Is RED-S Preventing You From Making Progress in Your Workouts?

By: Jackie Confalone, read her bio below Many people begin, or ramp up, their fitness routine with a specific goal in mind. But as the days and weeks pass, they’re feeling cranky, tired, and out of sorts. It seems like the harder they work at the gym or on the running or cycling path, the less progress they make. ... More

How to Start Exercising When You Don’t Want To

By: Jackie Confalone | read her bio below “Getting fit is all about mind over matter. I don't mind, so it doesn't matter.” ― Adam Hargreaves “If by ‘crunches’ you mean the sound potato chips make when you chew them, then yes, I do crunches.” -Unknown “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I ... More

Making Fitness A Lifestyle

Although I’ve been a group fitness instructor for 38 years, my fitness journey has taken twists and turns I never could have anticipated. My fitness journey started when I attended an evening low impact cardio class through the YMCA at an extension site near my house. After one and little more years of taking the class, ... More

Member Spotlight: Danielle Smyre

Because we are so proud of our fitness community, we like to find out more about what makes certain members tick especially Danielle, who inspires us with her self-care goals, especially fitness. Learn more about Danielle, a new member of the Body Zone family, in her own empowering words. Hi BZ friends! What an ... More

Setting And Reaching Healthy Eating And Fitness Goals (It’s not the luck of the Irish!)

By: Jackie Confalone March. A month of transitions. From winter to the official start of spring. In like a lion, out like a lamb. It's a month of renewals and life as we start the period of Lent and daffodils spring up from the cold, hard-crusted ground. And, of course, the month of celebrating the luck o’ the Irish ... More

How To Love Fitness (Even In The Bitter Cold Of Winter)

By: Jackie Confalone There is a lot happening in February. Wait ... what? February? Groundhog Day, President’s Day, African American History, Women’s History, Heart Month, the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, World Nutella Day (yes, really), and one of my favorites, Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (February 5th if you ... More

Whole-Year Resolutions (Not New Year’s Resolutions)

By: Jackie Confalone Happy New Year! Time for New Year’s resolutions? The thought of them may fill you with anxiety, may inspire you to make positive changes in your life, or may completely turn you off. At the beginning of a new year, many make serious resolutions such as exercise more, lose weight, or save money. ... More

Top Ten Ways To Make And Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

By James R. Huber, Ph.D. Director, Huber Interactives Every year on January 1, millions of Americans announce their dutiful list of Unrealistic New Year's Resolutions. And every year around my birthday January 3, millions of Americans tell each other, “Hey, who needs this resolution stuff? I work hard for a living ... More

“Keep On Sipping This Summer” Hydration Calendar

Water is important to the body at all times, but especially in warm weather. Keep your body healthy and happy with the easy-to-follow tips and facts found our “Keep on Sipping this Summer” Hydration Calendar. View your tips for sips here (click below) or stop by the 2nd floor Wellness Center to pick up a copy. More

Eating Before You Work Out?

  Yes!  A pre-workout meal, eaten three hours within your workout, can offer multiple health benefits that can power you through your fitness practice. Replenishing your glycogen stores with nutrition can improve your energy level significantly during a workout, as your muscles are fueled by the energy ... More