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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

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 - The “ELEVATE” Experience

Guest Bloggers: Jenn Pontello and DJ Thompson, Trainers, Peak Performance Fitness & Nutrition www.peakperformanceapex.com   PLAY THAT MOVES YOU! That would be their motto, BCI Burke would be their name. If you haven’t heard of them…you will! Last April we got our chance when the Town of Apex, through the recommendation of Barrs Recreation, brought the first obstacle course (ELEVATE) of its kind in the Nation to Apex Community Park.   They could’ve kept it simple: “build it and let them play”, ...

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – a perfect time to set goals and get more active! The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition challenges adults to 30 minutes of physical activity each day during May.  Adding 30 minutes to an already busy schedule might seem daunting, but there are ways to incorporate activity into your day that won’t require complete rearrangement. Walking.  Mayo Clinic says taking a regular brisk walk can help maintain weight and prevent things ...

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Don't Let Winter Keep You Inside!

It’s cooling off here in the Midwest and all over the country! Although “cold” is a subjective term, we can all agree that winter in the U.S. brings cooler temps to most places throughout the country! However, just because it is colder or cloudier, doesn’t mean outdoor play is any less important! It requires more planning and a few different clothing options, but it can be done safely and the rewards are endless! Here are just a few of ...

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Fitness for Kids – How to Help Your Children be More Active.

Physical activity is important for all ages and with campaigns like NFL PLAY 60 and Let’s Move, we are reminded daily of the importance of movement. But how do we get our children to move with us? With schedules, school, homework and screen time, it seems difficult to motivate them sometimes. Here are a couple of tips to help! 1. Be the example.  If you have an active and healthy lifestyle, your kids will naturally follow. Prioritize exercise and limit screen ...