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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



How do you do it? I just can't stay motivated.

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.

Three Steps to Discovering the Exercise Routine That's Right for You

 

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.

Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

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:

You Are Worth More Than a Number

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? 

Getting Back in the Saddle After an Injury

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!

Exercising with MS

By: Lindsey Ulrich, Fitness Specialist  

Extreme fatigue, chronic pain, major visual changes, cognitive and memory disruptions; any combination of these symptoms (but not limited to just these symptoms) can be part of everyday life for someone living with multiple sclerosis. 

Lifting to Lose

 

By: Kate Bendickson, Fitness Specialist 

Rewind a few years back to my freshman year of college. There was no doubt in my mind I wanted to study the wellness field. I was a three-season athlete during high school and my parents had always been great advocates of living a healthy lifestyle. Prior to college, I had heard countless stories of the typical freshman weight gain. I wasn’t worried. After all, I was studying wellness. This would be my area of expertise. However, I thought wrong! The new stress of college paired with never-ending cafeteria meals got the best of me. By Spring I was tipping the scale an extra 20 pounds. Embarrassed, uncertain and timid I knew I had to get myself back to ME.