How to do the perfect push-up

The mighty push-up. A basic exercise that can do so much for lots of muscles. What is correct push-up form? What are common mistakes? Get the answers here.

By | October 6th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Foam rolling: Learn how to do it like a pro

Looking for a way to treat your muscles to a good massage? I found one — foam rolling. We have some tips from a physical therapist on the best techniques.

By | September 30th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

How not to do a plank

Want to add planks to your exercise routine? Strength coach Andy Wight demonstrates the right way and the wrong way. He also shows us how to add some movement.

By | September 23rd, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Why Andy thinks crunches are not the best exercise for your abs

If you've been doing crunches to tighten your abs or core, Strength Coach Andy Wight thinks you should stop and try something else. He tells us why and what.

By | September 8th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

An after school program that offers structure, down time and karate

Finding a good after school program for your kids can be a challenge. Some families in Maine say they were fortunate to discover a program that incorporates martial arts.

By | September 1st, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

What to consider when working with a personal trainer

Working with a personal trainer is an investment of time and money. How do you know you made the right choice? And what are the signs that it's not a good fit?

By | August 25th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

A fitness boot camp for parents who have no time and no day care

Feeling out of shape, but have no time and no one to watch your kids? A Maine fitness center has the solution for some parents. A Fit-Family Boot Camp.

By | August 11th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

How not to hurt your back when you pick something up

There's a right and a wrong way to pick things up without hurting your back. We have some lessons from two pros — a personal trainer and a toddler.

By | July 28th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Tips on staying safe when you’re hiking in Maine

If this is the summer you want to do some hiking in Maine, be sure to plan ahead and follow these simple but important safety tips from some hiking experts.

By | July 21st, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

How to enjoy your summer and remain tick-free!

Does the threat of ticks keep you from enjoying outdoor activities? If you're confused about how best to protect yourself, be sure to read these important tips.

By | July 14th, 2017|Fitness|4 Comments

If I lift weights, will I become big and bulky?

One of the biggest myths about women lifting weights is that they'll pack on the muscles and become big and bulky. What really happens?

By | July 7th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, being physically active matters

From early childhood to late in life, it's important to be physically active. Catching Health has some easy to follow tips on how you can be active and be safe.

By | June 30th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Why Andy lowered the bar inside my discomfort zone

We're back inside my discomfort zone this week and I'm sore from my workout. That's a good thing, says my strength coach Andy. He tells us why.

By | June 20th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Love to ride a bike? Want to give back? Join Portland Wheelers

Riding a bike is one of life's pleasures. Portland Wheelers gives free rides to people who can't bike on their own. Demand is so high they need more volunteers.

By | June 19th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Breaking news: Men are not invincible

Men, on average, are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women. Here are some tips that are designed to help level the playing field.

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

You just started working out. When can you expect to see some results?

Three weeks have passed since you started working out. All you feel is sore and you want to quit. Here's why strength coach Andy Wight says you shouldn't give up!

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

It’s National Women’s Health Week, which means it’s all about YOU and how to be healthy

If you're a woman trying to be healthy, we've got all kinds of ideas for you. From getting physical to putting yourself first for once, it's all about YOU.

By | May 15th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Which is better — going to a personal trainer or taking a group exercise class?

You want to get some exercise but you can't decide whether to see a trainer or take a class. Does it matter? I asked personal trainer Andy Wight.

By | May 9th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|2 Comments

Dread growing old? It’s time to get a move on!

Feeling old? Not as strong or agile or flexible as you once were? Take it from me and a couple of experts, get a move on and you'll feel a whole lot better.

By | April 25th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Cultivating your life force energy by practicing Qigong

How does the thought of less stress and more vitality sound to you? If you're yearning for both, you might want to learn the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong.

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

The best exercises for people with painful arthritis

Because their joints feel stiff and they hurt, many people with arthritis stop being active, when regular exercise might help them feel better.

By | April 14th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|2 Comments

Swimming my way outside of my discomfort zone. Getting in shape keeps getting better and better

After three months of working with personal trainer Andy Wight, I went swimming recently and discovered yet another benefit of my hard work. Endurance.

By | April 11th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|3 Comments

Which exercise is better for you – running on a treadmill or running outside?

If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.

By | April 5th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|4 Comments

Pushing some weight around. You’ll be grateful for the inspiration

This week in my discomfort zone, I'm pushing my limits as I lift and push a lot of weight. Come along for the workout. Maybe you'll be inspired to push some limits, too.

By | March 28th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

Why does my heel hurt when I get up in the morning?

If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don't climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain.

By | March 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

The joy of doing trap bar deadlifts. Welcome inside my discomfort zone

I've been working with personal trainer Andy Wight for about two months and feel so much stronger and more motivated. Join me in what I call my discomfort zone. This week we're doing trap bar deadlifts.

By | March 14th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

For people living with Parkinson’s, Rock Steady Boxing offers the chance to be active again

Research shows that intensive exercise can benefit people with Parkinson's disease. A new program in Mid Coast Maine is proving the point. It's called Rock Steady Boxing.

By | March 7th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

What should you do when you miss two weeks of exercise?

After being sick and missing two weeks of exercise I was tempted to give up. Thanks to my trainer's good advice, I'm back on track.

By | March 2nd, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.

By | March 1st, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Fitness for life: Maintaining your vitality

If you already follow a fitness program, good for you. But if you don't, it's time to get started. We're here to provide some motivation.

By | February 20th, 2017|Blog, Fitness|0 Comments

How to start and maintain your Seven Days of Love exercise program

Seven Days of Love = seven days of simple exercises. What better way to show yourself some love than to get your body moving. We have some tips for you.

By | February 15th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments