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

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 if you’re young or old, 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

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|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|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments