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Growing up with National Fitness Center

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Free childcare has meant my girls have literally been growing up at National Fitness Center.  Before they could be active in programs, they could stay with watchful, caring adults while I got the time I needed to clear my head and move […]

Continue Reading By on December 20, 2018 in family, fitness, wellness

Dad’s Rugged Determination

He doesn’t hop on and off the John Deere the way he used to.  Doesn’t even try getting behind the wheel of the GMC pickup.  Yet, the highlight of each day is surveying the Brock family farm and its inhabitants from the truck. He has to be outdoors.  Has to be in charge.  It’s who […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2018 in family, farm

Stronger Every Day

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. You don’t need me to tell you that getting fit or staying fit is hard.  Or that fitness gets lower priority for many parents, especially those commuting to an office job.  A study posted by the National Institutes of Health documents how […]

Continue Reading By on November 30, 2018 in fitness, well-being, wellness

Vistas at Heifer Ranch, Arkansas

  There’s nothing quite like a morning walk at Heifer Ranch near Little Rock, Arkansas.  It’s a chance to see meadows and rolling hills as far as the eye permits.   Sometimes these settings are full of church youth groups gathered for inspirational classes.  The landscape includes traditional homes from third world countries.  It’s all […]

Continue Reading By on November 1, 2018 in agriculture, green

No Turning Back

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. You ever start on a hike and get a little off course?  Decide to slow down or stop for your picnic instead of hiking full force? That’s how I feel about my fitness journey.  I’ve been full-speed ahead, with noticeable progress. Then […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized

Race Provides More Chariots to Keep People Moving

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The rain held off on an overcast fall day for runners and riders to explore a popular trail in downtown Knoxville.  It was the inaugural Rollin’ On Rocky Top 5K for Ainsley’s Angels of East Tennessee. Ambassador Angie Lanciano had spent months […]

Continue Reading By on September 26, 2018 in family, fitness

5 Reasons My Family Loves the Indoor Pools

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How do you enjoy making a splash?  As summer draws to an end and we find less time to spend in the sunny outdoors, the indoor pools give our family more ways to keep moving together.  Here are 5 reasons my family […]

Continue Reading By on August 22, 2018 in family, fitness

You are Invited to a Zumbathon Dance Party

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Don’t Zumba?  Don’t dance?  Not coordinated?  No problem. Just start moving to the beat and this Friday night party will make you want to Zumba for life. It’s time for the annual Zumbathon on August 24 at the National Fitness Center Signature […]

Continue Reading By on July 17, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized

Sharks, Splashing & Summer Days

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Safe swimming is one of the most popular sports around.  The Centers for Disease Control reports swimming is the nation’s fourth most popular sport. It can span all age ranges.  You can exercise more effortlessly in the water without stress on muscles […]

Continue Reading By on June 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

Summertime Work and Play for Families

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How does your family enjoy playing together in the summer?  What would your kids do for fun if they weren’t on the couch or on their phones?  Seems like all of our families struggle sometimes to keep our kids active enough. This […]

Continue Reading By on May 26, 2018 in families, family, fitness