You probably know that crunches and sit-ups alone won’t give you sculpted abs. Only a drop in overall body fat will uncover your stomach muscles.
All too often the idea of making dinner at home comes with an overwhelming sense of dread. You think of the effort it will take and the mess that it will make. Not to mention, your family may not even like what you’ve slaved over, making the whole process a waste of time.
My name is Tom Yogan and I have been a member of the Valparaiso community since 1993.
The amazing team at Pumps Fitness recently invited our very own Lifers, Jenny Craig-Brown and Justin Luna to try out Pilates, and the experience was even better than they imagined. Pumps fitness offers both Pilates Reformer as well as Pilates Mat classes, so the Lifers had a lot to learn and test out.
Here’s an easy meal that epitomizes lean eating! It’s a simple skillet dish that doesn’t require any highfalutin kitchen skills, yet turns out tasting phenomenal! So often healthy eating is brushed off in favor of a quicker, easier option – however with a recipe this simple there’s simply no excuse to put off eating healthy any longer.
My name is Rachel Nidelchoff-Henry. I am a mom, wife and nurse. Life is pretty busy and we are a family that is always on the go. When I was younger I was active and outgoing but for years my “baby” weight has bothered me or kept me from doing things because I was uncomfortable. I’ve always had the mindset “one day I will find the time” or “one day when I get time”. It was the excuse that I told myself because I felt guilty or selfish for taking time away from my family to do something for myself. As time has moved on my babies are 9 and 10 and it is no longer “baby” weight and it was time for a change. As a nurse I know the importance of taking care of myself and the long-term effects that an unhealthy lifestyle can take on the body. We have health issues in my family that I also knew would eventually catch up to me if I didn’t make...
While New Year’s Resolutions spawn from the best of intentions, everyone can agree that they are often a challenge to stick to. Who hasn’t started the year with a vow to improve some aspect of his or her life, only to get bogged down by the pressure or by sheer routine?
Pilates (pronounced pi-lah-teez) is more than just a posh-sounding exercise trend, but a fitness method with a truly incredible history dating back to the early 1900’s. And it’s not just about training the body, but honing the mind, too.