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Guest Post: What’s so Personal about Personal Training?

2013-05-31

Today’s guest post is brought to you by WFCC Promenade personal trainer Randy Brotman. Randy’s goal as a trainer is to help her clients establish and maintain a level of fitness that allows them to actively participate in their day to day activities, as well as to train toward a specific goal such as, participating …

Summer Colds? No Thanks! Here’s How To Beat Them.

2013-05-24

Summer colds are the worst, right? There’s nothing like nursing a fever in summer heat and humidity. Or worse, ruining a vacation with a cold. For a lot of people, summer means travel, and travel can mean catching a cold. Airports, cruise ships, trains, and cottages have all sorts of germs and allergens that your …

Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: The Hang

2013-05-21

There’s a new Diva of Demonstration in town: personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman! She’ll be doing our Move of the Week feature from now on: each week, Heather teaches you the proper form for an important exercise. To book a session with Heather, please call our Promenade location; to work with any of our other personal …

Should you go gluten-free?

2013-05-14

It’s Celiac Awareness Month, so you may have come across sales on gluten-free products in your grocery store, or you may have read more news items than usual about going gluten-free or about the unique health concerns posed by celiac disease. So: should you go gluten-free? First, it’s important to understand that the only people …

What’s The Deal With Juice?

2013-05-03

You may have noticed that juices are extremely popular and trendy right now, with everything from organic juice blends available at your local grocery store to hand-delivered juice cleanses being hawked by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. If you’re thinking of incorporating more fruit and vegetable juices into your diet, here are some things to …

Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: Weighted Sumo Squat

2013-04-23

There’s a new Diva of Demonstration in town: personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman! She’ll be doing our Move of the Week feature from now on: each week, Heather teaches you the proper form for an important exercise. To book a session with Heather, please call our Promenade location; to work with any of our other personal …

Boost Your Bone Health at WFCC

2013-04-17

One great benefit of exercise is improving bone health. Our skeletons are the foundations of our bodies, and it’s tough to lead an active, fulfilling life if your bones are brittle or weak. Women are especially susceptible to osteoporosis as they age. Their bones can become more porous and vulnerable to breakage or shattering unless …

Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: Side Plank with Clam Shell

2013-04-12

Sadly, Jana McDermid has left WFCC as she’s moved away… we’ll miss you, Jana! But there’s a new Diva of Demonstration in town: personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman! She’ll be doing our Move of the Week feature from now on: each week, Heather teaches you the proper form for an important exercise. To book a …

Prepare for Summer The Healthy Way

2013-04-08

By now, you will have likely read a number of articles on how to get your “best bikini body,” or your “best beach bod,” or something of that nature. It’s spring, which means bikini season in glossy magazines and on fashion and beauty blogs. Our personal trainers and kinesiologists can help you with that, of …

Sweating Out the Negativity

2013-03-22

How difficult is it to stay positive at the gym? We work hard to create a supportive environment and enriching experience at our gyms, but we know it’s tough to stay positive one hundred percent of the time. We all have some free-floating anxieties, and at the gym, when we’re already tired out, we’re even …