Keeping up the Motivation

By Nicole Flannigan Keeping up the Motivation Now that summer is in full swing and the days are getting hotter and longer it’s easier to find excuses not to exercise. For some people it’s an everyday battle just to get up and get to the gym, although I’m sure most of us find that once […]

From the Trainer

From the Trainer by Ryan Unverzagt This month’s exercise is the FitBall Abdominal (Ab) Exchange. This is a great exercise for the rectus abdominus. The start position is shown in Figure 1. The FitBall is held off the floor with your arms extended straight above the head. Notice how the feet are also held above […]

Staying Fit For The Start Of The Holiday Season

Staying Fit For The Start Of The Holiday Season By Nicole Flanigan October marks the beginning of the holiday season. This is the time of year when we start making all those yummy baked goods and delicious homemade soups. Instead of letting all this wonderful food catch up to us this year, let’s make a […]

Fall Eyes

Fall Eyes By Genevieve LeFranc Fewer things leave us feeling more refreshed than the first signs of autumn. Cold, foggy mornings with frosted grass; air that smells smoky, woodsy and crisp; and that tingling excitement that comes in anticipation of the holiday season and time spent with family. While we briefly mourn the loss of […]

Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

By Peggie Arvidson Five Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life   One of my nearest and dearest is participating in a triathlon as I’m writing this. Several months ago, when she announced this plan I was speechless. I admit I was awestruck – the enormity of a triathlon seemed insurmountable. My friend is active […]

Bodyweight Training

By Ryan Unverzagt Bodyweight training is nothing new, but I would like to discuss how you can integrate this type of training in your fitness routines. For centuries, man utilized his own bodyweight as a means to get stronger for battle which is one reason why our military still uses this type of training today. […]

Rethink Your Exercise

Fitness by Nicole Flanagan Rethink Your Exercise We all have mental hurdles that we need to jump before getting into workout mode. For some of us it’s just getting up and out of bed and making it to the gym first thing in the morning. Sometimes it’s the end of the day exhaustion that you […]

Fine Lines – Dark Circles – Puffiness

By Kim Putens Fine Lines – Dark Circles – Puffiness “How can I get rid of the fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around my eyes?” The eye area is the most delicate and where the first signs of aging begin to creep up on us.   Most often, it is the area that is […]

Summer Makeup – Lighten Up!

By Kim Putens Summer Makeup – Lighten Up! It has been an unusually hot summer.  I have been struggling with every aspect of my grooming.  Every product I put in my hair either feels sticky or does not perform at all.  With such thin hair, I rely upon my products to perform.  But, in this […]

Are you Drinking Enough? Water, that is!!

Are you Drinking Enough? Water, that is!! by Catherine Varchever Our bodies are made up of over 70% water and it is involved in almost every aspect of keeping our body’s biological processes running efficiently. Not counting perspiration, it is estimated that as adults we lose about 4% of our total body weight per day […]