Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Once you pass Thanksgiving, the holidays are right on top of us. To give you some arsenal for dealing with the all the food, stress, and fun check out these blogs: It is that time of Year Again! Creating Active Holiday Traditions Winter is Coming Enjoy your Winter Holidays Stay Healthy through the Holidays How to Enjoy your Favorite Holiday Foods in a Smart Way Preparing for...

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Guest Coach Pat: Fall and Winter Motivation

Guest Coach Pat: Fall and Winter Motivation

Losing your workout motivation now that fall and winter have rolled around? Knowing how to stay motivated throughout the fall and winter seasons is more important than you might think if you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle. The fresh air, warm temperatures and longer hours of sunlight in spring and summer make playing sports, walking, biking, swimming, jogging and the like outdoors...

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Choose to Thrive

Choose to Thrive

If at any point in your journey towards establishing healthy behaviors, you find yourself losing motivation or falling off track, it may be a good idea to get back to the basics. Take a few minutes to think about your biggest goals in life. What is it that you most want to accomplish?  When you think of your best self, what are the characteristics that you see most in yourself? When times are...

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Guest Coach Kim: Women Have Cold Hands and Feet More Often Than Men

Guest Coach Kim: Women Have Cold Hands and Feet More Often Than Men

While some men find setting the thermostat to 65 degrees is warm enough, many women would disagree. The reasons  used might differ, but many will agree that women feel the cold faster than men. Is this true? And if so, why?  In fact, most women CAN feel cold more profoundly than men and this is because they have less blood flow at the extremities of the body than most men. According to...

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Happy Movember!

Happy Movember!

November (or Movember) is the month to raise awareness and fund’s for men’s health. Many men take this opportunity to sprout that ever attractive ‘mo’ (moustache) to show their support! Women are also encouraged to get involved, even though they can’t grow a ‘mo’. How will you show your support? Learn more about Movember here! Picture...

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Guest Coach Ann: Don’t Feel Discouraged

Guest Coach Ann: Don’t Feel Discouraged

Are you wanting to move more, become fitter and more active but feel that you will never get there? Then read on. Things don’t always go according to plan; this is part of life, and how we deal with these situations is very important. If your plans fail or have to change, don’t let this deter you, you can still achieve your goals. Problems tend to arise when feelings of discouragement...

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Guest Coach Marijke: The Fun Factor

Guest Coach Marijke: The Fun Factor

Have you seen the movie about the Piano Staircase? If not, check out the website: www.thefuntheory.com. I personally love these movies and the very true message behind it: Fun can change behavior. If you have kids or work with them, you’re probably very aware of this. The more fun something is, the more likely they’ll do/learn it. For you it’s the same! I’m not saying that you need to...

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Guest Coach Shelley: Good Morning Sunshine!

Guest Coach Shelley: Good Morning Sunshine!

I am not a morning person. Not. I’m that grouchy person in the morning that runs into things. I have always wanted to be a morning person though—when I wake up early, I get a lot more accomplished then if I were to sleep in. So how do you become a morning person? This can get particularly difficult as winter approaches with the darker mornings, but it is possible! I’ve done a little digging...

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Are you Stretching?

Are you Stretching?

Did you stretch after your workout? If you answered yes, good for you! If not, now might be a good time to think about a stretching program. Stretching is one of those things people very readily skip when it comes to an exercise routine, but according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), flexibility exercises are “crucial to maintaining joint range of movement”, in fact, here...

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Guest Coach Kim: Exercising When You’re Sick

Guest Coach Kim: Exercising When You’re Sick

Cold and flu season starts as we move towards the end of the year. The extra stress of holidays and end-of-year deadlines can also make it easier to get sick. When this happens, keeping up with your activity routine can be a challenge. Asking a body under stress to do more, even if it’s a familiar exercise routine, might feel like too much. But is this true? In some cases, light to moderate...

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