the Training Table relies on. The Training Table values old school training The combination of the two systems, isometrics with calisthenics are powerful; by adding 3

COVID JAHRZEIT: commemorating the Year of 2020

Inner perspectives photo R Willis In the Jewish tradition we observe a jahrzeit , a commemoration or annual honoring of an event usually the death of a loved one; for me March 11, 2020 marks my Covid j ahrzeit. As in the time of war, communities and nations throughout the world would be disrupted, people would retreat, and tragically, in the US, more citizens would perish than in our major wars combined. March 11, 2020 is marked on my calendar as the last care-free, blithe gathering of friends.  A group of us celebrated a birthday at a cafe. We ordered lattes and espressos, a cake and gifts were snuck in by a brilliant coup de main . I still can see our friend Helene's look of shock as our group sprung out of the corners of the cafe, and much  like any great Mossad undertaking, we pulled off a successful covert mission to surprise Helene who had experienced a challenging year. March 11, 2020 also marked my last self-indulgent salon highlights and trim appointment. Today, I h

Recipes: Egg- Quinoa Scramble , Fried Egg and Spinach/ Eggs and their Bioactive Compounds

  Eggs, are they good for you or bad for you? Based on reading scholastic publications (shared in this entry), not to mention following my own bloodwork charts (by Dr . Moi!) , I land firmly in the camp of: eggs are a beautiful and surprisingly wonderous food. The fried egg, one of my favorite quick protein fixes  I incorporate eggs into my Training Table menu. This would be assuming one does not have allergenic responses to eggs, which of course would be grounds for skipping today’s blog entry. Eggs have been and perhaps continue to remain a controversial topic, so checking in with your doctor on how eggs might affect your particular set of health conditions is wise, and of course, if you opt for a diet that excludes eggs, the recipes may not interest you, nonetheless, the information is fascinating. Research points to eggs containing bioactive compounds that correlate to disease prevention and suggests that there is little, if eaten at a moderate amount, correspondence to eggs im