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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

Making Time When There Doesn’t Seem to be a Minute to Spare

October 2, 2019

We are back to school and rapidly heading toward the holiday season and a new year.  I couldn’t believe it when I walked into a store over Labor Day weekend to see Halloween decorations hitting the shelves.  It did make me think about the cycles our clients go through during the year.  August is always … Continue Reading

What If You Could Transform The Way You Sleep?

September 13, 2019

In our post, Treat Yourself – Get Some Sleep we discussed habits, or what we refer to as sleep hygiene adjustments, that support a good night’s sleep. Things like shutting down screens long before bedtime and eating earlier in the evening go a long way toward improving sleep quality. Another key component to sleeping through … Continue Reading