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Zumbathon for Young-Williams Animal Center

My kids have been growing up through every season with Rogy, who wouldn’t be with us if not for Young-Williams Animal Center. And our family would not be complete now without Molli.  Both dogs are rescues from Young-Williams.  I can’t imagine what home would like without them.  Now the center that helps hundreds and hundreds […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2017 in fitness 0

Top Personal Trainers

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. She’s laser focused on helping you get the most out of your fitness routine.  She’s a gentle, but fierce trainer.  And you’ll find Julie Smith at the National Fitness Center Tazewell Pike location.  She helped me […]

Continue Reading By on June 5, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Just Add Water

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. Waterslides, fountains, lap pools and more provide options for individuals and families are your local fitness center.  The end of May is a time of anticipation for the opening of outdoor pools.  There, adequate sunscreen can […]

Continue Reading By on May 8, 2017 in family, fitness

Mixing Up Your Fitness Routine

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. Your personal trainer has the best answer to your question about how you should be spending time at the gym for maximum effectiveness.  If you don’t have a pt, your next best person to talk with […]

Continue Reading By on April 10, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Fitness Center Manners

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. Just like everywhere else you like to frequent, a fitness center is a community.  Some rules of conduct are written, while many are unwritten.  Here are a few reminders about etiquette. 1) Observe the written rules.  […]

Continue Reading By on March 6, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Busting Four Fitness Myths

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center, as part of the #teamNFC program. It’s enough that we all face real challenges to live better, lose weight and find success.  It’s doubly challenging if part of what we are up against are myths.  I appreciate that the fitness pros at […]

Continue Reading By on January 18, 2017 in fitness, health, Uncategorized, wellness, women

5 Tips to Avoid a Winter Fitness Rut

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. We’ve all been there, more interested in cozying up to a winter fireplace (or television) and sipping hot cocoa than in getting off the couch to move.  As the season of short winter days tends to send us indoors and lessen our […]

Continue Reading By on December 22, 2016 in fitness, health, wellness

Setting Your Own Pace

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. How fast do you run your mile?  Hint: if you’re going for any sort of world record, that would have to be well under four minutes for one mile.  Under four minutes.  Incredible, isn’t it? On the other end of the spectrum, […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2016 in fitness, well-being, wellness

Fitness Inspiration In The Water

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. We all want to get or stay fit, feel strong and be happier, don’t we?  Swimming or any exercise in the water offers countless benefits like this. The Centers for Disease Control reports that aquatics can improve your physical as well as […]

Continue Reading By on October 10, 2016 in family, fitness