GX Thanks

Group Exercise has played a big role in my fitness life for about 14 years. I remember fondly my free access to the state-of-the-art “Strom” center as a student at USC. And, my goodness, I took advantage. That’s where I attended my first GX class – probably pilates. Then I was hooked forever. All these…

Meet Me at the Bar

Closing out the year strong, and having a little flexibility of schedule, I decided to take on a new fitness venture. My office life kept me in Greenville, so what better time to explore that area. I had two friends petition me to come to their group exercise classes. They didn’t have to try hard…

Atlanta MANIA

MANIA is an annual fitness convention offered in multiple states by SCW Fitness Education, where professionals go to earn credits, get certifications, network with peers, learn new material and be utterly inspired. This year’s Atlanta conference was held July 28-30, and our Fitness department was in attendance. One Doctor for Life priority is enlisting the most…

HIIT Me

After leaving my job at the YMCA, I found myself right back in the Group Exercise classroom regularly. But this time, I was not teaching; I was participating. For one, my Wellness Department successor Wendy Jo was leading a new Small Group Training, and I wanted to support her and this effort to bring specialty,…

Paintball

For Christmas, I got 2 Groupon vouchers to play paintball. Eek! I obviously put this off for a while… For one, I had never played paintball. I had never shot paintballs with friends running around the woods for fun. I had never even held a paintball gun, or a paintball for that matter. For two,…

GO Day

Saturday, June 11, 2016, was National Get Outdoors Day, or GO Day for short. This year marked the ninth annual recognized day, but it was the first time I had heard of it. Thanks, random TV commercial! I talk all the time about the importance of getting outside more. The benefits of fresh air and…

The Power of Ex

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m writing an article about couples. My fiancé and I are currently in the middle of a three-week fitness challenge. It requires being active seven days a week and adhering to an eating plan. So far so good. Day One was the worst, where he really had to make some…

Jan Fit Challenge

Thanks to my girl Heidi with Train To Live, I joined a fitness challenge for January. The challenge consisted of a three-day cleanse and then two-weeks of workouts. I started January 5 and am proud to say I completed as of this Wednesday, January 21. I lost 2.875 inches total and feel more toned and…