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Three poses to balance the athlete in all of us

Written By: Coach Brandie Athletes of all levels can utilize the practice of yoga to help strengthen their mind and body, prevent or recover more quickly from injury and increase their breath capacity. The following is a brief discussion of three poses (or asanas) that can help increase core strength, improve flexibility and steady the […]

Meal Planning 101

Life gets busy, we totally understand. Whether you’re running your kids to and from sports or school activities or you are enjoying life between work and friends. Health can sometimes be put on the back burner. How do you put it front and center, without feeling overwhelmed? Plain and simple, planning. You’ve heard the phrase […]

Healthy, simple crock-pot recipe to help during those busy weeks!

September is a busy time of the year. Many of you are trying to adjust to back-to-school schedules, and hey, we get that life gets pretty busy between school and extracurricular activities you’re driving your kids to. Then you’re trying to get family time in on top of it all! Who is exhausted just thinking […]

Losing The Last 10 Pounds…

Before I opened the studio, I actually had a go at teaching pre and post natal fitness in the Grand Rapids community. I soon realized that screaming babies in strollers was not my thing, but I did learn a few things about patience, which every parent is rudely awakened to, AND to be patient with […]

Stop Seeing Stress As The Enemy

Why we need to Stop Seeing Stress as the Enemy In today’s high demand world, stress is almost inevitable. We encounter stressors at home, at work, in the news, and in almost every facet of everyday life. And this stress is not without consequences. More and more research is showing that stress is one of […]

Picky Eaters: A Parent’s Dilemma

Dealing with a picky eater can be at the top of the list for most frustrating fights as a parent. As someone who has made health and wellness their life, this was a challenge I did not see coming.  Convincing a grown adult that junk food is bad for them is tough, but trying to […]

Seeing True Beauty- A Healthy Body Image

Most of the clients I get to coach are women, but for those of you who are not, this STILL applies to you! Women, in general, are their WORST critic when it comes to seeing themselves as beautiful.  We are so critical of our OWN flaws, but when asked to describe our best friend or […]

What’s up with this “Organic” food?

Written By Matt Kishler If you haven’t noticed, the organic food industry has boomed tremendously over the past several years. Countless people have been discovering the many positive benefits associated with eating organic. So what exactly does it mean to eat organic? The term “organic” refers to the way that products are both grown and […]

TEMPTATIONS: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Written By Jennifer Fuller   We all try eating better and eating less, but we always seem to feel like we’re fighting a battle we will never win! You see doughnuts as soon as you walk in the office, Your spouse wants a big dinner, and friends have missed you and want to catch up […]

Size Matters

Almost everyone when they hear the phrase “bad diet” imagines super sized McDonalds meals, greasy fried foods, and potato chips. The part we tend to over look is how much VOLUME of food we eat. Everyone knows that the health of our country is headed in a negative direction. Don’t be confused- I don’t mean […]