Fall into Great Nutrition

By Lee Hyrkas.

Ring in September by celebrating National Whole Grain Month. Ancient grains have made a resurgence over the past several years. Many are finding ancient grains a nice alternative to their regular staples. For those of you who may not know what ancient grains are, below, is a list of different ancient grains and how to… Read More

Four Ways to Increase Post-Workout Hydration

By Christine Williquette.

Do you ever wonder what you should drink after workouts? If so, you’re in luck – we’re going to clear up some of that confusion today. Consuming the right amount of fluid can help your body maintain a normal temperature, get rid of toxins and waste, exercise better, and keep your joints lubricated. A reasonable… Read More

To Learn is to Grow

By Christine Williquette.

The need to learn and grow is a natural instinct for human beings. We can learn and grow by finding more efficient ways to do our jobs and live our lives. Where there is growth, there is innovation and discovery, and this is a breeding ground for more positive and refreshing perspectives toward ourselves and… Read More

10 Tips to Become a Morning Workout Person

By Christine Williquette.

Finding it difficult to get to the gym after work? If so, you may want to consider switching to morning workouts. With fewer distractions and unexpected plans to get in the way, it’s often easier to fit in exercise at the start of the day. If you’re naturally a morning person, this should be an… Read More

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

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