Living La Pura Vida

Danielle Perrault and I have been coaching healthy lifestyle for 30 years, sharing with the Fortitude community and the people of New Hampshire the holy grail of immunity, happiness, and, ultimately, longevity. The secret really isn’t a secret. The Costa Ricans have been living la pura vida or, translated, good or simple life, for centuries. It works. Here are the principles:
  1. Eat colorful foods that look the same as they did coming out of the ground.
  2. Get at least seven hours of sleep per night.
  3. Get outside into sunshine at least 15 minutes per day.
  4. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and activities that bring you joy.
  5. Love the decisions that you make.
  6. Act naturally, be uninhibited.
  7. And, drum roll, engage in daily vigorous activities. Break a sweat at least three times a week!
At Fortitude, we coach the whole person. Your happiness, your immunity, your health and your longevity depends on the integration of these seven principles. Regarding breaking a sweat – that’s what we specialize in. The exercise you choose must bring you joy in order to be sustainable. I get on the treadmill, I go home…you get it, boring. That’s sure to get old fast. It has to be fun, and it has to make your body feel great in order to stick with it and to give it 100%. Reap the benefits of variety. Whether you are in personal training, attending a group class, and at-home livestream or part of the hybrid small group training, Fortitude believes in pulling from the following principles in order to bring spot on all levels exercise: classic strength training, higher-energy Bootcamp, Kickbox, Barre, Yoga and Cycle. Mixing it up, outside and inside, with safe, yet challenging exercise that you truly enjoy, guarantees to keep those positive endorphins rolling. We all need that! Your brain stays sharp, and as an organ that works in tandem with the other organs in your body, it sends positive receptors out to keep your whole body healthy – heart health, cholesterol, liver and kidney health, respiratory health – the list goes on. Physiologically, each bout of enjoyable (particularly whole body dynamic cardio respiratory) exercise instantaneously mobilizes billions of immune cells, especially those cell types that are capable of carrying out the recognition and killing of virus infected cells. Our bodies were built to move, find safe and enjoyable ways to exercise and get through the winter months in top health. LIVE LA PURA VIDA! Lisa Maria-Booth, CEO of Fortitude Health and Training


6 days ago

Fortitude Health and Training
Winter Strength and Speed Camp is here!!! Calling all highly motivated athletes who want to maximize the month of December! Athletes ages 14+ this is for you, individualized programming that gets you that competitive advantage and prevents your risk of injury. DATES: 12/5-12/30 (4 weeks)Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri from 3:00-4:00pmChoose your plan of one to four sessions per week!4x/week $6403x/week $5102x/week $3601x/week $200*Drop-in rate: $55/session**Includes 30 minute movement assessment and baseline testing, scheduled individually.* ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Fortitude Health and Training
SHES BACK!!! Francesca is back from her clinical rotation in Washington D.C and ready to jump into group classes! Join her back to back 4:30pm Bootcamp and 5:30pm Iron tonight!! We missed her so much! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fortitude Digs Deep to Give Back

Over 15 Fortitude reps volunteered their time, energy and muscle to help Families in Transition with their Hollows Community Garden.

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Lisa Maria-Booth Receives Outstanding Women in Business Award

NH Business Review has selected Lisa to receive this esteemed award to recognize her professional accomplishments, leadership and vision.

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Just a few spots are open for our Resolve small group training sessions starting November 13th. These 6-week sessions will get you in amazing shape before the holidays hit. YOU CAN DO IT!

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