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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 0

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

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

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

Morristown NFC Makeover

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Is working out more work or play for you? Come on in and make yourself at home at the newly renovated National Fitness Center in Morristown!  This part of East Tennessee has some of the most beautiful outdoor venues around.  Now it […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2018 in East Tennessee, fitness

Summer Camp Option in East Tennessee

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. No homework, late bedtimes, lots of swimming…just a few of the things kids look forward to each summer.  But summer break for kids is anything but a break for busy parents.  It can mean major adjustments for childcare.  It can also be […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2018 in fitness, parenting

VIP Gym Perks for Women Only

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. A chandelier in the dressing room, and other ways the ladies’ VIP area makes you feel special: An hour or so of sweating to instructions by someone who tells me “just one more time,” will be good for me can sometimes make […]

Continue Reading By on February 14, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Special Needs Kids Thriving in Loving Homes

Life is hard enough for kids born into this world who are completely healthy and have an instant loving home.  Not always the way it works for little ones.  I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to cover stories at WVLT about kids with special needs, in need of caring parents who can provide the attention […]

Continue Reading By on January 31, 2018 in children, family