What is a calorie? It’s a unit of energy. As a trainer, I had to ponder the question of how does one burn 100 calories. There are many variables to consider when answering this question because one strategy does NOT fit all! Those variables range from the weight of the individual, effort and ability to… Read More

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Six Ways to Burn 100 Calories in 10 minutes

By Eydie Strand.

What is a calorie? It’s a unit of energy. As a trainer, I had to ponder the question of how does one burn 100 calories. There are many variables to consider when answering this question because one strategy does NOT fit all! Those variables range from the weight of the individual, effort and ability to… Read More

Give the Gift of Fitness this Christmas

By Katie Schumann.

Picking the right gift for those special people in your life can be challenging. Here is a list of fitness gifts that will surely impress a seasoned fitness guru or help a beginner get started. Fitness equipment can be costly so there is a little something for every price range. MINI BANDS – These little… Read More

Your Financial Health is Priceless

By Christine Williquette.

Financial health is important to your overall well-being and, ultimately, your physical and mental health. Without question, your financial situation impacts your health, from your ability to afford nutritious food options to your decisions about when to seek medical care, and not to mention the stress it can cause. Creating financial wellness requires attention and… Read More

Cold Weather Training

By Nathan Vandervest.

The season is upon us and the temperature is decreasing. One thing that doesn’t have to decrease along with the temperature is your workouts and physical activity done outside. With a few tips, tricks and pointers you can enjoy training outside in the cold until the springtime sun warms us back up again. The first… Read More

Holiday Meals: Do’s and Don’ts

By Christine Williquette.

The holidays are fast approaching and for many of us this is a time to relax and enjoy a variety of tasty foods. However, some of us may be worried about the extra pounds that often are associated with the holidays. It’s estimated that an average American gains 1-2 lb. each holiday season. This doesn’t… Read More

Nutrition Tips for Vibrant Skin

By Lee Hyrkas.

Our skin is the largest organ in the body. Individuals spend hundreds of dollars on creams and specialty soaps in hopes of improving their complexion. However, most individuals overlook the types of foods that they’re eating on a weekly basis. Nutrients found in certain foods can have significant impacts on skin health. Let’s dive into… Read More

Men’s Health: Building a Better You

By Christine Williquette.

Did you know that men, on average, die nearly five years younger than women? Even with all of the advances in technology to detect and treat disease and the developments of more effective medicines men are still dying way too young. So attention all you men out there…your wife, your sisters, and your children don’t… Read More

Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer through Exercise

By Liza Margelofsky.

Have you ever considered that exercise could help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute, regular exercisers have a 12% reduced risk of getting breast cancer. The science behind this theory is pretty simple. According to the Susan G. Komen website, studies show higher blood levels of the estrogen… Read More

Training: Time vs. Distance

By Nathan Vandervest.

When working with athletes the question often comes up “should I train by time or by distance?”.  This is a legitimate question but doesn’t have the simplest of answers.  Like many endurance athletes my mind works off of miles best.  Knowing how far you have gone is a key component in training but this is… Read More

Dieting vs. Healthy Eating

By Kristi Carne.

Ditch the Dieting; Head toward Healthy Eating.  Fad diets are out of style. There are all sorts of different diets that people are willing try and it is actually quite scary. It’s frightening that so many people are misinformed and fall for the conflicting information, testimonials, and hype of what turns out to just be… Read More