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Category Archives: Fitness Advice

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
20

American Heart Month

The month of February is synonymous for the heart driven holiday of love, this month is also American Heart month. In honor of this observance, it’s important to find out if you and your family members are at risk for this preventable disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number […]

Dec
22

New Year’s Mindset: Mindful Eating vs. Dieting

I am not here to sell you on an approach to eating healthier this New Year. January is a busy month for Nutritionists and I agree it’s a great time to start anew. However, if you’ve tried more than enough dieting approaches before – lower calorie, lower carb, lower fat, higher protein, juicing, detoxes, “eat […]

Nov
21

What it Takes to Obtain a Goal. Three perspectives on the journey of our 2014 winner of Lose It.

We are entering the Holiday season and as a club, we are gearing up for our annual weight loss challenge, Lose It to begin in January 2015. It might seem cliché to set the goal of losing weight at the beginning of the year or set those new year resolutions. Who cares! January is a […]

Nov
21

Strategies for a Healthful Holiday

Enjoy the food and festivities. This is number one above all else. The more you enjoy your life and create holiday experiences you want vs. being on automatic pilot dreading the various gatherings and traditions that you really don’t want to be a part of – the more energy you’ll have to focus on nourishing […]

Nov
05

Get Fit and Slim Fast: LIFT SOME WEIGHT!

I often hear from female clients and female members that they don’t like to lift weights, especially heavy weights because they don’t want to bulk up. I know I’ve written about this topic at least twice before. Maybe the third times the charm. The illusion of bulking up is just that. If you really were […]

Oct
29

How many Sets/Reps?

By Fitness Intern Quinton Augusto, Seattle Athletic Club Downtown.    One of the most common misconceptions among gym goers is the proper number of sets and reps to do during a workout. The answer is very dependent on your individual goals. Before venturing into the gym and aimlessly meandering around until you find a machine […]

Aug
22

Body Weight: What’s a Healthy Range?

If you’re trying to assess your body weight in terms of health, it’s not entirely straightforward. Let’s take a look at some of the more common and lesser known ways to assess a healthy body weight and what some of the limitations are in doing so. BMI – body mass index can be calculated easily […]

Jul
28

The Wellness Challenge did its job!

We put together the Wellness Challenge with hopes that it would challenge our members in trying new things and add variety to your overall health and wellness program. It did just that. One participant after the first week realized she needed to step up her nutrition game. She found the Fitness and Wellness categories to […]

Jul
23

Wellness Corner with Behaviorist: Brandyn Roark

Do you ever wonder why, when we are given positive feedback, we either don’t hear it, don’t believe it, or only hear the negative? There is power in positive feedback. In addition, there is power in negative feedback; it’s just in the HOW and WHY we deliver it. Negative feedback, which can arise from conflict, […]

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