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Building Healthy Relationships in the Workplace

Written by: Olivia Ventra, Health Fitness Specialist Our work world makes up an extensive part of our lives, so it makes sense that the people we are around all day and forced to collaborate with are one of the biggest influences on our satisfaction and happiness at work. Whether it is in person or virtual,…

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The Scoop on Social Media & Your Health

Written by: Keriann Hill, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager If you’re anything like me, you have experienced both a love and hate relationship with social media. Some moments I’m enjoying connecting with old friends, liking and commenting on posts, and sharing content of my own. Other times, I get sucked into an endless stream of…

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Navigating Fitness in a Pandemic

By: Brittany Halpin, Health Fitness Specialist When the COVID-19 pandemic initially shut down the U.S. via mandatory stay-at-home orders in March 2020, most of us wouldn’t have imagined it would still be presently affecting our daily lives come January 2021. With fitness center closures and mandatory face coverings at all times in public, maintaining a…

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Meaningful Gifts to Yourself: Take Care of Yourself

Written by: Alexander Halsey, CFW Health Fitness Specialist The abstractness and manifestation of balance goes well beyond how well you can stand on one leg!  How we balance life is of equal reverence. The way we spend each day can be simplified in two ways, how we serve others and how we serve ourselves. No…

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Stretching as a Way of Life

Written by: Alexander Halsey, CFW Health & Fitness Professional Exercise, as simple as it may seem, communicates to us information about our strength and movement patterns. The gym is our lab to improve our strength and movement amongst other things. There is a movement of hierarchy on which efficient ambulation is built upon. Flexibility is…

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Have Fun With Your Health Goals

Written by: Yolanda Cantu, CFW Health Fitness Professional As a seasoned fitness professional and cycling instructor, I have come to enjoy everything fitness has to offer, even applying it to everyday life goals. I have always encouraged my clients to apply all the “gains in the gym” to real-world activities; apply Boot Camp skills to…

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Habit Stacking: Make new health habits stick!

Written by: Jamie Schoepke, CFW Health Fitness Professional It’s Monday, the start of a new work week. This week feels different as the energy and excitement run through your body. You made the decision to start a gratitude practice and attend a virtual fitness class during the workday. You learned that movement and mindset help…

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Overcoming Strength Plateaus

Infographic from CFW Health and Fitness Professionals You’ve been working out for weeks, excited with progress and then seemingly out of nowhere, the journey seems to stall. You may feel bored, unmotivated or weaker as well as experience frustration by this unexpected development. What happened?  A “plateau” refers to a sudden and dramatic decrease in…

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Working and Living Back Pain Free!

Written by: Jina Nkrumah: Health Fitness Specialist Lower Back Pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent complaints that impact the lives of many individuals worldwide  When LBP strikes, it can range from acute (< three months), to chronic (> three months) and it can interfere with an individual’s overall productivity. Common causes of lower…

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