Category Archive: Fitness

Sep 18

DTE Foundation Mountain Bike Trail

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Earlier this spring the Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association along with sponsor DTE opened the first of a series of five new mountain bike trails in the Waterloo Recreation Area of Chelsea. Altogether the five trails will combine to cover over 20 miles, with hopes of eventually connecting with the existing Potowatomi Trail. This first trail, …

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Sep 01

“Shoe Dog” is a true, great, American story.

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Phil Knight and how he created his company Nike is an amazing adventure! This true story has a little bit for everyone. There are a myriad of themes in this book covering everything from adventure to David versus Goliath to invention. Whether you are a runner or an entrepreneur, I think you will enjoy it. …

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Feb 20

Embrace Your Environment

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As the temperatures look to go back into the 30s again next week, it is obvious we are in the thick of winter. Unlike bears however, we do not have the luxury of going into a cave and sleeping for the next few months. We must not only survive, but try to thrive through the …

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Jul 20

Exercise Combats Aging Affects Of Chemotherapy

As if we needed another reason to exercise, research now shows that exercising while going through chemotherapy treatments for cancer can help combat the premature aging that is the usual result. We all know someone or have gone through ourselves a battle with cancer. This usually includes chemotherapy treatments. Though often effective, these treatments tear …

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May 21

Spotify’s New Feature Matches Your Workout Pace With Your Music

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Yesterday, the music streaming company Spotify introduced a new feature it will be now offering. It is called, “made for running.” It is an incredible system that will help people put together the perfect playlists for their workouts. This technology measures the rhythm of your running/walking/workout pace using sensors on your phone. It then searches …

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Apr 18

App Review: Map My Run – Keep Track, Keep Motivated, Keep at it!

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In our new modern tech world, where there is an app for everything, it is sometimes hard to navigate the masses and find one that is right for you. Map My Run is one that I think fits some important criteria. It is free, it is easy to use, and it is effective. Our main …

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Nov 11

Bounce Back To Health With Trampoline Fitness

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In my continual quest to find more ways to get people moving, I stumbled upon a newer type of fitness class that seems to be gaining some popularity. Trampoline exercise or what is also known as “rebounding” fitness might be worth adding to your arsenal of ways to stay away from being sedentary. There are …

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Apr 15

Treadmill Desks – Melt Calories While Meeting Deadlines

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Probably the most common excuse I hear from people for their lack of exercise is the absence of time.  “I just don’t have enough time in the day.” Of course the first thought that comes into my hard and fitness minded head is, “you need to make time!” In reality, however, I know that it …

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Oct 08

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

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It has been shown that almost half of your day’s activities are done by habit. Meaning you do them without even thinking. Many of these habits have a domino effect on how your day plays out. In his book, The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg shows how habits can be changed, and in turn, …

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Aug 31

Add Some Variety To Your Push-up Collection

Here are two new versions of the push-up to add to your fitness arsenal.  These can be done at the gym or at home as our focus fitness group,WOW, demonstrates. This first one, the stability ball push-up crunch, combines core with upper body strength to activate a multitude of muscles in your body. You can …

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