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May 23 2019

Water Safety Month

Each May our nation recognizes the importance of understanding the dangers of swimming and the precautions needed to protect yourself and your loved ones. Swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and the list goes on and on; these activities are refreshing and exhilarating forms of exercise and relaxation. However, with this joy comes real responsibility; the responsibility Read more

Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said, Read more

Before we dive in, let’s quickly go over what a vitamin is. Short for “vital amines” and discovered as important components of human health in the early 1900s, vitamins are essential for the proper function of the human body. They are organic substances, of no caloric value, that are needed in minuscule amounts for many Read more

The mere mention of body fat conjures images of belly fat, love handles, and extra junk in the trunk. This is why you’ll find thousands of articles with exercise tips or diet secrets that promise to lower your body fat percentage and get rid of x amount of body fat in x days. But what Read more

Apr 08 2019

Own Your Next Shot

What are you doing to get inspired, to push your boundaries, or to tap into that spark that moves you forward? If you’ve ever felt like you just need a little jolt to jump-start your own momentum, try something new. For Christmas last year, my husband gave me a package of tennis lessons. For me. Read more

Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Several months ago my boss approached me and asked if I had room in my schedule for, and would be comfortable training, a new client, a young girl with MS. As Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Recent headlines have made us question the benefits of eggs, yet again. Newspapers, like the New York Post, have recently unleashed a study claiming “Eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular trouble” and other similar frightening headlines. Therefore, causing an uproar (naturally) and leading us to question a Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Choosing the right person to work with you on your nutrition goals can be overwhelming. Do you choose a nutrition coach, a nutritionist or a Registered Dietitian? Is there a difference? Yes, there is and here’s why it matters. It’s important to distinguish the difference between a Registered Dietitian, Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Celery juice claims to be the new miracle brew and sells for almost four dollars a bottle in most local stores. Since the beginning of January, there has been about 454% increase in the sales of celery juice in the United States.  This social media craze claims to aid Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email Article by: Lauren Rinker, Blog Contributor and Group Fitness Manager, American Family Fitness Virginia Center Commons February is all about showing your loved ones how much you care but let’s remember that we can’t pour from an empty cup — we must take care of ourselves and our health first! Self-care Read more

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