Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 2

2012-03-19 / Fitness / Comments Off on Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 2Comments

Sharon’s Reply

Hi Leigh,

Your daily food diary was interesting reading. You’re a busy mother with a job dealing with modern-day life. You were very sad and tired this week, and I appreciate that you kept food records at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 1

2012-03-19 / Fitness / Comments Off on Leigh’s Journal: Week 1. Part 1Comments

Well, this week contained surprises and emotional upheavals.

I did not have time for diet or exercise, but I haven’t taken care of those areas of my life for years. I allow circumstances to override logic and choose convenience of the moment over self-care.

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Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and Women

2012-03-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and WomenComments

Ever wonder what motivates your members to exercise? New findings show that men usually rely on other men to motivate them to exercise, while women depend on their families for support.

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Enercise

2012-01-30 / Fitness / Comments Off on EnerciseComments

Enercise Inc., which debuted in March at the IHRSA trade show in Phoenix, Ariz., may seem like the new kid on the block, but the company benefits from having one of the industry’s leading veterans at the helm. CEOTony Garcia, who helped launch Broadcast Vision, explains that the company’s focus is, “to provide the most innovative and most durable products” possible in wireless entertainment systems. Garcia says hebelieves in the power of entertainment now more than ever, and that, moreover, “you cannot open a club today without entertainment.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Missing Ingredients

2012-01-23 / Fitness / Comments Off on Missing IngredientsComments

The fitness industry still yearns for healthcare companies (HMOs) to provide real support for club memberships, rather than the deep-discounted membership relationship they they currently market to their subscriber base. Few corporations really step up with meaningful subsidies for their employees. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Warm Approach

2011-12-09 / Fitness / Comments Off on A Warm ApproachComments

“A Warm Coat gets you a hot deal”
There’s a lot of truth in the old adage, “To get a little, you gotta give.” And giving is just what the Women’s Fitness Center did during the last holiday season.

In exchange for membership discounts, the club asked potential members to donate coats that would be distributed to three local charities. The innovation was a fresh change from the more commonplace aerobathons and walkathons, according to owner Julia Wheatley. Read the rest of this entry »

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Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 2

2011-10-26 / Fitness / Comments Off on Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 2Comments

Balance is also crucial in sports like snowboarding, downhill skiing, surfing, tennis, basketball and baseball

Balance is also crucial in sports like snowboarding, downhill skiing, surfing, tennis, basketball and baseball where maintaining a center of gravity determines how well you can move. “Balance means being able to stop on a dime to hit a shot on the tennis court,” Ellison says. Read the rest of this entry »

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Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 1

2011-10-26 / Fitness / Comments Off on Want More from your Exercise Program? Add Balance Training. Part 1Comments

Life is all about balancing, and I’m not talking about your checkbook. Every day, you work to maintain a balance between work, play and rest. On most days, you do well. On other days, though, everything collides. So you pick up the pieces and you get back into the balancing act.

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ACL Diary. Part 3

2011-09-16 / Swimming / Comments Off on ACL Diary. Part 3Comments

A long two days later, it is now Friday evening. I am moving around but my step more resembles Quasimoto than Fred Astaire. I am to keep my leg up as much as possible to help reduce the swelling and when it is up, there is now little pain. Read the rest of this entry »

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ACL Diary. Part 2

2011-09-09 / Sports Injury / Comments Off on ACL Diary. Part 2Comments

I first felt it in my toes, ever so faintly and ever so shortly before the rest of my extremities joined in. I did not just fall asleep per se but blurred out. I imagined the outer boundaries of myself disappearing. There was a soundless hum as my atoms dissipated out into the room. Then my torso melted, and finally, slowly from the outer edges in, my eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

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