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Getting Communities Moving – A Trend to Embrace

Getting Communities Moving – A Trend to Embrace

As a population, we just aren’t finding the time or place to get outdoors or get the exercise we need. It’s evident by the numbers that we aren’t exercising enough if at all. The statistics are bleak with obesity rates amongst adults at almost 40% and youth at 18.5%. Only roughly 23% of adults met minimum exercise requirements for health benefits. That’s more than 75% that didn’t. How can we create spaces within our communities to foster time outside ...

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Get in the Game with Gaga Ball!

Get in the Game with Gaga Ball!

The news is full of dire statistics about the health of the US. Not enough movement, poor diet and too much screen time. This is especially alarming for children ages 12-18. This age is difficult to get and keep moving – they’ve “aged out” of traditional playgrounds and yet are often too young to be interested in adult fitness classes. But they NEED movement as much or more for both physical and mental health! Enter Gaga Ball - a ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds: COLD now, FAB later!!

sPEAKing Our Minds: COLD now, FAB later!!

Winter can be a cold and bitter time for a gym goer. The desire to workout is there, but it feels like mother nature just won’t have it. Sometimes, like bears, we wish we could just go into hibernation until that beautiful spring weather returns to rejuvenate us to get back into the swing of things. The only thing about hibernating like bears is that we might in turn end up looking like one! Not to say bears are ...

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sPEAKing Our Minds: Sorry, Sweetie...It’s Time to Break Up

sPEAKing Our Minds: Sorry, Sweetie...It’s Time to Break Up

No doubt about it, folks. We are in love with sugar. It’s like the bad boy (or girl) you had a major crush on in high school and couldn’t get enough of, even though everything about him was a horrible idea. You wanted him anyway. We will do anything for sugar. The food industry knows this. They keep adding more and more of it to our diet. “Give the people what they want!”, am I right? The problem is, ...

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sPEAKing our mind Body Symmetry –Finding Our Balance

sPEAKing our mind Body Symmetry –Finding Our Balance

Have you ever wondered why we lean a certain way or tend to have problems on a certain side of our body? Many of these abnormalities are because we lack certain symmetry on the inside of our bodies. Most of us took anatomy, but how many of us realized the different sizes and different places our main organs are located? This is not a problem, but postural issues and muscles imbalances can happen if we don’t resolve this asymmetry. ...

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sPEAKing our minds – Fueling Your Body for Exercise

sPEAKing our minds – Fueling Your Body for Exercise

Why do you eat?  If your answer is, “Because I’m hungry.” Or, “Because my stomach growls.” Or, if you are eating on the fly, grabbing whatever is close and “easy”, you may need to refocus your efforts.  Just like you put specific gasoline in the tank of your car in a specific amount you should put specific foods in your body in specific amounts if you want your “engine” to run well and help you reach your health and ...

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