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Why Strength Train?

Although it is true that we can lose weight by running more miles, it is also true that as we age, we should be concerned about maintaining our muscle mass. Muscle mass helps us maintain our metabolism rate. Fat-free mass (muscle, bones, organs) (FFM) is metabolically active (calorie-burning) tissue so the more you have, the higher your metabolism. If…

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My Fitness Journey: Maggie Maier

My name is Maggie Maier and I am part of the front desk team at Imagine. This is my fitness journey: Growing up with an active family, sports and fitness have been a way of life. I tried my hand at all different activities, but I was particularly intrigued by figure skating and the challenge of new skills as…

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Getting Started with a Fitness Program

 “I have started workout programs so many times I can’t remember them all.  None have lasted. I really want to get in shape, but I don’t know what to do first!” TV infomercials bombard us regularly with the latest fad workouts and multi-purpose exercise devices. The promise of fast weight loss and a flat stomach has convinced many viewers…

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Taking Care of Our Self

Taking Care of Our Self Change comes in many forms. When it comes what do you do? Do you take control of it or do you let it control you? Wendy Dolen teaches yoga at Imagine. She’s been teaching yoga for fifteen years, she’s probably in better shape than anyone I know, and she’s seen firsthand what yoga can…

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September is Yoga Month – Free Community Classes

In recognition of National Yoga Month, Imagine Fitness and Yoga is offering several free classes focused on yoga for your health.  Sign up here. Thursday, Sept. 3rd  6:30 – 8:00 pm – Yoga for Athletes – Lisa Hesse Yoga For Athletes- The Mindful Athlete workshop This workshop would include breath work, guided imagery and meditation as well as a…

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Why Tai Chi?

I never thought Tai Chi was for me. I like to run. I’d seen people doing Tai Chi on the television, in commercials, that kind of thing – standing still, peacefully doing poses in beautiful, natural surroundings like parks – but I didn’t really know what it was. But I’m constantly trying to re-invent myself, often in response to…

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