Fitness

Protecting Our Little Girls

As a mother of two young girls, I am becoming innately aware of the damage a mother’s negative body image can have on her daughter(s). Little girls look at their mothers as role models, and see their own bodies in…

Well Earned, Part 2

I am 6’3″, all legs, in great shape, powerful and built. However, that is not enough. Skill does play a monumental role in Thai kickboxing. The sport is physically grueling. Therefore, you need to think to survive. Outsmart your opponent.…

Well Earned, Part 1

I felt confident as I stepped into the ring. After all, how much damage could be inflicted in a fight with ‘limited and controlled’ punches and kicks to the head. Those were the rules of the tournament.

Keeping Kids Safe on the Field. Part 1

From a parent’s perspective, nothing is more important than protecting a child from injury. Safety devices can be purchased for all aspects of our children’s lives, from car seats to childproof locks. However, safety in youth sports is often overlooked.…

The Run

“How far did you go today?” Every day I come back from a run, my neighbor is outside asking the question. Most runners are used to this question, and don’t mind answering it. But what I often wonder is why…

Boost Your Functional and Stability Training Knowledge

Whether your facility already offers functional, stability or core training to your members, or you¹re looking to incorporate this kind of programming into your offerings, staying abreast of the latest information will help to keep your programming well-researched and up-to-date.

The Factors that do affect fertility

There are 5 factors that affect a couples ability to get pregnant. Each of these factors must be explored in a thorough exam by a reproductive specialist to identify or rule out causes for infertility. Of these 5 factors, 4…

Your Perfect Shape-Up Plan. Part 2

Your legs “I have lumpy saddlebags.” Tackle them by walking, running and cycling, and try Squat Jumps: Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees bent, arms by sides. Squeeze glutes, press into heels and jump straight up. Land softly and repeat…

Your Perfect Shape-Up Plan. Part 1

Abs, butts, thighs and arms come in different sizes-so should your workouts! Here, moves that target your trouble spots. Exercise is the way to transform your body, but sometimes just working out isn’t enough.