Giving Gifts

Practical Gift Giving

Give Like the Man in the Red Suit: Deliver Smiles for Miles! - A guide to practical gift giving Where do you stand in your gift list? Let me make the disclaimer here for anyone sick and tired of hearing about gift-giving: I am a Quaker...

Cheer Shoes for Trampoline Training_Heidi

Oh What to Wear? Part 1

An oft-asked question faced time and time again: What to wear? Whether going to work, school, or a formal affair, we ponder our wardrobes. While the gym seems a no-brainer for outfitting oneself, gym rats are all the wiser. Additionally, with regard to “chub-rub” or...

All Fitness Levels

“Volume Control”: How to Customize a Workout to Meet Your Needs

As a fitness professional, the scope of my students this summer includes a child with Asperger’s syndrome of ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and epilepsy, a collegiate soccer team, and a senior citizen with severely limited mobility.  In some cases my students and I work one-on-one;...

Tips to Create the Soundtrack to Your Ultimate Workout

Music Playlist to Rev Up Your Workout

Someone once said, “Music is what feelings sound like.” When we move our bodies, music is the soundtrack. Recently I have been exercising with a new friend. She adores the pool, and while I teach water aerobics twice a week, I rarely find myself actually...

Trampoline Class

Trampoline Training Workouts: The Series, Part I

The key to success in Trampoline Training is simplicity. “You have to honor the piece of equipment,” says Michelle Hanlon-Mascari, a Master Instructor for JumpSport Fitness Trampoline™, “It’s a trampoline - you have to keep the moves basic to ensure your participant’s success. When people...