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Donna Marchand, is a motivator, a team player and confidant. Also known as the designer and health coach who makes magic happen. She specializes in motivation graphics, custom business branding, personal training and life coaching. All with intuitive guidance and creative fun.
Donna got her Commercial Art & Computer Graphics degree at Northeastern University (1994) Since then she has accumulated extensive knowledge and professional experience in all areas of the design, marketing, printing, Internet and media industry’s. Donna's portfolio shows her diverse style which is very specific to her clients vision and ideas. In depth research and understanding of objectives ensures her clients expectations are met with very happy results.
Donna’s dedication and passion for health and wellness and desire to make exercise fun lead her to an additional career in personal training. Through her persistence and enthusiasm, she landed a job at Boston Sports Club (2001) . During this time, she become nationally certified through ACE the American Council on Exercise along with other health and fitness certifications. By 2013 she started specializing as a certified TRX suspension training instructor. This is a highly effective method of training and a favorite among many of her clients. Donna continues to expand her education, staying up to date with new technologies and innovations in health and wellness. See her Pure Energy fitness page where you can get more info on health and wellness programs, be motivated and sign up for a free wellness challenge.
Be Fit By Design is a fusion of 25+years providing clients with health and wellness, personal fitness training and graphic design for business branding, advertisements and promotions. Be Fit By Design is the art of personal training body, mind and spirit where you can bring your vision to life and make magic happen.
8 Hz to 12 Hz
A bridge between our subconscious and conscious mind. meditating or practicing being mindful. Too little of the alpha wave from insomnia can cause high stress, anxiety, or OCD. Optimal levels of alpha waves allows one to be relaxed and maintain calm.
12 Hz to 30 Hz
The spectrum of “high frequency low amplitude” normally present during a waking state. Engaging in conscious thought and logical reasoning instrumental in problem-solving and decision-making activities. Higher levels of beta waves are affiliated with more anxiety and stress. They can be elevated by stimulants and coffee. Too much of the beta wave presents as constant adrenaline, inability to relax, over stress and anxieties. Optimal level of beta wave action allows people to focus consciously on tasks, perform problem-solving and remember things.
30 Hz to 100 Hz
A higher frequency of cognitive function. Simultaneously processing information in both brain hemispheres. It plays an important part in processing information, learning and memory. Using senses to understand, memorize and process new materials is evidence of gamma wave presence. A person with lowered gamma wave activity may have difficulty with learning new things or comprehending training. optimal level of gamma wave action allows people to think clearly, process information, use problem-solving and logic easily.
0.5 Hz to 4 Hz
Deep dreamless sleep or unconsciousness. Too little of the delta wave can show itself in the body feeling tired after sleep or lack of restorative sleeping. Optimal level of delta waves produces feeling rested after a good night’s sleep, ability to heal, immune system health.
4 Hz to 7 Hz
A state of heavy relaxation or light sleep conducive to creativity, intuition daydreaming and fantasizing. Too little of the theta wave can show itself in the body feeling anxious, stressful or having emotional deficits in terms of emotion. The optimal level of theta waves allows people to make emotional connections, relax, show their creativity and their intuition.
The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The magnetic component of the heart’s field, which is around 100 times stronger than that produced by the brain, is not impeded by tissues and can be measured several feet to many miles away from the body.
One of the most significant findings from the HeartMath Institute research related to this field is that evidence shows the heart also plays a greater role in our mental, emotional and physical processes. Clear rhythmic patterns in beat-to-beat heart rate variability are distinctly altered when different emotions are experienced.
Exercising our resiliency to stress is just as important as strengthening our muscles to be less vulnerable to injury.
Source: Science of the Heart
Messages are carried through the blood pressure wave. Changes in electromagnetic, sound pressure, and blood pressure waves produced by cardiac rhythmic activity are “felt” by every cell in the body, further supporting the heart’s role as a global internal synchronizing signal.
One important way the heart can speak to and influence the brain is when the heart is coherent generating a stable, sine-wavelike pattern in its rhythms. When the heart rhythm is coherent, the body, including the brain, begins to experience all sorts of benefits, among them greater mental clarity and intuitive ability, including better decision-making.
Source: Science of the Heart
Hormones produced and released by the heart play an important role in fluid and electrolyte balance and helps regulate the blood vessels, kidneys, adrenal glands and many regulatory centers in the brain. The hormone called atrial peptide, has the job of reducing release of the stress hormone cortisol and experiments suggest atrial peptide can influence motivation and behavior.
The heart also produces oxytocin, the famous "love hormone" that shows up when people are in a loving state. Oxytocin is also produced in the brain, but the heart contributes to its production as well as been shown to be involved in cognition, tolerance and trust.
This system is very important for the activation and control of basic behavioral activities, such as sex; emotion; responses to stress; and eating, drinking, and the regulation of body functions, including growth, reproduction, energy use, and metabolism.
Source: Science of the Heart
There is extensive neurological interactions between heart and brain responsible for the generation of HRV. Heart rate variability which is a measure of the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate. This is an excellent measure of nervous system balance, and research is showing that your perceptions and reactions affect your heart rhythms. Therefore, heart rate variability is an important indication of how well you are balancing your life. Explore HRV
There is extensive neurological interactions between heart and brain responsible for the generation of HRV. Heart rate variability which is a measure of the beat-to-beat changes in heart rate. This is an excellent measure of nervous system balance, and research is showing that your perceptions and reactions affect your heart rhythms. Therefore, heart rate variability is an important indication of how well you are balancing your life.
Your body is designed to protect you and will make itself prepared to prevent those hurts from happening again. The problem is that this process increases stress hormones which depletes your energy. Human experiences are picked up by our senses, our emotions and recorded on a cellular level. This means any associations with a traumatic experience will cause the nervous system to act as if that experience is happening all over again without conscious intent. This is because approximately 90% of our actions are made by our subconscious and as a result, can create chaos in your body’s energy flow depleting your immune system which becomes inhibited to conserve energy. But this does not mean it can not be changed. Schedule a convenient time for a complimentary and confidential coaching session.