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5 Reasons You May Not Be Gaining Muscle

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 8, 2024

For the majority of people going to the gym, the end goal is to build muscle and tone up. But while you may have done your research and watched plenty of workout videos online, it is still easy to make common mistakes that can lead to hampering muscle gain and slowing down your progress.   […]

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Dancing Into Spring: Embracing Movement and Nature

Posted by: Allison Fabrizio, B.A. - April 1, 2024

As the last traces of winter fade away, Spring marks a time of renewal, growth, and a vibrant celebration of movement. The month of April presents the unique opportunity to take advantage of all the natural beauty that Indiana has to offer. Blooming flowers, budding trees, and the energy of spring festivals create a beautiful […]

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5 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

Posted by: Rebecca Webb - March 18, 2024

Happy National Nutrition Month! This March, celebrate National Nutrition Month by following these 5 simple tips for healthy eating:       1. Practice balance.   A balanced diet consists of healthy foods from all main food groups: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. All food groups have their own health benefits, […]

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Pilates Matwork

Posted by: Ashley Edewaard, Ph.d. - March 11, 2024

  If you are new to matwork Pilates, you might be wondering what to expect during your first mat-based session.   A Pilates mat class will typically include exercises performed from six start positions: standing, sitting, supine (lying face up), prone (lying face down), 4-point kneeling (hands and knees/all fours), and side-lying. These start positions […]

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The Science of Rest Periods for Strength Training

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - March 4, 2024

Rest Periods For Strength Training     Including rest periods between your weight training sets is one of the training variables you must change to trigger physiological change within your body.   Rest periods are crucial as some of the other training variables you need to manipulate to achieve your training goals.    The amount […]

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Black History Month and Dance

Posted by: Allison Fabrizio, B.A. - February 19, 2024

Celebrating the Rich Tapestry of Black People’s Contributions to Dance     Dance is a universal language that transcends borders and brings people together through movement, rhythm, and expression. Throughout history, Black people have played a pivotal role in shaping and enriching the world of dance, leaving an indelible mark on various dance forms. In […]

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Uniquely Pilates

Posted by: Ashley Edewaard, Ph.d. - February 7, 2024

Many people who are unfamiliar with Pilates ask, “Is Pilates the same as yoga?,” or “Isn’t Pilates just stretching?” Although Pilates overlaps with other forms of exercise, it has several unique points of focus. These include core body training, breathing, movement isolation, developing small muscles, and movement biomechanics.   Core Body Training. Pilates places special […]

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Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Posted by: Wan Na Chun, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. - January 16, 2024

With the start of a new year and January comes a wave of healthy resolutions – lose weight, eat better. Consuming more vegetables is always a smart goal. A diet high in vegetables can provide essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber that boost immunity, aid weight management, and enhance athletic performance.   Between hectic schedules and convenience […]

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Getting Back to the Gym – Expectations

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - January 3, 2024

5 Tips on How to Get Back to the Gym After Taking a Hiatus and Expectations   It’s easy to stop going to the gym in the middle of the year and so much harder to get back into it if after a long break. Maybe you’re on your way to recovering from an injury, […]

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