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Yearly Archives: 2016

5 Resolution Success Strategies You Need to Make!

5 Resolution Success Strategies You Need to Make!

The New Year inspires us with the possibility of a new beginning, improving our life, bettering ourselves. Optimistically, we start the year with resolutions to make changes that we believe will make us happier, only to find that our will power is limited, and ultimately most of us fail. It does not have to be ... Read More
 
Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

Q&A With Dietitian, Cheyenne Richards

1.) What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to  counsel your clients, and why?  Walking. Walking is totally underrated (although new tools and apps such as Fitbit are giving walking some true credibility). Walking provides many of the same benefits of other types of activity (e.g., burns calories, increases blood flow, enhances mood). It’s ... Read More
 
Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

Dietitians celebrate the holidays with the best of them. This includes enjoying traditional and delicious holiday foods. However, we are equipped with tools that innately make healthy choices a bit easier during a season that seems filled with endless temptation. Oftentimes we think in terms of what we can have or add to our repertoire of recipes. ... Read More
 
5 Tips for Keeping Holiday Cheer Cheerful!

5 Tips for Keeping Holiday Cheer Cheerful!

You can fully enjoy the holidays…and not gain even a pesky ounce! Tis the season! And along with the trees and lights and parties are everyone’s favorite seasonal foods. Let’s face it: food defines the season; it is part of what makes the holidays special. Someone in my family had better make Aunt Rene’s Christmas ... Read More
 
Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Fitness Enthusiast!

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Fitness Enthusiast!

Shopping just got easy!   For your cyclist! Got traffic stories?! Not only can they relive their awesome adventures, but a GoPro or Garmin VIRB can document incidents. The GoPro Hero Session Kit is $250 retail, but we have seen it for $179 on Amazon. It’s the smallest, lightest GoPro ever! The kit includes at ... Read More
 
Tips from Trainer, April Younghaus

Tips from Trainer, April Younghaus

April is the longest standing employee at Pivotal Fitness Columbia, teaching Group Fitness classes and Personal Training. April has certifications in Cycle, CXWORX, RPM, and ACE. 1.) What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to train your clients, and why? I love to use exercises that incorporate multiple muscle groups including the core ... Read More
 
7 Tips to Curb Calories on Thanksgiving

7 Tips to Curb Calories on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is perhaps our most universally important holiday; gratitude, appreciation, graciousness, and thankfulness are the foundations of living a truly happy life. It could be argued that there is no true happiness without service and the privilege to be in the position to serve. Thanksgiving reminds us every year of our blessings and the importance ... Read More
 
Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Workout?

Does Lack of Sleep Affect Your Workout?

Consistency is a beautiful thing. Your body loves it and it is one of the benchmark habits to establishing health and wellness. Sleep profoundly affects health and wellness, as well as your workout; 8-9 hours per night is optimal, 7 hours is the low threshold. But what about those times when deadlines keep you up ... Read More
 
Why We Love Indoor Cycling!

Why We Love Indoor Cycling!

If you haven’t tried Indoor Cycling yet, it’s time. Fans love it: it’s easy on the body, torches calories, is great for glutes, and time flies by. And that’s just for starters! Yo, Roadies: many outdoor cyclists come inside for the cold winter months not just to avoid the cold; cycling gear is better than ... Read More