9 Lessons from a Life in Hands

By Peggie Arvidson 9 Lessons from a Life in Hands. I just hit a milestone in my hand analysis career (13 years!) and it got me thinking about what I’ve learned in that time. Here are 9 things I’ve learned about business, hands, life and love in the past 13 years: If you’re not happy, […]

The Deadlift

By Ryan Unverzagt This month’s featured exercise is the Dead-lift. Now don’t let the name frighten you away. In the sport of power-lifting, the dead-lift is one of three exercises along with the squat and bench press. It is one of the most functional exercises to learn because its technique can be applied to everyday […]

Fit Mom

by Nicole Flannigan Fit Mom As a personal trainer and mother, I can appreciate being able to have an hour to myself to get in a good workout. This event rarely happens. It seems that by the time I actually have some time to spend on myself there is still a million things to get […]

Product of the Month: Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Product of the Month Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum Formulated with Vitamin C ,konja root, ferulic and hyaluronic acid, and 4 other actives, this antioxidant blend is purported to: “Brighten, Tighten and Smooth Skin While Reducing Effects of Photoaging!” By leaving out harmful chemicals, parabens, synthetic color and fragrance, Mad Hippie is said to help […]

Faking the Glow!

By Genevieve LeFranc   Skirt hems are getting shorter; chalky, winter skin is peaking out from under stuffy layers; and store windows are already showing off tiny bikinis and resort wear. The weather is getting warmer, which means shorts, sundresses, tank tops—and with it—bare skin. If you’re not blessed with one of the rich brown […]

Plyometrics

by Ryan Unverzagt Spring is in the air and hopefully all those heavy snow storms will be a distant memory. April is one of my favorite months because the weather is usually making a turn for the better (my birthday is in April too!). If you like the warmer weather, chances are you will be […]

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 […]

What’s Your Brand?

By Peggie Arvidson What’s your brand? This topic has been floating around my head for a while now. It started when I got a call out of the blue to apply for a contract at a big employer in my hometown. I’ve worked for myself for 13 years and the idea of working for a […]

Parallel Bar Dip

By Ryan Unverzagt Welcome to another edition of From the Trainer! This month’s exercise is the Parallel Bar Dip. As I have mentioned in previous columns, body weight training can be just as effective as using dumbbells and weight plates for resistance. The dip is as “old school” as jumping jacks, sit-ups, pushups, and chin-ups. […]

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 […]