Summer Wellness

Whether it’s a long weekend, a week away, or a month abroad, summertime means a change of scenery, a change of routine, and a break from the stress and frustration of our daily grind.  Sometimes the grind is so great that we really do feel we are about to break under the pressure.  Sometimes the grind is just part of the energy that keeps us motivated to be great at our job.  Either way, changes…   Continue

PiYo — for strength, balance, and flexibility

PiYo is a new fitness program that combines yoga, pilates, and cardio to help sculpt your body into its most fit and lean form.  For a limited time, you can order the PiYo Challenge Pack for a savings of $70! Time to put away those excuses, and get ready to LOVE your workout!

Hey Baby!

I’m so excited about the new little baby that has entered the world this week.  While I am very happy for the royal family, I am actually referring to one of my good friends who has delivered her second beautiful and healthy baby boy yesterday.  I was able to visit Mom and Baby today and both of them look radiant, healthy, and happy. I thought about all the care this new Mom has given to…   Continue

Time Management

24 Hours I don’t have enough TIME to workout.  I don’t have enough TIME to stretch.  I don’t have enough TIME to prepare healthy meals. Does anyone else struggle with that elusive, intangible, tap-tap-tapping thing called TIME?  It is one of the primary excuses we use to explain why things we know we should do, don’t get done.  I say excuse because it is.  Time doesn’t swoop in and block our way, or immobilize us,…   Continue

Athletic Training

People start a fitness program for many different reasons, but many times it is an attempt to look better.  And once that occurs, we realize that looking better actually means we are stronger and better able to participate in sports and other athletic activities, which brings a whole new meaning to our workouts. If you are ready to train your body to be athletically balanced, to trigger multiple muscle responses in one exercise, then take…   Continue

Running Tip #1: Pace It Out

It’s Spring!    Let’s go for a run! Spring is a great time to start a running program.  The birds are chirping, the air is fresh and the sun feels soooo good. There are so many reasons to jump on the running train, but I know from experience that it can also be a little overwhelming or frustrating at times.  So let’s address some of those issues first. New  runners often  can struggle with PACE.  This means…   Continue

Stress Load

There has certainly been an increase in the amount of attention given to Employee Wellness programs lately, much of it centered on the amount of stress everyone is experiencing.  But I think it’s a good idea to explore the truth behind all this stress talk before you or your HR department jump on this bandwagon.  Is employee wellness  just another fad meant to pad the pockets of quick talking quacks? Or does the health and…   Continue