When listening to people talk about their fitness goals, I often hear them talk about things in a way that shows they are thinking in the "short term". We do live our lives in a society that wants things now...fast and, I hate to say it, easy. We get what we want with the click of a button, without moving our butts!
Ten years ago, I began working in the fitness profession as a personal trainer. At that time, I thought all fitness centers were equal. I have seen many fitness centers open and close in my area, most offering a wide range of fitness themes to attract a variety of different people. These fitness centers often offer flashy new equipment or programs in order to maintain a market share that typically places them on an equal scale to their competitors.
It wasn't until recently that I realized that all fitness centers are not equal.
Center bridges gap between elderly, disabled communites
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Robert Swoyer, a members of the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program, uses a stretch band to work his arm muscles on Wednesday afternoon at the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.
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Tina Landis has almost full range of motion on the left side of her body.
With her hands in the air, smiling and laughing, Tina Landis indicated she’s very, very pleased with Living Well With A Disability, and especially her Fitness Center Coach, Jesse Swoyer of the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP).
In September 2010, Tina, a resident of Perry County, Pennsylvania, had a stroke causing her to lose motion in her left side, and get aphasia, which is an impairment of language ability.
Tina’s husband, Perry, explained that after the stroke, he drove his wife on a weekly
Center for Independent Living of Central PA Receives Nonprofit Innovation Award
Local nonprofit, empowering people with disabilities, is recognized for its fully-accessible state-of-the-art fitness center.
Janetta Green, Director of Operations at CILCP, accepted the award.
(Camp Hill, Pa.) – The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) was acknowledged at the 11th Annual Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Innovation Awards for its Living Well With A Disability Fitness Center.
CHRISTINE BAKER, The Patriot-News
Trainer Larry Wright guides Ken Walters of Carlisle during his workout at the Living Well Fitness Center at the Center for Independent Living in Camp Hill.
Tucked away off of Erford Road in Camp Hill is a little-known gym where people go for the exercise and end up with a new lease on life.
“We’re not just a fitness center; we’re a whole life fitness center,” said trainer Larry Wright of Living Well Fitness Center, run by the Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania.
We hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! As we kick off the summer let's talk about Goal Setting. Starting new programs and making changes in our lives require us to have perseverence, discipline, and the right motivation and inspiration to keep us excited to continue down our path of Health and Wellness.
In order to make sure that you stay on the right path remember that you need to set attainable and realistic goals.
Posted by Joe Stell @ Saturday, June 08, 2013 @ 10:53am
NPI staff had a great time presenting the National Posture Institute's Posture Analysis, Correction, and Resistance Training CEC Workshop at San Diego State University yesterday. Learn more about the workshop: http://www.npionline.org/workshops/sdsu