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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Improve Your Fitness Results with a Personal Trainer

Personal training clients may all have different goals, but the number one reason someone hires a personal trainer is because there is something they can’t do, won’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do on their own. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise regularly, reach a sport’s goal, or workout […]

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Improving Your Health and Life Through Rest

I just finished reading a great book. The title alone caught my eye – “Rest: Why you Get More Done When you Work Less” (written by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang). The concept is a personal one for me as I move through what I have labelled a recovery period for myself. Coming off three tremendously exhausting and […]

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Keep Colds & Flus At Bay With Inversions

As we approach cold and flu season, including inversions in your self-care practice is an excellent way to boost immunity. Inversions are yoga poses that bring your head below your heart. And don’t be scared, even though handstands and headstands are considered inversions, there are plenty of other options that keep your feet on the […]

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Fear of Rest Days

I’ve jumped on and off the health and fitness train all of my life. I have ups and I have downs, but consistency was always something I struggled with. Enter my fear of rest days. When I was on, I was on. I pushed hard and fast. I remember I would workout hard every day […]

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Take Care of Your Injury Sooner Rather Than Later

The following post was written by Dan Czajkowski a Physical Therapist from Athletico Physical Therapy, Wheaton East. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Dealing with daily pain can be a constant ritual of our day just like eating breakfast or combing your hair. It can be easy to accept that getting older comes […]

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How to get great sleep

A great night of sleep is just that – GREAT! And yet, so often, we experience everything but a great night of sleep. Stress, food, drink, socializing, staying up late because we like to stay up late can all negatively impact sleep. One night of inadequate sleep can reduce mental efficiency by 40%. Two nights […]

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Creating great energy for you and your life!

A piece of fitness is understanding how to manage your energy cycle. So many people run their lives in two stages – activity and fatigue. Actually, three stages for most – activity, activity, activity, activity followed by a whole lot of fatigue and ending in a big crash. They either lose their edge, get sick, […]

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