‘intrinsic exercise’

Fitness Friday: Your Outdoor Gym

By Lisa Christie on 04/26/2013

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 on 01/07/2013

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 on 12/14/2012

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 on 12/07/2012

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 on 10/26/2012

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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