Seattle Athletic Club

Author Archives: Rose Barker

Mar
24

Inspirational Member of the Month: Sue Amundsen

Sue’s journey started over a year ago when she took the plunge and signed up for our annual Lose It! Weight Loss Challenge in January 2014. What started as a 3-month challenge to really put her all into, has turned into a new world for Sue. Over a year later, Sue has dropped more than […]

Feb
14

What a Pain in the Back!

One of the most common complaints and/or fears is back pain or injuring one’s back. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain or strain at some point during their lives. Fortunately most people can prevent or lessen their back pain episodes with proper body mechanics, safe and controlled exercise, yoga, alternative […]

Jan
15

Healthy Weight Loss Vs. Unhealthy Weight Loss

Have you ever heard the 2lb rule of thumb and wondered why is it that 2lbs per week of weight loss is what every exercise and nutrition expert recommends? How can this be when you see people on television and in ads say they are losing so much more than that per week and they […]

Nov
07

Are you training in the right heart rate zone?

Exercise intensity is a critical component of effective training programs. To reach your goals and actually see results, you must start thinking about what it takes. Luckily this isn’t as hard as you may think. Many times people overlook the basics of training and end up wasting time in the gym, but focusing in on […]

May
23

Got Sports? The benefits for children involved in sports.

The benefit of playing a sport is not only physical fitness, but mental growth and clarity as well. It is an invigorating and empowering use of time and can motivate kids to want to come to the gym on a regular basis for fun and laughter. Obviously there are many physical health reasons that tell […]

May
03

Please Pass the Potassium

Have you noticed that food no longer comes ‘as is’? It is always chopped, processed, canned, prepared, dressed, shaved, packaged, shipped then marketed. Vitamins and minerals are sensitive not only to processing, but also to oxygen, cooking, weather, soil patterns and age. They go through a lot before they end up on your plate, and […]

Feb
18

Got Sports? The benefits for children involved in sports.

The benefit of playing a sport is not only physical fitness, but mental growth and clarity as well. It is an invigorating and empowering use of time and can motivate kids to want to come to the gym on a regular basis for fun and laughter. Obviously there are many physical health reasons that tell […]

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