Items Tagged ‘Strength’

December 10, 2015

Member Success – Shaun

By The DAHLC The DAHLC (@dahlcsocialmedia)

One of our members, Shaun Ober, knows what it’s like to make a significant healthy lifestyle change. Shaun works in IT at Mayo Clinic and was kind enough to share his inspiring story with us.  On January 5, 2015, Shaun joined the DAHLC.  Since then, he has dropped over 60 pounds by modifying the portion […]

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Tags: Cardio, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, Lose Weight, Member Success, Strength


August 20, 2015

It’s all about that Core

By Chad - Your 5k-Marathon Run Coach Chad - Your 5k-Marathon Run Coach (@fritschechad)

As I walk around the wellness center during the winter and spring months I hear members talking about working on core strength so that they can look good in their swimsuits next summer.  Well, now summer is coming to an end so what’s going to motivate everyone to keep up with their core strength? I […]

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Tags: Blog, core, get fit, Move, Strength, workout, Workouts


July 24, 2015

All I want to do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle!

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

From the magical harmonies to the various bicycle bells, Queen’s “Bicycle Race” embraces the simplicity and freedom of riding a bike. Summer in Minnesota is all about the bike. Adults remember the meaning of “it’s just like riding a bike”, kids learn to ditch the training wheels, and athletes enjoy speeding on open country roads. […]

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Tags: bicycle, Bike, Cycle, discover, Drop-in, get fit, Move, safety, Strength, Training, workshop


July 24, 2015

Muscles – our metabolic machinery

By Kate- Dietitian Kate- Dietitian (@zeratskykatherine)

Some call it the “middle age slump” or “weight creep”.  You may not be doing much different than you did 5-10 years ago, yet the pounds are increasing a bit each year.  As much as you don’t like it, this is natural.  In fact, thought to happen for survival purposes as a store of energy in […]

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Tags: aging, Blog, Dietitian, Eat Well, get fit, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Strength, Strength Training


July 14, 2015

Nutrition Tip – Age, muscles, and weight control

By Kate- Dietitian Kate- Dietitian (@zeratskykatherine)

Did you know that the amount of muscle you have changes with age? This not only impacts your strength but the number of calories you burn even at rest. Regular strength training counteracts loss of muscle mass and fires up your metabolism. Support your muscle building and maintenance with protein rich foods at each of your meals. […]

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Tags: Blog, Eat Well, Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Nutrition Tip, Strength


July 6, 2015

Speed Ladder – Fun For All

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

Picture the obligatory scene in a sports movie where the unlikely athlete starts to make the turn to star athlete. With an inspirational soundtrack playing in the background, the athlete sweats, grunts, runs, and jumps. Sometimes the athlete will take a few turns through the speed ladder. However unlikely the scene that unfolds before us […]

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Tags: agility, balance, Blog, exercise rx, Flexibility, get fit, health and wellness coach staff, Move, Movement Training, nervous system, power, speed ladder


June 11, 2015

Is your core ready for summer?

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

The smells of dirt, freshly cut grass, sweat, and smoke from a pipe remind me of softball. The dirt, grass, and sweat for obvious reasons. The pipe because I had a teammate whose dad always had a pipe. It’s funny the things that bring us right back to former times in our life. I can […]

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Tags: Blog, core, get fit, Group Fitness, health and wellness coach staff, Move, Movement Training, Strength, Training


April 9, 2015

Women’s Studio Workout

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

In a previous life of mine, I worked with women who were deathly afraid to walk into a large gym. No way were they going to even look at a large gym let alone actually work out there. What if someone saw them? What if they looked like they didn’t know what they were doing!? […]

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Tags: Blog, Cardio, discover, get fit, Lose Weight, Move, Movement Training, Specialty, Strength, Training, workout, Workouts


January 22, 2015

1-Limb at a Time

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

For your next workout, try doing 1-limb at a time. Try using 1 arm at a time for a bench press instead ofboth at the same time. Or, try a 1 legged squat instead of keeping both feet firmly planted to the ground. Incorporating single arm or single leg exercises into your workout increases utilization […]

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Tags: Blog, Strength, Strength Training, Training, workout, Workouts


November 19, 2014

Trainer Tip: Release Your Inner Child – Jump Around

By Desiree Ahrens Desiree Ahrens (@ahrensdesiree)

I’ve been spending a lot of time jumping with my toddler kids lately. This action reminded me that jumping can be a great addition to a strength routine. Did you know that jumping has been shown to keep bones strong and may even increase bone density? Try adding some jumping in to your workouts. Begin slowly if […]

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Tags: Blog, idexa, Move, Movement Training, Strength, Training