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Are You Focused During Your Workouts?

Whether you are training for the Olympics or just to improve overall wellbeing, a high level of focus is necessary to achieve your desired results. Moreover, when dealing with complex functional movements, such as jumping, sprinting or lunging, focus is necessary to ensure proper form and lessen the chance of injury. Unfortunately, many gym goers view…

5 Benefits of Exercise That Never Crossed Your Mind

You know the benefits of exercising, right?   A great way to get in shape and/or lose weight.  Improve your health.   Help your heart.  Relieve stress. And so on… You’re heard those reasons. But what if there’s more?   What if there are benefits to exercise that you no one ever tells you? Here are my…

Healthy Noodles

Vegetable noodles are one of the newest healthy food trends, and are a great alternative to pasta or other noodles.  Vegetable noodles are spiralized vegetables that can be used as “noodles.” They are a great option for anyone who is looking to increase their vegetable intake and reduce their consumption of carbohydrates. They are also a…

Spring Healthy Eating Challenge

As we enter April, it’s time to breathe some fresh air into how you eat. With that in mind, why not challenge yourself to create a healthy new habit (or four!). Change your eating for the better, making small changes and, perhaps, invite your family and friends to join in the fun with you. Here’s the…

There Is No Finish Line: Healthy Tips for Daily Living

Many people begin the year with lofty goals and aspirations. A large percentage are health related: Get fit and stay healthy; Lose weight; Exercise more.   All of these are excellent goals, but how many people actually stay the course? Most lose momentum quickly, especially if they don’t experience quick success. (Who hasn’t wanted to…

Sculpt a Better Life With a Strong Core

** This post contributed by Dr. Traci Grandfield Core strength is one of the major foundations to our health and, consequentially, quality of life. The definition of core is “the most central or most important part of something.”  The core is where we generate the power to drive our bodies in every action they perform….

Training For Strength… Is it for You?

Yes.  Yes, it is. When I meet a potential member, I always ask them about their goals. For the most part, I hear roughly the same answer: Lose ___ lbs.,  tone (insert body part), and usually something that has to do with their core – at which point they frantically point to their abdominal area. I…

Massage.  A luxury, or necessary component of taking care of your body?

If you’re like most people, you might consider massage to be a luxury.  Something you do every now and then on a “spa” day.  Yes, a massage is relaxing, but it’s so much more than that. Here are three healthy reasons to book a massage today: Relieves stress.  Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent…

How Effective Is Your Warm-Up?

When most people “warm-up” it consists of a light jog on the treadmill, a slow pedal on the bike, and maybe a couple of stretches from High School PE class. While on the right track in trying to raise core temperature and stretch out otherwise tight muscles, this does nothing to excite the central nervous system…

You Can’t Out-Exercise Bad Eating Habits

As we  begin 2016, on top of the list of goals for the year is to get healthy.  This can take many forms: losing weight, going to the gym. running a marathon, eating better, moving more, better posture, eight hours of sleep, etc. However, many of us run into pitfalls on our way to health….