• “Can’t touch these!” – your feet

    If you haven’t been able to touch your toes since you were a cute little baby, learning to walk, I imagine your feet singing MC Hammer’s smash hit to you as you attempt to perform your once-in-a-blue-moon stretch routine. I think it’s safe to say that we can count the number of people we know […]

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    August 12, 2013 By Jess
  • Cleanses or detox diets: fuhgeddaboudit

    Diet. As you read that word, you probably aren’t thinking of a diet that includes a balanced daily food and drink intake. What may first come to your mind is the short-term eating plan that will help you lose weight and look like Channing Tatum or Jennifer Aniston. Fad diets have been around for centuries […]

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    August 10, 2013 By Jess
  • Pull your belly button in, stat!

    If you’re reading this now and are one of my clients, I’m slightly sorry (this must be the millionth time you’ve heard this from me). Everyone else, enjoy and keep your eyes open. What do belly buttons, fitness and wellness have to do with each other? Everything. Our belly buttons aren’t just “innies” or “outies”. […]

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    August 7, 2013 By Jess
  • “Better”: the long-lost word

    You read the title. And then you saw that picture. Oh yes, this post is going to be a juicy one. By juicy, I mean slightly entertaining and motivational. I’m giving you a glimpse into the daily interaction between member, name tag, and trainer — the 4-1-1. But first, let me backtrack. The phrase on my […]

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    August 5, 2013 By Jess
  • The day yoga said “Burn!” to me

    Hm…yoga…I’ll pass. Yoga? Ehhh maybe next time. How am I supposed to get a good workout with that kind of music? You just witnessed three embarrassingly ignorant thoughts that actually ran through my head before I discovered the wow-factor of yoga. I was an undergrad at JMU at the time, and scoffed at the idea […]

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    August 2, 2013 By Jess