Today's Fitness/Health Tip: TRAINING ON A TREADMILL

Running on a treadmill is generally easier than running outside because there is less wind resistance and variation in terrain. To get the same workout as you would if you were running outside on level ground, set the grade (incline) to 1 percent. Used to running on varying types of terrain? Try adjusting the treadmill incline a bit higher for part of your workout and then bring it back down to 1 percent again.

August training note

TO GUMMY OR NOT TO GUMMYInteresting article on the pros/cons of choosing gummy vitamins 

Heart Healthy Oatmeal

It's Tuesday! I know I'm a little late but I wanted to show you all the heart healthy breakfast I had this morning. I was in the mood for something quick and tasty so I decided to go for some oatmeal today.   Although it is tempting to go for the instant oatmeal,  a bowl of classic oatmeal has a huge dose of vitamins and protein without all the sugar. And really, it doesn't take long to make at all.

To the Pool!

This topic sort of came to me naturally today: it is SOOOO hot (right, it IS the dry heat, so what??? It is still sooooo hot!)… So, it is SO hot that it’d be the best to head for the pool.Some of you might vividly protest:1. My hair will get ruined!

THE BEST DIET???????????

by Jon Goodman at There are no good diets. The word ‘diet’ signifies a beginning and an end. You and your clients are in this for life. It’s not complicated. Eat a ton of veggies. ... Eat nutrient dense foods.


One dumbbell and 20 min will give you a great all over workout. Focusing on your core, strength and mobility. Enjoy.

Know when to rest...and do it!

I recently injured myself at school teaching high jump. I pushed off my left leg and POP! I thought someone had held a microphone to pocorm kernals popping!  It was loud! But, was the sound in my head or did it actually sound like that for real? I landed, on the mat, with a million thoughts going through my head such as: " Did I blow out my ACL? PCL? Pull a muscle? Twist my knee, dislocate my hip???? What did I just do?"I hugged my knee- collected my thoughts said out loud "Oh my knee!"  

Back on Track

Hi!I have been sick for 10 days and this is really kicking my butt!  I am starting back on my exercise routine today at a slower pace.I read an article in my personal trainer magazine about a study done involving exercise and diet and diet alone.  I was shocked to read the people who did both exercise and diet on lost 1 pound more then the people doing diet only! 

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: KEEPING KIDS' SPORTS SAFE

The popularity of children's sports continues to grow as parents recognize the benefits of having their children participate in sports and recreational activities. But parents need to take necessary precautions. More than 2.3 million children ages 14 and under suffer medically treated sports injuries each year. It is estimated that half of all sports- and recreation-related injuries can be prevented.

5K Benefit Run with Brothers In Arms Foundation

Elders Fitness is sponsoring another 5k Benefit Run for Fallen Marines, the families they left behind, and combat wounded Marines from OIF and OEF. I will be posting BIAFs mission statement later this week. This organization is doing spectacular things for the families of its Fallen Brothers. Really touched my heart.Again, the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department has authorized the use of the Parks Williams Athletic Complex at 2011 Ashton Ave Monroe, NC 28110 for the event. Monroe is a stellar city and I am proud to say that I am a resident.
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