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"Summer" Bucket List

By: Courtney Umland, Program Coordinator 

It’s not too late- there is still plenty of time to create a summer bucket list! Each year, Summer seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. By creating a bucket list, you can guarantee that when Fall comes around you made it the best summer yet. Here are a few ideas to get you started today:

But first, coffee.

By: Jerrod Tarman, Sr. Fitness Specialist 

“But first, Coffee.” A phrase spoken by everyone. Whether you’re a coffee snob or an occasional drinker we all know the delicious kick to our consciousness we rely on to function optimally as human beings. But, how will coffee effect my exercise?

Healthy Home

 By: Annie Ketcher 

One of my goals as a parent is that my children grow up eating a variety of healthy foods. With all the packaged convenience foods out there, this isn’t an easy task. It is something I must think about and work at every day. I’m hoping the habits established when they are young, I have a 5-year-old daughter and 1-year old son, will help them to have a positive relationship with food throughout their lifetime. Here are a few guidelines I try to follow:

Stick To It!

By: Mike Murphy, Fitness Specialist 

   When I started writing my own programs for myself in college, I would go through the torturous process of deciding what I wanted to do and how I wanted to accomplish it. Spending hours pouring over meaningless numbers and percentages trying to find the perfect combination of exercises with the right rest time was a maddening event.

The Good in Gratitude

By Chelsea Tjornhom, Senior Fitness Specialist    


   Competitive, self-critical and irritable are three words I would have used to describe myself two years ago. I am a cookie cutter type A personality and although these characteristics used to be my weaknesses, gratitude has transformed them into my top strengths.

Transitioning to Gluten Free

By: Christa Kannel, Account Manager   

Chakras and Chi

By: Emily Boettcher, Fitness Specialist

Have you ever stepped into a Yoga class with your mind still reeling through your to-do list? You settle in on your mat, but just can’t manage to focus your energy and “clear” your mind to set your intention. Or maybe you come into class feeling sluggish and just want to relax in child’s or corpse pose the whole time?

Keep It Simple

By: Amanda Patterson, Program Manager

How many times have you started a resolution and get extremely excited because “this is your year to finally commit,” Sound familiar? Often, people start with great intentions but there is a disconnection between the goal and the action items along the way.

Freezing Cold Fun!

 By Drew King

Finding The Love: Reflecting on 2016

By Karin Junge

For many 2016 was a tough year to deal with from politics, to social injustice, to the death of many of our beloved celebrities. For me, 2016 forced me to dig down DEEP. I struggled with parenting and teaching my children respect, dedication and empathy. I struggled with getting caught up in social media and the detachment from my values, one being my value of my health, both mental & physical. In 2016 I had to dig down deep and find love for myself and for others. I found that for me the best way to be a better mom and to take better care of myself was to seek out role models and others who could give me guidance. It was everything from a simple conversation, to a lecture, to a support group, to new-found habits that helped lift me up. Through this support, I found some things I really loved in 2016 that helped my stress and really improved my health. Here are my top 4: