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Kick Start Your Wellness: A Guided Meditation

The Body is as the Body Does

You Are What You Do      CrossFit Reality Check Last Thursday, I went with my daughter to what she calls ‘baby CrossFit’. It’s the CrossFit class for newbies. Modified. Simplified. De-Intensified. CrossFit euphemistically calls it the ‘Challenge’ class. The class is, arguably, aptly named because instead of grunting, cursing, pumping and flinging sweat like the big boys and

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All Day Energy

4:00 P.M… Chocolate? Coffee? Nap?      We’ve all experienced the afternoon slump… – Heavy head. – Dragging body. – Cravings for carbs and comfort foods. – Longing for sleep. – Daydreaming. – Difficulty focusing. We all have our go-to habits when the afternoon slog sets in to power us through the rest of our day. Ideally, we would take

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Training for Good

An Uncommon Leader: Mike Barwis    If you think what happens in the gym doesn’t matter in real life, think again. Mike Barwis, owner of the BARWIS family of companies and performance centers, might be best known for his work as a human performance coach for professional and Olympic athletes, including acting as the Senior Advisor of Strength and

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Winter Running Tips

With so many of us passing on returning to the gym, for now, running popularity will likely continue to grow through the cold weather months. Here are some tips to keep you happy, healthy, and on the road this winter! Vitamin D Shorter days and colder temperatures mean less exposure to vitamin D-producing sunlight. And while the vitamin is

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Top 20 Worldwide Fitness Trends for 2020

Some old, some new, some borrowed, so TRUE! We are definitely making progress with Exercise is Medicine and Health and Wellness Coaching in the Top 10! Source: WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2020 ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal23(6):10-18, November/December 2019.

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Marine Corps Marathon | October 27, 2019

This marathon was one for the books! Despite over two hours of torrential rain and wind on the course, we had such a great time! 26.2 miles of Marines (they staffed literally every aspect of the race), high energy, camaraderie, and the most beautiful race course! We earned our stripes (and stars!) slogging out the miles in the downpour

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Special Running Edition!

I’ve been running for over 30 years. Whether I’m running for fun or training for a 5K, 10k, trail run, half or full marathon, running has been my drug of choice. I’m also guilty of passing on the running addiction to others. But why? Why do we run? Why do we elect a sport that can make your lungs

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Success in the Journey to Wellness by Emily Zimmerman

Six years. It’s been six years since I did a half marathon and the last time I would have done anything that physically challenging…. BUT Today is exactly 5 months since I had my [gastric sleeve] surgery.  I go to spin twice a week with the amazing Kurt, and do strength and cardio with the amazing Atara. I am pushing myself

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Workout at 5:30 AM? You’d have to be….

Ever rolled your eyes at those crazy people who set their alarms to work out (and actually get up and do it!) before the birds even know it’s a new day? Did you maybe feel a tiny bit of envy underneath that sentiment as well? There is A LOT to be said about training yourself to workout at the

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Train Like a Spartan

We have a phenomenal team of 12 adventurous ladies for this year’s Spartan training! Not able to join this year? Work out like a Spartan at home Below is one of our Workouts of the Day that you can try at home.   Let’s show ’em how it’s done! 30 Seconds Jumping Jacks 30 Seconds Switch Kicks 30 Seconds

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