Category: Conditioning

Fit(ish) in Your 30s – Week 2

Last week, we reviewed fitness tips for the 20 somethings. With each decade there are typically new challenges and opportunities. Today, Brenda Braxton and trainer Alicia Rose focus on the 30s and the unique needs throughout this decade. The series is called Fit (ish) and the premise behind the approach is that we all want…

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Is There Magic To The Morning?

Exercise provides countless benefits to your overall health regardless of when you workout. With that said, working out first thing in the morning definitely has many advantages. Get The Endorphins Flowing We’ve all heard of the runner’s high. It’s that feeling you get during and/or after your workouts when you feel great. As soon as…

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20/20/20 Challenge

It is disheartening that only 5% of Americans get 30 minutes of exercise every day. That means 95% of us are not getting enough exercise to ward off obesity and other health issues. So on August 20, 2020, after seeing all those 20s, we were inspired to start a 20/20/20 challenge at our NW Personal…

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Do You Really Need a Training Program to Garden?

Many consider gardening as a peaceful, meditative activity and rarely consider that they may require a training program to prepare for the activity. If you break gardening down into its most fundamental movements, you’re basically pulling, pushing, bending, squatting and lunging the entire time requiring muscular strength and endurance, core conditioning, mobility and flexibility….

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Getting To The Finish Line Of Fitness

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” — Cavett Robert It’s been a month since the world set their New Year’s Resolutions. Many resolve to make some major changes in our lives. Maybe we’ll decide to start an exercise program, start eating better,…

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September Shred

Kids are back to school and now it’s back to YOU! Summer vacations are over, school is back in session and many are ready to make their health and fitness a priority!  Take advantage of this natural tendency to turn over a new leaf, so to speak, and commit to these simple 10 tips to…

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Cross-Train Your Way to Your BEST Self

Last weekend I participated in a Paddleboard Triathlon, something I’ve never done before. We started racing on Paddleboards, then transitioned to a bike and finished with a run. It was an incredible full body workout incorporating lower body, upper body, core and balance. It reminded me of how important it is to cross-train….

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