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Why an Exercise Ball Belongs on Your Holiday Wish List

By Lisa Christie

An Exercise Ball – My Best Discovery Ever? Not quite, but almost. Other than my first iPod, which I got back in 2005 or so, I’m pretty sure the exercise ball is my 2nd best discovery ever. I had never used an exercise ball before coming to Green Mountain. I saw people in my office sitting on them and I […] Read more »

7 Keys to Success When Choosing a Trainer or Fitness Facility

By Guest Blogger

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

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 Fall Workout Playlist

By Lisa Christie

It’s been a few months since our last workout playlist, which means there is lots of new music out there (and old) that is great for working out. I asked some of our staff members what their favorite workout songs of the moment are, so their recommendations are intermingled with mine*: Avicii, Wake Me Up (courtesy of fitness intern, Monica […] Read more »

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