‘intrinsic exercise’

Fitness Friday: Your Outdoor Gym

By Lisa Christie

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 leave her alone and not […] Read more »

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Move Like a Kid for Weight Management

By Lisa Christie

Skipping, running, jumping, twirling, dancing… sounds like the typical 6-year-old, doesn’t it? How many of us had weight management problems when we were 6? I’m not trying overgeneralize, but I’m going to do just that: Most of us didn’t have a hard time managing our weight when we were kids. True, true – there are a lot of factors that […] Read more »

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Fitness Friday Video: Hula Hooping 101

By Lisa Christie

We’ve seen a resurgence of hula hooping since it caught on in the 1950s. Today, it’s generally known as just “hooping” or “hoopdance,” and it’s a great way to socialize while reaping the benefits of exercise. I interviewed Green Mountain fitness intern Melissa about her hooping skills. You’ll see a bit of them in the video, but that’s just the […] Read more »

Fitness Friday: Experiencing My First Nia Class

By Lisa Christie

Today’s post is by Green Mountain fitness intern Melissa on experiencing her first Nia class. During my first week as a fitness intern at Green Mountain, I was fortunate to be able to go through the Green Mountain program with our participants. Looking at the schedule, one of the classes that intrigued me the most was a movement class called […] Read more »

Photograph provided by Nia Technique (www.nianow.com).

Biggest Loser, Big Turnoff?

By Marsha Hudnall

Far from being the motivational boost it’s touted to be, The Biggest Loser’s depictions of exercise may make people less likely to get up off the couch.  According to a new study, after watching a seven-minute clip of a show from The Biggest Loser’s ninth season, study participants had more negative attitudes about being active than participants who watched a […] Read more »

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