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What is the importance of cycling cadence anyway? If you’ve ever watched an elite cyclist glide along the rode with ease, then you’ll have noticed how smoothly and efficiently his or her pedal stroke is despite the terrain. That is cadence. The revolutions per minute (RMPs) at which the cyclists...

In addition to the positive physical benefits of yoga, there are also a great many mental benefits to a regular practice. As Rolf Gates states, “Somewhere along the line of our lives, our bodies have fallen asleep.” Yoga brings us back to a place of exploration, appreciation and wonder. Some students...

You’ve been on Instagram or Facebook and seen people post infographics such as The 30-day Squat Challenge or The Ultimate Chest Workout Guide and thought let’s give this a try. You begin one, see some changes, but after a while it feels like nothing’s happening. Why is that? How do you get more...

There are many physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual benefits tied to the practice of Tai Chi.  Tai Chi has made a long journey from a combat art to a meditative movement art tied closely to health and longevity.  Along with a few beginning lessons, here is what you need...

Cardio Dance does so much for you! As you move your body in all directions, taking up to 7,000 steps per class, you receive benefits from head to toe. With all the different moves and direction changes, you strengthen muscles in your lower extremities and strengthen bones with each stomp...

What is your Apple Watch, Fitbit, MyZone, or Garmin really telling you and how can you use this information to reach your goals? It’s easy to get lost in the data— here are a few helpful tips to consider when using your wearable technology. Heartrate zone—working out in different heartrate...

Since spring, I’ve noticed more runners out hitting the pavement and enjoying the health and mental benefits running has to offer. As a fellow runner and running coach, I am thrilled to see neighbors, friends, and family getting excited about running. I commonly profess how I am a “running nerd” and...

Try Pilates to stretch the body and relax the mind. Too often people set these goals aside when choosing an exercise program. They may be viewed as a waste of time and aspirations of dropping pounds and gaining muscle are taken as the only fitness goals worth pursuing. Flexibility and...

Tip: Bench press less, train back more The bench press is probably my favorite exercise and is great for building strength in the chest, shoulders, and arms. However, too much bench pressing can cause shoulder issues or irritate current shoulder issues if done without proper balance or shoulder care. One of...

Hit the ball farther, straighter and more accurately with less chance of injury… Whether twisting the body on a drive, squatting down to measure a putt or leaning over to pick up a ball, golfers constantly torqueing their bodies. Golf also requires repeating the same essential movements. As a result some...