THE GREATNESS OF STEP-UPS

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The step up is a great all-round exercise that is perfect for all since it can be modified to create a challenging workout for anyone, whether you have just started exercising or have been training for years. It has a low risk of injury and, with a few adjustments, offers a good cardio and strength workout. Aside from the … [Read more...]

Allergy Awareness

Written by Danielle Gymorie Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness At the start of every Spring/Summer, I know that also means the start of allergy season.  While I love seeing the seasons change and everything blooming, my seasonal allergies make me pay the price. I know I am not alone in my suffering.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Allergies are the 6th … [Read more...]

INDEPENDENCE DAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Let’s face it, while holidays are for celebrating and are meant to be enjoyed with family and friends, we can sometimes get carried away with food and drinks.  What starts off as a good time can end up making us feel defeated and/or disappointed in ourselves.  Well, that does not have to be the case at all.  There are ways … [Read more...]

Heat Stroke Prevention

Written By Danielle Gymorie Cert, Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Summer is one of my favorite seasons. I love hot weather, cookouts, beach trips and soaking up the sun.  When I know I’m going to be out in hot weather, I try to plan accordingly and bring extra water, sunscreen, and know what other resources I will have available to me.  Why?  Because of heatstroke. The Centers for … [Read more...]

Hit the Trail Workouts

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The warmer months are an ideal time to take your workouts, and yourself outside! Fresh air workouts can do wonders for both the body and mind. Research shows that exercising outdoors is proven to boost moods - in part thanks to a rush of Vitamin D (and endorphins). In the Northeast Ohio area we're fortunate to have … [Read more...]

SUPER DAD WORKOUT – HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER!

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Unless you’ve been lifting weights for years, I recommend doing a full body routine that you can do two or three times a week.  You want a routine that has at least one exercise for your quads (front of your legs), butt and hamstrings (back of your legs), your push muscles, your pull muscles, and your core.  Yes, this means … [Read more...]

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS ROCK!

Written By Elise Velazquez Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness A mountain climber is a body weight exercise that burns calories, builds stamina and strengthens the core. Not only do mountain climbers make use of all of the body’s major muscle groups so it’s almost like getting a total body workout in just one move!  When properly performing a mountain climber, your shoulders, arms and chest … [Read more...]

Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection

Written By Danielle Gymorie Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States.  The number of skin cancer cases has been increasing over the past few decades.  In fact, there are more skin cancer diagnoses each year than all other cancers combined. On the bright side, you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, … [Read more...]

Bike Fitness & Safety

Written by Danielle Gymorie Cert, Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness These days, it seems there are more bikes out on the road rather than in the garage collecting dust.  Whether you are out riding to have fun or because you are concerned with your waistline, there are plenty of reasons to trade the car for a bike.  Some studies have shown that biking and walking appeal to children and … [Read more...]

The Best of Spring and Summer Produce

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness. I am always grateful when this time of year rolls around, and fruit and vegetable options are plentiful. Sure most grocers carry strawberries in the winter, and you can pretend they taste pretty good … but let’s be real it’s nothing like the fresh summer version. Fruits and vegetables naturally taste better when they … [Read more...]