4 Reasons Why Skipping Meals or Calorie Restriction Isn’t a Fast Track to Weight Loss

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Jan 10, '18 / by Krista F. posted in weight loss, healthy lifestyle

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It’s simple math when it comes to calories, right? Eat less, lose more. Nope. It’s not that simple. Unless you are on calorie restrictions by way of a doctor-created plan, skipping meals regularly or severely restricting calories is not the key to healthy weight loss and management. Here’s why…

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Avoid Getting Sick During Cold & Flu Season: 5 Ways You Can Stay Healthy (and Protect Others) at the Gym

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Jan 4, '18 / by Katie Heil posted in stay healthy, flu season

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The gym is where we go to improve our health and fitness. But what about the risk of germs? There’s no avoiding it, cold & flu season is upon us. When members are informed and the club management is proactive, the risk of getting germs at the club can be reduced.

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3 Healthy Holiday Sides (That Will Please the Kiddos, Too!)

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 19, '17 / by Krista F. posted in healthy alternatives, side dishes

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Serving a holiday meal that pleases everyone can be a bit tricky. But, there are ways to tweak traditional side dishes to make them good tasting nutritional dishes for all.

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Go the Distance - 3 Ways to Increase Your Box Jump

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 12, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in exercise, box jump, plyometric

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Box jumps are a fantastic plyometric exercise that help build strength, stamina, agility, balance, and coordination. But as "simple" as they are to do, there's something a little...intimidating about them, and they're actually a bit more complex than what meets the eye.

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Try These 7 Tips for Healthy Eating When You’re Dining Out

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 5, '17 / by Krista F. posted in nutrition tips, dining out

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Eating out should be relaxing. Someone else does the prep, cooking and clean-up for you. All you have to do is order and chow down. Easy peasy, right? Maybe. But, if you’ve been striving to meet certain dietary needs, a meal away from home might be stressful.

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Battle the "Sweet Treat" Season with Festive Fruit

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Dec 1, '17 / by Krista F. posted in fruit, treats, healthy

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The Sugar Plum Fairy is near. Don’t fear. You don’t have to get all Rat King on the cookie plate in order to stick with your wellness plans. However, it might help to whip out a nutcracker and create some treats with a little more nutritional value to enjoy this holiday season. Get out your sword…err knife.

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Why You Should Incorporate MORE Active Rest Days Into Your Training Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Mon, Nov 27, '17 / by Krista F. posted in rest, training, recovery

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If you want to reap the benefits of your training, you’ve got to get serious about active rest and recovery. While your recovery started the minute your last workout stopped and will end when you initiate your next intense workout, sometimes that lay-over is not enough.

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Napping 101: 5 Benefits of Catching Daytime Zzz's

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Nov 22, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in health and wellness, napping, sleep

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Does the thought of stealing some peace and quiet for a mid-afternoon nap seem like an indulgence you really can't justify?

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5 Reasons to Start Working Toward Wellness Today Instead of Waiting for the New Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Nov 14, '17 / by Krista F. posted in workout motivation, beginner

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Why put off until the New Year what you can start today, especially when it comes to your health and wellness? There’s nothing about starting a new commitment on January 1st that makes it more likely you’ll stick to your plan. In fact, wintry weather, flu season and other post-New Year obstacles can stymie your efforts to meet a wellness goal. 

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Benefits of Tune Up Therapy Balls and How to Use Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Nov 9, '17 / by Sarah M. posted in health, therapy, healing

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Self-myofascial release is a valuable way to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate tissue healing, avoid injury, and maximize physical performance. We recommend it for just about anyone who is active, healthy, and looking to stay that way.

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