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Music for Any and Every Day

Susan Madden

March 16, 2018

I know I’m not alone when I say that music has always been a huge part of my life.  Some of my earliest memories are related to certain songs or artists. My first cassette tape was Michael Jackson’s Bad and I played that thing incessantly.  I distinctly remember helping my dad wash dishes in the… Read more »

Being Kind to Ourselves Helps Our Kids Learn to Love

Susan Madden

February 28, 2018

Now that my two daughters are in elementary school, weekdays have become more hectic. Mornings are a whirlwind – wrestling everyone out of bed, searching for missing socks and library books, then rushing out to meet the bus – and afternoons are jam-packed with homework and extracurricular activities. When my kids had an extra day… Read more »

Jordan’s Perspective: Loving the Process, Not Just the Final Product

Susan Madden

February 13, 2018

Have you ever been in the middle of a workout, muscles on fire and lungs burning, and thought to yourself,  “I’m really enjoying this right now!”?  I haven’t either.  The truth is, most people don’t enjoy a lot of things that are typically associated with working out.  It is hard to find someone that loves… Read more »

Kaleigh’s Story: Loving Yourself Beyond the Stigma of Mental Illness

Susan Madden

February 6, 2018

The idea of loving myself was completely foreign until I realized I had no other option.   My depression was so bad I could barely pull myself from my wooden bedroom floor. Nothing mattered, every conversation and every day melted together. I was unfulfilled with my work as a waitress – working doubles barely getting… Read more »

It Goes Without Saying: Letting Our Hearts Be Our Voice

Susan Madden

January 31, 2018

It has taken me the better part of 37 years for me to come to the realization that I am by nature, an introvert. Surprising, considering that I’ve been performing as long as I can remember and have always leaned toward the “never-met-a-stranger” side of the personality spectrum. But in many cases, when it comes… Read more »

10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit this Winter

Susan Madden

January 2, 2018

It is always a challenge to stay healthy as the cold starts to creep in. Most of us get the urge to curl up on the couch with some hot cocoa and not move for most of the day. This increases our chance of illness, while negatively impacting our happiness and self-confidence. The good news… Read more »

Amber’s Story: Inspiring Kids and Millennials Through Movement and Mindfulness

Susan Madden

December 18, 2017

To those who know Amber, her positive energy radiates almost as bright as her smile. But it is her dedicated and determined spirit that radiates the most,leaving both a lasting and inspiring impact on those who have the good fortune to meet and work with her! Tell me, what inspired you to pursue a career… Read more »

Sarah’s Story: A Journey of Creating a Happy, Healthy, and Human Life

Susan Madden

November 7, 2017

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Anonymous  Sarah Addeo is a force. Whether she’s leading her signature Cardio Kick class or fine-tuning her playlist, there is purpose and intention with her every move. But behind the Owner of AddeoFit is a gentle… Read more »

Discovering My “Why”: When Words Fail, Physicality Prevails

Susan Madden

October 3, 2017

“Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant wishes.”   I walked into the studio this morning with a pit in my stomach. My 3-year-old was up 3 times last night, which left me irritated. 20 minutes after I finally fell asleep on the hardwood floor next to him, the alarm went off…. Read more »

How Community Creates a Foundation for Healthy and Happy Living

Susan Madden

August 8, 2017

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”- Ryunosuke Satoro The world of practicing yoga, philosophizing over yoga and studying the origins of yoga has been second nature in my life. But teaching physical yoga postures, leading discussions over the history of yoga and why we practice has been a huge transition. One… Read more »

Instead of Hanging On, Let Go and Grab the Next Set of Bars!

Susan Madden

June 19, 2017

I was never really a fitness or gym guy, but I have always enjoyed being active. I am one of those guys that could probably lift weights for years and add a little mass, but it would take the commitment of a bodybuilder to see a big change. Trust me, I have a brother-in-law that… Read more »

Just Another Day…or is it?

Susan Madden

June 8, 2017

Just  Another Day…or is it!   At the corner of Lancaster and Lydell streets is a world class performance center, AddeoFit.  Congratulations to Sarah Addeo, Marti Wronski and all those behind the scenes that have made this possible!  This business adventure took courage, perseverance, hard work, creativity and a will to succeed to go from… Read more »

Music- the Unsung Hero Behind the Mind/Body Connection

May 31, 2017

“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty… Read more »

Shana’s Story: Finding Balance through Food, Fitness and Family

May 15, 2017

Since I was a little girl, food and exercise has always been an integral part of life. My earliest and fondest memories include making homemade bread and kneading the dough in kitchen with my Mom and making cookies and licking the mixer attachment covered with cookie dough. I’d like to say that my early passion… Read more »

Finding Your Why: How a Simple Question Can Unlock a World of Potential

Susan Madden

May 3, 2017

When you meet someone new, one of the first questions that always seem to come up is “What do you do”?  It’s a great conversation starter and can lead to a lot of follow up questions, which can lead to more good conversation.  One of the follow up questions I rarely hear is “Why”?  When… Read more »