Why Your Fitness Journey Has NO Age Limit!

fitness Sep 25, 2020

I’ve been asked to speak and write quite a bit about being in midlife and yet still being in beast mode boxing!

 

I’ve been boxing since 1999 and the thought of stopping due to age has never occurred to me. If anything, I’ve become more inspired to find new challenges and continue pushing myself. I try different workouts even if they seem impossible (that’s you, HYROX). Am I usually the oldest one there? Sure. Do I care? Not at all. Especially when younger women...

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Joint Health 101

fitness health Sep 02, 2020

Healthy joints are essential pieces of an overall strong body. No matter which sport or training you participate in, you should never ignore the importance of joint health. Unfortunately, when it comes to joints, exercise can be a double-edged sword. Physical activity is a key component of health, but strenuous exercises like running can wear out your (knee) joints. 

 Knees are some of the most commonly injured joints because of the impact they sustain every day.

 

Confused about what to do to best protect your joints? Here are some simple tips.

 

East Into New...

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5 Steps to Transforming into a Morning Person

fitness health Aug 21, 2020

By guest blogger Elise Morgan

 

For many of us night owls, waking up in the morning is a daunting task. Getting up “early” (any time before noon), whether for work or another scheduling necessity, is often accompanied by multiple snooze-button slams and the feeling of major grogginess.

 

However, there are many benefits of rising with the sun. It can reduce daytime stress, increase productivity, and free up time in your schedule. If you are considering changing your...

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Having Fun with Health: Habits for Everyday Life

fitness health Aug 14, 2020

By guest blogger Jason Lewis

 

You know that your health is important, but the journey toward getting healthier can seem difficult or, worse, boring. However, your health is too important to be viewed as merely mundane! You don’t have to follow a strict dietary plan or a slog along with a monotonous exercise routine to keep your body and mind healthy and strong.

As with anything in your life, you are in control! There are ways to make discovering your newfound health enjoyable. For...

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5 Sneaky Reasons You Might be Gaining Weight

diet fitness health Aug 05, 2020

By guest blogger Elise Morgan

 

Weight gain can be extremely frustrating, especially when we feel like there’s no explanation for it. Part of the problem is that weight gain really is much more complicated than we think – it’s not just consuming excess calories and eating fatty foods, but is a complex reaction that oftentimes involves a wide variety of potential causes.

 

Scales and tape measures can help you monitor your weight loss progress.

Sometimes, these reasons for weight gain are out of your control (eg. reactions to a...

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How to Implement Self-Care Practices for a Better Workout

fitness motivation Jul 29, 2020

Self-care practices encompass a wide variety of applications. For many, self-care is associated with face masks and journaling. Don’t get us wrong, these things can definitely be part of your self-care regimen. However, self-care is about tending to your emotional, mental, and physical health. Exercise is a crucial time to implement self-care practices in order to get the most out of your workout.

 

Over time, you will begin to develop not only a stronger body but a...

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Making Waves with the Wavemaster - the perfect tool for at-home workouts

fitness wavemaster Jul 22, 2020

by Gail Gensler

 

“We are all filled with a sense of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

~Charles R. Swindoll

 

I have been working out in a gym or fitness studio lifting and participating in group fitness classes since 1983. It is an intrinsic part of my life, for so many reasons.

 

I am a gregarious person by nature (thank you, Daddy!) and have always enjoyed the social aspect of group fitness. I have been incredibly lucky to have...

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Fitness Past 40

fitness health Jul 17, 2020

This week, I have been asked by several followers what advice I would give to someone in their 40's and above who is considering embracing a healthy lifestyle.

 

Keep in mind that I am not a subject matter expert - I'm not a nutritionist and no longer a fitness instructor. But my answers do come from experience: from reflecting back on my life and how I learned to keep fit, fierce and fabulous!


Making the decision to work towards a healthier lifestyle is timeless. It can happen at any...

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The Real Meaning of "Healthy"

fitness personal trainer Jul 01, 2020

By Gail Gensler

 

Being healthy isn’t just a trend - it’s a lifestyle. So why are we always looking on social media to find the perfect picture of health?

 

It is important to remember that everyone has different ideas about what it means to be “healthy.” Everyone is unique, and therefore everyone’s journey to being healthy will be different. Many times, we forget to look beyond the physical aspect of health - the side that we see all over social media....

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Age is Just a Number

fitness motivation Jun 24, 2020

By Gail Gensler

 

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”

Athletics is one of the biggest parts of my life. It is what I have repeatedly done for the duration of my life, and therefore, it is what I am.

 

My passion for physical activity began in my childhood. I was an active participant in tennis, volleyball, and tetherball. Retrospectively, I see that all these sports all had one common factor: they were hands-on activities,...

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