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Nutrition Tips for Runners

Here are 7 strategies to make sure that you get the most out of your run by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Eat Real Food – If you are a distance runner, chances are you will be relying on quick and easy to ingest and digest forms of nutrients during your long training runs and on race day. Do…

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Marie’s Fitness Journey to the LA Marathon

My Journey to the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon I love to run.  Running has been a major part of my life for the last fifteen years.  I began running when I was 22 to lose weight.  I not only lost weight but I found myself and a passion for running that has not subsided.  Through all life’s ups and…

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Bare Bones Fitness & Yoga – With John Farah

A note from your instructor: “You all have known me for many years. You know I am passionate about staying fit. Why? Because it makes me feel good, more upbeat and positive. Being fit is a lifestyle I have chosen. It helps me maintain flexibility, strength and balance. Flexibility, strength and balance are always extremely important, and as we…

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7 Secrets to Fitness Success

Do you ever find yourself in a workout slump? You have been rockin it for weeks, then out of nowhere, BAM! You can’t get yourself out of bed for your 6am workout or off the couch for that weekend run. We have all been there, you hit a motivation brick wall. Your willpower is gone and you find yourself…

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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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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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