Archive for July, 2012

Potential Food Culprits. Part 2

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:16 Comments Off

Citrus fruitsĀ – These include oranges, lemons and grapefruit. NutsĀ – Peanuts can be especially troublesome.

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Potential Food Culprits. Part 1

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:12 Comments Off

Some foods are more commonly reported as troublemakers than others. An easy elimination approach is to simply avoid or cut down on one or more of these and observe your symptoms.

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Bringing Mind Body to Your Facility, Part 2

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:28 Comments Off

Mind/body techniques Here are some mind/body techniques used at The Marsh. Training methods: * Visualization is encouraged during exercise. For those who are hypertensive, trainers have them visualize their blood vessels being relaxed and open as they exercise.

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Bringing Mind Body to Your Facility, Part 1

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:21 Comments Off

Mind/body fitness — what is it? Who does it? Is it necessary for a facility to incorporate it into its programming? These are some of the current questions circulating in the fitness industry. In response, let me share a personal experience with mind/body fitness at The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness in Minneapolis, […]

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Ryan’s Journal

Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:07 Comments Off

The cruise through the Carribean was great. As I expected, there was food available 24 hours a day. Dinner was the killer meal. Breakfast for me (between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.) consisted of fruit, juice and a bagel. Twice, I had a full breakfast. Lunch typically consisted of salad with occasional fresh pasta.

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Spa Fitness Center. Part 2

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 14:08 Comments Off

Some older members arrive early in the facility’s parking lot, at about 4 a.m., and don’t leave until 10 or 11 a.m. The spa opens at 6 a.m. The average age of members who work out in the morning is above 51. “We have many members who have been here for almost 30 years,” Gibson […]

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Spa Fitness Center. Part 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 14:04 Comments Off

The first Spa Fitness Center opened in 1974 with one member. Today, the combined membership of its three locations on the island of Oahu(Pearl City, Waipio Gentry and Honolulu) is 100,000. Meanwhile, 17 otherfitness centers on the islands have opened and closed, and Hawaii is in the worst economic crisis in the history of the […]

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