It’s June. You’re thinking you are not summer ready for the pool, cocktail parties or simply summer fashion. Fitness on the Run is here to help with free summer ready workouts. All you need is a jump rope, a furniture glider and you! Below is a warm up and challenge performed by Denise and two workout videos. We chose these movements for the summer ready workouts because they are great for healthy movement (hip openers and scapular retraction) and may be modified for the beginner to the more advanced student. Sitting all day leads to tight hips. We need to open them up for… [Read More]
Fitness on the Run is honored to share our family with five retired and active duty members of the military. In honor of Memorial Day, below are their reflections on this special day. The FOR family extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to those who shared their stories. To members of our armed services, veterans, and their families, we appreciate and remember your sacrifices on this Memorial Day and throughout the year. God Bless America! Dr. Victor Washington in front of WWII Memorial Dr. Victor Washington, PT, DPT, Army “I value Memorial Day because to me, it’s taking the opportunity to… [Read More]
Kathie flanked by FOR trainers Remi (left, Air Force) and Shawn (Marines). 2016 will be a bittersweet year for the Chmura family. My husband Tim will retire from the Army later this year with more than 36 years of active duty and four years of reserve duty. I’ve been a military spouse for more than 31 years and it has been both a wonderful and sometimes anxiety-filled ride. We started our military journey together in 1985 in Colorado Springs. Tim was a private, I was eight months pregnant, and we were broke. Tim’s salary barely covered our expenses — a… [Read More]
By Julie Miller, Mom-to-be: My husband and I went back and forth about having kids. We worried about how a child would change our spontaneous lifestyle, but we also had the fear of wanting a family after it was too late. We had been married for three years, we owned a house and were in our early thirties. It seemed like a good time to start trying. What I always thought pregnancy would be like and my reality of it has been pretty different. 1. Everything I have read says expect to try for 6-12 months. Perfect. That would give us some time to wrap our… [Read More]
Let’s admit it: exercise can be a total hassle. We need a different set of clothing. It takes time out of our over-charged, highly-tasked, precious day. We get sweaty inconveniencing our wardrobe choices. And by the way, who wants to take two showers a day. We lose time with errands, work projects, and additional rest. Some of us feel stupid or uncoordinated doing it. Worst of all, IT IS HARD and IT “HURTS.” I love what I do. I show people how to exercise correctly. I like to exercise. Yet, I realize there are many who do not enjoy exercise…. [Read More]
When was the last time you saw a dude or gal in the gym that had a HUGE and overdeveloped chest, bulging biceps…and no back to speak of. While it is so rewarding to fill up your t-shirt and show off many hours of chest presses and bicep curls, did you know it is actually dangerous? Introducing the latissimus dorsi. The “lats” are one of the largest muscles residing in the torso. Work them hard, increase their size, and they will contribute to a solid, stable core and allow supreme overhead movement. In one word, they are important. Due to their sheer size and… [Read More]
Those of us who are familiar with high stakes corporate advocacy in DC know how easy it is to lose yourself to the daily grind. Late nights. Travel. Always responsive to the needs of members and staff. Surrendering to unhealthy habits becomes acceptable, as long as the “job gets done.” So is it really possible to navigate among corporate CEOs, bring fun to your organization *and* model a healthy lifestyle for colleagues and family? Ask Meredith Attwell Baker, President and CEO of CTIA, an association that represents the wireless industry, and she will say, “Absolutely.” Meredith has found ways to stay healthy while building a remarkable career in the nation’s… [Read More]
Are parts of your life getting in the way of your wellness? Addiction is the relentless pull to a substance or an activity that becomes so compulsive it ultimately interferes with everyday life. Addiction comes in many forms. Checking your phone, using language like “I can’t” or “no”, substance abuse, actions and behaviors and many more. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I read a thoughtful article by Tony Schwartz, “Addicted to Distraction” in the New York Times. I’ve carried it with me in my purse ever since. In it, he shared his personal journey to becoming “unplugged” or just less reliant on… [Read More]
But you can’t take her Southern style, crawfish eating, fishin’ lovin’ and determination for fitness out of her! Meet Andre Crochet It was October 2014 when I first saw Andre Crochet training with a FOR instructor. I asked a nearby instructor, “Hey, who is that person?” She was fit, nice, and she already performed the exercises like she knew what she was doing. We see a lot of people at FOR — all different genders, ages and fitness levels. Some move okay…but others not so well. It is especially rare for a new client to understand the correct way to… [Read More]
It is early April. It’s practically Tax Day! Never fear…it’s not too late. It’s not too late to make a change. Be courageous. Take a stand for your own health. I have an old coach/mentor who once told me about workouts: “If you are going to eat a plate of frogs, eat the big one first.” Who out there is still engaged in the “New Year’s Resolution” they planned for 2016? Congrats to those of you who are. I bet you have found a sustainable program (fitness, food, etc.) that is working for you. I have a friend who committed to one and has… [Read More]
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