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Thursday February 09 2017 at 14:26 pm
By Drew King
Wednesday January 04 2017 at 13:38 pm
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:
Tuesday December 20 2016 at 09:36 am
By: Christa Kannel, Account Manager
Although this holiday season is known for good times with family and friends, it can be quite the opposite for some people. The holiday season can bring back memories of family and friends that have passed away. It is difficult to cope with these holiday feelings and juggle the end-of-year workload. Below is my experience with grieving at work and some tips that could help you cope.
Thursday December 15 2016 at 14:31 pm
By: Stephanie Laboe, Fitness Specialist
We’ve all heard it and probably said it before, “I’m just not motivated today”. If you find yourself saying this more often than not, these tips should help you break free from the ebb and flow of motivation.
Monday December 05 2016 at 15:11 pm
By: Jerrod Tarman, Senior Fitness Specialist
Finding exercises that keep you engaged and fit your schedule is key when it comes to sticking with your workout plan.
Chances are you know someone who is a “no pain, no-gain,” “blood, sweat, and tears,” and “leave it all at the gym” type of fitness enthusiast. Maybe you are that person. And maybe you’re not. Truth is, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is knowing what kind of workouts you do like. Having an exercise plan that incorporates your abilities, schedule and interests will not only make you more likely to work out, but will also make exercising more enjoyable.
Monday November 21 2016 at 15:29 pm
By: Jenna Andrews, Administrative Coordinator
Let’s face it—the holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Whether you’re trying to find the perfect tree, looking for a gift for your family member that has everything, or hosting a holiday party, it can be hard to find time for your own personal wellbeing. Here are some tips to do just that this holiday season:
Friday November 11 2016 at 10:41 am
By: Molly James, Fitness Specialist/Program Coordinator
Why does an extra 5 pounds on the scale determine your self-worth? How are we expected to love ourselves when there are so many numbers out there that are telling us that we shouldn’t?
Thursday October 27 2016 at 16:08 pm
By: Crystal Miller, Director of Fitness Center Services
What are the best characteristics of a good leader? In my opinion, it’s someone who can allow for the foundation of trust, respect and positive relationships.
Thursday October 20 2016 at 14:59 pm
By: Chris Follett, Program Manager
Earlier this year, we had a walking challenge at work:10K steps or more per day. I took that very seriously…I got up early and walked, I walked at lunch and I walked after work. I was feeling great! That motivated meto examine my diet and removed all processed foods, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. I felt fabulous. I lost 5 lbs. I increased the amount I was biking (for a recreational biker I made it a stretch goal to do 100 miles in July…I. WAS. DOING. IT!
Thursday October 13 2016 at 15:19 pm
By: Bridget Carlson, Senior Fitness Specialist
The holidays are right around the corner, extra treats and parties will be thrown into our schedules. Celebrating with friends and family is important and taking your mind off of tracking every single bite and sip is needed once in a while. The trick is to keep our nutrition splurges to every once in a while and not create a regular habit of indulging. Here are some tips to consider both when you are hosting a party and when you are attending a party.