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The Connection Between Diet and Life

Written by: Keriann Hill, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager It’s no secret that our food choices impact our life. As a fitness professional, diet is a commonly discussed topic among clients with varying health goals. Some hope to lose weight, others to gain weight, and plenty who want to gain a better understanding about nutrition.…

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Achieving the Ideal Full Body Workout

Written by: Tamika Reed Newman, CFW Health and Fitness Professional When it comes to making changes to health and wellness habits, immediate and drastic changes rarely ever stick. For most people that commit to a long-term lifestyle change, progress is made with gradual changes over an extended period. Upon deciding what we want to do…

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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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The Importance of Tracking Your Health

Written by: Jennifer Sabol, Assistant Health Fitness Program Manager Every time we set out to reach a new health and fitness goal, we begin by assessing what needs to be done to reach those goals. Whether it is weight loss, more sleep, strength gains, or healthy eating, tracking our activity and health habits can help…

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It’s ‘Bout Time! Break through the Lack of Time Barrier to Fitness

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager One of the most common reasons people say they are unable to exercise is lack of time. With work and family demands, scheduling a 45-60 minute workout seems unattainable. However, any amount of activity is better than none at all. While physical activity recommendations do encourage…

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