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Structuring Your Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Since I've been working remotely, I've learned how to better organize and prioritize my workout schedule. Typically, I'm a very scheduled/routined person, so structuring my workouts has been very beneficial for me. If you're thinking of ways to structure your workout routines, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Set…

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How Exercise Improves Your Mood

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Ashley Whitlatch Years of exercising has taught me a few things such as staying healthy, maintaining my weight and probably the most important thing -- boosting my mood. The best time for me to exercise is early in the morning before I go to work and in just those 20 minutes,…

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Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo:  Karolina Grabowska  If exercising has never been part of your daily life, starting a routine can certainly be intimidating. There are millions of exercise programs, videos, and apps to get into shape, but where do you start? Why Do You Want to Start Working Out? Ask yourself...Why do I want to…

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The Benefits of Shorter Workouts

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you struggle to find time in your day to exercise? Between work and personal life, kids, school, etc., it can be particularly challenging. I always thought that I had to work out longer in order to achieve my workout goals, however shorter workouts prove to be just as beneficial. Some benefits…

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Owning a Pet and the Surprising Health Benefits

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Alexis Chloe Due to the pandemic a number of people decided to make their home life more interesting by adding a new member to the family. No, not of the human kind, but a furry friend! According to the Washington Post, dog adoptions have soared to an all-time high within the…

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Exclusive Interview: Lynann Escatel – Pilates and ELODA Instructor

*By: Christi Shingara* I recently had the opportunity to interview Lynann Escatel who is a certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor. We discuss the specifics of these exercise methods, the health benefits they provide and how they compare to other exercise disciplines. We also dive into the history of these methods. I certainly learned a lot…

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Tracking Fitness with The Apple Watch

*By Megan Deppen* Photo: Apple.com The Apple Watch has many functionalities, but one of the features that I love the most is the fitness tracker. I have the Apple Watch Series 3 and just recently, the newest Apple Watch Series 6 has come onto the market. But for this post, I will speak to the…

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Self-Care: Taking Time for Yourself

Photo: Simon Rae Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well. Of course, eating healthy and exercising is part of this, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. My interpretation of self-care is doing things that you find enjoyable, all of which…

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“Oh Fitness, Where Art Thou?” – An Essay About Finding Your Way Back to “You”

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Dylan Alcock When my sisters approached me about working together on a blog focused on fitness, fashion, and food, my initial thoughts were: What is a blog? And how would I contribute to the fitness aspect? I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary and was lucky enough to get 20…

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Snowshoeing: A Beginner’s Guide

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Nicola Poluzzi I recently had the opportunity to try snowshoeing for the first time. if you aren't familiar with the term, snowshoeing is basically a type of hiking that involves walking over snow with the assistance of footwear that displaces weight over a larger area. This is something I have wanted to…