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Exercise & Mental Health

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd
Recently, one of my clients (I’ll call her Billie Jo) approached me and told me that her therapist noticed she’s been happier the last few months. After they chatted a while and went through Billie Jo's schedule and activities, they came to the realization that her work outs with a trainer twice a week have changed much more than her body. Billie Jo has trained throughout the pandemic (happy anniversary, Billie Jo!) either virtually ...
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Family Physical Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd

Exercise not only improves health, it increases self-confidence and reduces anxiety in children. Participating in physical activity as a family also strengthens family bonds, improves the overall mood of both the parents and their children, and sets an example for future behavior. 

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Sleep. It Does The Body Good!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry
When it comes to our health, exercise and nutrition are most people's top priority. But, without the proper amount of quality sleep, the circle of health is incomplete. The month of March celebrates sleep with National Sleep Awareness Week, March 1-7 and World Sleep Day, March 13. Let's explore why sleep is so important and how you can make sure that you get the right amount. Studies show that getting quality sleep on a regular basis can have ...
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Focus On The Heart

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

The month of February is all about the heart. Celebrate American Heart Health Month by learning more about how you can gain and maintain great cardiovascular health as well as reduce your risk for heart disease. 

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Intervals for the Heart

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

Cardiovascular training is one of the best ways to improve your heart health. Keep cardio exciting by trying out interval training!

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10 To Start 2021 Workout

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

If one of your goals for the New Year is to start an exercise program or if you are looking to return to the gym after a long layoff, plan to start small. Check out this 10-exercise workout from our Fitness Director, Robin Fortenberry.

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Plan for Success with Your New Year's Resolution

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

It’s the time of year where so many of us set out with the best intentions on making significant changes in our lives in the form of a New Year’s Resolution. Statistics show that an overwhelming majority of these resolutions are not successful. One of the main reasons for the lack of success is not taking the time to create a plan. Here are some simple tips to help increase your chances for success.

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2021, Here We Come!

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

Most of us are ready to put the year 2020 behind us and move on to a more hopeful 2021. Don't wait for 2021 to make those small changes and most importantly, stay positive and don't get discouraged with set backs.

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Flexibility Is The Key

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

For the purpose of this article, flexibility has nothing to do with yoga, Pilates or gymnastics. It has everything to do with taking a different approach than your normal way of accomplishing goals and overcoming set-backs. The definition of flexibility is "the quality of bending easily without breaking". While this the definition is in the physical sense, I feel that it is relevant with what our society has been dealing with and for what may be to come. We want to bend, change and adapt but not to the point of simply giving up. The real key is to be cognitively flexible in order to improve your ability to create options.

So many changes have come about since this past spring...

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Age Is Just a Number

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

The following article is by Certified Personal Trainer Ellen Goren. Ellen has worked for the J nearly five years helping clients of all ages meet their fitness goals. Below is just a short recap of Ellen’s transformation to fitness and her dedication to working with others.

The other day I was training a client who said, “I never used to be able to lift the heavy bags of mulch into my car by myself before. Today I told the sales clerk...

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