Every Body can be a ‘Bikini Body:” Don’t let the body shamers win this summer

Not everyone has to feel comfortable in a bikini. However, if showing skin on the beach makes you feel good – you have the right to do it! The diet industry ramps up their marketing as the weather gets warm. In this week’s newsletter we remind you to listen to yourself first!

Maybe Working Out isn’t What You Need Right Now: Exercise isn’t always the first step to getting fit

People often jump into working out as a solution to their mental and physical health problems. Although everyone needs physical activity, a workout routine is usually only one small piece of a healthy lifestyle.

Taking it One Step at a Time: Building new habits for personal growth

Have you ever had a goal you didn’t reach? When working towards a goal we often put pressure on ourselves to achieve too much too soon. Successful goal setting often comes with “chunking” the work into smaller goals, and taking it one step at a time.

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Getting back on track with your diet

Let’s all be honest with ourselves, maintaining a healthy diet for an entire lifetime is difficult. You will likely fall out of routine every now and then! See this week’s trainer’s tips for how to get back on the horse – with bonus recipe!

Don’t Leave Yourself High and Dry: Get enough water in the winter

People often worry about gaining weight in the winter. However, an increased risk of dehydration likely poses a greater threat to your health during the cold months than any extra poundage you may put on. See this week’s trainer’s tips for how to improve your water intake during wintertime.

Design the Fitness Plan that is Right for You: You don’t have to love working out

Many of our Teammates come to us after years of trying different fitness journeys that just didn’t stick. The truth is, if you don’t like the kind of fitness you’re doing, you’re going to quit! See this week’s trainer’s tips for how to design a fitness plan you’ll actually want to follow.

Never Stop Playing: An appeal to spend more time with less purpose

In my teacher training I learned about the importance of play for growing brains. In this week’s newsletter, I argue play is important for all people, regardless of their age.

New Year, Same You: Taking 2022 one day at a time

New Years is a great opportunity to energetically wipe the slate clean and set intentions for a new chapter. New Years, however, does not magically transport us into a new reality. See this week’s trainer’s tips for how to stay grounded during resolution season this year.

Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail: Setting yourself up for success on those cold, dark winter mornings

Getting up in the morning is much more difficult during the winter. Cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight make getting out of a warm, comfortable bed especially painful. See this week’s trainer’s tips for advice on how to streamline your mornings for success this winter!

Don’t Fall for Fads: It’s time to break out of the diet culture shame cycle

Diet culture is everywhere. Commercials, billboards, dialogue in movies and TV shows, magazines; pretty much any media you can think of has a hand in perpetuating toxic narratives about weight and fitness. Fad diets make achieving our fitness goals seem so easy, it feels too good to be true. Our newsletter this week is dedicated to showing you that’s exactly what they are.