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Five Best Full Body Stretches

*Christi Shingara* Photo: Alex Shaw Stretching is a vital part of any workout and keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. Stretching before and after a workout decreases risk of injury, improves performance in physical activities, helps relieve post workout aches and pains, improves posture and reduces stress. There are a ton of different stretches…

The Benefits of Yoga

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Jared Rice When I was younger, I thought running was the "be all" of fitness. However, as I got older and my body could no longer take the constant pounding from running, I discovered other types of workouts that were just as beneficial to add to my exercise routine. One of…

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…

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…