Healthy Bodies

Healthy Bodies

There are many reasons why our feet may hurt. Often times, we are told (or we assume) we are suffering from a commonly diagnosed condition called “plantar fasciitis.” Although this may be true, there are several other possibilities that are frequently overlooked. Effective treatment with lasting relief is dependent on…
The moment we first learn to ride a bike without training wheels is the first moment of true freedom many of us feel. But it’s also an introduction to some of the lowest-hanging fruit of a healthy lifestyle. With the advent of better winter gear and the growing popularity of…
Suffering an injury, managing a pre-existing condition or recuperating from surgery can take a toll on our bodies, inevitably leaving us with the larger task of finding ways to recover and regain strength, mobility and adopt a new plan of maintaining our health. Fortunately, warm water exercise offers options that…
By changing your nutrition, you can achieve a continuous flow of energy, leading to an athletic performance that is longer, stronger, faster, and quicker! Athletes of all shapes and sizes need to pay attention to what goes into their body and how they are fueling up before the big game.…
We all know that one of the keys to being proactive with our health is exercise. Recognizing that is the easy part. The hard part is finding a form of exercise that’s right for you. There are many factors to think about when considering exercise; it needs to not only…
As the owner of a fitness studio for adult women that specializes in the aerial arts of pole, hoop, hammock and silks for the past eight years, I’ve noticed an alarming trend: women are so mean to themselves. It starts before a woman walks in the door when she hears…
We all know that dance can not only be fun, but it can be used in many different forms for fitness. There are aerobic dance formats galore like Zumba, ballet barre workouts, pole fitness which uses a metal vertical dance pole, aerial dance which uses any type of hanging apparatus…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, joint pain affects up to 54 million Americans — 23 percent of all adults. Ouch! Today we will discuss strategies to help overcome these pains and make it a great year! 1. Move Our mantra in the office is “motion is…
Whether you have heard it from your doctor, from a friend or family member, or saw a late night infomercial, we all know that regular exercise is good for us. It can improve mood, lower blood pressure, ensure a good night’s sleep, help manage weight and a host of other…
In January of 2014, Karl noticed numbness in his left foot. Soon, the numbness increased and progressed up his leg. After months of testing, and while paralysis was setting in, a MRI of his upper spine revealed a tumor in his spinal column. In September, Karl underwent a seven-hour surgery…
It is likely you have been told to exercise more, and you know there are benefits to regular exercise. But what exactly are those benefits, what types of exercises should you focus on and just how much exercise are we really talking about? When you begin to exercise regularly, your…
The following is a question-and answer section with Russ, a male aerial arts student. Tell us a little about yourself, Russ. What do you typically do for physical activity/strength training? In the past I’ve done MMA, but more recently my primary activities were weight training, running, scenario paintball and jet…
When you think of a swimming pool, you probably think of good times spent splashing around and having fun. And while you may not be quite ready to cannon ball your way back into the water, aquatic exercise can be one of the best ways to get your body moving.…
Everyone wants to be fit. We want to have the six-pack abs we see in every advertisement and look good at the beach, so we train at the gym and try to eat the right foods. In my past five years as a personal trainer in the fitness industry I…
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