Conference Blogs

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.

These foods, drinks, and tips help you sleep better (preventing insomnia

) by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist I've noticed in my travels and with working with clients that a large majority of people in today's fast-paced stressful world are struggling at least part of the time with falling asleep at night.


 Shane McLean, ACE Certified Personal Trainer with the T. Boone Pickens YMCA Recently my kids challenged me to wrestle. How could I resist? This is a regular activity in our house and is something we have done countless times before, without incident. However this time was different.As we were tussling, I suddenly felt an intense, sharp stabbing pain in my lower back. My back locked up, and I could barely get up off the ground. My kids looked confused. “Daddy hurt his back again,” I explained. “No more wrestling. Sorry.”

The Key to Great Abs!

A toned, lean stomach is the ultimate sign of a fitness plan that's working.  

Mr. Rick

As I look back on my blog history, I can't believe it's been so long since I've written one. Many people know me as a personal trainer and health coach. Many more people know me by my day job. Yesterday I was driving through a parking lot and saw a man open his trunk. He had no less than six pairs of shoes in his trunk. I worked my way up to him and politely asked why in the world he had so many shoes. The man (Mr. Rick) told me that he loves to walk, sometimes 4 hours a day, but he just can't seem to find a pair of shoes that will keep up with him!

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: REAP THE REWARDS OF 10,000 STEPS

Consider wearing a pedometer! Numerous studies have shown that pedometer users not only increase their activity level, they also enjoy the benefit of weight loss and lower blood pressure. This small, inexpensive device measures the number of steps or the distance you walk each day. It tracks both structured exercise and everyday activity. One mile is usually 2,000-2,500 steps, depending on stride length. Start sensibly and gradually increase your steps or distance.

Dismantling Muscle Dysmorphia

     Muscle Dysmorphia is defined as a disorder that deals with obsession over the perceived muscularity of one’s body. Simply, it is the psychology that one’s body is too thin and not muscular enough. Essentially, Muscle Dysmorphia (M.D.) is the male reverse counterpart to female Anorexia nervosa. It is categorized as a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder and is VERY COMMON in today’s gyms and society…much more than we think. I will admit that some define M.D.

R.I.P.P.E.D. Trainings coming up in 4th Quarter

Who do you know in the following areas?; Kansas, North Dakota & Colorado Share with them to join me for one of the most exciting new group exercise programs around.  R.I.P.P.E.D.

Summer 2013 at OH

 WOW…what a great summer indeed.  This year, to serve community needs, we changed our summer programming by adding FAMILYfitness and OH-Athlete Summer Camp.We learned from past summers that many of our morning clients did not attend fitness classes because their children were at home from school.  This gave us the idea to open summer session morning classes to FAMILYfitness.  It was extremely well received. Program Success:

5 Ways to Counteract Wearing High Heels

Wearing high heels can wreak havoc on foot, ankle, knee, hip, and lower back health. However, that sure doesn't stop a lot of women from wearing them. With that in mind, CP coach Greg Robins devoted today's guest post to "undoing" the damage one brings on when wearing heels.