Red tulips of Spring

Seizing Spring: ‘Tis the Season to be Motivated

With May just around the corner, Spring is in full force and with it, a revitalized sense of carpe diem! It seems only last week that I was blogging about new year’s resolutions and goal setting and here we are, almost five months into the...

Walkers' Feet

Walking is the First Step for Posturing Yourself to Good Health

By Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades This morning, my aqua class left laughing and squeezing the shoulders of fellow classmates, rehashing the camaraderie of power walking with runway model-like posture, back and forth in the shallows of the pool. Building a sense of community is always a proud moment...

Couple taking a running break

The Hills, The Plateaus, The Push to Burn Through

By Heidi Lauckhardt-Rhoades The theme of this and last week’s blog posts is shaking up your routines to avoid boredom and the dreaded "plateau". Plateaus are not necessarily limited to weight loss, they can extend to hypertrophy (increased muscle size), cardio threshold, and aerobic gains, hence...