FITNESS CLUB

by / on May 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Meant to Run

We were meant to run! Now that spring has arrived and it’s getting a little nicer outside, more people feel like enjoying the outdoors by going for a nice jog. Many people, on the other hand, don’t want to run, because it puts too much stress on the knees, there’s too much pounding, or they give some other excuse of [...]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 am / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

WO Magazine – Behind the Scenes

Putting together the WO Magazine for the fitness club is always a learning experience for our team. I wanted to share some of the more interesting things we learned this edition (Spring 2012) that were too weird, irrelevant or idiotic to make it into the actual pages of the magazine. So check this out…you know how chef’s do this great [...]

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by / on May 3, 2012 at 11:12 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Rock Your World with the “ViPR”



What is the ViPR? Well, if you have ever had the pleasure of packing up and moving yourself then you will kind of know what the ViPR would feel like! The last thing you want to pick up are the carpets that you have rolled up and taped – you lean them up against the wall and two people are [...]

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by / on April 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

This is Xterra

On October 23rd, 2011, I packed up my bike and flew to Hawaii to compete in my first Xterra World Championship.  An Xterra event consists of a 1.5 km ocean swim, a 30 km mountain bike and a 10 km trail run.  It was the final race of my season, and a race that would challenge every ounce of endurance, [...]

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Avoiding Fitness Burnout

Our blogger Darius Szpilewski has embarked on a journey to interview professionals within our midsts whose personal success has inspired him in his own life.  In his series “Getting Real About Getting Fit”  Darius hopes to debunk the myths and misinformation that exists out in the media about living a healthy lifestyle.  Let’s all take some clues from the success [...]

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 9:26 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Fitness for Beginners

Our blogger Darius Szpilewski has embarked on a journey to interview professionals within our midsts whose personal success has inspired him in his own life.  In his series “Getting Real About Getting Fit”  Darius hopes to debunk the myths and misinformation that exists out in the media about living a healthy lifestyle.  Let’s all take some clues from the success [...]

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by / on March 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Family Exercise (Fun’ercise)

Not only is it hard to get oneself into an exercise routine, it’s even harder to get your whole family to do so. My wife and three children and I are at completely different stages of growth and development. We all have different fitness needs and different schedules(school/work/etc). I’ve tried various ways over the years to work out as a family [...]

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by / on February 29, 2012 at 9:21 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Winter Warm Ups

We often choose jump feet first into our exercise sessions without incorporating a proper warm-up but fail to realize that we are not serving our bodies well with this approach, especially in colder temperatures.  We like to blame our less than optimal performances on other factors.  “I’m just tired,” “Maybe I haven’t eaten properly today,” or “I haven’t trained enough.” [...]

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by / on February 25, 2012 at 9:47 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Ain’t Life Grande!

It seems like a life-time ago, I answered an ad – with fingers crossed and heart pounding – for ‘Graphic Designer at White Oaks’. It was a pretty clever angle, luring potential hires in with visions of lattes and tennis matches dancing in their heads. Truth be told, they had me at coffee. Lucky for me, I was hired… and [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Nutrition Challenged

What a Challenge! This past fall, we hosted a 12 week “Body Transformation” Challenge for our members. Now normally this isn’t newsworthy as we have been hosting similar type challenges for the past 6 years. This one however was different, very different. For the very first time, the Challenge included comprehensive, one-on-one fitness training AND nutrition coaching…delivered in weekly sessions. [...]

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