Yearly Archives: 2016

Clear Clutter, Lose Weight! Why it works and how to get it done!

Clear Clutter, Lose Weight! Why it works and how to get it done!

Conquering Clutter Conquering clutter has many lifestyle benefits; high on the list is losing weight! Why? Clutter is a reflection of your mindset and attitudes. An overstuffed environment is usually the result of fear; fear of loss, fear of not having enough, fear of the future. Fear creates stress. Stress triggers behaviors that include holding ... Read More
 
Rethinking Fat:  The good, the bad, and the ugly

Rethinking Fat: The good, the bad, and the ugly

It is a well-established fact that too much body fat i.e. being overweight or obese, has serious health consequences and is a risk factor to the onset of many serious diseases. Historically, we’ve blamed high dietary fat intakes for our growing overweight and obese population. It seemed like a good conclusion since fat has a ... Read More
 
Tips from Pivotal Fitness Instructor, Eric

Tips from Pivotal Fitness Instructor, Eric

Meet Eric, one of our talented Pivotal Fitness Instructors! Eric is not only well prepared for his classes, but also takes personal pride and responsibility to offer the best yoga practice to all the students regardless of their fitness level or experience. He is knowledgeable, passionate, and professional, and this is shown as soon he ... Read More
 
Staying on Track During the Holidays! Yes! It can be done!

Staying on Track During the Holidays! Yes! It can be done!

As the holidays approach, opportunities for major calorie-fests abound. Not only that, but the vast majority of these are in the afternoon or evening when willpower is at it’s lowest. So how can we stay on track and not undo all our hard work?   The short answer: get up early and exercise before breakfast! ... Read More
 
ROASTED SQUASH & VEGGIE SALAD with Citrus Avocado Dressing

ROASTED SQUASH & VEGGIE SALAD with Citrus Avocado Dressing

This delicious salad featuring delicious fall veggies is as versatile as any fall and winter staple, but pretty enough to be featured at Thanksgiving or your holiday party. Mix and match squash, cruciferous veggies like cauliflower and broccoli, peppers and onions for variety and color. INGREDIENTS: 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, cut each in half. ... Read More
 
12 Weight Loss Success Tips for Smart Losers

12 Weight Loss Success Tips for Smart Losers

Weight loss is big business. The exact cost is a little hard to define because some products purchased can be coded either for weight loss or for an ergogenic (performance) aid. Nevertheless, based on research by Marketdata Enterprises, a market research firm that specializes in tracking niche industries, the total cost is about $60 billion, ... Read More
 
Jessica Hull Dambaugh Q&A

Jessica Hull Dambaugh Q&A

Meet Jessica Hull Dambaugh! Jessica had been a member for 12 years and an instructor for the last 8! She’s an ACE certified fitness instructor and also holds certifications in Spinning, Insanity, and BodyCombat. She’s a mom to 2 young children and a flutist for the Charleston Symphony. Her cycling classes are very popular with our 8:30am ... Read More
 
5-Step Plan for Shutting Down Sugar

5-Step Plan for Shutting Down Sugar

There are lots of things we can do to improve our health and wellness, but if you want to focus on just one thing—it costs nothing and no sweat involved—cut sugar out of your diet. Why Sugar? Sugar intake is linked to a variety of serious health risks the most obvious being weight gain which ... Read More
 
10 Small Steps for Weight Loss and Better Health

10 Small Steps for Weight Loss and Better Health

Whether you want to lose weight, be more productive, or be healthier and happier, these simple habits change everything! Have you ever looked at someone in the gym or the beach and thought, “Wow! I would love to look like that!” Newsflash! It may seem crazy but those who seem to have it all together ... Read More