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

Another Sick Day? #Chicago’s Plan

Employees stay home sick for a variety of reasons — stomach flu, migraines, lack of sleep, depression, colds, allergies, and plain old stress.  The only thing worse than having your employees absent due to illness is having sick employees hanging around everyone else. There are the typical preventative measures we can take to avoid catching or spreading the latest flu bug and cold virus, like washing hands, coughing into a sleeve, and keeping community objects…   Continue