South Mississippi Strong

Toni Soto lives with cerebral palsy, but she doesn’t let those obstacles keep her from living her best (and strongest) life.  With a little courage and determination, Tono makes the seemingly impossible, possible. Hear how Toni is taking her fitness to the next level, competing in a fitness competition and looking to tackle a 5K.

The lies we tell ourselves

Taking on a physical challenge like a boot camp may not seem that life-changing. You might lose a few pounds, and get in better shape – but that’s it right? Not exactly. Three years ago, Fit4Change with Paul Lacoste Sports not only got me into shape, but it changed my life. And it all started … Continue reading “The lies we tell ourselves”

OHS: The scale finally cooperates!

I started Paul Lacoste Sports’ Fit4Jackson/Fit4Medicine program two weeks ago, and the first week was TOUGH! Everything hurt – even though I had been running, I hadn’t been weight training. After two weeks (with a day or two off for traveling), I feel much better. Stronger. Ready to kick up my half-marathon training this weekend. … Continue reading “OHS: The scale finally cooperates!”

OHS: Fit 4 a new challenge (Dawn)

In 2015, I spent 6 months training with Paul Lacoste Sports and got into the best shape of my life. Now, as I train for a half marathon, Paul asked me to join the team and spend the next 8 weeks with the Fit4Medicine and Fit4Jackson groups that join the fall training. This is day … Continue reading “OHS: Fit 4 a new challenge (Dawn)”

Webisode 008: Operation Healthy State

There’s something pretty sneaky in just about everything you eat. You may not even realize just how much sugar is in your diet! Rebecca Turner issues a radical challenge for you to investigate the added sugar in your day. Plus, our coaches share with you the best place to start if you’ve never worked out … Continue reading “Webisode 008: Operation Healthy State”

OHS Day 28: What is “active recovery”? (Dawn with Coach Kilgore)

You don’t have to be injured to go through “active recovery”. Matter of fact, if you’re kicking it up a notch in your fitness program you need an active recovery period. So what is “active recovery” and how do you do it? We’ll let Coach Kilgore explain it to you.

OHS Day 9: Breathless (Dawn)

We switched to the afternoon workouts this week, and you know what? It’s a little hot outside. I didn’t take that into account when I suggested we do our cardio on the track – and as a result, I’m a little out of breath. That’s okay, right? It’s not where you start, it’s where you … Continue reading “OHS Day 9: Breathless (Dawn)”

OHS Day 3: Challenges and opportunities (Dawn)

We’re three days into the boot camp, and while my shoulders were a little sore this morning (they really haven’t been exercised in months), we did get some good news. Things got a little easier. And Coach Kilgore shares the good things and the things he wants to see get better. Plus – for those … Continue reading “OHS Day 3: Challenges and opportunities (Dawn)”

OHS Day 1: Getting Started (Dawn)

Day one of the fitness portion of Operation: Healthy State was a little rough. Coach Kilgore wanted to give us an “easy” workout, but as you might imagine – after months of inactivity, “easy” is a relative term. It was challenging simply because you’re using your own body weight against you. But for your #MotivationMonday … Continue reading “OHS Day 1: Getting Started (Dawn)”