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Welcoming the Unwelcome: a Path to Happiness

January 31, 2020

Contributed by: Fern LaRocca In meditation and in our daily lives, there are three key qualities that we can nurture, cultivate, and bring out: precision, gentleness and the ability to let go.  We already possess these, but they can be ripened. There is a kind of innocent misunderstanding that we all share, something that can … Continue Reading

Jonathan’s Journey towards Optimized Health

January 28, 2020

For years, the discussion around FiT has centered on how we can best serve our clients and community.  Thom and I would hear frequently from our team that they were doing everything they could for their clients but felt frustrated that they couldn’t do more – ‘We only see them 2 to 3 hours a … Continue Reading

Your Regimen is Incomplete Without Recovery

January 23, 2020

Contributed by: Katie DeAngelis There is a lot that we consider when programming for optimal health –  For example, which mobility exercises are needed to improve flexibility and function? Can compound movements utilizing multiple muscle groups be incorporated to increase functional strength? What accessory movements will build the strength required to perform more complex movements?  … Continue Reading

It’s a new year, where do I start?

January 16, 2020

The Resolve to End Failed Resolutions It’s a new year!  If you are like me, and many others, at some point in recent weeks, you have been a bit reflective – what did I do well last year?  What do I hope to do better this year?  If you haven’t taken the time to think … Continue Reading

What Types of Exercise Are Best for Weight Loss?

January 11, 2020

Exercise is a Contributor To Weight Loss, Not a Primary Driver Regular exercise is a critical component of health optimization, however, contrary to what pop culture would have you think, losing fat is not a two-factor equation.  Activity alone accounts for only about 8% of fat loss while shifting your body composition, and still, for … Continue Reading

An Exploration of Meditation for a Mindful New Year – 6 weeks of instruction, meditation and discussion

January 8, 2020

Sundays 9:30-11:00 a.m. beginning January 26, 2020. Join for one, a few or all 6 sessions.   Free of charge. We all know how important physical fitness is to our well being but what about our mental wellness? FIT founders, Thom and Tracey Downing are hosting a six week program with local meditation/mindfulness instructor, Fern LaRocca … Continue Reading