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Return to Exercise After Injury with A Personal Trainer

Jan 8, 2021

Whether you sprained your ankle while jogging or broke your elbow falling off a ladder, injuries are a surefire way to keep you on the bench, and out of the fitness studio. The desire to rush back into exercise can be a strong one, for both young and old, alike. In fact, for older adults, falls are the predominant cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions, with one...

5 Easy At-Home Fitness Hacks When Old Man Winter Hits

Dec 28, 2020

Looking for some at-home fitness hacks to turn to once the weather turns ugly? Look no further. Saying that winter weather in the Mid-Atlantic can be unpredictable is an understatement. While we haven’t seen a great deal of precipitation yet this year, it’s more than likely that at some point before the season is over, we’ll be stuck at home once again –...

Fitness Wearables - The Gift That Keeps Giving This Holiday Season

Dec 17, 2020

Fitness trackers are all the rage among workout enthusiasts and are likely to be one of the most popular holiday gifts among adults once again in 2020. From industry forerunner the Fitbit to the Apple Watch, gadgets galore are available to help you optimize your workout regimen. But not all fitness wearables are created equal. And just like your exercise routine, if you’re...

Active Aging is the Prescription for Thriving in Mid-Life and Beyond

Nov 24, 2020

Active aging does not mean watching the paint dry while marking off days on the calendar. Also known as healthy aging, it is the process of optimizing our physical and mental welfare now so that our brains and bodies are up to any tasks we may need them for later on down the road. Most importantly, active aging is not solely about improving one’s own life (though that’s...

Why Rest Days Are an Important Part of Your Exercise Regimen

Nov 18, 2020

Have you been diligently scheduling rest days as part of your exercise regimen? We can almost hear your shocked response: “Rest?  Shouldn’t I be hitting the studio with everything I’ve got until I can’t possibly lift my arms or jump another jack?” Believe it or not (but believe it), the answer is “no.” In fact, regularly scheduled...

Practice Mindful Snacking and Prepare for Holiday Overload

Oct 13, 2020

Halloween is almost here. But for those pursuing a healthier, physically fit lifestyle, the real scares stretch beyond those terrifying (and tempting) towers of fun size candy bars. For when the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 1, the true holiday smorgasbord begins to rise. Luckily, by taking a mindful snacking approach to the holiday season, you can enjoy holiday gatherings...

Focus on These 7 Movements to Enjoy a Functionally Fit Fall

Sep 29, 2020

Autumn a time of beautiful surroundings, sumptuous foods, and plenty of activity. A functionally fit lifestyle ensures seniors can enjoy every moment.

MIND (Diet) Over Matter When Boosting Brain Health, Fighting Hypertension

Aug 28, 2020

Mind over matter. The phrase suggests we can alter our circumstances through the sheer force of will. But did you know? Boosting the power of one’s mind may actually be a matter of, well, “matter” – specifically the food that nourishes our bodies.  Many clients come to Fitness Together to work out issues regarding hypertension, which is hallmarked...

How Regular Exercise Increases Your Energy… And Metabolism

Aug 18, 2020

The last several months were almost designed to deep six any energy and metabolism balance we may have had pre-pandemic – from extracurricular snacking as we social distanced to the sheer sedentary nature of being stuck in one space for so long without much choice in the matter. Proper sleeping habits were also thrown completely out of whack because of stress and restructuring,...

5 Tips for Ordering the Healthiest Menu Items

Jul 17, 2020

Slowly, but surely, restaurants are reopening. Some states have even reinstated dine-in service, with plenty of precautions. In Maryland, we still have to settle for takeout, temporarily. And settle, we will – because these last few months have been a long haul, and we long for the comforts of normalcy. But just because we are getting curbside service does not mean we...

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