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  • Sickle cell trait (SCT) is a blood disorder that can be harmful to physically active individuals.  SCT occurs when an individual inherits one normal h...

  • How we manage stress can make a huge difference in our health and well-being. If we don’t manage it, if we allow it to manage us, we can experience va...

  • Yoga is a phenomenal way to stay active or kickstart your fitness routine, but yoga is filled with many amazing benefits. When I began practicing, I j...

  • Finding time is one of the biggest challenges of working out. Work and family commitments are consuming and derail our best efforts to exercise. Clien...

  • If you haven’t ridden a bike in a while, stationary or not, you are missing something amazing! More and more people these days are finding – and...

  • Have you ever experienced a sensation of pain and/or stiffness following an unaccustomed exercise or new workout routine twenty four to forty eight ho...

  • As reported by a survey administered by the FDA, nearly 80% of American adults consume some form of caffeine on a daily basis, but do they consume saf...

  • Lightning is one of the most underrated severe weather hazards, yet ranks as one of the top weather killers in the United States. Lightning strikes in...

  • Did you know you have between 2 and 4 million sweat glands? Sweating is the body’s natural way to regulate internal temperature. It simply is trying t...

  • Most people know massages are relaxing, but not many know how exactly massage effects our mental state.  Several studies regarding the effect massage ...

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  • Because April is National Parkinson’s Month, the best way to spread awareness is to talk about Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a progressive nervous syste...

  • We tend to go into a new year excited to make a fitness change, but come spring, it’s hard to stick it out. Maybe you’re not seeing the results you ex...

  • The expression “exercise is medicine” is working its way into doctor’s offices and fitness facilities around the world. But, is it true? Can you reall...

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  • Practicing the art of correct breathing is not something we tend to regularly. Deep, controlled breathing activates blood circulation and awakens cell...

  • Spring is in the air. And so is spring cleaning! Here is one exercise in WELLNESS we can all jump on board with. How is spring cleaning related to you...

  • The idea of Tabata came from Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata, and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness in Tokyo. Another ...

  • Do you know the difference between dieting and a lifestyle change? The biggest difference between the two is that dieting is a short term process and ...

  • Each month, Beacon Health & Fitness performs health screenings for members at a first come, first serve basis. These health screenings assess memb...

  • Medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as MTSS and more commonly known as “shin splints,” is an orthopedic injury caused by repetitive stresses app...

  • On Sunday, March 24th, Beacon Health & Fitness is partnering with Spin Zone to host its first Indoor Triathlon, offering both Sprint ($50) and Oly...

  • We talk about love in many ways—it’s beauty and specialness, how badly we want it, how hard it is. Yet, love as teacher sometimes gets short shrift. A...

  • Beacon Health & Fitness Youth Activity Studio provides parents with young children an opportunity to exercise knowing their children are being car...

  • All non-members wishing to participate in a limited number of Beacon Health & Fitness programs MUST complete both forms below 1 week prior to the ...

  • All forms must be completed 1 week prior to starting your first prenatal yoga class. To submit your paperwork, please scan your completed forms to Del...

  • The age old fitness question: which is better for weight loss, cardio or resistance training? Like many answers in the fitness world, it depends. Whil...

  • Now is the time of year we reflect on being thankful for all we have. In positive psychology research, gratitude is consistently associated with great...

  • Different types of resistance training exist for strengthening and building muscle, also known as hypertrophy. Examples include static cable machines,...

  • I just got back from Europe, and like many of us who take a long vacation I worried that eating out, not having my normal gym routine, and spending ho...

  • The joke in Chicago is that there are just two seasons—construction season, and winter. In our area, we like to think of two seasons as well—running s...

  • If you’ve ever peeked into the Pilates Reformer Studio in our Mishawaka facility, the equipment may have looked strange to you. The Reformer and Cadil...

  • I often meet with members whom identify weight loss as their primary health and fitness goal. When discussing their plan to achieve this goal, they of...

  • “A Man is as Young as his Spinal Column.” That quote from Joseph Pilates grabs our attention right away (and, of course, we’d include anyone in his st...

  • Want to sleep better? Try Pilates. The increased body awareness, focused breathing, and body-massaging moves found in Pilates can bring you a deeper, ...

  • Where are you going and how are you getting there? Let’s face it, exercising our bodies most days of the week, year in and year out, for the rest of o...

  • One spring training with the Minnesota Twins, I was in the bullpen getting a few of our pitchers ready to go out in relief toward the end of a game. A...

  • Reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, feel happier and improve your emotional well-being - all without a change in diet, exercise or medication. H...

  • Brenda Allen participated in Biggest Winner in 2014. Many pounds lost and workouts later, she's now an employee at BHF teaching group fitness and work...

  • Enjoy the holidays with these two holiday themed workouts!...

  • What if you could have a delicious home cooked dinner, lunch or breakfast ready to go as soon as you walked in or out the door? Wholesome Package take...

  • Here’s a guide to help you understand when Beacon Health & Fitness will close or cut back services due to the winter weather. As a resource, we us...

  • I’m sure you’ve seen the colorful tape on athlete’s bodies during the Olympic Games? That is Kinesio Tape. Kinesio tape is an elastic adhesive tape de...

  • In August 2017, Gary Marshall, 68, was admitted to the hospital with congestive heart and kidney failure. At that time, he weighed 412 pounds....

  • Being able to balance is important for everyone, not just athletes. Growing children, geriatrics, as well as the general public need to maintain good ...

  • You may not think you’re an addict, but you probably are. It’s not drugs, or even coffee, calling you, but a uniquely North American craving: producti...

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