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Archive for May 2007

Cool Off With Frozen Fresh-Fruit Yogurt Pops

Who doesn’t enjoy a chilled popsicle on a hot, muggy summer day? Trouble is, too many of the store-bought varieties are loaded with sugar and other nonhealthy ingredients. To keep your kids cooled off but healthy this summer, try making and freezing some of your own fresh-fruit yogurt pops. Better yet, encourage your children to come up with their own fruit combinations so as to enj…

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STOTT PILATES® Center Opens in NY Sports Club

Pilates studios are finding their way into fitness clubs. STOTT PILATES, an international Pilates education, video and equipment organization based in Toronto, has partnered with New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) to open a Pilates studio and training center inside the NYSC Reade Street …

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Brain Fitness Instructor-Training Program

For instructors who want to incorporate “brain fitness” into
their class curricula, training is now available on what types
of exercises and activities improve memory, concentration,
decision making, stress management and the ability to deal with
change. SharpBrains i…

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Music Therapy Improves Brain Function

Listening to music stimulates the brain and the body-mind connection and can reactivate speech centers of the brain, prompt memory and improve gait and coordination. Owing to the strength of the research evidence, clinical training is now being offered to teach specialists how to use music therapy, according to Robin L. Brey, MD, editor in chief of Neurology Now (November–Dec…

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Fighting for Life

Few people have influenced the fitness
industry as dramatically as renowned
entrepreneur Augie Nieto, the founder and retired chief executive of Life Fitness Inc. A once-chu…

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Integrative Fitness: The New Science of Body-Mind Medicine

Most fitness professionals have realized by now that their mission as teachers and mentors is not just about helping clients achieve hard bodies. Instead, engaging and training the mind to achieve optimal body-mind performance has become the new challenge. There’s lots of talk about maximizing mental and physical fitness by “making the body-mind connection.” But if you’re like the many other personal fitness trainers, coaches and movement therapists struggling to reach this goal, you’re in for a surprise: There is no body-mind connection. There never was.

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Yoga for Recovering Addicts

As yoga styles proliferate, more programs are targeting specific niche groups who can benefit from yoga’s unique blend of body, mind and spirit. One of these groups consists of recovering addicts. In the 1970s, Superhealth, a pioneering alternative health center for the treatment of addictions in Tuscon, Arizona,
offered heroin addicts recovery services based on kundalini yoga, di…

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A Fitness Evangelist

You can feel Chalene Johnson’s exuberant spirit in your bones before you even walk into one of her classes. She is the fitness industry’s honorary cheerleader an…

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