Advanced Body Analysis

Michelle Lee and Dustin HenkelmanHealth & Fitness

Advanced Body Analysis  Have you ever wondered how many calories you need to lose, gain, or maintain weight? Knowing this information can help you set health and wellness goals. Knowing your body composition can help you dial in even further and track progress on and off the scale.

Gator Team Spotlight: Cash Walz

Nick EngferHealth & Fitness, Pool Aquatics

Cash Walz swims at the Y every day. Every.Single.Day. That’s a pretty serious commitment for an adult, let alone a soon-to-be 7th grader. His commitment and consistency have earned him recognition from both USA Swimming and the Y National Swim Programs. Cash is on the Gator Swim

7 Ways to Tell You’re Pushing Too Hard

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

With trainers and group exercise instructors telling you to “Push harder!” all.the.time, do you ever wonder how hard is too hard? Well, you should. If you take it too far, too often or for too long, here’s what you might see: Regression in performance and/or gains. You can actually lose that lean muscle you’ve have worked so hard to build,

6 Natural Energy Boosters

Cathy ElnessHealth & Fitness

Do you ever look at your kids and wish you had their boundless energy? I do – When I first meet with my personal training clients, almost every single one of them say they have little to no energy. They work all day and come home with no energy left to give to their family. They want more energy

The Versatility of Biking

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

As we transition from winter to spring each year, I love seeing people starting to get outside and be active. One of the things that I see most is bikers. I see men, women, and kids of every age and ethnicity biking around our great communities.Biking is so awesome because you can make it whatever you want it to be.

4 Healthy Grilling Recipes for Summer

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

My family and I were so excited to finally break our grill out of storage just a few weeks ago. We love the way that grilled food tastes – just like summer in Minnesota. Here are some easy, healthy(ish) ideas for your next grill-out. Maple Dijon Chicken Drumsticks We love taking this crockpot recipe from Skinny Taste, and cooking the

Casi Olson Gains Energy, Patience, and Strength with Personal Training

Heather SabinHealth & Fitness

Casi Olson has never felt stronger or more confident in her roles as a wife, mom, and small business owner. But 18 months ago, that wasn’t the case. She felt weak, unmotivated, sluggish, and simply unhealthy. With a 7-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter, Casi wanted to have more energy to be the wife and mom that she believed she

Ways to Create a Habit

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

Have you ever heard it takes 21 days to create a new habit? Experts say it’s actually closer to 66 days for that habit to become a natural part of your routine. Everyone has habits – good or bad. Brushing your teeth in the morning and night is a habit that you barely think about because it’s become so ingrained

7 New, Active Ideas for Your Kids!

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

There’s just something about the Spring air and warmer weather that inspires us to get outside and active. Right? Children, in particular, benefit from getting outside and being active — and  you’ll feel good about it, too.

10 On-the-Go Protein Snacks

Kim JohnsonHealth & Fitness

Want to achieve or maintain peak health and performance? The not-so-secret ingredient is protein. Protein encourages a healthy immune system, helps your muscles recover from workouts, regulates acids within your body, and even strengthens your hair and nails. It’s one of the three main macronutrients that your body needs every day (carbohydrates and fats are the other two). The Recommended