How To Avoid a Suffer-Fest With Exercise (But Still Get Fit)

Do you feel like if you aren’t hurtin’ you’re not workin’ with exercise? That soreness and pushing yourself to the max are necessary to get fit? If not – kudos! If so – you aren’t alone. Many people think that the fastest way to get in shape is to push the body to the brink […]

Your Pace Is THE Pace (How I Faced a Spinning Instructor – and Won)

Spinning classes have the power to elicit feelings of misery and shame, as well as primal rage aimed at the instructor – which is why I haven’t been on a spinning bike in years. However, a colleague asked if I would participate in a spinathon fundraiser for a local charity. Now, riding a stationary bike for […]

Fitness Friday: A New Year, A New Stretching Routine

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 […]

Fitness Friday: Beginner Yoga Modifications

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 […]

Fitness Friday: Exercise at Your Desk

‘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 […]

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

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 […]