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...]

10 WAYS TO ELIMINATE STRESS

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...]

MOVE OF THE MONTH – MILITARY PRESS

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Definition/History: Before I get into specifics of the military press, let me define it and give a little history as to how it got its name.  A military press is named after the way soldiers raise their rifles over their head as part of their physical training.  It is a variation of the shoulder press but requires using … [Read more...]

Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Childhood Obesity affects 1 in 6 school-age children, and adolescents in the United States. As of January 2017 the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) reported that the percentage of children in the US has more than tripled since the 1970s. In recent years some programs including Michelle Obama's Let's … [Read more...]

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...]