Crystal Grenier

“I am off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of OZ”

Dorothy and Toto, have been taken from their prior lives by a tornado, a cancer diagnosis. They show up in an unknown place, unsure of what to do and which way to go. Their known way of living and Dorothy’s life are intimidated by cancer, the haunting Witch. Along their journey, they meet several companions; […]

Just Breathe …

“Just Breath. No matter what happens, we can handle it, and we will be okay.” Lori Deschene Inhale 1 2 3 4 … Exhale 1 2 3 4. We must take deep breathes every so often in order to keep our sanity as we endure the social impact of the Coronavirus. As I write this, […]

I Like to Move IT Move IT

As I break out in dance, my memory and body know exactly what to do! I hear the lyrics in my head, sing out loud, and I “move it” letting my body lead the way. For me, this mind body connection through music and dance, provides an endorphin rush that makes me smile and brings […]

“Calgon, Take Me Away”

Remember this 1980’s commercial … Calgon foam bath – Lose yourself in luxury. Behind closed bathroom doors, millions of women would soak in Calgon bubbles to escape the kids, the dog, the husband, the job, and the STRESS of everyday life!  Fast forward 40 years. We can now leave the tub, and the house, and […]

Walking the Straight Line ____

In the thick of week four after hip replacement, I am so thankful to be able to walk pain and limp free. I am back at my part-time desk job, instructing classes (from the sidelines), and personal training clients. I look forward to getting the go ahead in a couple more weeks to start weight […]

Week 3 and I am FREE!

I let the walker go, and never handled a cane. I am slowly walking with confidence, no limp and no pain. My goodness, what a wonderful feeling this is after hurting for so long. My week has included taking small steps out the door as I attended a women’s wellness event as a vendor and […]

Yippee Skippy, I got a new Hippy!

One week ago today, I had my surgery at an in/out patient facility in Bismarck, ND. Family and friends were like, what? How can you have surgery, especially a total hip replacement, and leave the same day? This type of procedure is being done often, especially with knee replacements, so why not hips? Lots of […]

What to expect when you are expecting

Just like giving birth, one must mentally and physically prepare for the setbacks of surgery. As a fitness fanatic for the past 35 years to practice, instruct, and train myself and others to inhabit a healthy lifestyle, you would think my “temple” would fully support and be the epitome of grand health and strength. As […]