‘Fitness’

Amber Riley: Dancing Queen and Trail Blazer

By Lisa Christie on 11/29/2013

Waltzing Her Way to A Win I don’t watch “Dancing with the Stars.” But clearly many, many Americans do because the finale of Season 17 was blowing up my Facebook newsfeed the other night when Amber Riley, the “Glee” actress, and her partner Derek Hough, samba-ed, quickstepped and waltzed their way to victory. Amber said afterwards: “I did this competition […] Read more »

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7 Keys to Success When Choosing a Trainer or Fitness Facility

By Guest Blogger on 11/22/2013

Today’s guest blogger is Rochelle Rice, a New York City-based professional dedicated to empowering women of size by connecting the body, the mind, and the heart through focus, movement, and breath. She offers 7 tips on choosing a trainer or fitness facility that supports your needs and offers a size-friendly environment, which can be important in maintaining an active lifestyle. […] Read more »

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The Biggest Loser: The Case of the Caffeine Pills

By Lisa Christie on 11/15/2013

If it wasn’t clear already, after this week it should be. “The Biggest Loser” is not about health. It’s not about fitness. It’s not about long-lasting, long-term strategies for weight management. It’s about losing weight at all costs. I don’t watch the show, but paid some attention to it this week because of First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance as part […] Read more »

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Fitness Friday: Your Weekend Motivation

By Lisa Christie on 10/11/2013

If fitness has been a challenge for you lately and you just aren’t “feeling it,” what if you readjusted your expectations? Instead of “I have to get a cardio workout in,” what if your goal is to just rake the front yard? Or instead of feeling as though you have to take at least a 4-mile walk, what if you […] Read more »

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