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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|3 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|Fitness, Health News|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|Expert Advice, Fitness|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|Fitness, Health News|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|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day seven: Dead bugs!

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.

By | February 14th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day six: Romanian deadlift

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.

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

Seven Days of Love. Day five: Isometric bent over row

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!

By | February 12th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day Four: Reverse lunge with a slider

Day four of Seven Days of Love. Andy Wight demonstrates how to do a reverse lunge with a slider. Get those legs in shape for summer!

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

Seven Days of Love. Day Three: Let’s do a plank

Day three of Seven Days of Love. For the seven days leading up to Valentine's Day, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning will demonstrate a simple exercise. Join us!

By | February 10th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day 2: How to do a push-up

Want to get in shape, but can't get to the gym? Follow Catching Health and AW Strength & Conditioning for Seven Days of Love. Every day a simple exercise.

By | February 9th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love: Learn one easy exercise every day

Every day for the next seven days (ending on Valentine's Day) trainer Andy Wight is going to demonstrate a simple exercise. We call it Seven Days of Love.

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

Feeling stronger, feeling sore! Join me in my discomfort zone

After four weeks of working with Andy Wight, my personal trainer, I'm sore, but I feel stronger. Follow my progress — in my discomfort zone.

By | January 31st, 2017|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

You, too, want to be stronger? Join me in my discomfort zone

How working with a personal trainer is taking me inside my discomfort zone. It's also making me stronger. Follow my workouts.

By | January 17th, 2017|Fitness, Health News|1 Comment

Why we lose our motivation to exercise and how to get it back

There are two main reasons why people lose their motivation to exercise. Learn what they are and get some help finding your motivation again.

By | January 6th, 2017|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Six ways to boost your metabolism when cold weather cuts into your exercise routine

Have you ever used winter as an excuse not to exercise? John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator for YMCA of Southern Maine, offers some tips on how you can stay warm and still burn some calories.

By | December 16th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Is walking as good for you as running?

Is walking as good for you as running? I asked physical therapist Mary Kroth-Brunet, from Back in Motion Physical Therapy.

By | December 14th, 2016|Expert Advice, Fitness|2 Comments

How physical therapy can help people suffering the after effects of a concussion

Bobby Cochrane is a physical therapist who works with people who have post-concussion syndrome. Find out how physical therapy can help someone with a concussion.

By | October 28th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Being in a wheelchair hasn’t prevented these people from playing an energetic game of tennis

Adaptive sports give new life to many people with a variety of disabilities. That includes wheelchair tennis, a program offered by Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.

By | August 24th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Is the 7-minute workout the best exercise?

To solve time and motivation problems, exercise specialists promote the 7-Minute Workout. But, this is May in New England. The best time to get out and walk!

By | May 23rd, 2016|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Do not do this before you exercise!

Do you like to exercise hard? Do you need to take ibuprofen before you work out? Here are some reasons why you shouldn't.

By | April 11th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|1 Comment

Seven easy ways to exercise your brain and sharpen your memory

Worried because you forget things? Why you left the room? Where you put your glasses? A name? An appointment? Time to do a little exercise!

By | March 23rd, 2016|Fitness, Health News|0 Comments

Over 65? In agony because of joint pain? Take a look at the advances in joint replacement surgery

People with severe joint pain have treatment options that weren’t available even 10 years ago. The primary goals are still: relieve pain and increase mobility.

By | February 8th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|4 Comments

Sick and tired of, well … everything? Slow down and explore the surprising benefits of t’ai chi

If you look at the research, you'll discover that practicing t'ai chi can do you a world of good. From improving balance to helping to relieve pain.

By | January 29th, 2016|Fitness, Health News|3 Comments