The Benefits of a Barre Workout If you’re looking for a focused, effective core workout, Barre Blend is absolutely the class for you.  It may look like ballet, but it’s not. Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired, mixing elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training.  The beauty of the barre is that we emphasis… Read More

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Meet Me at the Barre

By Christine Williquette.

The Benefits of a Barre Workout If you’re looking for a focused, effective core workout, Barre Blend is absolutely the class for you.  It may look like ballet, but it’s not. Barre fitness classes are simply ballet-inspired, mixing elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training.  The beauty of the barre is that we emphasis… Read More

Eat for Lifelong Health

By Christine Williquette.

The evidence is now undisputable – You Are What You Eat! The foods you consume on a daily basis have a profound and lasting impact on nearly every aspect of your health and well-being. The fact is your diet is possibly the single greatest determining factor of your future health, not to mention, your day-to-day… Read More

Are you recharging?

By Christine Williquette.

I’m sure we have all heard people talk about how little sleep they need to function well.  And maybe you are one of these people…well we would like to share with you the real dangers of lack of sleep and how you can improve your sleep cycle. Although the amount of sleep you need depends… Read More

Five Tips to Prevent Exercise Injury

By Christine Williquette.

Exercise is great for your body, mind and spirit. But it also comes with some inherent risks. Whenever you push your body to perform, there’s a chance you could end up injured. Injuries can be acute, such as scrapes, strains, muscle pulls or tears, or joint dislocations. They can also be chronic, such as overuse… Read More

Three Moves for Strong Hips

By Christine Williquette.

Athletes (particularly runners), listen up! Maybe you’ve gotten away with avoiding hip-strengthening exercises in the past, but working out with weak hips is an injury waiting to happen. Our bodies – including the muscles around our hips – work synergistically, and if one muscle outperforms another, trouble lurks. Hip weakness can throw off stability and… Read More

Put Your Strengths to Work

By Christine Williquette.

Many people believe the best way to achieve success is to focus on eliminating weaknesses and limitations. But a better strategy is to put your strengths to work. Recognizing and exercising your strengths can better equip you to meet life’s challenges. It can even increase your happiness and reduce depression. We all have skills that… Read More

Signs Your Workout Needs a Refresh

By Liza Margelofsky.

It’s easy to fall into a fitness routine that doesn’t offer much variety. Ask yourself the following questions to find out if you’re in a fitness rut. Are you getting results? By sticking with the same exercises, reps and weights, the body adapts and a workout becomes easier to perform. This means you might eventually… Read More

The Power of Protein

By Christine Williquette.

Do you often suffer from prolonged soreness after your workouts, or have you noticed a recent decrease in strength? If so, you may want to review your recovery nutrition. It’s important to consume enough protein daily. That’s because protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks for body tissues such as… Read More

Five Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

By Lee Hyrkas.

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know just how challenging it is to take off a few pounds. So today let’s explore five things that can sabotage your weight loss goals: 1. Sugary Breakfast Cereals Cold cereal is one of the most popular breakfast choices. But if you’re not careful about measuring out… Read More

Help – I’m Addicted to Junk Food!

By Christine Williquette.

Picture this: You open a bag of your favorite potato chips with the intention of only having a few. But the next thing you know, half the bag is gone. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Most of us have succumbed to a food craving at some point or another. It could be salty… Read More

Top Health Concerns for Men

By Christine Williquette.

Men – it’s time to start taking better care of your health. The sad truth is that men die at higher rates than women. Experts believe this may be due to the fact that women are 33% more likely to visit a doctor than men. For example, heart disease can often be caught and treated… Read More

Tips to Running Safely

By Christine Williquette.

Running is a fairly safe sport. You aren’t traveling at high speeds, climbing vertical rock faces or taking hits from a 350 pound lineman. But even though running is relatively risk free there are still some dangers out there. Here are the top ten ways to improve safety while running: Carry ID – One of… Read More