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TO FLEA OR NOT FLEE That is the Question?

What is a Flea Market? Where did it all begin? Why do they call it ‘Flea’? To answer my questions, I did a little Google Search. Here is what I found.

Sometime in 1880 in a little city called Paris, folks would bring out their furniture and shabby second-hand goods that may contain ‘Les Puces’, (FLEAS) and sell it!  I guess some folks like Fleas in their Sofa’s?

Yep! The Flea Market is a French dumping ground for those that love those little “Les Puces! Marché. Aux Puces de St-Ouen is the largest Flea Market in the world. Saying it in French makes it so Shabby Chic. This concept has been around hundreds of years. In ancient Greece it was known as the Agora; in Rome, the Forum; and in Israel, at the Temples, in Bonita, The Flamingo Island?

The Flea Market is big business here in the United States. Why? Because all of us have a lot of stuff we could get rid of and sell either at a garage sale, tag sale, yard sale and or Estate Sale ( I know as I was once an Executrix to my Dad’s Estate and boy I wish I would have called that ‘Sale’, Les Puces of Prescott). Probably could have sold stuff faster and at a higher price!

Flea Markets are great places for Entrepreneurs to get a kick start up on a small business. That is ME and I have a booth at The Flamingo Island Flea Market! Why? First it does not require a lot of capital to get it up and running. It gives the entrepreneur a chance to practice sales, learn about displays, advertising or not and marketing (Hello This Blog). It also lets Entrepreneurs know if what they are doing is really working and they like it. In my case, I love what I am doing so The Flea Market is perfect for me!

The other reason I have Fled to The Flea Market is because I love the community of other vendors. It is a culture and here in Bonita Springs, it is a special place with vendors that have unique items and services to offer up for sale.

I was inspired to write this because I learned a lot reading about this very large flea market in New Hampshire. http://www.hollisflea.com/flea_market_history.html So cool! 

My last comment is do those Paris Flea Markets have Fitness Classes? NO! They probably sit at a Cafe’ with a glass of Chardonnay a slice of brie on a pan. But this all American Fitness Trainer sees that fitness can be found even at Les Puces Marche’. I am now thinking of giving my booth a bit of a French Twist? I need a Monkey, Music and a French Maids Outfit. I am sure I will sell a lot of RollerSizeRs with this added e’clater.

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SIX PACK OF……. ABS! No BRAS!

So as an alignment trainer, posture is very important to me and for my clients. Getting a ‘Six Pack’ of course is also important especially for us Gals. I am not leaving you Guys, but we are talking about Bras here! We all want a nice defined Waistline, a Cinched in waist, Sexy Flat Tummy, and a Six Pack! It gets tougher as you get older to keep the Middle under control and also that Chest. I KNOW. When you are over 60, like me, you have to dig deeper into your belly rolls (After Three Children) to get to find even one pack.  and even hope for a two pack if you know what I mean.

In my WaisterSize class at the Flea Market, (Booth 49) we focus on the Waistline, Back Fat, Chunky Wunky (Side of the hips), Hamster Pouches  and GOOD lifted Chest. You can’t have a flat Six Pack Tummy and a saggy Flat chest?  They just do NOT go together. So we have to focus on lifting our chest and pretend we are putting them on a MANTEL!  This posture tip reminds us to lift our chest, open up the back, chin up and keep the girls up, RIGHT BOYS?

I was walking the Flea Market today, my friend and I found a bin of Bras! A ‘Six Packs’ of Bras!  I thought to myself, NO WAY, these can not be comfortable. For that price could they do the JOB! Lift and Mantel me? You do not know how good something could be till you try it. You need to Try It to see if you like it! Just like my class?

So, I bought the Bras and I tried them. Say NO more. They are just as good as any expensive bras. These bras are  my “Mantel”. In my classes I say many times “Lift your chest”. Having a good supportive bra is important but you also need to do the muscle support exercises too for good posture. So with that, if you see me strutting down the Blue Aisle with a Bright Blue Bra Strap Showing, well here is what I have to say, Chest Up, Chin Up and can you see my six pack yet? 

Click HERE the picture you can see me wearing one of those bras as I workout my upper back.

P.S. I think I am going for a CASE of 12 because some of them have lace!!!!!!!

