Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things to Happen in a Yoga Class

With yoga on the rise, more and more people are stepping into classes than ever before. In fact, A study by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that 74% of practitioners are newbies and have been practicing yoga for five years or less.  One of my most embarrassing moments was […]

25 Ways to Spot a Lousy Fitness Instructor

Upon arriving at a local spinning studio for the first time, I stood alone noticing the social comradarie of the “regulars” around me. The instructor came over to greet me and asked if I had ever done spinning before; I responded yes. She then walked around the room, stopping and chatting with a young woman […]

Enjoyable Exercise: The “New” Approach to Fitness

The desire to be thin is often what drives people to exercise at an intensity level that isn’t necessarily the best for them.

Fitness Video Series: 5 Great Thigh Exercises For Every Body

This video is the second in our fitness video series with LynnAnn Covell – Green Mountain at Fox Run’s Fitness Manager and L.I.F.E. Coach! LynnAnn has been a leader at Green Mountain for over 20 years. In these videos, she uses her extensive experience working with all fitness levels to share both tips as well as specific exercises and […]

Fitness Video Series: How To Best Begin An Exercise Program

This video is the first in our fitness video series with LynnAnn Covell – Green Mountain at Fox Run’s Fitness Manager and L.I.F.E. Coach! LynnAnn has been a leader at Green Mountain for over 20 years. In these videos, she uses her extensive experience working with all fitness levels to share both tips as well as specific exercises […]

Are You Using Exercise As A Diet?

Did you know that our movement patterns tend to mirror our eating patterns? Yep. So, if you gravitate toward weight loss food diets odds are that you are ‘exercise dieting’ as well. What is exercise dieting… and why it isn’t helpful Exercise dieting is no pain/no gain exercise so punitive in nature (think: boot camps) and unfortunately […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Springing Forward to Overcome Fitness Setbacks

AHHH! I’m frustrated! Let me start at the beginning… When Fitness Becomes Boring Over the past couple of months, my movement routine had become a snooze fest. I wasn’t enthusiastic or excited. I was BORED. And to be perfectly honest, I could feel myself getting lazy. I was at that point where I was going to […]

Healthy Weight Attitudes: Exercise That Feels Good

Exercise should feel good, not hurt! As a fitness instructor it is a real treat to be a participant in someone else’s fitness class; I can just relax and let someone else tell me what to do. The other day I decided to pamper myself by taking a Spinning class.  What I found interesting was […]

Keeping Fitness Going When the Feet Say No

If it’s not one thing, it’s another….Beth tells us how she keeps going even with the kind of challenges that life often presents. I have bad feet.  Really bad feet. I’ve had major surgery on the right twice (to remove bone fragments) and have plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis in both. I suppose it was all […]

If Only….

Alum Lisa Ann Citarella shares such a powerful message in today’s blog. Read it and celebrate! If Only…. “If only I hadn’t said that…” “If only I were smarter…” “If only I had taken that chance…” Sound familiar? Self Acceptance, Compassion & Care If you’re like most of us, you’re painfully aware of the way […]

Fall Fitness: 8 Tips for Autumn Activities

Fall has arrived here at Green Mountain at Fox Run.  The mountains are turning their glorious shades of oranges and yellows.  The faint smell of wood smoke is in the cooler air, with bluer skies and silver-gray lined clouds.  You can feel the anticipation of the colder weather to come. By taking advantage of the […]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Health experts are claiming that the risk of heart attack for people who sit all day is equal to smoking. Smoking! Sitting & The Increased Risk for Heart Attacks According to Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, people who sit most of the day have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and increased mortality risk compared […]

7 Ways to Stay Fit This Fall

Fall is in the air. The colors are starting their annual change to the multicolored hues that descend Okemo Mountain, the ski area we look out on from our perch on the opposite mountain. It’s a glorious sight each year. Family Fitness Then there’s apple picking, pumpkin patches to visit, and cornstalks to gather to […]

Lost and Found – My Fitness Soul

Where am I? Where is the rest of the team? Do they know I’m not with them? Oh, God, what am I even doing out here? These were some of the thoughts running through my mind as I attempted to run down the streets in the neighborhood behind my high school.  I’d always wanted to […]

The Life Lessons of Golf: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

As I stared at the golf ball and stood in golf swing stance, I began mentally preparing myself for the probable failure of making contact with the ball. Three better golfers (one is a 10 handicap player – no pressure) stood patiently waiting as I took too long to run through the mantra: relax the […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Making The Switch To A Healthy Lifestyle

It hasn’t been an easy road. There have been hurdles to jump over, rocks to trip over, and mountains to climb… or shall I say – cakes to jump over, spaghetti to trip over, and ice cream sundaes to climb? (Just some good old-fashioned food humor to start us off today, eh?) Over the past […]

How to Awaken Your “Inner Athlete” (yeah, she’s in there)

Connect With Your Body Through Movement A big part of the Green Mountain at Fox Run healthy living program is fitness. Or a better term might be “movement.” [div class=”callout-left”]Read Our Most Frequently Asked Questions[end-div]The idea is that through movement, we connect with our bodies. And the more connected we are, the more our bodies can […]

Which Yoga Is Right for You?

When my mother, who is in her 60s, had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, she found a yoga practice and a teacher that she connected with for which I was overjoyed.   “Just wait until you try this yoga class, Lori.  I love it!” my mother exclaimed. When we arrived my mother announced, […]

5 Ways to Spring Into Movement After a Long Winter

It happened overnight. Or at least it felt like it in Vermont. One day it was snowing and the next it was 80 degrees! Spring is always a great time at Green Mountain – our participants are pumped to get moving after winter and enjoy the sunshine. At home, you can, too! Our Top 5 […]

Fitness Friday: Feeling Booby-Trapped?

Finding A Good Athletic Bra Boobs, Boobs, Glorious Boobs! Small ones, large ones, round, oblong and re-constructed ones, boobs with a mind of their own, pointing north and pointing south. Today it’s all about where to find good athletic gear for the girls. [div class=”callout-right”]Read Related Article: Clothing for Curvy Girls[end-div]Finding a good athletic bra that […]