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Posts by Jackie Wright

Fun Fitness

It goes without saying that being fit requires time, commitment and hard work.  But, fitness can be fun too and this week we are going to highlight several fun ways to get fit and stay fit. As always, please consult your physician prior to beginning any exercise program. Fun Fitness Plans The partner plan– Have…

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Great Ski Season Preparation – Strongboard Squats

While there are many great fitness tools to utilize during ski and winter sport preparation such as BOSU Balance Trainers, pillow discs, Gliding discs, Slide Board, Concept 2 Ski Erg, RIP Trainer, TRX Suspension System, etc. the Strongboard is an excellent addition to your fitness tool box.  The Strongboard Balance “is comprised of four springs…

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A Word From Jackie

What a whirlwind summer this has been in 2019!  It was a bit of a late beginning, but then we enjoyed lovely weather, fantastic new businesses popping up throughout the county, record visitors, and best of all–you, our valued MLF members making time for regular workouts here at the club! The following three months will…

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Calendar at a Glance

September September 16th – Registration for Circuit for the Stars Event (Sat. October 12th) September 18th – Wednesday, 7AM Short Cycle begins again September 20th – Registration for Ski Preparation Program begins September 23rd – 14-Day Free Trial Membership begins October October 6th – 14-Day Free Trial Membership ends October 12th – Circuit for the…

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Cardio Junkies—Take Note!

No, this is not going to be yet another article touting the benefits of high intensity interval training (I.e. HIIT) at the expense of longer, slow distance aerobic training—although there are many benefits to both.  Nor is the content going to hammer home the point that one needs to incorporate muscular strength/endurance and flexibility training…

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Performance Primer

So, you walk into your group exercise class or personal training session and complete your workout adequately.  Your body is responding, but it seems to be more slowly than you would expect and you begin to wonder why this is the case when you feel that further progress should have been made at this point. …

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Is this Exercise Right for You?

There are ten questions I always ask prior to performing any exercise.  These questions help to assess and analyze the risks and benefits of an exercise.  It is not about determining if an exercise is “bad”, just whether or not it is right for you based upon your limitations and goals.  As always, please consult…

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15 Reasons to Indoor Group Cycle

 While no one exercise program fits everyone’s needs, indoor group cycling is one of the most inclusive program formats in the fitness industry. If you have not had the opportunity to include an indoor group cycling program into your macro-exercise program, perhaps the following 15 reasons may convince you to take the necessary steps to…

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Crawl, Walk and Run Philosophy of Physical Fitness

Crawl – Contemplation and subsequent implementation of exercise into your life You have thought about it, you may have even begun to take an occasional 10-minute walk in addition to walking the dog.  This is known as the “contemplation” stage or the “crawl” stage of behavioral change.  -Begin with baby steps. -Start with a five/ten…

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Fantastic Fall Fitness

We still have a bit of summer to enjoy, but it is definitely time to begin considering what you will do this fall to begin a fitness program or continue progressing within a program.  Fall is a fantastic time to set a template for year round fitness because we can still get outside for workouts…

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