 

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FLEE TO THE FLEA MARKET Because…

Most likely, the Booth Owners at the Flea Market,  and I am one of them, will have super sales today! They need to clear stuff out because of this terrible storm coming to hit our state. It is a good time to give our customers a SUPER STORM DEAL. I am doing 50% OFF all of The RollerSizeR Ab Toners as I am going to clear my booth out just to be prudent.

For my workout today at the Flea Market, I am going to go up and down the Blue and Red Aisles to see if they are doing any specials. But here is why you need to FLEE! Most Malls, are boarded up. We are only open three days on the weekend. This is the chance for booth owners to make their money. That is why, Fleeing to the Flea Market is smart. That is why, I am going to purchase the six pack of bras which go for $12.00. I may get it for $10.00. If I am lucky to get that six pack, I will show you my purchase on my Instagram Page. 

 

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Fun with the F Words!

Flamingo Flea Market – For Fun, Fitness, Fantastic Finds and A Fabulous Fish Taco!

I have a booth at the Flamingo Island Flea Market. I Figured that because the Flea Market is so big, it can inspire people who may not want to walk the beach or get on a treadmill, to walk The Flea Market.  Not only will you burn Fat but you will Find healthy Foods to Fill your Figures. Go Figure! Whoops another F Word! Keep reading Fantastic Feeling shared below….

Bagel Lox with a Side Salad

 

Let me explain how easy it is to burn Fat, Feel Fit and at the same time, shop, eat and pick up a Few things you need. I start my day with a great cup of coffee at the Flea Market in one of their many venues. You do not have to resort to your normal morning breakfast spots. Come On mix it up. Life needs to be Fun.  Feed yourself at the Flea Market. There are so many different egg dishes you would think you are at the local diner. There are mini donuts too.  I walk by that section with Fleeting pace!

For lunch, it s Bagel and Loxs or an Avocado Tostado. They do NOT skimp here on Food. The loxs are Fresh, wet and a succulent bright orange color.  This is where I get my protein, niacin, B12 and Potassium. Could be the Seattle girl in me why I love Salmon! Could be the NYC gal in me as I spent most of my life in NYC and bagels were my main stay. But, now that I am in Bonita, Avocados are  my go to Fruit. $6.00 and you have a gourmet meal at the Flea Market!

Later in the day, I want an Espresso. Not a coffee, but an ice cream cone! Just one scoop! After that cone, I am motivated to walk the half mile Flea Market again, but this time, Faster, with Fleeting pace and Feel Fitter than when I First came to the Flea Market.

Mall Walking is now being replaced by Flea Strolling. Y STROLL FIT, because one gets Fitter Faster with more Fun if they  Find The Flea Market on a Friday!

 

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Melting Muffins Around The Middle: Around The Track or Around The Flea Market?

So, I am giving myself a personal fitness challenge, (Yes even us Personal Trainers need to challenge our bodies!). For the next four weekends in August, Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’m going to WalkerSize® The Flamingo Island Flea Market. It will take about 15 minutes and after, I will head to the picnic tables out front and do Abs and Stretching with the RollerSizeR® Ab Toner.  The walk around the market is about a half mile. I am going to count my steps if I do not stop to look at cool stuff or talk to other ! Keep you posted.  The trick is to SHOP or NOT TO STOP. If I do see something I like, and I always do, I will remember the Booth and take a visit later. There is really cool, weird, unique finds here and it is tough to focus on the walking ‘Melt’ when your eyes are Melting over a neat found treasure.

Now to discuss the Melting part of the ‘Muffin’ Walk AROUND the Market. In the morning, The Flea Market is FRESH and a perfect temperature for a good fitness walk. It helps the ‘Melt’. There are cool Pipes from the ceiling. They are positioned every ten feet. Just enough to get a quick burst of cold air to propel one on their quest to Melt the Muffin. Fat ‘Melts’, I think easier when it is NOT too cold. This is how I think. Take this image.  If you put a cold cube of butter in a sauce pan and turn up the heat, Voila, the butter melts. So does your Butt and your Muffin! As you walk the Flea you can feel the fat pouring out of you and all the toxins from last night or the night before!

While walking around the Flea Market, I will Track my shopping indulgences.  Hopefully like food, I will curb my appetite to SHOP! But, I may have to stop for a Coffee and a MUFFIN.

The Video below is a part of the journey to Melt around the Market.