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Participate in the Down By The Bay 5K This Weekend!

5kemail_nameThere is an amazing local school that is having a fundraising 5K run at Shoreline Park in Mtn View this Saturday October 11, 2014. The teachers are incredible, and I’ve got clients with kids who are out of college who went through it to give you an idea of the tradition the school has.

I recently met Jeanine “Jean” Lee who is the Chair for MVPNS/PO and she was nice enough to answer the following questions about not only the event but the program you’ll help by signing up for the race.

AP: What is the MVPNS?

JL: Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation provides quality early childhood education in an accredited parent participation program, fostering the healthy growth and development of preschool age children through developmentally appropriate practices and parent education.

Since 1969, MVPNS/PO has touched the lives of more than 7,000 children and families, but the school is now losing the space it has operated on and must move in 2015. The MVLA School District, our gracious host for many years, is now in need of our current site to accommodate their increasing numbers of students. For this reason, we are reaching out to the community to seek donations for our fundraiser in order to make our move possible.

AP: Why is such a unique program?

JL: MVPNS is the only NAEYC accredited co-operative nursery school in Mountain View.  Our curriculum is built by the teachers, while taking the children’s specific interests into consideration.

The MVPNS Director (and teacher of the 3′s program) is on faculty at Foothill Community College’s Child Development Program. The teachers for our M/T/W/TH afternoon program published a book inspired by the MVPNS curriculum, which won the national 2011 Teacher’s Choice Award from Learning Magazine.


AP: What is the Down by the Bay 5K?

JL: Down by the Bay 5k Run/Walk/Stroller and Tot Trot (Kid’s run) is our family friendly Halloween Costume Themed fundraiser benefiting the Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation preschools for an urgent relocation in 2015.

The 5k is a Halloween themed fun run that welcomes runners, walkers and those with strollers. The 5k includes a race bib, post-race refreshments, and one FREE adult t-shirt. The Tot Trot is a 1/4 mile loop for kids of all ages and includes a cool prize!

In addition, Down by the Bay 5k will feature many FREE activities for the whole family, including face painting, Halloween costume contest, photo booth and more.

Be sure to bring cash for our raffle for cool prizes, as well as cute Down by the Bay 5k merchandise (youth t-shirts, BAGGU re-usable shopping bags, and extra adult t-shirts)! We have raised 89% of the funds needed to move our school in 2015 and need your help to close that final gap.


AP: How does it benefit the kids?
JL: We believe that parents are the most important influence on a child’s growth and development. MVPNS/PO provides a place where both parents and children can develop together. Under the guidance of qualified and experienced staff, parents participate in every aspect of the program. Parents’ contribution of time and energy are key to creating the best possible early childhood experience for their children in the community.

AP: Why should people sign up?

JL: Your participation WILL affect the fate of our preschool and the children it serves.  When Mountain View Parent Nursery School and Parent Observation move they will also merge to create a new school for young children ages 15 months to five years, in a new spacious setting. Together, our programs create a continuum for family-centered early childhood education.

Come experience a morning of FREE Halloween themed fun activities for the whole family, 5k and Tot Trot registrations are not required, but will help move the school. Best of all, meet the volunteers who are fellow parents and Teachers!

This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of the loving atmosphere of MVPNS/PO. Did you want to chat with a fellow parent about their experience at MVPNS? This is your chance, as this event was put together by our dynamic parent volunteers whom you will see working at the different stations at the event.
AP: What can participants expect on the day of the event?
JL: Register for the 5k and run, walk or stroller through the scenic Shoreline at Mountain View.  Each 5k registration receives a FREE adult 5k t-shirt, water and post-race refreshments, as well as one FREE Tot Trot registration (normally $10).

Tot Trot registrations are $10 and includes a race bib and a cool prize. FREE Family Fun Activities are open to the public and includes face painting, tattoos, Halloween photo booth, costume contest and more!

Make sure to bring cash to participate in our raffle for awesome prizes from our sponsors and to help move our school!

This looks to be an amazing event. If you live in the Silicon Valley, need something to do this weekend and you want to help out a great education program, the Down By The Bay 5K is what you want to do! Click here to sign up for the event!





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Midweek Fitness Facts


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THE. GIANTS. ARE. BACK. IN. THE. NLCS!!!!! Needless to say, I’m a little excited!

I’ll let you in on a little secret as to why I think they got there. When the game started, I was wearing the black road jersey and orange and black hat (pictured).

Once the Giants started to scuffle I knew it was time for a mojo change. Here’s how it went down and I kid you not.  I changed to the black and orange hat I bought at the game when they won the NL West in 2010 and through the WS and the home jersey I’m wearing in the picture…..

BOOM! They score the go ahead run!!  This also included reading “Curious George  Makes Pancakes” to Lilly that inning when they got the 3rd run, which we may have read a few times until the inning ended. Just maybe.

#ItsOnlyCrazyWhenItDoesn’tWork, right? They play Saturday at 5, so make sure you watch!

Back to the fitness fun you tune in for each week. There have been a TON of great things to come out, and yes, I’ve actually read a few of them in between reading about THE GIANTS IN THE PLAYOFFS, I mean baseball. With that being said, here’s a compilation of the better ones I came across. Enjoy!

The 21 Day Drop a Dress Size Challenge has started, and I am Psyched. Click here to come in and workout MWF at 8am or to take part virtually.

Don’t forget, if you live in the Silicon Valley and you’d like to get going on a training program, click here and let’s get you scheduled for an eval and set up a plan!



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21 Day Drop a Dress Size Challenge Starts Oct 8!

Here are the TOP 5 FITNESS FALLACIES that you need to drop NOW!

  1. EAT LOW-FAT.  Truth- It hasn’t worked for 30 years, it’s not going to now.
  2. LIFTING LIGHT AND DO REPS UNTIL YOU DROP.  Truth- lift weak and you’ll stay weak
  3. STAY IN YOUR FAT-BURNING ZONE.  Truth- best way to waste time.
  4. MAKE SURE TO EAT BEFORE EVERY WORKOUT.  Truth- Burn your belly, not your banana.
    Truth-  Calories used recovering are the key.
Have you been trying to lose more fat on a treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical machine and not dropped an ounce? Has a low-calorie low-fat diet not gotten you the results you’re looking for?  Or worse, made you miserable?
Did you know that you can burn more calories and lose fat faster in a lot less time by lifting weights? How about if we told you you need to eat MORE fat to lose it?
Way too many people are missing the boat when it comes to fat loss. Now there’s a solution to help you sift through all of the information and finally get on top of getting leaner.

Fall into fitness and INTEGRATE with DFitLife and take part in our “21 Day Drop a Dress Size Challenge!” Workouts take place MWF at 8am and you get nutrition guidance from Daniella. It should be pretty awesome! Please RSVP by Friday 10/3 at noon if you want to take part! Click here for more information.


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