Sep 30

False Assumptions and Rainbows

  Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch I’d like to talk for a minute about false assumptions and rainbows.     FACTS:  I’m a personal trainer.                  I’m certified in nutrition.                I’m pretty good at what I’ll call “bull-dogging”     …

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Jul 21

Strangers Aren’t the Ones we Need to Fear Most

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch If you have been or are currently in a domestic violence situation, this message comes with a trigger warning.     Other than that… I am not going to sugar-coat this. I am not going to try to word it tactfully. I am not going to apologize if this …

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Jul 11

People who Workout Frequently are Still Just People

Debbie Hatch  |  Family & F.I.T. The recent move to Nebraska is #19 for me.  I have an affinity for that number (Ka) so that’s cool.  We’ll have at least one, maybe two, more moves before we settle into a “forever home”.  There have been a lot of transitions for this small town, Maine girl, …

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Jun 09

What Do You Do When Life is Insane?

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   Things are about to get (more) insane around here. My kids and grandchildren are all traveling to my house over the next 36 hours. We’ll have 6 adults and 5 kids. It will be loud and chaotic. It will be crazy. It will be amazing. I’ll be knee …

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Jun 03

Alpha Maiden for the Month of June

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   My friend, Jordan, hosts a site designed to inspire, support, and empower women. She puts it this way:   Alpha Maiden‘s Mission is to empower women to become physically strong, mentally tough and to develop the skills and tactics to stay safe.   Jordan asked me to be her …

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May 21

Action Begets Action

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch Is there something you dread preparing for, but actually love, once you’re “doing” it?   I’m currently updating my behavioral profile and organizational leadership course. I’ll be presenting this in a few weeks. Every time a customer asks me to teach this class, I groan. Ugh. Not that…..   …

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May 14

Mother’s Day: It’s Not About Me

Family & FIT  |  Debbie Hatch My husband and I were talking about Mother’s Day, on the plane, yesterday. It generally makes me sad. I can’t talk to my mom because it puts her at risk when I do. Domestic abuse is a very real and immensely complicated thing. Please don’t judge, or give advice. …

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Apr 15

Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend Day 2

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   My second day at the Girls Gone Strong, Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend, in Kirkland, Washington, started early.  I got up at 6 so that I would have time to brush my teeth, get dressed, grab a handful of strawberries on my way out the door, and meet …

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Apr 15

Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend Day 1

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch   I’m in Kirkland, Washington at the Girls Gone Strong event: Women’s Strength & Empowerment Weekend. I try to attend one personal and one professional development event each year. I love to teach but, equally, I love to learn.   It’s been incredible: Seeing old friends and meeting new …

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Mar 09

Don’t Follow “All of the Rules”

Family & F.I.T.  |  Debbie Hatch      I received an email a few days ago from a woman desperate for help.  She’s continued to gain weight and is incredibly frustrated.  She feels trapped.  It occurred to me that the response I sent her might also be of value to other people so I want …

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