Yearly Archives: 2017

Fit at Any Age

Fit at Any Age

The risks of all kinds of diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular, are reduced by about 50% in people who exercise. Additionally, studies show that active people live about five years longer on average than inactive people, and exercise helps keep the brain cells healthy by delivering plenty of oxygen to the brain. In order to ... Read More
 
4 Simple Ways to Manage Stress

4 Simple Ways to Manage Stress

Stress may be a normal and unavoidable part of life, but excessive stress can affect your emotional and physical health. In fact, it has been associated with a wide range of health issues, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diminished immunity, cognitive decline, infectious diseases and even cancer. However, the good news is that ... Read More
 
Flavorful Smoked Turkey Salad

Flavorful Smoked Turkey Salad

Loaded with flavor, plenty of protein and fresh vegetables, this quick and easy to prepare salad is perfect to pack for lunch or enjoy for a fresh, no-cook dinner. Use radicchio leaves for a pop of color and a burst of vitamins and minerals, if available. 4 ounces diced smoked turkey 1 C. drained artichoke ... Read More
 
Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Charlie Mitchell

Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Charlie Mitchell

Charlie is a personal trainer because it’s his passion to contribute a lifestyle change to the community. Whether you’re inexperienced with exercise, in a more advanced stage of training, or just coming back from an injury; Charlie will use his exercise background to provide you with optimized training. His programs will enhance performance in desired ... Read More
 
Why is Barre Fusion a Great Workout for Me?

Why is Barre Fusion a Great Workout for Me?

Nearly any fitness plan can produce positive results if you enjoy it or are determined enough to stick with it. However, different routines can certainly produce different results. Therefore, it may be important to begin with an assessment of what you want to achieve. If you sit at desk all day, it may be important ... Read More
 
Healthy Springtime Lunch Gazpacho

Healthy Springtime Lunch Gazpacho

Spring begins in March and continues until mid-June, bringing warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours. Yet, for many people these spring days are spent working long hours, which can result in a combination of stress, high blood pressure and unhealthy diets. Finding time to make a healthy lunch can be a challenge, but here is ... Read More
 
Top 10 Must Haves for Yogis of All Levels

Top 10 Must Haves for Yogis of All Levels

Great yoga supplies provide many benefits and can be a terrific addition to your practice. These accessories can help by allowing you to practice poses regardless of your age, physical condition, or by how advanced you may be. They’re effective tools for lending support, stability and balance, while building flexibility. Yoga Socks and Glove Socks ... Read More
 
Q&A With Pivotal Fitness RedZone Coach, Rob Spragis

Q&A With Pivotal Fitness RedZone Coach, Rob Spragis

1. What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to train your clients, and why? My favorite exercise to do with clients would be Rowing. Rowing is an excellent way to elevate the heart rate and it is also a no-impact exercise which helps prevent excessive pain/soreness afterwards. It is an exercise that ... Read More
 
Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Becky Benton

Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Becky Benton

Becky was born and raised here in the Charleston area. She found it hard to loose her 40lbs of pregnancy weight after her second child. She worked hard to find the way and the inspiring energy of a few instructors that lead her to where she is now. She is a personal trainer and group ... Read More
 
Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Instructor, Kirk Beckstrom

Q&A With Pivotal Fitness Instructor, Kirk Beckstrom

HOMETOWN: Reed City, Michigan LICENSE(S): *Zumba License CERTIFICATION(S): *International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) Certified Fitness Trainer *ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor CLASS SPECIALTY/IES: Dance Fitness FAVORITE HOBBIES: Singing (perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus), Playing the piano, Cooking SPORTS/SKILLS: Tennis, Volleyball, Downhill Skiing 1.) What is your favorite exercise that you use most frequently to ... Read More