1. Why You Need Meditation in Your Life ASAP

    By: Emily Kobel, IF Trainer We have all heard at least once how beneficial meditation can be in managing our hectic lives. However, did you know that meditation can not only help you manage stress but also your blood pressure, sleep, risk of heart disease, and increase the feeling of a general sense of balance and connection? What really is meditation though? It consists of controlled breathing…Read More

  2. Go After Your Goal, with Grace

    A little motivation to keep pushing & stop fearing, by Hannah Alderfer, BA CPT, FMSC I've been reading a book by Emily Ley called Grace Not Perfection and found her incites into running her own business, as well as juggling the duties of taking care of her kids, home, and herself (usually last on the list!) applicable to my own life now. For many of us, our personal goals in life go by the way…Read More

  3. Go Outside and Get Dirty

    By: Michele Slates, OTA/L Think back to your childhood memories. Do they include lazy summer days playing outside or inside watching TV or playing video games? If your memories include playing outside and more importantly, in the dirt or at least getting dirty, consider yourself lucky. I recently gave an informal survey to a class of 18 first graders. I posed the question “Would you rather?”…Read More

  4. It’s Not Just 4%

    By: Philip Palmer, BA, CPT, GEI Recently I've been seeing more and more social media posts talking about how a workout is only 4% of your day. That's great! Yet it isn't true. When you do the math 1 hour is 4.16% of your day.... so a 1 hour workout is 4% right? Not exactly, and here's why. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7-9 hours. Break down a 24-hour day and 8 hours is 1/3 of your …Read More

  5. Get in Touch with Massage Therapy’s Benefits

    By Kylie Thompson BA, CPT & Future Licensed Massage Therapist! What can be better than a really good massage? Massage therapy has to be one of life’s unspoken, but most luxurious pleasures, right up there with the perfect cup of tea. Ok, maybe you like coffee, but you get the idea. Massage therapy has been a part of major medicine for centuries and it’s easy to understand why; it feels gre…Read More

  6. Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    By: Philip Palmer, BA, CPT, GEI It is the time of year when temperatures start to drop, the leaves start changing, the pumpkin flavors are in constant sight, and sweets and candies surround you. From doctors offices to gyms to libraries, bowls of sugar laden, zero-nutritional-value foods are constantly present. There are tricks on how to say "no" to these not so healthy treats. Sometimes it just …Read More

  7. Pantry & Refrigerator Purge & Replenish

    The following excerpt from Precision Nutrition, Quick Start Guide, says it so well… “Fact: If a food is in your possession or located in your residence, you will eventually eat it. Think of all the siren calls that confront you every day outside your home, constantly testing your willpower and discipline:  Chips and dip at social events, brownies and birthday cakes at work, pizza and hot dog…Read More

  8. Wonderful Water

    By Danielle Wirick, MS, CSCS, FMSC It’s 100% natural, low in sodium; calorie, fat, and cholesterol free. It makes up 70% of our body weight, 75% of our muscle, 83% of our blood, 75% of our brain, and 22% of our bone. Body fat is only about 10-15% water. Water is essential to our body to function properly. It helps to transport fats, proteins, carbohydrates, oxygen & hormones that regulate yo…Read More

  9. We Love Our Clients – 2019 Edition!

    You let us have a career we love while working with the most fun & interesting people. (And getting to come to work in workout clothes is a bonus also!) So here are just a few reasons why we love you!     TSOB:  Turtle Stuck On Back Gangly Velociraptor Kettlebells make my nose run Henry, Georgie, Rufus, and the one who started it all… Buster (RIP, Buster) Notes left on the counter for…Read More

  10. The Dangers of Excess Sodium

    We all know that having too much salt in our diets can leave us feeling extra thirsty and extra bloated. However, there is a lot more than just putting on the “water weight” that you need to be aware. Excess sodium can be detrimental to your kidneys, arteries, heart, and brain. Your kidney’s job is to filter all the toxins and wastes from the body. High sodium levels put a big strain on the …Read More