Get A “Leg Up” In the New Decade!

By Ryan Unverzagt Get A “Leg Up” In the New Decade! Welcome to 2020 and a brand new decade! Hard to believe that I have been penning this column for well over 10 years! Each New Year brings exciting opportunities for all of us, especially in the world of fitness. A few words of advice […]

New Year – New Resolutions!

By Nicole Flanagan New Year – New Resolutions! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Well, if you’re like most, you have at least one resolution, and, if you are like the majority of these promise-makers, your resolution is probably related to health and fitness. While resolutions are well-intentioned, unfortunately most people fail at keeping […]

IN SEARCH OF HAPPY HAIR DAYS IN THE WINTER

IN SEARCH OF HAPPY HAIR DAYS IN THE WINTER by Kimberly Putens As if the cold, blustery weather of winter isn’t enough to make most of us want to crawl under our covers and not come out until spring, the havoc it wreaks on our hair is, well, hair-raising. Static electricity, moisture depletion, and not-so-nice […]

Roaring into the 20s.

By Peggie Arvidson Roaring into the 20s. Look, I don’t want to flatter myself and think you’ve been following along all year, so I’ll give you a recap: 2019 went sideways before it began and I spent the next nine months flailing like a kid caught in an undertow on what looks for all the […]

FitBall Leg Curl

By Ryan Unverzagt This month’s exercise is the FitBall Leg Curl. This exercise focuses on the hamstrings, but also involves the glutes, low-back, and spinal extensor muscles. Begin by lying flat on your back with your legs straight. Position the center of the FitBall underneath your heels. Lift the hips up by contracting your glutes […]

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

By Peggie Arvidson What’s Love Got to Do With It? “When we see love as the will to nurture one’s own or another’s spiritual growth, revealed through acts of care, respect, knowing, and assuming responsibility, the foundation of all love in our life is the same. There is no special love exclusively reserved for romantic […]

Food for the Skin

By Kim Putens As we approach the holidays, food becomes more than a necessity to nourish our bodies.  It is a reason to bring families together, a reminder of fond memories, and the focus of many traditions.  We don’t typically think of food as an important ingredient in our skin care products.   In fact, […]

Staying Fit During the Holidays

By Nicole Flanagan Staying Fit During the Holidays The holiday season doesn’t just represent one day of overeating, it’s an extended period of time where there is more, alcohol, more snacks, and more appetizers that contain many more calories that are actually necessary.  Media stories suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds […]

The Side Plank aka Hover

By Ryan Unverzagt The Side Plank aka Hover Hopefully your summer has been filled with plenty of physical activities. This month’s exercise is an isometric one called the side plank or hover. The goal of an isometric exercise is to hold the position shown in figures 1 and 2 without any movement. This is a […]

Get that Summer Glow On!

By Kim Putens Get that Summer Glow On! During the dog days of summer, most of us need a pick me up to our beauty routines.  Forget the spa and save some money by giving yourself an at home facial.   Here are some easy steps on how to get a spa-worthy facial in the […]