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  • July as a barometer

    Why you need a check-in... July is a fun month around here as we dust off the Christmas ornaments, pull out the tree, and generally get festive around here! But why is our Christmas in July a good reminder for you? Read on and i'll explain how this can supercharge your fitness with your July check-in!​​ 1. What health and fitness goals did you set for yourself in January? Looking back at what you set for yourself, or didn't set for yourself will help you choose what you want to achieve the back half of 2019. Set some small, short term goals, medium gotta-work-for-them goals, and a big ultimate goal for 2019. Once you get these on paper, you can create a plan to achieve ....

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  • Being sneaky about your dark green leafys!!

    Being sneaky about your dark green leafys!!

    How did Popeye do it?
    Ok, full disclosure, I'm not a fan of dark green vegetables. Yes, I know, they are fantastic for your health, they are part of a balanced diet, and great for digestion...but I am NOT a fan of consuming it raw! I always think back to my childhood cartoon days of watching Popeye and seeing him grow big and strong after eating canned spinach. Every time it hit my plate as a kid, I had to think of Popeye and channel my inner sailor to eat that stuff! How did he do it? As an adult, I'm finding that rather than forcing myself to eat greens, I needed to get creative. Skipping them altogether, which many people do, can be detrimental to your health. Greens provide ....

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  • Let's celebrate independence...from back pain!

    Low back pain blues... Let's talk low back pain. It's a pain in the neck, but in the low back! ​​I once had a friend that said, "you never really think about how important your low back is until it goes out". As someone that has been on the receiving end of this pain, I can agree. Let's talk about this pain and what you can do about it! ​​ How pervasive is low back pain in your life? Is it frequent? Does it leave you unable to move? Are you limited in your life because of it, or does it cause frequent visits to the heating pad? Fact is, millions of people suffer from low back pain and mask its symptoms with pain relievers, muscle relaxers, and other medicines ....

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  • Merry Chris...wait, what?

    Merry Chris...wait, what?

    Merry *early* Christmas! I love the holidays! I love Christmas holidays especially! What better way to celebrate 6 months to the festive holiday than with a celebration! But Christmas is more than just presents. It is a good time to think about nutrition! Think about it: It is the holiday season, parties and celebrations galore, and so many ways to sabotage your healthyeating habits. ​​​​So let's talk a little nutrition, how to work around temptation, how it ties into our Food 4 Kids food drive we are holding again this year! 1. Let's just wash that word "diet" right out of your vernacular! We don't want you to think of yourself on a lifelong diet. That just sounds ....

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  • Flipping on Flip Flops!

    Flipping on Flip Flops!

    Flip Flopping on Flip Flops The information is out there as to how orthotics can help your posture, back pain, and knee pain, to name a few. But orthotic flip flops? I was a skeptic until I learned more about it, and now I'm a proud owner of my own orthotic flip flops! ​​ Orthotic flip flops right out of the gate are different because they are custom made to YOUR foot. Boom. Feet are kind of like fingerprints, they are all different! Even though your size may be the same as someone else's, the way you walk on your foot and they way your foot is created makes yours pretty unique! Since summer is just around the corner (June 21st to be exact!), the shoe of ....

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  • I forgot...again...and it's going to cost me...

    It Happens Somewhere Every Day... ​ I forgot. Two words that over the course of a year can mean money spent, needless added calories, andunnecessaryadded dietary fat. I'm talking about your lunch! Meal prepping for lunches and dinners saves money, calories, and Fat! Here are Coach Megan's 3 easy steps on how to meal prep like a pro:​​​​
    Make A Plan! First things first; decide what you want to cook this week. What sounds yummy? You can always look up easy, healthy recipes online to get ideas. Choose two recipes- one for lunch and one for dinner. Keep it simple! A well-balanced meal should include a protein source, a carb source, and a ....

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  • I "get" to...

    I "get" to...

    Are you thankful for your fitness? When you walk in our door, do you yell, "Thank you"? After this story, maybe you will! This happened to me last week and I thought, since it is Memorial Day​ ​ it would be the perfect time to share it: I was walking with a friend of mine and we were chatting about our workouts, our family lives, and how some things are just plain busy. We lamented how it can be tough to fit exercise in due to schedules or feeling exhausted from our day. Sometimes, it seems there aren't enough hours to finish the laundry, let alone get the dishes done and prepare for the next day! Then she dropped this knowledge on me! She said, she heard how cancer ....

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  • Eat More to Lose Weight: Why under eating is sabotaging your weight loss.

    Eat More to Lose Weight: Why under eating is sabotaging your weight loss.

    Eat More to Lose Weight: Why under eating is sabotaging your weight loss.
    Have you hit a plateau in your fat loss? Maybe the scale hasn’t budged in a while, even though you feel like you’re already eating practically nothing. Why is this happening? Let’s start by defining metabolism: metabolism is the sum of all the chemical processes that take place within your body to sustain life.In order to drive these processes, your body requires energy. You get this energy from food. Maybe you’ve heard someone say “ I just have a slow metabolism, I can’t lose weight.
    ” It is true that age, activity level and other factors can play a part ....

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  • Hit that Reset button for your gut!

    Hit that Reset button for your gut!

    So you ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more. Or maybe it was just a tough week and your green eating took a backseat. And now it’s time to face the music. As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight. Maybe you are feeling that way right now. Here are 5 steps to get you back on the fitness fast track after your trip. Step One: Focus
    You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but now it’s over. Draw a line in the sand. It is a new week, so the bad eating stops now. If ....

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  • Results you can see in 3D

    Results you can see in 3D

    For Immediate Release
    - Representing the best and newest technology in fitness measurement, AXIS Training Studio in Gainesville, Florida challenges the notion that boutique fitness clients attending a smaller gym receive smaller benefits. AXIS is unveiling their newest tool: a portable 3D body scanner called Styku, featuring a 3D camera with 2 mm of accuracy that is able to measure hundreds of body measurements with 1% or less of error. Unlike the other scanning devices found around town with specific guidelines to follow for an accurate result, the AXIS Styku simply requires form fitting clothes for an accurate result. Jake Thompson, ....

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