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Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness

by Holly Foreman - September 29, 2017

Is it just me or did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? Now that fall is here, it is time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, over-sized sweaters, and football. Just as important, it is time to get back into a routine.

New Year. New You.

New Year. New You.

by Starr Long - January 04, 2017

Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.

Stretch it Out

Stretch it Out

by Holly Foreman - November 28, 2016

I just spent the last two weekends working on home improvement projects… scraping ceilings, painting, and deep cleaning.

For the No Excuse Moms

For the No Excuse Moms

by Becca Brannan, RN - May 01, 2015

What is the best excuse that you have ever come up with? Think about it. Was it for missing work, bailing on a fitness class, justifying your fast food habit, or getting out of that blind date your Aunt Betty set you up on?

Work Your Core

Work Your Core

by September Summers - March 17, 2015

The plank, as described by American College of Sports Medicine, is an isometric core strength exercise, also, known as a front hold, hover or abdominal bridge. The most common is the front plank, held in the push-up position with the body’s weight on forearms, elbows and toes.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

by Holly Foreman - October 15, 2014

Every fall I go through an extensive shoe search for closed toe shoes. I like to think I have special feet – let’s just say one of my nicknames has always been ‘toes’. I have a narrow foot but my toes add some length so shoes are very hard for me to find. Not only do I want a shoe that fits properly, but I do not buy shoes that do not have any support.

San Angelo's Hidden Jewel

San Angelo's Hidden Jewel

by Becca Brannan, RN - August 30, 2014

When I was in my twenties, I discovered a love for hiking. I was living in Austin, TX at the time. It is in the Texas hill country and outdoor activities are plentiful. I would hike along the Barton Creek Greenbelt every day after work and venture out to try new trails on the weekends.

Hat Trick

Hat Trick

by Sam Allen - July 10, 2014

According to Wikipedia, the term “Hat Trick” originally came from the sport of cricket. It was first used in 1858 in to describe the bowler H.H. Stephenson’s feat of taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries.

Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the New Skinny

by Crystal Conner - July 02, 2014

Prior to birthing the two loves of my life, I actually wore yoga pants to work out. Now I just wear them. However, in my twenties and prior to becoming a mom, I was all about the cardio workout.

Get Moving!

Get Moving!

by Holly Foreman - June 03, 2014

Whether it is taking a family walk after dinner or walking a few laps up and down the hall at the office, everyone could move a little more throughout the day.

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

by September Summers - May 28, 2014

Just because you run, or consider yourself a runner, doesn’t guarantee you will always be at your ideal weight or even in top fitness shape. In fact, I know lots of “a little on the heavy side” runners who are barely in what would qualify as peak shape. I have to admit, I have been that person off and on during my years of running, racing and just plain exercising regularly.

WOW May: Get Fit for Your Life!

WOW May: Get Fit for Your Life!

by Health & Wellness Team - May 19, 2014

We don’t have to train like an athlete to include physical activity in our daily routines. Whether it’s the Couch to 5K or an exercise routine before you get in the shower, we must find ways to move more throughout the day.

Then and Now

Then and Now

by Becca Brannan, RN - April 02, 2014

I remember doing backbends over and over when I was a kid. Lean back, arms over head and just fall backwards to land perfectly on my hands. Never even a flicker of a thought about not making it or my arms giving in and landing on my head! I was super flexible and had not an ounce of fear in me. Those were the days…

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

by September Summers - October 08, 2013

Hello, my name is September and I am a self tracker!

Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Therefore, I wear a Jawbone Up Band to track and examine all my daily health habits. I mean really, do I need all this information?

Low Back Pain can be a real

Low Back Pain can be a real "Pain in the Butt"

by Garry Capers - September 24, 2013

How many of us are suffering from low back pain (LBP) for which the cause and cure are unknown? Well, from 1975 to 2010, I was one of you. You know what I’m talking about; that constant nagging ache or even worse, that shooting pain that radiates down your leg when you sneeze or move suddenly.