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I hope you have found something that excites you, motivates you, and keeps you active. I know the gym isn’t for everyone. It hasn’t always been my first choice to stay active. A year ago, I decided I wanted to try to run a longer race and maybe even lose some more weight. I joined a gym and started strength training. In the past year, I haven’t lost any weight according to the scale but I have lost inches and ½… Continue reading »

My husband really loves to bike as his primary form of exercise.  Biking is not typically my favorite.  I definitely prefer group exercise classes, but have never done a spin class, as I prefer aerobics-based classes.  So when we purchased the Peloton bike last year, an indoor exercise bike with online streaming classes, I thought to myself, I am likely never going to ride this!  This was the case until we had several snow days in January, leaving me house-bound… Continue reading »

There are many duties in our busy lives that we find vital to complete during the day. Various tasks may include going to work, taking care of kids, and ensuring a healthy dinner is on the table after a long day. Sometimes finding time to exercise seems close to impossible. Working out after work; “forget it”. Taking time to exercise during a lunch break; “hello, it’s called a break for a reason.” However, working out in the morning leaves few… Continue reading »

Let’s face it, some morning can be rough. Making it hard to leave the comfort and warmth of your bed to begin the day. You may not have gotten enough sleep, or you did but it wasn’t good sleep, leaving you restless and maybe even a little irritable. When this happens, one of the first things we tend to do is seek out that quick “pick-me-up”. Usually of the caffeinated variety. I am pretty guilty of this, I love my… Continue reading »

Going to a park is proving to help individuals cope with a host of health issues. Anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder as well as chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure, all improved by spending time outside moving. That’s right, it’s as simple as visiting a park.  While doctors are now writing Parks RX prescriptions for patients, consider writing your own Parks RX for 2018. See this clip for the 3 things to listen to in the woods:… Continue reading »

It took me nearly forty years to find the one thing that will prevent me from getting off track with my physical activity. For the last few years, I’ve been motivated to walk at least thirty minutes, most days of the week. Admittedly, my routine isn’t the most intense, but for me, consistency is key. In the past, there had been times that I went strong with intense workouts for a few months in a row, and then completely fell off… Continue reading »

And on the first day of Christmas, a good friend gave to me: some workout tips to become a healthier me. ♪♫ One of my absolute favorite things about this time of the year are the decorations. I love the twinkling lights, the vibrant colors, the ornaments, the shimmering tinsel, and the garland making everything look festive. Seeing all of the decorations just puts me in the holiday spirit (which can sometimes be hard when it is still warm and sunny outside).… Continue reading »

It’s Thanksgiving!  What a great time to give gratitude for family, friends, colleagues, and a support system that is absolutely crucial to keeping us upright…our core! My aerobics instructor shared that she was doing a Planksgiving Challenge…30 days of thanks and planks.  Just to be team players, several of us offered to join her about a third of the way through the challenge.   On day 1, you begin with holding a plank for 1 minute of and incrementally work up to… Continue reading »

My daughter has been taking tap lessons for about 3 years now and absolutely loves it!  She taps in the grocery store, she taps while brushing her teeth, while walking to school!   If there is an open space, it becomes her tap stage!  I watch her in class and see the joy that comes over her when she masters a skill or combination and it brings me back to my youth when I used to take ballet, tap, jazz, and… Continue reading »

As a part of the 2017 Holiday Challenge, we are excited to announce a FREE virtual race through Paris! Walk or run past iconic landmarks and quaint cafes all the way to the finish line at the Eiffel Tower (a 26.2 mile route – a full marathon!). Bring your motivation to maintain your weight this holiday season to a whole new level. But first, if you have not yet registered for the free Holiday Challenge, please do so by clicking here: 2017… Continue reading »