The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
Have you ever considered including water fitness into your exercise routine? This can be a great way to increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health. Plus, during the months of summer heat, what is a better way to keep cool?
Wa... Read more
I realize this is going to make me sound completely loony, but I'm posting anyways just because I need some outside voices. So I'm 35, 5'6 with a little over 100lbs to lose, and I've made several starts and then stopped for various reasons, or rather... Read more
I am trying to find scientific evidence of that often-heard statement that '98 % of those who lose weight have gained it back (and more) within 5 years.". (Some say it's 95%). I would really like to know if that's true.
It is hard to find any cl... Read more
WEIGHT GOAL REACHED!! Yay I'm sooo excited!! I don't think I have been this weight since I was a teen! Thanks to God, with the help of Sparkpeople and Fitness Blender it was possible =)
Happy Saturday everyone!!!... Read more
Water weight around period time? Is this a posibility? I weighed Wednesday and was only down 1lb. The scale was hanging out in my kitchen Thursday so I stepped on it. According to that day I was down 3lbs and this was in the middle of the day... Read more
Last year shortly after school let out for the summer, our community suffered a tragedy. A happy, smart, and beautiful six-year-old little boy drowned in a swim club pool while attending a classmate's birthday party. What made this tragedy so shockin... Read more
An amazing thing happens when I get into a pool. I feel light and giddy. I feel like playing and doing flips. Silly me! I actually did one, even though it took me eight tries. Yes, I failed seven times in public, but the feeling of... Read more
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