Motivation to be Healthy

by Pam George ACE CPT What is your motivation to stay healthy? We all want to feel good, to look good, to have energy, to be creative, and to enjoy our lives. Are you currently where you want to be with your life? Is the job you currently have the one you want, or is…

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February 21, 2018

Training Intensity

by Pam George ACE CPT How much intensity do you really need to achieve a training effect? Intensity: The quality or state of being, extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling (Merriam-Webster) Do you judge a workout or and instructor by how brutally hard the class they teach is? Is really hard really good?…

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February 14, 2018

Balance Your Workout for Functional Movement

by Jacquelyn J. Core JD PhD A balanced workout provides you with your best chance at optimized functional movement. What is functional movement? It is the most important thing to body health… the ability to do what you need and want to do. Everything from loading the groceries into and out of the trunk to…

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February 12, 2018

Can You Spot Reduce?

by Pam George We all have that one area we just are not happy with. The stomach is a big one, followed by the the hips and thighs, and the chest or arms. These areas usually drive you to request the advice of a trainer. Most people want to fix the area that seems to…

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February 7, 2018

On a Roll

by Pam George Rolling with a foam roller is one of the best techniques to relieve discomfort and pain in muscle and connective tissue. Many people start to experience discomfort in their body from injury, overuse, repetitive movement, and aging. Rolling with a foam roller helps push fresh blood into damaged tissue to speed up…

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January 31, 2018

Water Workout, Anyone?

by Pam George It’s 4 degrees outside and we are talking about a water workout. The properties of water make for a fabulous workout and an even better rehab workout. If you have never used a pool for a water workout you are missing out. Some benefits of a water workout are improved flexibility, aerobic…

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January 24, 2018

No Pain, No Gain?

by Pam George Are your workouts all push, push, push? Do you feel the need to push to exhaustion? Do you judge the quality of your workout by the soreness of your body after your workouts? What exactly is the soreness you feel after a workout? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is thought to be…

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January 17, 2018

Train to Live

by Pam George Why do you train? For weight loss, big biceps, a flat stomach, a small waist, stronger legs, a bigger booty, to add muscle, to gain strength, or to train for a upcoming event? All of those are great but do you train to live? Training your body for life means training to…

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January 10, 2018

Change 10 minutes at a time

by Pam George I have always been skeptical when it comes to recommendations as they tend to change with the decades as new evidence comes around and new studies are done. How much time do you really need to spend working out? According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans two types of exercise…

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December 27, 2017
what to do when you've joined a fitness center

So you joined a Fitness Center, now what?

by Pam George Well if you are new to exercising or you have been off for a time you shouldn’t just jump into the hardest, most advanced thing there is. You are going to ask your body to do more than it has in quite some time. Your body can adapt to change, but the…

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December 20, 2017
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