1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 10 Tips for Success

    Maybe you don’t know. One of the biggest pitfalls people falter over when they start a new nutrition plan is called the “I know” syndrome.  Let’s say you’re teaching a beginner how to cook and they keep turning the heat up and burning their food.  They keep saying they’re not a good cook and you suggest that they turn down the heat.  What do they say? “I know. I know.” An obese…Read More

  8. Antioxidants and Why You Need More of Them

    By: Philip Palmer BA, CPT, GEI As you walk through the grocery store and pass aisle upon aisle of food you might recall past conversations where those foods came up. Some of these conversations might have been educational or noteworthy like when someone might comment “oh you should eat that because it has….” while others might have been more of a warning like “you shouldn't eat that becaus…Read More

  9. Lemons, Lemons, Lemons

    Learn why Trainer Melanie Neading is adding lemons to her water... When life gives you lemons, drink them in your water! As Trainers, we are always talking about the benefits of water. Especially during the warm summer months, water is essential to stay hydrated. You may not always want to drink as much as you should, so try adding lemon, if you haven’t already. If you aren’t crazy about the l…Read More

  10. Is Your Shampoo Sabotaging Your Health?

    by Hannah Alderfer, BA, CPT, FMSC, & chemical conscious trainer! You probably don’t realize it, but on a daily basis you are exposed to a variety of “hidden” chemicals that pose a threat to your health. And it’s not just from the foods you are eating or the environment where you live and work. In your quest for improving your health, have you ever thought about the ingredients in the s…Read More