Crossing the Threshold of Menopause, Part 2

What you personally believe about menopause will influence your choices more than anything else. For many, menopause is nothing to fear. Do not see it as an “old-age” disease, or a failure of the body to do what it should. Approach it as a transition from childbearing years to wisdom-bearing years. Informed physicians know that 70% of women make this transition smoothly and make their choices intelligently. Read more

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Question for the women out there

How many women out there like tight abs on a guy or a beer belly?
I hear from some of my friends that they dont like guys who work out alot. Is that true? Read more

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Crossing the Threshold of Menopause, Part 1

The long, hot summer afternoons remind me of the first hot flashes I had. It took me many a hot-afternoon meeting, and middle-of-the-night inner fire before I realized what was happening to me: “Not me! I’m too young!” Those thoughts kept recurring in my mind. Read more

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Group Strength Training. Part 5

Strengthen and Contour offers more of a total-body conditioning class. Started one year ago, it tries to work every muscle group. Group Fitness Program Director Catherine Robinson rotates with other instructors, and teaches her class like it is the only introduction to group fitness that her participants get. Read more

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Addiction, Part 2

Now and then the thought surfaces in the drinker’s awareness that he or she might have a psychiatric problem. Those around the drinker also can wonder if that is where the problem lies. He is a perfectionist at some times and a slob at others. Though occasionally cooperative, he is often a stone wall. Read more

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Group Strength Training. Part 4

Muscles in Motion meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch, and attracts area businesswomen ages 20 through 50. The class is almost exclusively women. It began in 1994, and usually draws between five and 10 people. Organized like an aerobics class, it uses steps along with hand and foot weights. The choreographed routines follow music and an instructor’s cues. Read more

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Group Strength Training. Part 3

Coram’s class attracts women of all ages. She tells them to do as much as they can, and if they’re struggling, she tells them to back off. Women are comfortable in her class and organize their schedules around it, some taking a step class before. This works out well because “women can budget a set time to lift weights, [and] they can tell their husbands to be home by a certain time to watch the kids,” says Coram. Read more

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Group Strength Training. Part 2

Non-specific sport conditioning is also part of the class, as are semi-intimidating moves such as push-ups and leg dips — two moves that women, in particular, shy away from. Coram encourages the class to try new things by telling members that they don’t have to, but that she’d like them to try the new moves. Read more

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Group Strength Training. Part 1

Confused about how to start a program at your facility? Take a look at these three facilities who are experiencing great group strength-training success. Read more

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Addiction, Part 1

This is the first of a four-part series on drug and alcohol addiction. In this part, the signs and symptoms of alcohol are explored. Read more

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