Put Pumpkin Back on the Menu

Written by: Danielle Gymorie cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, OH) Fall, the holiday best defined by two holidays of self-indulgence and excess festivities.  First up is Halloween where people of all ages are excited for different reasons.  For the younger kids, it’s about running door to door trying to get as much candy as possible.  For the adults, it’s about picking … [Read more...]

Grass-Fed…Better Than Organic?

Written By: Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness (Cleveland, Ohio) Organic and grass-fed beef and dairy products are now available at most supermarkets, which I think is a change for the better. When you see the organic label, you know the food is going to be free of pesticide residues, synthetic hormones, genetically modified organisms, and a long list of questionable … [Read more...]

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition – How Important Is it?

Written by: Elsie Velazqeuz Cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness So, you have finally figured out a workout routine that works for you and you’ve been consistent with it.  You see changes and you are very excited about it, as you should be.  However, you feel that your progress is slowing down.  You decide that you are going to increase the intensity of your workouts and that you will … [Read more...]


Written By: Danielle Gymorie Cert. Personal Trainer at Prescription Fitness SMART goals, or specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely is a great strategy to use for setting goals you wish to accomplish.  If you’re currently working towards a fitness goal, a SMART goal may be a great way to stay focused and help you achieve your goal.  When creating a smart goal, here are a few … [Read more...]

Concussions in Sport

Written by: Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain’s function. Concussions are common in sports such as football, soccer, wrestling, and lacrosse.  While some concussions are obvious because they cause you to lose consciousness, most do not.  This is why it is possible to have a concussion and not even realize … [Read more...]

Fall into Fitness- Get Back on Track!

            Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Yay…fall is here! For many, it’s ‘back to school’ time for children and for others it is simply a time to get back into a more regular routine. Although summer is a great time to kick back, there is usually a price to pay for kicking back.  For some, that price … [Read more...]

Bleachers…Not Just for Sitting!

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Bleachers provide a challenging workout session. If you enjoy being outdoors and are looking for something new to step up your “game”, consider heading to your local high school stadium for a bleacher workout. You can improve your cardiovascular system, aid in weight loss, enhance your strength and increase your muscular … [Read more...]

What do to with all those garden goodies

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness You were blessed with a green thumb and you have spent the entire summer taking care of the vegetables in your garden, and now you have so many tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and leafy greens that you don’t know what you will do with it all since opening your own produce store is not an option. Below is a list of 20 ways to … [Read more...]


Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Stress seems to be a universal experience.  It does not seem to matter what gender you are, age, ethnicity, religion, etc. - we all experience it.  Unfortunately, it is a normal part of life.  Of course, we do not all experience stress in the same way nor do we all experience stress in the same circumstances. In other words, … [Read more...]

Back to School HIIT workouts

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness. Yikes it's back to school time! For many this means busier schedules. There's hectic mornings, and evenings filled with homework, carpools, and after-school activities. When life gets crazy it's more important than ever to practice self care, and fit in your fitness. Abbreviated workouts are a practical option. A … [Read more...]