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Home Exercise Safety is STILL IMPORTANT

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - August 30, 2020

The year 2020 has been a learning experience for many of us. The COVID 19 pandemic forced us to adapt, and those who refuse to adapt are left with an uphill battle. In terms of exercise and fitness, many of us swapped time in our fitness centers for at-home workouts. The purpose of this blog […]

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Why Meditate?

Posted by: Cathy Legget - July 12, 2020

You have probably heard that meditation is good for you. A workout for your brain akin to a weightlifting session for your body. Perhaps you are aware it helps reduce stress, but did you know that there are hundreds of studies pointing to other health benefits (mental and physical) ? The research is growing at […]

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Sheltering in Place Changed my Headstand Practice, and Here’s How to Change Yours Too!

Posted by: Jarvis Quarterman, Certified Yoga Instructor - June 11, 2020

Does it feel like your world’s been turned upside down? Maybe we can Try to embrace it and let go through our yoga practice. To be truly free, we must be willing to accept changes of all kinds and face our fears head on (no pun intended). When attempting a headstand pose (and all inversions), […]

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Creating Joy in Your Life

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - May 20, 2020

The key to authentic happiness is leading a life with joy.  Joy is created, not found.  So if you have been looking for it.  Stop.     Truth is that people need people.  It’s scientifically proven.  People like being around joyful people.  Be the type of person that people like to be around by leading […]

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Getting Through the Quarantine Diet

Posted by: Janine Reinholtz, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. - May 7, 2020

I’m sure many of you will agree with me, these last two months have been trying, and Illinois has another month of ‘self-isolation’ to look forward to. Fortunately, there are funny people who create lol memes to help us lighten the weight of our collective moods. These memes tend to have a constant message about […]

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Having Trouble Meditating? You’re Not Alone

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 29, 2020

So, you’ve decided to start a Meditation practice. You’ve carved out the time to sit in silence or perhaps you’ve joined a guided class or are using an app, but you can’t help but wonder: am I doing this right? Your mind keeps racing, you feel bored, can’t sit still, are falling asleep or maybe […]

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Time for YOU

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - April 23, 2020

Life is a juggling act.  As much as I pray every single for our world to get back on track, there is some truth to finding the silver lining in the world being put on pause right now.     I can honestly say that I love being mother and wife who owns a small […]

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Don’t Put Your Health on Hold

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - April 13, 2020

Is your gym closed? Is your in-building fitness center closed? Being home everyday may lead you to think that your fitness goals have been put on pause, and you can take the time off. I am here to tell you that the OPPOSITE is true! If you have been fitness driven before, I know you […]

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Caloric Requirements for Athletes

Posted by: Ray Richardson, MBA - April 6, 2020

Coaches often want to know exactly what constitutes a balanced diet.  A balanced diet provides all the necessary nutrient and calories the body needs to function properly these nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water.  Just as there are many training strategies that achieve victory there are a number of dietary patterns that […]

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