Archive for the 'Fitness' Category

Can you really work out at home?

Posted in Fitness on October 16th, 2012 by Lance

Ive tried working out at home by purchasing those multi purpose home gyms with every bell and whistle. I would enjoy working out at home for a few months then I would completely lose my motivation and stop working out. Read more »

Trillium Sports Medicine

Posted in Fitness on October 10th, 2012 by Lance

Studies show that rehabilitation treatments for patients with complete thoracic spinal cord injuries may in fact be very effective. Read more »

Carry Loads to Berlin

Posted in Fitness on September 24th, 2012 by Lance

Slept lousy and I’m tired. I heard one group leaving for the summit at 5:00, in the morning. They were back by 10:30, exhausted and nauseated having not come close to the summit. The altitude hit me. I’m dehydrated and very light headed. It’s hard to think straight and I’m having a hard time packing. After drinking two liters of Gatorade, I felt much better. The trail to Berlin was not hard but is extremely steep in some sections. At 19,600 feet trying to do anything is a challenge. The Gatorade did the trick for me and I was feeling great despite the altitude. We headed down and with all the snow and steepness of the slope made it back in 20 minutes by going straight down. Read more »

Push Ups on Swiss Ball

Posted in Fitness on September 14th, 2012 by Lance

Starting Position:
Lay face down over the ball, with the ball positioned at your middle and your hands and feet stabilized on the floor. With your legs together, slowly walk forward on your hands until your shins are resting on the ball. Read more »

That’s all Fine and Dandy your Say

Posted in Fitness on September 5th, 2012 by Lance

In general, skis and boots are softer, shorter (skis) and much better performers than what was available just a few years ago. Forget about those boards that were as tall as a telephone pole and stiffer than an Al Gore speech. Today’s sticks will outperform any conventional models and take a lot less length to do it. Read more »

The Independent Contractor Agreement

Posted in Fitness on July 27th, 2012 by Lance

How a worker or class of workers is treated is something that is well within the control of every fitness professional. How the independent contractor agreement reads (or, indeed, even whether there is an agreement), whether the Form 1099 is properly handled, etc., are all controllable by the facility’s owner or manager. Read more »

Mandie’s Journal: Week Six. Part 2

Posted in Fitness on July 12th, 2012 by Lance

Sharon’s Reply

Mandie,
Congratulations on losing three more pounds this week! I do see more fruits and vegetables in your selection of food. Is there a Taco Bell near your new job? Maybe you can ask them for a nutritional analysis of their foods, so you can check the fat and calories and perhaps make better selections. Packing your lunch will save you many fats and calories. Read more »

Mandie’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1

Posted in Fitness on July 12th, 2012 by Lance

Dear Sharon and Armand,
This week was still not a triumph as far as packing my lunch goes, but I did add more fruits and veggies to my meals. I have finally made it down to 200 pounds, and I really feel as though food is less and less of a constant issue. Read more »

Michelle’s Journal, Part 2

Posted in Fitness on July 4th, 2012 by Lance

Hi Michelle,
Sounds like this was not the best week to start overhauling your diet and exercise program. However, you have done a good deal of mental preparation. You have evaluated your strengths and weaknesses, and are beginning to plan for change. You certainly have the will to do this. Read more »

Michelle’s Journal, Part 1

Posted in Fitness on July 4th, 2012 by Lance

Can I start over? It has been such an incredibly hard week. I was so excited but this week I realized how hard it really is to eat right.
My week was really bad. I did not exercise at all, which makes me feel horrible because I know I have got to do it if I want to be healthy. I have felt so exhausted, partly from not getting enough sleep. Read more »