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Five Beneficial Health and Wellness Books

Nov 13, 2019 Fitness Tips

Reading is so much more than entertainment, it’s a chance to expand your horizons, challenge your mind and educate yourself on parts of life where you may need a little help. Here are our top five health and wellness books that do just that.

Three Helpful Habits to Add to Your Evening Routine

Nov 6, 2019 Fitness Tips

We already know that some of the most successful people in the world swear by their morning routines to start their days, but at Fitness Together, we believe the nighttime routine is just as essential for your overall health and wellbeing. Here are three helpful habits to add to your evening routine.

How to Alleviate Lower Back Pain Through Exercise

Oct 30, 2019 Fitness Tips

Have you ever bent down to grab something and felt a sharp pain in your back? You’re not alone. Lower back pain is incredibly common, and yet, it’s a condition that can be prevented and mitigated by the right movement. 

Transitioning to a Meatless Diet

Laurie Norris Oct 28, 2019 Nutrition

Whether you are considering giving up meat for health or ethical reasons, the first thing you need to do is get more information. Find some good books or do some research on line. This will help you decide if this lifestyle change will truly suit you. It’s also a good idea to transition slowly. Find some good recipes and have one or two vegan meals a week. Start adding...

Client of the Month October 2019

Lauren Bevan, Certified Personal Trainer Oct 26, 2019 Fitness

Congrats to Angie for earning the Client of the Month title at the Howland studio!

How to Finish the Year Strong

Oct 16, 2019 Fitness Tips

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to head into next year further along than you were in year’s past? The best way to do that is to keep up your momentum and work toward what you want to achieve.

Five Healthy Lunch and Dinner Recipes Featuring Pumpkin

Oct 9, 2019 Fitness Tips

If you’re interested in adding some pumpkin to your diet this season, here are five of our favorite healthy lunch and dinner recipes featuring the most popular winter squash — the pumpkin.

Non-Food Rewards for Achieving Your Goals

Oct 2, 2019 Fitness Tips

When was the last time you did something to reward yourself? If you can’t remember, then it may be time to change that. It is very beneficial to set short-term goals. Once you achieve them, give yourself a pat on the back with something special in order to keep up the momentum.

Pureed Pumpkin Isn't Just for Pies

Laurie Norris Sep 30, 2019 Nutrition

For pumpkin spice lovers, this is the most wonderful time of the year! From the beloved PSL, to pumpkin spice flavored Spam (yes, really!), the flavor is promoted everywhere. And grocery stores have stocked their shelves with plenty of canned pumpkin puree anticipating all of us baking muffins, cookies and pies. But the versatility of pumpkin goes much further than baked goods. First...

Trainer Corner: Two Stretches to do at the End of A Workout

Sep 25, 2019 Fitness Tips

The last few minutes of a workout may seem nonessential, but the cooldown is an important component of setting yourself up for success for the next workout. To find out more, we spoke to Shaun Phillips, owner of Fitness Together Winnetka on the North Shore of Chicago.

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