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Are You Cultivating Gratitude in Your Life?

by Maddie Drallmeier As Valentine’s Day approaches, we rush to get cards, flowers, and chocolates for our loved ones. Do you get that warm, happy feeling when your significant other or family member surprises you with a token of love? We call this feeling gratitude! But what really is this feeling we call ‘gratitude’ and how can it help…

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SMART Goals

by Maddie Drallmeier With January comes a new year and a time where many are setting New Year’s resolutions! However, many forgo their resolutions rather quickly! Why? Many people do not make SMART goals! SMART is an acronym that is helpful when setting goals: –       S  = Specific: Come up with a specific goal that you want to achieve this year! Define…

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Top Ten Tips to Avoid Getting Sick this Winter:

Stock Up on Mittens, Socks, and Scarfs! When we are cold, our thermoregulation system keeps our core temperature elevated, but forgoes our extremities. While this is good for our vital organs, the immune defense around our extremities (like the nose and throat) are dampened and are vulnerable to pathogenic bacteria and viruses that inhabit those areas. Therefore, keeping our…

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The Health Benefits of Turmeric:

by Maddie Drallmeier You may know of turmeric from its vibrant yellow hue or as the main spice that makes up curry. If you haven’t heard of turmeric, it is a spice native to South/Southeast Asia that has been used for thousands of years, both for culinary and medicinal purposes. However, within the last 20 years, research has exploded…

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John and Nelson’s Corner: Testing Yourself

  Challenges, Goals and Expectations…   Just over a year ago I started teaching a fitness class at Imagine Fitness and Yoga. The class is at 6am, so I had to keep it interesting!   After a few weeks of working out, I decided to test the class just for fun. Actually I had reasons for doing that. Establish…

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Running Your First 5K

  Dexter Ann Arbor is a little less than four weeks away – can you feel the excitement? No? Well, I can. It may be a little late to start training effectively for the half-marathon if you’re new to running, but fear not – there’s always the 5k.           Hmm. That cheer of enthusiasm sounded…

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John and Nelson’s Corner: Fitness and Persistence

    Have you ever met someone who says they want to be out of shape? Of course not – we all at least say we want to be fit. So how do we do it? What’s the magic trick? Well, there is actually a trick, a single word that’s not exactly magic, but comes pretty close. I’m talking about…

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