Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Strap on your pedometer, grease up your baby stoller, and hit the road for a workout that will take your breath away!
As the deputy editor of FITNESS Magazine, Mary Anderson has her finger on the pulse of the latest workout trends. But what she really craves is running outdoors. “It’s just not the same on a treadmill—I get inspired by the outdoors, whereas I cover the treadmill’s digital readout with my towel!” And with good reason: Fitness experts widely agree that seeing greenery while working out reduces stress and can improve performance. Yet only 22 percent of women exercise outside of the gym, according to a recent Women’s Health survey. With some creative planning, you can skip the gym—including the monthly payments and the wait lists for hot yoga—and hit the road (or laundry room) for some serious conditioning. Here are some ways to get fit …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Roswell to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Grimes Bridge Park Adult Recreation Center will soon include a new fitness center.
After months of preparation and anticipation by some in the community, a new fitness center at the Adult Recreation Center’s is set to open next weekend. The new center is the answer to requests by a growing group of adult center participants. With over 2,500 square feet of expanded space, the center has added: It's perfect for avid gym goers or those coming out of cardiac or physical therapy, as well as those that haven’t worked out in a while, say center staff. The Adult Recreation Center requires all fitness center participants fill out a health form and have an orientation by a professional staff member before they use the space. The cost to use the fitness center is as follows: Personal training is also available for an additional …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Not just for masochists, boot camp workouts have legions of devotees. Find out what you might gain from trying one out in Roswell.
Having the best of intentions has never been equated with having the best of bodies—or even less flabby ones. So many of us have unused or infrequently used gym memberships, and even for those of us who do make it to the gym, we often lose a mental struggle with ourselves to stay on the treadmill for a full workout or complete that last set of reps. So what’s a person to do who wants to get in better shape but needs more motivation to do it? Well, that’s where boot camp comes in. Originating on the West Coast around 15 years ago, boot camp workouts have recently made their way to the East Coast and around the globe. While they may have originally appealed to athletes and hard-core fitness enthusiasts, there are now boot camps for people of…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Love the work out or just curious about zumba? Register to join the Thursday classes.
The Roswell Library is currently hosting a series of Zumba classes during September and October. Party yourself into shape! Join a certified Zumba instructor for an hour of exercise, dance and music each week. Sign up begins at the Adult Reference Desk 30 minutes before each session. Participation is limited to the first 25 people. Participants must be present to register. The classes are held on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and are free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. The Roswell Library is located at 115 Norcross Street in Roswell. For more information, call the Roswell Library at 770-640-3075.
Friday, March 23, 2012
According to Google, "krav maga atlanta" is up several thousand percent as a search term over the past five years.
In the middle of a national health crisis, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, many people are seeking to make lifestyle changes - for an increasing number of people, one of those changes involves an Isreali self-defense method called Krav Maga. Most likely because of its origins as a combat technique for Isreal's military, Krav Maga - meaning Krav/"battle" Maga/"contact" - was simply viewed as another martial arts style of self defense for a long time. It wasn't until recent years that many people began to gravitate toward the method as a fantastic way to get fit, as well. Eric Sepeda can't blame them. "I took my first Krav Maga class in 2002 and have been …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This week we'll get to know Clare Schexnyder, owner of Oh Baby! Fitness
What is your business and how long have you been doing it? My business is Oh Baby! Fitness. We offer the widest variety of pregnancy and mom and baby exercise classes in the country. Pregnant moms can choose from pilates, yoga, toning or water aerobics. All the same classes are available for mom and baby. Plus we offer stroller workout. I started the company myself in 2005 after the birth of my daughter. Six years later, we've worked with over 15,000 new moms and have 25 locations in metro Atlanta and two in Savannah, Ga. What makes you good at what you do? I'm extremely passionate about helping new mothers get in shape and form communities. My passion comes from my own struggle with postpartum depression after I had my baby in 2004. I …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
"In Your Business" is a series on Roswell’s entrepreneurs and business owners. This week we'll get to know Ann-Marie Giglio, owner of CoreMatters.
What is your business? My business is CoreMatters, a private training studio. We started out with small, core-focused group classes and now we seek to help people restore their health using mind/body, core-focused movement together with sound nutrition. We have small group classes and also offer personal training. One of our specialties is bio-mechanics and posture. I am also a certified chi running and chi walking instructor, which allows me to teach people to walk and run pain-free - I really enjoy that! What makes you good at what you do? Part of what makes me good at running my business is my ability to listen to my clients. The other thing that helps is my wide-ranging education in this field. My study of yoga, Pilates, T'ai Chi and…
Friday, January 21, 2011
Achieve your fitness goals in 10-minute increments.
We’re a scant three weeks into the new year and several of my friends have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions to get more exercise. As my best friend said, “I already wake up early to get the kids off to school and I’m too exhausted in the evenings to head to the gym after feeding the kids, taking care of homework, and spending a full day at work. I just don’t have the time to exercise regularly.” She’s not alone in feeling that way. When I discussed this issue with Carma Haley Shoemaker, author, licensed weight loss consultant, and LPN, she said, “I hear this from weight loss clients all the time. People often have blinders on in regards to exercise; they believe it only counts if they are taking a certain amount of …
Monday, January 17, 2011
The right attitude is key to meeting your fitness and weight loss goals
Most WWE wresting fans are very familiar with John Cena's signature move, the "Attitude Adjustment." This is his killer move, the one he uses as the ultimate take-down. When you see Cena setting up the "Attitude Adjustment" you know that his opponent is done for and the match is practically finished. If you want to succeed in reaching your weight or fitness goals this year, you need to add the "Attitude Adjustment" to your arsenal of fitness and diet strategies. No, I don't mean you need to learn how to execute Cena's infamous move (although I'll be completely impressed and give you BIG kudos if you manage it!). I simply mean, you need to adopt the correct attitude if you really want to succeed. Clues that you need an attitude …