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Resources: Stress Management

While chronic stress is considered a significant risk factor for any number of diseases, effective stress management is highly correlated to, not only health, but also happiness. There is an old saying about looking back on your life and not wishing you had worked more, but now, more than ever before, it is increasingly difficult to disconnect, unwind and simply be. Read about the effects of stress, the benefits of stress reduction and learn about changes you can make to help to reduce stress in your life.

The Individual Journey of Warriorship

March 14, 2020

Contributed by: Fern LaRocca As we ended our 6-week journey together practicing and exploring the meditation mindfulness process, I was touched by the feedback that Thom and I received. We started with leaning in with our bodies. The proper posture that allows us to touch in with the breath and also to feel relaxed. As … Continue Reading

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

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