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Who is this 'Iron Belle'?
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By Kerry M. Davis
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known ...
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Chronicles of an Iron Belle
Hey there, my name is Kerry (that’s me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known for my ability to ‘torture’ people. The CIA wasn’t hiring so I pursued an Infant Massage Therapy certification in an attempt to figure out when things start going awry as we develop and stopping them before they cause trouble when we are adults. Person after person would come to me seeking relief from their pain and all I could do was iron it out with a massage, the rest of the work was up to them and I soon found that not too many go to the gym and know what to do or have a personal trainer who gives them a good program. A major contributor to this issue is the lack of communication from the client to the professional out of ignorance of their own body all because we are so busy with the other demands of life to even listen to what our body is telling us. This blog will give you that understanding.

All that background stuff brought me to today: a certified personal trainer who LOVES kettlebell training (my fave move is the Turkish Get Up), loves running, and loves acting like a kid (I have three!). I hope you enjoy the journey with me as we tackle understanding our bodies and how to get the most of your time at the gym, beat injury, figure out what muscles are doing what, and have a few laughs along the way. Understand that I am a massage therapist and personal trainer, not a medical doctor so the advice I share here is strictly that: advice. To see the kind of work I do (with my hunk of a hubby) click here.

Please drop me a line though, I would love to hear all about you!

Take care,

Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, CPT
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By Bruce McGinnis
March 28, 2012 12:01 a.m.





When I ask this question to people, I get one of two responses; an enthusiastic "Yes!" or a "No" with an undertone that sounds like they are saying "what difference does it make?" So some people get it, now we’ve got to let the "no" group in on what they are missing.





Here in Canandaigua we have a terrific Farmer’s Market: http://canandaiguafarmersmarket.com/ which is run exclusively by the farmers. As some may know, I am a vendor going into my 3rd year there and even enjoy getting up at 6am on Saturday mornings to get there in time! Even though the market officially opens at 8:30am, people are milling about at 7 giving the customers enough time to associate a face to the fresh produce they are taking home. You know, someone that can tell you how long those beautiful radishes have been out of the ground, unlike the produce people at your local food store that may be able to tell you when they arrived in an 18 wheeler. My radishes are out of the ground for about 12 hours when I bring them to market.





Who could possibly benefit from having a farmer’s market in your community? Let me tell you who:





1. The farmers that provide the fresh produce. Selling produce directly to the consumers eliminates the middleman allowing the farmer to make a few dollars more than what the wholesale market pays





2.      The customers that visit the market that are concerned enough about what they feed themselves and their family are able to talk directly to the farmers that grow part of their sustenance.





3. The community as a whole for the social benefits for like-minded people and the camaraderie that develops. It also attracts people to Canandaigua’s business district every Saturday morning for nearly half the year.





Honestly, I cannot think of any disadvantages of having a farmers market in our, or any, community. However, I’d be willing to bet that the people that leave their cars parked under the Canandaigua Farmer’s Market pavilion early Saturday mornings that find that their cars have been towed, could give you at least $100 different reasons!

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