Treva Brandon Scharf: You don’t have to be a marathoner – or even an athlete – to appreciate the kind of runner’s high you’ll get from setting a goal. All you need are some tried-and-true goal-setting strategies and a little determination to get you going.
Treva Brandon's The Body Politic
Welcome to The Body Politic, LA Progressive’s newest foray into health, wellness and fitness. I’m Treva Brandon, your tour guide, personal trainer and coach, and I’ll be kicking your ass toward a more active life – LA style.
That means anything goes.
From boot camps to barre methods; from local hiking trails to local watering holes; from yoga classes to pole dancing lessons. Because if you’re an activist, you’re pretty much game for anything, and that’s where I come in.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Everything above your waist is immediately eye-catching, but how about what’s in your pants? Quads, glutes, and hamstrings are all crying out for love and attention too.
Treva Brandon Scharf: If you despise the gym, don’t despair. There’s a hiking club, tennis court, running group, or bike path near you. You’ve got no excuses, so get your ass up and get involved.
Treva Brandon: Here’s the bottom line with pot: you don’t have to smoke it, eat it, use it, or even like it. But if you’re pro-business, enjoy tax revenue, and prefer a natural way to medicate, then just make sure you vote for it when it comes to a ballot box near you.
Treva Brandon Scarf: I am filled with the kind of dread, anger and worry that not even the stiffest martini will take away. I have “Post Election Stress Disorder (PESD),” and I’m pretty sure a lot of you progressives out there have it too.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Everyone should exercise their right to bare arms – just not in the state of Georgia though, where every Second Amendment nut job feels the need to show off their guns everywhere they go.
Treva Brandon Scharf: I use these parks and trails for exercise, for social time with friends, for activities with out-of-towners, for romantic outings, and for the spiritual benefits I get from communing with nature.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Engaging in regular intense exercise not only strengthens the body, it strengthens your resiliency. It toughens you up, it builds character, and it can power you through your most pressing concerns.
Treva Brandon Scharf: Sometimes the best place to exercise (and exorcise) your demons isn’t in a boxing ring or a spinning studio, but through simple meditation.
Treva Brandon: Can’t get your engine started? Can’t find the drive to drive to the gym? Is your mojo low and blood pressure high? If your goal is getting healthy, you may want to consider getting pissed off first.
Treva Brandon: Welcome to Progressive Wellness, LA Progressive’s newest foray into health, wellness and fitness. I’m Treva Brandon, your tour guide, personal trainer and coach, and I’ll be kicking your ass toward a more active life – LA style.