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exercise

In late 2019, a colleague introduced me to the Barre form of physical exercise. I was skeptical that this type of exercise class would be a good fit for me because of its incorporation of movements derived from ballet. Then in early 2020, a friend asked me to join her for a class at a… Continue reading »

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is… Continue reading »

Our bodies are built to move and that goes for every body. So, treat your mind and body to some physical activity! Not sure where to start, don’t worry. We are taking it back to basics to help kickstart your physical activity journey. WHY we need to be physically active: Improves our mood Boost our energy… Continue reading »

The recommendations for how much we need to be active include cardio (walking and running) and strength training. You hear plenty about how important moving is but may not know or hear much about the importance of strength training. It is critical for overall health. Strength training includes anything you do to stress your muscles.… Continue reading »

The pandemic had most gyms closed.  You then may have questioned if it was a safe place to be. With vaccines and loosening of COVID precautions, many of us are now back at a gym. If you are like me, your gym membership has long since expired and you may be in search of your… Continue reading »

Research has come out in the last year highlighting 3 reasons to move more during your day. #1 – Get Some Steps in Each Day The Steps For Health Collaborative looked at how many steps people take a day and compared it with longevity and life expectancy. They found that getting more steps per day… Continue reading »

It’s finally Spring (though the weather might not feel like it, especially for my NC folks), and what better time to work on ourselves! Self-care, simplified, is any action to “preserve or improve one’s own health.” I absolutely love this definition because it encompasses the improvement of health, but emphasizes the importance of “self” in… Continue reading »

Almost two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed our world. We have been in limbo waiting to see how and when our “new normal” will shake out. Some things may change, but some may be here to stay. Virtual fitness is one of the things that has been popularized during the pandemic that I believe… Continue reading »

Every week of the 2021 Holiday Challenge, we posted a resistance workout for participants looking to engage in muscle-strengthening activities. Each workout has a different focus, but all include modifications so that individuals of various fitness levels can participate. These seven workouts are a great resource throughout the whole year. We encourage everyone to look… Continue reading »

Week #7 of the Holiday Challenge, we are focusing on strengthening our entire body with an EMOM (every minute on the minute) workout! Every minute on the minute (EMOM) workouts are a type of HIIT workout and combine short, maximal efforts with rest intervals. While this is a muscle-strengthening workout, performing it in a HIIT-style… Continue reading »