Dancing, Zumba, and hoola hoops — all good!

What do dancing, Zumba, and hoola hoops have in common? They all get you moving, which is something we need to do as often as possible. Here is some inspiration

By | July 20th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Tips on how to take good care of your back

Did you know that when your back hurts, it's trying to tell you something? Learn to understand the language of your spine and maybe your days of dealing with back pain will come to an end.

By | July 16th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Let’s do the 2018 Dance Mile together!

Have some fun and move your body. That's what Dance Mile is all about. The Portland (Maine) Dance Mile is happening Saturday, July 14. Don't miss the chance to dance joyfully through the streets of Portland with 500 of your neighbors!

By | July 6th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Improve your mood with regular exercise

Feeling low? I think we all do from time to time. Research shows that exercise may help — whether you're doing aerobic or resistance training.

By | June 29th, 2018|Fitness|2 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 15th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

So many different kinds of yoga — which is best for you?

Look up yoga and you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the different types. Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa and more. Yoga instructor Lauren Keiser put together a short tutorial on some of the most popular classes.

By | June 9th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Andy’s insomnia stretch

I think everyone has insomnia from time to time. Strength coach Andy Wight takes a break from exercising to show us a move designed to help you relax and hopefully, get a good night's sleep.

By | June 1st, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Let’s go for a romp with some baby goats

Looking for something to do that will get you and the family outdoors and moving and make you feel happy and relaxed? Join me for a romp with some baby goats.

By | May 25th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Being an amputee doesn’t mean you can’t ride a bike

Just five months ago, Terri Anthoine lost both of her legs in an accident. It hasn't stopped her from living life to the fullest. She and several other amputees recently attended an adaptive cycling clinic and took a few out for a spin. It was exhilarating.

By | May 18th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Put on some roller skates and celebrate all the good things in life!

Roller skating is something I've always loved, but I haven't done it lately. Thanks to Jen Boggs, I feel this urge to strap on some skates (and my protective gear). It's fun and the good news is it's also a healthy thing to do.

By | April 27th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Over 60? More important than ever to get some exercise!

If you think being over 65 gives you license to slow down, think again. Staying active keeps you young, happy and healthy. If you don't believe me, read what these people say about regular exercise.

By | April 20th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Before you start doing all those outside chores, heed this advice

Here in New England, most of the snow has melted and spring flowers are blossoming. But if your yard looks like mine, there's a lot of raking and pickup to do. Maybe you should read this first.

By | April 14th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Why you should walk before you run this time of year

Got spring fever? And the urge to dash outside and go for a run? Hold your hamstrings a minute and read what my strength coach has to say about that.

By | April 7th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Strengthen your core with these two exercises

Strength coach Andy Wight demonstrates two exercises that will help strengthen your core. A strong core helps you do everything better and safer — from bending over to running a race.

By | March 30th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Five reasons why some aches and pains won’t go away

Got some chronic aches and pains? We've got some expert advice on what might be the underlying cause and how to turn things around.

By | March 23rd, 2018|Fitness|3 Comments

Are standing desks good for you or not?

Did you see the news that standing desks may be bad for your health? My first reaction was HUH? I took a closer look at the study and also spoke with a spine specialist. Read what I found out.

By | March 16th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Curling. It’s all the rage and you can join the club, too

You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy a game of curling. In fact, you'll find curling clubs in many places, even right here in Maine. Let's start playing!

By | March 2nd, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Let’s show our feet a little love

Oh, your aching feet! After all that we ask of them, they deserve a little love. We've got tips from some foot experts.

By | February 23rd, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Let’s all work on our hip hinges!

Bending over at the waist is a hip hinge. Do it wrong and you could hurt your back. We've got some demos that show you how to practice doing it the right way.

By | February 16th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

Soften a fall with these safe landing strategies

A common question for physical therapist Jason Adour is "Are there ways to fall without hurting myself?” With the help of his kids, he shares some tips.

By | February 10th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Barre fitness. What’s that all about?

I've been hearing a lot about barre fitness lately. It sounds like a workout for dancers, but you don't need to be a ballerina to do barre.

By | February 3rd, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Learning how to walk with ease and grace the Feldenkrais way

Feldenkrais uses gentle movements to help people increase their range of motion and improve flexibility and coordination. See how it works.

By | January 26th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Winter running safety tips

Running in the dead of winter isn't easy but it can be done. Before you head out, take a minute to read these important safety tips from a running expert.

By | January 19th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

How to stay on track with your New Year’s resolution

Struggling to keep your New Year's resolution to lose weight? You're not alone. But maybe you're aiming too high. Listen to this advice from strength coach Andy Wight.

By | January 15th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Why Bill Keller thinks you should try Zumba

If you're ready to get some exercise, make sure you pick something you love. Bill Keller loves Zumba and he's going to tell us why.

By | January 5th, 2018|Fitness|2 Comments

The dos and don’ts of shoveling snow

Shoveling snow can put you at risk if you don't do it properly — from injuring your back to causing a heart attack. Make sure to read this important advice.

By | December 15th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Exercising when you’re sick. Is it ok to do?

If you go for a run when you're sick will you get worse? What about exercise class? Or lifting weights? Read more to find out what's ok, what's not.

By | December 8th, 2017|Fitness|2 Comments

Quick relief for a kinky back

When you've got a kink in your back, try out these moves on the foam roller. Don't have a roller? Don't worry. We also show you how to use a towel.

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

Burn off some Thanksgiving calories with this short, high-intensity workout

Feeling a little groggy from all that food you ate for Thanksgiving? Strength coach Andy Wight has a short but intense calorie burning routine just for you.

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

How to wake up your sleepy glutes and reduce the risk of an athletic knee injury

What's one thing good athletes have in common? Strong glutes! We've got some tips on how to strengthen yours and hopefully, prevent some injuries.

By | November 13th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Understanding the powerful gift of Pilates

I want you to breathe better and feel more alive. To be clear-headed and bright-eyed. That's what Pilates can give you. Jen Micoleau, Pilates instructor.

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