Riding In-tandem

Cycling: Exercising as a Couple

It’s the week after Valentine’s week when we have commemorated the ones we love, showered them with sweets, dewey eyes, poetic verse, an oyster or two, a glass of bubbly, or maybe a fizzy pink Shirley Temple.  However you showered your Valentine this year, consider the unfading gift...

Opening Door New Year

January: Door to the New Year

On the fourth day into the month of January, “Happy New Year” is still being said with gusto and cheer.  Friends wish each other well, as does a cashier and the gent being checked out.  Curious about the elongated well-wishing and additional resolution-making associated with...

Sand Dance

Steady Rising Means Lifting Head Out of Sand

I love those blood pressure cuffs found at supermarkets and pharmacies.  I’m the first one to jump on the seat. Quiet is my mind, while I feel the cuff tighten around my arm and open my eyes to magical numbers. My healthy blood pressure has always...

carbon-footprint

Healthy Living for a Fit Planet

This week I’m launching a series called “Healthy Living for a Fit Planet.”  As an avid newspaper junkie, I have been haunted by the daily deluge of images coming out of the Horn of Africa. The rail thin bodies of young and old alike born...

healthy teens

Young, Fun, and Safe: Priming Youth Athletes for Success

Last weekend, as I was enjoying a night out with my girlfriends, I caught a glimpse of the TV monitor overhead and a football game was on.  It dawned on me that this wasn’t old footage being aired on a sports show but rather a...

JumpSport Fitness Trampoline demo at FitBoston

JumpSport Can Change it up!

  The JumpSport Fitness Trampoline: A Great Fit for FitBoston Bloggers and Routine Variety If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Heard that before, right? Well, it’s not exactly the approach you want to take when working out. Take, for instance, my older sister. She runs nearly every...

woman in gym locker room getting dressed

Are You Dressed For Workout Success?

Last night, I was all set to work my cousin out on softball drills to help her prepare for her high school team tryouts. To the observer, I may as well have been a pack mule. My heavy burden consisted of: several cones, a four-and-a-half-foot...