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How to Incorporate a Workout on Vacation

VACATION. The single greatest word in the English dictionary. Most Americans plan their entire lives around their next vacation. They plan out months in advance, schedule time off from work, save up funds, and exercise to look or move better to further enjoy the experience. What about when they finally reach their destination, tropical or… Read More

Debunking Common Myths about Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month. Although there is thankfully much more understanding and acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorders than there was in the past, there continues to be numerous myths and misconceptions about Autism. Myth #1 Autism is very rare. Autism impacts about 1 in every 59 people meaning that more than 3.5 million Americans… Read More

Liz’s Journey to Become a Personal Trainer

My journey to become a personal trainer started in 2009. I had attended a dance studio for the majority of my life, which always served as an emotional outlet for me and guaranteed weekly exercise. In 2009 I was living in a suburb of Chicago attending Veterinary Technician school. When I was in Illinois I… Read More

Give the Gift of Fitness this Christmas

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

Love is Action

Want to let someone know they’re loved? Try using actions, rather than words. Love is an action verb…to really feel the love, the other person has to feel the message in nonverbal ways.  Your love for someone may not be felt until you really make an effort to put your love into action. If you… Read More

Meet Me at the Barre

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

Put Your Strengths to Work

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

The Power of Protein

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

Eat and Drink Your Way to Better Sleep

Do you often feel tired or lack energy during the day? According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 Americans report getting fewer than seven hours of sleep each night. This can lead to a number of health issues including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. Fortunately, there are steps you can… Read More

Kick Your Technology Addiction

In this day and age, technology is an integral part of our lives. But to truly reap the benefits you should moderate how and when you use it. The average smartphone user checks their device 150 times a day. But burying your face in a screen for a large part of the day can negatively… Read More