Gym Newcomers

By Aparna Mele It’s a new year and like many, your new year’s resolutions include getting in shape and joining a gym.  Congratulations! You are to be applauded for your motivation and resolve to get your health back on track and incorporate fitness back in your life, but it can be daunting and overwhelming to … Continue reading Gym Newcomers

The First 10 Minutes

When working out, the most critical part is the warm-up. Your workout simply won’t WORK OUT unless you have prepared your body for the demands it will soon encounter and skipping this important step will lead to both ineffective training and potentially serious injury. A pre-workout warm-up serves two major purposes—to enhance performance and prevent … Continue reading The First 10 Minutes

Love Thyself For Long-Lasting Change

by: Debbie Stiller, Director of Wellness and Aquatics / Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex A friend of mine just asked my opinion on wearable fitness trackers. She wonders if seeing that thing on her wrist will motivate her to move.  She is wondering if it will make her more accountable … more able to stick … Continue reading Love Thyself For Long-Lasting Change

The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle in the Modern Professional

The workforce in the United States has tremendously shifted over the past fifty years. For most Americans, a typical workday does not involve manual labor. With the advance of technology, occupations have become more sedentary. Not including sleeping, the average American worker is seated for 10-13 hours per day. If you add in eight hours … Continue reading The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle in the Modern Professional

How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

When you are starting an exercise program, it is important to be mentally prepared, start with a positive attitude, and define clear-cut goals. Without a game plan to keep you motivated, you will feel overwhelmed and want to give up, before you even break a sweat!   Motivation in fitness is the key to perseverance and … Continue reading How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

Dance Like the Irish

According to the U.S. Census in 2013, more than 35.5 million Americans listed their heritage as Irish.  So, it is not surprising that for many Americans the month of March has become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day, and the chance to embrace Irish culture.   Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading Dance Like the Irish