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Does Exercise Really Make you Happy?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

We’ve all heard it before, exercise makes people happy! The runner’s high – that feeling of happiness that keeps people running and training for marathons. That special energy you get after working out in a group or alone. Even the movie Legally Blonde references happiness from exercise endorphins! But is it real or just a myth?

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Barre Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Barre workouts have been around for a while. You may be curious; maybe you’ve tried a class; maybe you’re scared to try a class because you aren’t a “ballerina” or, maybe you don’t see the appeal of this workout. Whichever you are, it’s important to learn the concepts of Barre so you know the benefits and limitations of this workout!

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Spin Workouts: Learn the Benefits and Limitations

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Spin cycle studios seem to be on every other corner these days. This popular workout involves a stationary bike, fast and loud music, and an upbeat and motivating instructor. The studio usually has low lighting, a video screen with goals and maybe some fun disco lights. Let’s take a closer look at this workout to see the benefits and limitations.

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Stretch of the Week: Half Fold Traction

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Welcome to September’s weekly stretch blog. In the three years since this blog started, we have done most every stretch imaginable. This includes everything but the kitchen sink – until now. That’s right, this month’s stretches will focus on using the kitchen sink! Why you might ask? The kitchen sink provides stability, as well as traction for these stretches. Using props is a great way to facilitate optimal stretch!

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HIIT the Gym!

Posted on by Valerie Odea

HIIT the gym! Is this a typo? Not at all. HIIT is the acronym for “High Intensity Interval Training.” Although HIIT has long been an important part of training for athletes, it’s becoming increasingly popular in mainstream fitness.

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I Run. Why do I need to strengthen, especially the legs?

Posted on by Dorothy Cohee

As runners, we need to do more than just run. Without strength training, injuries are more likely to occur even when using good running form. Statistics vary but state anywhere from 20-80% of runners are injured annually1. Many of these are overuse injuries and often occur because runners are not listening to their bodies and continually doing prehab.

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The “Secrets” to Being Happy

Posted on by Valerie Odea

Wouldn’t it be great to always be happy? Do you know people who always seem to be joyful? Do you want to be like that too? Is there a secret or magic formula to being happy? Read More

How Swimming Can Help Improve Your Health

Posted on by Brian Whittington

Swimming continues to grow in popularity as one of the aerobic exercises of choice. With as little as 2.5 hours of swimming a week you can significantly decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. Read More

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