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Sore Today. Strong Tomorrow!

If you spent your whole weekend on the couch, a Monday workout might be extra tough. But the start of the week is actually a great time to recommit to staying fit.  Research shows that people think about and act on healthy activities more on Mondays than any other day of the week… no matter the…

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RE[set] Your Diet!

Ah, spring! Warmer weather, skin-baring shorts, and bathing suit season will soon be upon us once again! If you are like me and the thought of coming out from beneath your baggy cold-weather sweaters is making you break out in a cold sweat, relax! We still have plenty of time to  look our best before sundress…

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Believe It or Not!

Springtime is coming. Yes, yes it is hard to believe with all the snow we have had to endure this winter!   But all around us, mother nature is preparing for the new season of rebirth and rejuvenation. Don’t get left behind in your onesie!  It is time to get back in touch with our selves, shake off hibernation and prepare for the…

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Food for Thought

Does food affect biological processes in the brain and play a role in our health issues?  I think – YES! While using imaging technology to investigate how neurology contributes to dietary disorders, scientists are able to associate the foods people eat to how and what they think, and thus feel and act! All of the experts in…

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2018 Gym Trends

Boxing and kickboxing workouts Recently, there has been an increase in the number of studios opening up to offer these physically demanding workouts, as well as an increase in the number of boxing/kickboxing classes showing up on group fitness schedules. Functional training After years of high-intensity interval training reigning supreme, 2018 will make a rediscovery…

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In the Stands or In The Game

While today’s kids are more scheduled and pressured than ever, they are also coming of age in a world where setting aside time to teach and foster healthy human connections, creativity and self-knowledge is low on the priority list, given the time constraints it’s beginning to seem like our children’s social skills and emotional lives may now…

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Lessons Learned in Losing

One of the biggest cheers I ever got was during a fitness competition, in fact, for a loss.  When in my mind I had lost in the competition by placing 4th, there was a thunderous ovation. I was clueless. Another competitor saw my confusion and said, “Don’t you even know what you just did?”  You, took a…

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Family Fitness and Health Everyday!

Parents are the number one source affecting the way children feel about living a healthy lifestyle. Children innately realize that Mom and Dad are their educators, mentors, heroes, supporters, and role models throughout their lives. This is a huge responsibility for the adult, as children believe that most behaviours by parents are acceptable actions, whether good or…

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Nutrition – Staying Fit in Winter

Why Am I Hungrier in the Winter? A drop in body temperature stimulates the appetite and you experience hunger. Thus, if you become chilled during winter exercise (or when swimming at any time of year, for that matter), you’ll likely find yourself searching for food. Eating “stokes the furnace,” generates heat, and helps warm your…

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