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The Scoop on Small Group Training

Written by: Bill Klitz, Personal Training Manager Not sure about small group training? Here’s what you need to know and how to give it a try. What is it? Small group training sessions are essentially the same as personal training, but instead of being one-on-one, you exercise in a group of eight or less led…

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Avoiding Crash Dieting in 2023

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager When people hear the word “diet” it is easy to create a negative connotation surrounding the word. Crash diets specifically are when one attempts to change their diet in a quick manner usually with massive calorie reduction or food restrictions in order to loose weight or…

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Joseph’s Journey – A CFW Participant Success Story

Meet Joseph! He works for a CFW client in the financial sector and participates in our Integrated Fitness Services there. He has struggled with healthy weight and fitness for many years. He wrote to us to share this very personal journey to overcome his struggles and find better health and happiness. On his path, he…

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What Makes us Happy?

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Throughout our lives we’re constantly bombarded with ideas and ways to “improve” our health. Quick fixes or the value of success is preached to us as a way find happiness. But researchers have found that the true value lies in those we surround ourselves with. A…

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Holiday Traditions and their Importance to our Health

By: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Throughout the year families, friends, and individuals gather to celebrate a variety of holidays and traditions. Often holidays are a time to come together and celebrate, but can be stressful for others. Creating a tradition can allow us to create connections with others as well as have…

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Moving Well In All Aspects of Life

Written by: Jenny Krause, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Do you find yourself in pain after a day of working? Are you injury prone while working out? Find yourself sore after completing daily activities? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s time to look into your movement patterns. The key to…

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Growing Your Wellbeing is a Balancing Act

Written by: Jenny Kraus, CFW Health Fitness Specialist When the word, “well-being” gets mentioned, what comes to mind? Do you think of your physical fitness? Happiness? Building positive relationships? What you may not realize is that your well-being is a broad term because many factors comprise your well-being including: physical, social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, spiritual,…

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Our Immune System – Peeling Back the Layers

Written by: MacKenzie Hayman, Health Fitness Program Manager In the most recent years, there has been a plethora of information published surrounding our immune system.  These publications, in late, have surrounded the topic of vaccines and immunization.  But these are only part of one of our three layers of immune health.  All three layers work…

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Finding the Yin & the Yang of a Hybrid Life

Written by: Mitch Beck, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Yin & Yang, the visual definition of balance. With Covid throwing the world off balance and most of us now working from home, we have found ourselves in a sometimes rewarding yet hectic hybrid life circus. Sometimes you get the kids ready with no problem and make…

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HDLs, Heart Rate, and Blood Pressure…OH MY!

Written by: Morgan Shawler, CFW Health Fitness Specialist Imagine, you are looking at your health checkup report and the readings say: 124/79 mmHg, 58 mg/dL, 72 bpm and the list goes on. You are thinking to yourself, “Are these good or are these bad? What does mmHg even mean? What are HDLs?” To answer the…

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