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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…

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…

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…

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…

What’s Your Workout Playlist? Here Is Ours!

*By: Christi Shingara, Megan Deppen & Linz Bordner* Getting through a workout can sometimes be hard and daunting. However, having a great playlist can make all the difference! We are huge music fans, so here are some of our favorite tracks to help us get through a tough workout. What are your favorite songs to…

Your First Time Skiing – What to Expect

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Bill Deppen My first time skiing was last March right before the pandemic hit and it was a warm 70 degree day outside. I remember feeling excited and nervous. Excited to learn a new sport, but nervous I was going to get hurt. Luckily for me, my husband was an avid skier…

The Importance of a Pre and Post-Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Logan Weaver If you're like me, I don't devote nearly enough time to my pre and post-workout routines, however this is something I'm striving to get better at in 2021. Your pre and post-workout routines are just as, if not more, important than your main workout. Everything from what you eat or…