Spring Clean Your Exercise Routine!

By Nicole Flanagan Spring is finally here!  At last we can enjoy the longer daylight hours and the warmer weather.  It’s time to pack away those heavy winter jackets and pull out our warm weather wardrobes.  This month is a good time to focus on stepping up your workout and getting the results you desire […]

Re-do Your Routine

By Nicole Flanagan Re-do Your Routine Spring is on its way. The days are getting longer and warmer and everything is waking up from winter. With springtime comes a new energy to evaluate and recommit to fitness plans. It is almost like a second shot at a New Year’s resolution. Maybe you need to set […]

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits by Nicole Flannigan Now that the New Year is in full swing and we have all climbed back on the treadmills and weight machines, it’s time to make sure we can keep going.  The most difficult part of changing your habits is the change itself. The best way to make a lasting difference […]

Starting the New Year off Right!

By Nicole Flanagan Starting the New Year off Right I love a new year. It almost seems like we can start all over, finally become that wonderful, productive, healthy, happy person we’ve always wanted to be. The trouble is, the enthusiasm to make changes, especially with exercise and diet, tends to fade once we realize […]

Fall and Fitness

Fall and Fitness By Nicole Flanagan With fall comes brisk mornings, followed by cooler days, and not to mention the beautiful foliage and delicious fall foods. Now is the time to get that workout into your schedule so that it becomes part of your routine before things get hectic for the holidays. Here are just […]

Fall Back Into Exercise

By Nicole Flanagan Fall Back Into Exercise: For some of us the fall brings a feeling of renewal.  The changing of seasons can bring a change in your daily routine.  With the kids heading back to school and the holidays just around the corner it may be impossible to find time to exercise.  But what […]

Exercising in the Heat: How to safely work out in hot conditions

Exercising in the Heat: How to safely work out in hot conditions By Nicole Flanagan The dog days of summer are upon us, and with the warm weather and longer days we can all have a chance to get outdoors and enjoy some summer activities. Whether you are participating in sports or other physical activities […]

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 […]

Build Strength and Stability While Increasing Flexibili

By Nicole Flanagan Incorporating yoga positions into your workout can greatly improve your core strength, stability and flexibility. For those of you who have never taken a yoga class, I recommend giving it a try. A yoga class will challenge you in a way that is incomparable to a strength-training workout. Yoga increases flexibility through […]

Plyometrics Part Deax!!

From the Trainer By Ryan Unverzagt Plyometrics Part Deau!! Let me start by saying thank you to all of those loyal readers out there that have been following this column since its first appearance in the September 2009 issue of the Old Town Crier. Writing for this popular publication would not even be possible if […]