Train to Beat Back Pain

  By Lisa Rhea Pregnant or not, back pain affects so many people and often leads to inactivity. But many times, the cure is actually exercise. Strengthening your core and posterior chain can make the world of difference for many with back pain, and is completely safe (for those cleared by their doctor to exercise) during pregnancy. … Continue reading Train to Beat Back Pain

The Athlete’s Kitchen

By Lisa Rhea There’s the old line “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail,” and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to eating healthy. If you aren’t keeping your kitchen stocked with healthy food, chances are you aren’t going to be eating healthy. Here are some staples that should be in your grocery cart … Continue reading The Athlete’s Kitchen

Hydrate Right: Proactively and Consistently

By Laura Petrolino If you life in the northern hemisphere....summer is here! (YAY) But that also means, so is the chance of heat related injuries and illnesses, such as dehydration and heat stroke. (BOO) In general, young (or young-ish), healthy underestimate their risk of heat-related injuries, as well as the effects of them. Even mild … Continue reading Hydrate Right: Proactively and Consistently

Dealing with Stress

By Jaime Rice Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. synonyms: strain, pressure, (nervous) tension, worry, anxiety, trouble, difficulty; informal hassle Everyone deals with stress, on some level, almost every single day. Whether it is work-related stress, personal life stress, or a … Continue reading Dealing with Stress

Prepare to Succeed With Diet Staples

Laura Petrolino Life. It happens. And sometimes things just don't go as planned. This can be very frustrating when you are focused on maxing out your fitness goals. Because let's face it, success in anything you do requires a certain amount of consistency. That's why preparation is your best friend. Especially when it comes to a … Continue reading Prepare to Succeed With Diet Staples

Stop Playing the Victim and Start Taking Charge of Your Fitness

By Lisa Rhea Standing in line to buy a kiddie pool at Walmart last week, I overheard the cashier talking to the woman in front of me. The woman was buying a coke and a box of donuts (in the garden section - quite strange, but that’s beside the point). The cashier was going on … Continue reading Stop Playing the Victim and Start Taking Charge of Your Fitness