Balance Is Important – It’s Just Not Very Sexy
Exercise Basics

Balance Is Important – It’s Just Not Very Sexy

I think that intuitively we already know that balance is important. After all, we have to be able to reach in different directions, get through an exercise class without falling over, or even just walk up and down stairs. Beyond that, do we really spend much time thinking or caring about it? Probably not. And,…

Let’s Get Animalistic …
Exercise Basics

Let’s Get Animalistic …

Interesting phrase, right? I bet you would never associate this phrase with doing something that is really great for your health and fitness. That thing is…STRETCHING. So where do the animals come in? For all of you out there with a pet dog or cat, keep an eye on them sometime. Dogs and cats (and…

Fitness/Body Assessment:  Why start with posture?
Exercise Basics

Fitness/Body Assessment: Why start with posture?

I’m just like you. I slouch at my computer or while watching TV, forget to stand up straight when standing around (in line at the grocery store or movie theater), or don’t take an inventory of my body when I am doing chores around the house. I can go for days without paying attention to…

It’s the New Year, How About a Fitness Check-up?
Exercise Basics | Mindset

It’s the New Year, How About a Fitness Check-up?

It is the New Year and some folks use this winter downtime to take care of themselves. It’s a time to finally make appointments with the doctor, dentist, or even set up the dreaded colonoscopy. Good stuff! But how many of you ever think about getting a Fitness Check-Up™? In fact, what does that even…