Archives for 2013


Yoga: More than Exercise

by James Maynard August 23rd, 2013| Video
Yoga is a fantastic way to stay in shape and keep one's body healthy, but it is also more than that. The practice of yoga is also a way of calming one's mind, relieving stress, and creating a harmony within one's entire body system. This can not only make
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Moves – Tracks Lower Body Moves

by Jessica B. August 22nd, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
So I have a new workout obsession to help me monitor my post pregnancy weight loss and my workouts. It is this insane app for the IPhone called Moves. This app pretty much tracks every single thing you do during the day, and sometimes I feel like I have
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The Importance of Labels

by Jason Brennan August 21st, 2013| Fitness Expert
Everybody these days looks for healthier and lower calorie food options. Almost every food company is trying to sell you the “healthier “option.  Over the years I noticed that people who try to sell you something will say almost anything they can in order to get you to buy it,

What to Consider: Buying Exercise Wear

by Kimberly Hays August 19th, 2013| Exercise Wear
Exercise has become an essential part of our lives today. This doesn't mean that exercise hasn’t always been a big part of many people’s lives, we just seem to live in a more health conscious society overall than ever before. With that, the old sweat pants and t-shirts that

Avoiding Sports Injuries

by James Maynard August 16th, 2013| Video
Sports are a fantastic way to stay healthy for people of any age. For children, they can help to instill a sense of teamwork and fair play; however, sports injuries are a real concern, and they can often keep you or your child from participating in sports for a

Essential Core Exercises: Beginner

by Kimberly Hays August 15th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Perhaps you have been slacking on working out your core because of the busy summer, or you have decided that it is time to concentrate on strengthening your core for better balance and strength. Your core is where all of your stability comes from, and it is so important

Is Soda the Cigarette of the Future?

by Denise Druce August 14th, 2013| Fitness Expert
I recently heard it said that, “soft drinks are the cigarette of the future.”  I confess…I too have a daily habit of a late afternoon Dr. Pepper.  It has to be fountain, just the exact amount of ice, skinny straw, not the fat ones at like 7-11. But by

Water Walking

by Bea August 12th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Summertime workouts are not over yet! Are you getting bored of those road walks, trail walks, and the like? Have you tried walking on water yet? Okay fine, walking through water?

Water walking can be a great aerobic and calorie burning workout. In fact, if done correctly, you can burn

Should I Exercise When Ill?

by Dr. Christopher Weaver August 9th, 2013| Fitness Expert
So you’ve been working hard since spring to get in shape and you're seeing nice results, or maybe you’ve just gotten through the first month of an exercise program, and you feel like you have finally established the discipline to stick with it when all of a sudden you

Me? Running? That’s a Stretch!

by James Maynard August 8th, 2013| Video
Stretching before running is important to keep you safe from injury, make your workout easier, and help you experience fewer strains and sore muscles. If you try to run without stretching out your muscles first, you will not get the best results from your workout. But, like everything else,

Body Weight Training – Back to Basics

by Kimberly Hays August 7th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Workout trends for this year indicate that body weight training, which is simply using your body’s weight for strength training instead of equipment, is gaining in popularity. The American College of Sports Medicine states that body weight training is among the top 10 workout trends for the first time

Row Your Way to Cardio Health

by Kimberly Hays August 5th, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
Rowing is one of the oldest sports in history. There are carvings in Egypt of people rowing. Crew row racing is also the oldest college sport in the United States, starting in 1844. The row boat has even been morphed into an indoor rowing machine. The popularity of rowing

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