Sitting is the New Smoking!

Sitting! Did you know that something you do every day can lead to atherosclerosis (the buildup of plaque in arteries and narrowing of blood vessels) and calcified arteries? Cleveland Clinic rates these two conditions as risk factors for heart disease. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What’s your “Back” story?

When you reach a certain age, let’s say 50 years old, most people have a “back” story to tell, like the story of how you threw your back out while tying your shoe.  I have heard many stories of how … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitting Fitness In for Weight Loss and Healthy Living – Book Release

FIND A UNIQUE BALANCE BETWEEN NUTRITION AND FITNESS THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE! Fitting Fitness In for Weight Loss and Healthy Living can help you to start a journey towards overall wellness by learning how to set measurable goals, stay motivated, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What is Functional Aging?

This summer I received my certification as a Functional Aging Specialist from the Functional Aging Institute.  What does that mean exactly?  The certification gives me great knowledge into working with mature adults.  “Mature adults” meaning over the age of fifty-five.  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Brains, Balance & Dementia

For the past year I have been teaching a Brains & Balance class to the senior populations of a few local towns.  I received my instructor certification for the Brains & Balance Past 60 class through Exercise Etc., Inc. Studies … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Science Behind Weight Lifting

What happens to your muscles when you work out? When you lift weights you are actually breaking down the muscles by producing micro tears in the muscle fibers.  This is what happens when you bring the muscle to failure.  It … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Ways to Fit Fitness Into Your Busy Life!

Being fit does not mean having to work out for 30-60 minutes a day.  It would be great to be able to work out for at least 30 minutes a few days a week, but sometimes reality doesn’t always allow that.  Sometimes … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strength Train at Any Age!

At what age can you start strength training? Contrary to the traditional belief that strength training is dangerous for children or that it could lead to bone plate disturbances, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) contends that strength training … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Is Weight Loss Your Resolution? Be S.M.A.R.T. about your Goals!

When setting goals to achieve your weight loss use the SMART method to be Specific, make it Measurable, Achievable, have it Result- oriented, and give it a Time-stamped deadline. When I work with clients, I usually set a 6 week … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How can your company benefit from a Workplace Wellness Program?

Workplace Wellness Programs are becoming very popular across the country.  These programs not only benefit the employer’s bottom line, but the employee’s health and productivity.  Healthy employees are happier and more productive.  Workplace Wellness Programs track data and can show … [CLICK TO READ MORE]