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How to Breathe in Yoga

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 11, 2022

Breath is key to a yoga practice. It’s a bridge between the physical and mental body and is what differentiates yoga from other forms of exercise. And while a focus on the breath may be difficult to grasp as a beginner yogi, as you become a more seasoned yogi this breath body connection truly is […]

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TOP 7 Reasons to Strength Train

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 5, 2022

Strength training is one of the greatest tools to help you to lose body fat for so many different reasons. I want to take this time to dive deeper into other reasons and benefits of strength training and why more people should be adding it into their routine.   #1: GAIN STRENGTH The first reason […]

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Healthy Comfort Foods

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - March 7, 2022

People tell me all the time that they gain weight in the winter because they are eating “comfort foods”, but what if I told you that you can eat tacos, pizza, burgers and pasta and still be able to lose weight? Here are some ways to keep our favorite comfort foods in our meal plan […]

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How Small Celebrations Can Increase Your Motivation

Posted by: Shera Strange, Certified Personal Trainer - February 28, 2022

  Why is it important to celebrate small wins for motivation?   As we map out our lives, days, projects, goals, fitness, and careers —daily, monthly, and yearly — to the best of our abilities. When we try to prepare for the unexpected, something that seems to come never fails.  It’s not about staying on course. […]

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All About Stress

Posted by: Cathy Legget - February 21, 2022

Stress. It seems to lurk everywhere. Longer working hours, less sleep, more pressure, a ‘stress epidemic’ is our reality.  I lived it, to the extreme perhaps, as a banker in NYC for over a decade. As a wellness professional now, I teach all sorts of techniques to manage stress, from yoga/meditation to gratitude journaling and broader […]

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How to Workout Smarter

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - February 14, 2022

In fitness and training, there are so many factors to focus on. But which is the most important factor? What should you focus on when you train? For both advanced and novice people, consistency has to be the most important factor to focus on in training. You should NOT aim to be [very] sore. Here […]

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Nutrition Tips for Heart Health

Posted by: Kim Kramer R.D., L.D.N., CDCES - February 7, 2022

Since February is American Heart Month, let’s talk about ways to take care of hearts through nutrition with these tips:     Choose Heart Healthy Fats When it comes to fat, there is the good, the bad and the ugly! The good fats to choose are going to be the unsaturated fats which are monounsaturated […]

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Take Control of Your Respiratory Health

Posted by: Shera Strange, Certified Personal Trainer - January 31, 2022

Cardiovascular, muscular strength, and flexibility are all important.  Let’s take a moment to talk about your respiratory health, which is just as important.     As our communities continue to fight against this pandemic, we want to remind you of one thing: you are still in control of your health. Fitness is all about improving […]

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Mindfulness for Busy People

Posted by: Cathy Legget - January 24, 2022

It’s a new year. 2022. With continued uncertainty in the world around us, perhaps you’ve taken the opportunity to control what you can this year, your own wellness. Instead of big lofty goals that are, let’s face it, likely to be left behind in a few months, below are a few ideas on how to […]

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