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 […]

Fitness Friday: Foam Rollers for Beginners

Foam Rollers Massage, Loosen Tight Muscles You don’t have to be a marathon runner or even a frequent exerciser to have tight knots and sore quads, hamstrings, calves, IT bands, or even backs. Starting a new exercise routine can do it, and being inactive can actually be a culprit. One of our favorite fitness bloggers, […]

Fitness Friday Video: Chair Yoga Demonstration

So, you want to try yoga? But, something is holding you back. Maybe you’re concerned everyone else might be more advanced. Or you just don’t think you’ll be able to do the poses. Or your instructor won’t accommodate any limitations you might have. Have you considered starting with chair yoga? According to Arthritis Today, a […]

Winter Fitness & Fun for Healthy Weights

A Texas girl finds winter fun in Vermont Up here in Vermont, you might say that we have no choice but to look with fondness at winter sports. Winter lasts a while here, and if you’re going to be stuck inside the whole time, it becomes interminable. But as a girl from Texas, I could […]

Fitness Friday: Your Weekend Motivation

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 […]

40 Ways to Add More Movement to Your Life

Today’s blog post was written by Monica Preisig, Green Mountain fitness intern, and is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. Opportunistic Exercise Whether you are feeling stuck and unmotivated with your fitness routine, or are struggling with being active at all, one of the things we recommend at Green Mountain […]

Fitness Friday: Hiking Plymouth Vista Then and Now

So, here’s the thing… I live in Illinois. We don’t have mountains. We barely have hills. The only incline you are going to find is on a treadmill or the steps to the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. I first visited Green Mountain at Fox Run the summer of 2011. I was out […]

Don’t Want to Exercise? Is Pink Luggage the Answer?

Summer break for me started three weeks ago. Every morning I would get up at 8:30, eat breakfast and attend a 9:15 exercise class. My friend, also on break, marveled at my ability to get up at a decent hour and be out the door by 9:00. She said, “How do you do it? Do […]

Walking Meetings: A New Kind of Conference Room

Who doesn’t love to kill two birds with one stone? The best bird-killing idea I’ve heard all week came from a TED Talk (see video below) and I knew immediately I needed to share it on the blog. Business innovator Nilofer Merchant discusses on the TED stage the benefits of doing walking meetings. Yes, getting […]

Fitness Friday: Get Real with Your Fitness Goals

I’m a classic all-or-nothing thinker. In spite of being a Green Mountain alum and staff member, I find myself thinking this way if I don’t watch out. Usually it manifests itself with my fitness goals. If I can’t be kicking butt in Zumba (doing the more advanced routines) or hiking a good-sized mountain, I sometimes […]

Fitness Friday: The Unfortunate Reality of Thigh Chafing

Let’s be real for a moment. Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to become more active, only for your efforts to be hampered by an annoyance like thigh chafing. Here we are trying to move our bodies and what do we get? Red, irritated skin that hurts when we move and makes us walk […]

Fitness Friday: Meet the Team!

This year, we added another member to our fitness team. In this Q&A, get to know Green Mountain fitness specialist, Masha Proshutina. Not to be confused with Marsha Hudnall, our fearless co-owner and president. What are the chances of having a Masha and a Marsha on our team? We don’t know, but we like it! […]

Fitness Friday: My Summer Workout Playlist

Ah, other than blue skies and warmer weather, one of the other things that makes me look forward to working out is a brand spankin’ new playlist. Good music makes every class more fun, every walk feel shorter, and every set of repetitions feel more doable. Don’t you agree? Earlier this year I posted one […]

Fitness Friday: Your Outdoor Gym

As I was hustling to get out of work yesterday to run an errand, I stepped out into the beautiful  60 degree night and almost ran smack into our fitness specialist, Masha, who was doing “repeater knees” on a step. She had her earbuds in and was working up a sweat, so I decided to […]

Fitness Friday: Truly Legit Reasons to Exercise

Today’s post by Jill C originally ran earlier this year, and I thought it was especially relevant given an amazing image that was being shared around Facebook yesterday that was created by This is Not a Diet – It’s Your Life. Read below about how Jill was able to stop using exercise as a diet […]

Fitness Friday: Take A Walk with Me

The down drop of the blackbird, The wing catch of arrested flight, The stop midway and then off: off for triangles, circles, loops of new hieroglyphs— This is April’s way: a woman: “O yes, I’m here again and your heart knows I was coming. -Carl Sandburg It’s been a long winter just about everywhere, and […]

Committed to Keeping a Committment – Part 2

A few weeks ago I talked about undertaking the “30-day shred,” a Jillian Michaels DVD that combines cardio and strength in a short 20-minute video. I have always struggled with the perception that I can’t keep a commitment, so my public pledge really was more to complete the 30 days than to get “shredded.” So, […]

Fitness Friday: An Uphill Battle, Literally

Earlier this week, Robyn blogged about how when we fall into the trap of inactivity, it can feel difficult to get out of it. Lately, one of Newton’s Laws of Motion is ringing true in my life: “Every object persists in its state of rest or uniform motion­ in a straight line unless it is […]

Fitness Friday: My Workout Playlist

I have to admit, when it comes to working out, I’m a hip-hop girl. That kind of music makes it fun for me; I feel like I’m out dancing with friends, it doesn’t feel like exercise. So, if you’re adverse to hip hop, be forewarned! Because I’m sharing with you one of my favorite workout […]