‘fitness tips’

Fitness Friday: A New Year, A New Stretching Routine

By Marsha Hudnall on 01/06/2012

If you’ve been to the gym this week, you’ve probably noticed it’s a lot more crowded than the last time you were there. It’s a new year and people have renewed their commitments to working out. If you are one of those who’s starting a new workout, it’s important to make stretching part of your routine. Stretching before — and […] Read more »

Fitness Friday: Beginner Yoga Modifications

By Lisa Christie on 12/09/2011

Yoga is one of the best ways to strengthen, improve balance and posture, increase flexibility and help with relaxation. What’s more, many studies have shown yoga lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate. And if you still aren’t convinced that yoga is a good idea, people of all abilities, shapes, sizes and ages can practice it! For today’s Fitness […] Read more »

Fitness Friday: Exercise at Your Desk

By Lisa Christie on 11/18/2011

‘Tis the season of family gatherings, office parties and out-of-town guests. Add those to the requisite baking, shopping and decorating and it’s no wonder it’s difficult to make time for everything. Women at Green Mountain often tell us they have a lot of anxiety around making self care a priority during the holidays. First, we want to remind everyone to cut […] Read more »

Fitness Tip Friday: We’re Back with More for Your Back

By Lisa Christie on 11/11/2011

Last month Senior Fitness Specialist LynnAnn Covell demonstrated how to stand for spine stabilization. Many of you told us how much you appreciated the information, so today LynnAnn is demonstrating a must-know exercise that will strengthen your lower backs. One of the most effective exercises for making the low back stronger — and subsequently making things like bending down to tie your shoes much […] Read more »

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