‘intrinsic exercise’

Fitness Friday: I Found My Fitness Soul Mate

By Lisa Christie

We talk a lot in this blog about a fitness soul search – finding an exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise to you. Moving because it feels good. It’s not necessarily an easy journey, but an important one if you want to make fitness a constant in your life. I can finally say that I found my fitness soul mate […] Read more »


Fitness Friday: Cardio Soul Search

By Lisa Christie

This article was written by Green Mountain senior fitness specialist LynnAnn Covell for Already Pretty, in response to a reader question about finding the right fitness routine when you have time and mobility issues (in this case scoliosis and knee tenderness). It is an exciting and hopeful moment when you find a physical activity that works for you and your […] Read more »

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Fitness Friday Book Review: The Fat Chick Works Out!

By Lisa Christie

A book review by Green Mountain alum, Jill C. “The Fat Chick Works Out” Author Jeanette DePatie is a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate and exercise instructor who wants you to rediscover movement and the powerful benefits it can bring to you at your current size. Those immediate benefits can include a lower risk of cancer, improved mood, better […] Read more »


Fitness Friday: My Fitness Inspiration

By Lisa Christie

Following the Olympics, I saw dozens of athletes who inspire me. Missy Franklin – what a phenom! Gabby Douglas – did you see her on the balance beam? Usain Bolt – do I even need to say anything? But my real fitness inspiration, or fit-spiration, is someone just like you and me. In fact, you might know her. She’s part […] Read more »


Creating and Maintaining Sacred Space within Your Life

By Lisa Christie

Today’s guest post is from Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on creating the life you were meant to lead. Nearly ten years ago, I began facing my emotional eating head-on. I made the necessary changes. I focused on myself. I […] Read more »