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Big Updates - October 2019

Oct 13, 2019

Hello FT, Thank you for reading. This newsletter is a bit longer than usual, maybe a 5 minute read, but it has some very important news and updates. Please, please read. In this update: 1) The Exciting News 2) Julie is now our Lead Trainer 3) Shane's World 4) What's Ian up to? 5) Stretch PACKs free now through end of year The...

Team Fitness Together Providence Supports Day One!

May 7, 2019

Thank you to everyone that ran with Team Fitness Together this past Saturday!The rain held off, the sun came out, and turned out with a team of 25 runners!!Our team had the least-youngest runner at 74 years-old, and some of the youngest runners with 4 thirteen-year-olds!!Every team member finished the race, and for many, this was their first 5k!Congrats to them all on their accomplishment.

Together, our team of 25 represented over 12% of the total turnout, and we raised almost $1,485 for Day One!!

Also, did I mention that our team WON FIRST PLACE!!! Not that winning was at all the goal, but unbeknownst to us we had the best time for any team…maybe it’s the training?

Take Back Control of Your Exercise Routine this Fall

Sep 17, 2012

Go Back to Basics If you’ve taken a break from your regular exercise routine during the summer months, you may be eager to jump back into where you left off before your exercise hiatus. When getting back into your exercise routine, though, it is important to start with the basics to get your mind and body acclimated to a regular, consistent exercise regimen. If you jump...

Fitness Together Providence Loses an Extremely Inspirational Friend

Jan 30, 2012

On January 12th,2012 Fitness Together Providence lost a dear friend named Will Archibald.Will was an inspiration to us all.While he encountered many challenges in life, the most recent being his spinal cord injury, he persevered and went on to get involved in kayaking, sled hockey, and mono-skiing. He didn't let anything hold him back. He had an infectious smile and a kind heart....

Why New Years Resolutions Fail

Jan 27, 2012

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail   As New Year’s resolutions gain popularity this time of year, many jump on the bandwagon of losing weight, getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle. While we all can benefit from making these types of positive lifestyle changes, most resolutions fizzle out, unfortunately, before they even have a chance to settle in....

But I Do Cardio Every Day

Apr 5, 2011

Have you ever walked into the gym and seen almost every single piece of cardio equipment utilized? Better yet, have you ever walked into the gym and seen people waiting in line for a piece of cardio equipment? It is absolutely ridiculous and totally unnecessary. Of course cardiovascular exercise is exercise for the heart. Your heart is a muscle too, and it should be worked out...

Why weight loss requires strength training, even in women and seniors

Mar 23, 2011

Did you know that strength training is crucial for successfully losing weight and keeping it off? I'm talking about weight-bearing exercise. It doesn't have to be a huge, hulking workout where you're trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, it just has to be some basic strength training.Why is strength training important for losing weight? Because a lot of people...

Scientists Finally Prove High Fructose Corn Syrup Risks/'Corn Sugar' Makers Hope You'll Buy The New Name

Mar 16, 2011

For the last several years, getting good answers about the health risks of High Fructose Corn Syrup has been difficult. There has been a lack of true scientific substantiation on either side of the debate.Although many of us suspected this stuff really isn't healthy for us, we didn't actually know how it was affecting our bodies.Well, a team of Princeton researchers has now released...

Join the FT Providence cycling team and support the American Lung Association!

Aug 27, 2010

Do you like to bike? Get in shape and have fun this fall with the Fitness Together Providence cycling team! Join the FT team in the American Lung Association’s Autumn Escape Bike Trek across Cape Cod. The adventure is suitable for experienced cyclists and novices alike, taking participants on a scenic tour of the Cape from Plymouth to Provincetown. The event offers a 3-day,...

It’s Hot! Safe Exercise with a High Heat Index: Ask the Trainer

Aug 2, 2010

Q: I like to run and bike outside during my lunch hour. It has been so hot and humid this summer that the weather has put a crimp in my routine! Do you have tips for getting a great workout despite the high temps?A:  The key to beating the heat and making summertime fitness progress is to have the facts. Hydration, exercise intensity, current fitness levels, clothing, and...

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