Physical Activity and Children


  By John Monteleone, Head Trainer at Wyomissing Fitness “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” That is the classic lyric from “The Greatest Love of All.” Yes, the children are our future! However, how can we expect to teach them with poor nutritional choices, increased … Continue reading Physical Activity and Children

Why families should watch the Olympics


By Aparna Mele Pyeong Chang, Republic of Korea will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Feb 9-25, 2018. The Olympics are a spectacular celebration of the world’s best athletes, all convened together to achieve the highest levels of athletic accomplishment and success in the world. The games, the scores, the advertising—they fill our TVs and … Continue reading Why families should watch the Olympics

3 Tips to Reduce Fatigue and Increase Energy in 2018


By: Maria Alcoke, Founder & Host of The Engine Mom Podcast, CF-L1 Trainer We make hundreds of decisions every day. From the moment we wake up, “Should I hit snooze or get up?”, “What should I wear today?”, “What am I having for breakfast?”, etc. We’re making even more decisions if we have children to … Continue reading 3 Tips to Reduce Fatigue and Increase Energy in 2018

Staying on Track Over the Holidays


By Kathleen Jones, MSACN, CNS Nutritionist at The Vitamin Shoppe in Wyomissing The most wonderful time of year can leave a lot of us feeling defeated, and not ready to take on the New Year. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  By following a few simple steps, you will be able to successfully … Continue reading Staying on Track Over the Holidays

The Truth About Breastfeeding


By Jeanine Dorman, Lactation Consultant with Berks County Breastfeeding Coalition One can’t talk about breastfeeding without talking about the benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the mother as well as the baby. It is species specific and every mother’s milk is specifically designed for her baby. A mother’s milk changes throughout the day … Continue reading The Truth About Breastfeeding

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

Women2Women Youth Summer Reading Program – The Inaugural Year


By: Rachel Romig In early 2017 the annual Women2Women Spring Expo here in Reading, PA showed the video of their interview with the family of Katherine Johnson, the mathematician behind NASA and of “Hidden Figures” fame. The focus was Katherine’s amazing accomplishments during a time that not only didn’t recognize women as higher figures in … Continue reading Women2Women Youth Summer Reading Program – The Inaugural Year