Keep Your Fitness Routine On Vacation

By Jackie Confalone (read her bio below) You’ve planned it for several months, maybe even a year. You get as many tasks as possible completed at work, so you aren’t overwhelmed when you return. As the date comes closer, your anticipation builds, and you can’t wait to go on vacation! You begin packing, either checking ... More

Member Spotlight: Kim Kohl

Because we are so proud of our fitness community, we like to find out more about what makes certain members tick especially Kim, who inspires us with her workout consistency, positive attitude, active lifestyle and super-charged fitness and sports goals all while living with cancer for the past 15 years. Learn more about ... 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

Don’t Have Time to Exercise? Try HIIT!

By: Jackie Confalone You know that person on the elliptical or treadmill who exercises for an entire episode of HGTV, and stays at the same pace the whole time? (Maybe you are THAT person?) Well, I’m sorry to break it to them, but they could be spending a lot less time on the cardio machines and seeing better results, ... More

How Flexible Are You?

By: Jackie Confalone Think you’re physically fit? Complete physical fitness means more than being able to run a mile, bike for thirty minutes, lift weights, or take group fitness classes. True physical fitness includes five key components: 1. Cardiovascular endurance 2. Muscular strength 3. Muscular endurance 4. ... More

Strength In Numbers

By: Jackie Confalone Back in January, you may have set some New Year’s resolutions, or as I wrote previously, Whole-Year Resolutions. Perhaps you’ve tried some cardio machines, walking on the track at Body Zone, and tried Body Zone's more than 85 weekly group fitness classes. Maybe a brief thought came into your ... 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