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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

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

Meet These Real Superhero Friends

Meet my newest superhero friends!  They are living the fitness ideal – and they each have their own way of encouraging the rest of us to be our best superhero selves.  If that sounds incredibly cheesy, it’s because it is.  Yet, I’ll take a cheesy, superhero-idealized bit of motivation over he drudgery of a checklist […]

Continue Reading By on January 10, 2018 in fitness, wellness

Shamir Peshewa Going Pro

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Growing up on reservations was not an easy childhood for Native American Shamir Peshewa.  She says obtaining her GED was not easy at age 27, after early years without much formal schooling.  Yet, she went on to obtain a college degree.  She […]

Continue Reading By on December 27, 2017 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Weight Lifting for Your Body and Mine

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Male power lifters bench pressing over 1,100 pounds paint a picture about weight lifting that can intimidate the rest of us.  Yet, the real power of lifting that does the most good for the most of us is the sort of thing […]

Continue Reading By on October 26, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Moving Every Body for Fitness

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The weight of a hard day shows on dozens of faces.  They hurriedly get changed into workout attire and line up outside the classroom. All ages, shapes, skin colors and sizes of people from all walks of life pour into the well-lit […]

Continue Reading By on August 14, 2017 in family, fitness, well-being, wellness

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

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
Christopher Kassotis, PhD

Science Points to More Than Food Making Us Fat

You eat smartly, you exercise, you ask advice from your doctor.  Yet, you still seem to be fighting the battle of the bulge.  Sound familiar?  I don’t use the f word lightly; but I included it in the title of this post because apparently our battle against fat may be about more than simply calories […]

Continue Reading By on March 15, 2017 in health, Healthy Families, home, household, safe chemicals, safer chemicals, science