Benefits of Balance Training

Balance is involved in every activity of daily life, including walking, bending, standing from a sitting position and going up and down stairs. Balance training improves the skills necessary for these real-life movements and helps reduce your risk of injury. This is especially needed as we age. Balance is a trainable skill, but consistency is […]

A Key Part of Aging is Preserving Muscle

It’s a fact that as you age, muscle mass and strength decline. If the loss of muscle becomes extreme, it can result in the inability to carry out daily tasks of living.  While there is no therapy or medication to completely prevent the loss of muscle that occurs with aging there are steps you can […]

Seven Things Your Personal Trainer Wants You to Know

Working with a personal trainer is a helpful step toward reaching your exercise and fitness goals. Our Trainers are pros at developing routines for your specific needs, teaching you how to preform exercises properly, and keeping you motivated. Below are seven strategies you need to practice. Do your homework. Listen to your Trainer and follow […]

How To Build Muscle Naturally

Gaining muscle is a common objective for those looking to enhance their physical fitness, boost strength, and improve their well-being. Although there are several approaches to reaching this goal, building muscle naturally stands out as a safe and reliable method for achieving enduring results. In the following piece, we’ll explore the key steps to naturally […]

The Long-term Benefits of Resistance Training

There’s lots of research out there and many times it is difficult to know what you need to do or not do, when it comes to eating and/or exercising. But the more I read, the more I learn how important resistance training is for men and women as we age. Research has shown that strengthening […]

Are You Losing Muscle?

From Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter A research team led by Roger Fielding, PhD. At the Friedman School and senior scientists of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Team at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging worked to uncover the biological mechanisms that cause muscles to increase in size and strength after resistance or […]

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

In recent years you may have heard the term “self-care” frequently.  Far from pampering yourself, self-care is a holistic approach to better health based on adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Americans are far less healthy than they could be or have been in the past and these poor habits are putting us at risk at younger […]

Easy Ways to Keep Inflammation in Check

From the Harvard Health Letter A mattress, a toothbrush and a salmon dinner don’t seem to have much in common on the surface. But they all represent healthy lifestyle habits that help fight chronic inflammation, a persistent state of our immune system that is linked to many health problems. The more healthy habits you practice […]

Reclaim Your Pre-Pandemic Function

From Harvard Health Letter Because of the pandemic you may have lost endurance or strength without realizing it.  Below are ways to get it back. We’ve moved past some of the immediate effects of the pandemic with many people returning to their previous physical activities.  But some people are finding they’re a bit worse off […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

How to Eat Healthy This Holiday Season There’s so much going on this time of year.  Along with holiday festivities comes plenty of holiday temptation and indulgences.  Below are some of The Fitness Center’s “healthy eating tips” to keep in mind as you enjoy each moment of this special time of year. Never starve yourself […]