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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

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

Strong Is the New Skinny

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The catchphrase on the pink tank caught my eye at National Fitness Center, so I decided to explore some of the conversations our society’s been having about Strong Is the New Skinny. If ever there was a loaded phrase to both motivate […]

Continue Reading By on August 27, 2016 in beauty, fitness, well-being, wellness, women

Fitness Time For Me

This post is in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to take part in the #teamNFC program! You can’t help but smile when you see Ronnie.  He’s the gentleman at the front desk who always, always, smiles and has a kind, encouraging word to say to you when you visit National Fitness […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2016 in fitness, self care, wellness, women