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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because their joints feel stiff and they hurt, many people with arthritis stop being active, when regular exercise might help them feel 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.
If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.
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.
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.
Every day for the past seven days, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning has demonstrated a simple exercise. Today he shows us how to do a favorite.
Day six of Seven Days of Love. If you've been doing Andy's exercises, you must be feeling a lot of love! Today's is a great one for balance and stability.
Day five of Seven Days of Love. Today, we're going to love our upper backs and improve our posture at the same time. Get ready to do an isometric bent over row. That's a mouthful!