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By Kate Rezabek, M.Ed., Director of Group Fitness Let’s get real for a moment – really real. The truth is, staying committed to a health and wellness routine can be daunting. Fear, anxiety, dwindling motivation – all the feels, right? Many of us wake up 100% ready to slay the new year on day 1, Read more

  Article courtesy of InBody USA.  Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 30, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on May 12, 2016. Ask any financial advisor worth their salt about when you should invest for retirement and you’ll likely get the same response: it is crucial that you start as soon as you can, Read more

Raise your hand if you said something like: “This year, I’m finally going to lose weight!” If you did, you’re not alone. According to Statistics Brain Institute, a company that compiles statistics on a variety of topics and industries, losing weight was (unsurprisingly) the #1 New Year’s resolution made in 2015. However, according to the same Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email If you’ve ever heard someone talking about “macros,” they’re talking about three major nutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates.  Bodybuilders and fitness experts pay close attention to the macronutrient profile of the foods they eat to yield certain results—increased protein for muscle development and reduced carbohydrates for fat loss are some common Read more

Studies show that people usually gain 3 to 7 pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. While a little holiday weight gain may seem harmless enough, the problem is that most people have trouble losing that weight after the holidays have passed. Over time, those extra pounds really add up. Here are Read more

The role of structured exercise in the life of the patient with diabetes cannot be overstated. Time and again, research has shown the ability for an ongoing exercise program to improve cardiopulmonary factors, quality of life and diabetic markers for patients with chronic conditions like diabetes. But this begs the question: Is it more effective Read more

Have you ever thought to yourself “if I could just lose these last 10 lbs” or maybe “I wish I was in better shape”? Or, have you ever gone to the beach in the summer and been so self-conscious that you kept your T–shirton? Did you spend the day paralyzed with fear at the thought Read more

Jul 06 2018

Summer Water Safety

Now is the perfect time to ensure that you and your family are prepared to spend a fun, safe vacation or fun time by the water. Enroll in age-appropriate swim lessons and follow important safety rules whenever you are in, on or around water: Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards Always swim with a Read more

by Katie Allen, Senior Fitness Director   1. Young girls shouldn’t lift weights because it will stunt their growth. No studies have actually shown that weight lifting will stunt growth. In fact, when done properly lifting weights has a number of positive health benefits such as increasing bone density which is important for reaching your Read more

Jan 09 2018

Website Updates

Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 We’ve recently made some updates to our website.  Should you have issues viewing our website, please follow the instructions below on how to clear your cache: Safari: Click Safari in the upper left-hand side of your screen. In the menu that appears, click Preferences. In the window that appears, click Read more

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