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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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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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Take a hike!

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager Scenic overlook – photo credit: Becky McGraw As people search for a way to disconnect for a day, many will flock to the nearest trails. Although a walk around your town is always a great idea, hiking through a natural environment provides the ability to disconnect…

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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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The Extended Recharge with Your Family

Written by: Olivia Ventra, Health Fitness Specialist In this new coronavirus reality, the family home has become the epicenter of everything from school to daycare to work to social lives and it’s not an easy plate for parents to balance. However the “family home” doesn’t have to mean the typical nuclear family. I am currently…

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Using Apps to Get You Moving & Motivated

Written by: Mary Rosenthol, CFW Health and Fitness Professional Midweek and it’s raining again. The kids are trying to do online classes. I have been at my desk for a couple of hours and my back is beginning to hurt. Does this scenario sound familiar? Life is nothing like it was compared to just a…

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The Top 5 Inexpensive Equipment Items To Help You Workout At Home

Written by: Carla Rinker, CFW Account Manager & Fitness Expert With gyms and fitness facilities around the nation closed, finding motivation to stay active is harder than before. You don’t need expensive gym equipment to get a great workout. These staple items don’t take up much space and still provide plenty of variety in your…

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Finding Motivation for At-Home Workouts

Written by: Becky McGraw, CFW Health and Fitness Program Manager We are creatures of habit and many thrive on daily routines. When challenged with creating a new routine, many may struggle at first to find motivation to workout at home with little to no equipment. Working out at home doesn’t have to be a drag…

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Lessons Learned from a Quarantined Fitness Professional

Written by: Matthew Bronico, CFW Health Fitness Program Manager As a fitness professional, it is very odd that I get the chance to work at home. In fact, when I tell family members and friends that I am indeed doing just that, the response I usually hear is, “How is that possible”? It’s uncharted territory,…

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