Blog Posts

  • Anna Kinkade: Personal Story

    Hi! My name is Anna and I am a group fitness instructor here at the RiverPlex. I’ve been teaching here since 2007 and currently teach RPM, SPRINT and Body Pump. In 2013 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer and in light of that, I wanted to share my story. It’s my hope that by sharing, I...
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    09/18/2018
  • What’s With Mindfulness?

    You have to have been living under a rock if you haven’t seen an article talking about all of the benefits of mindfulness. But, what is it exactly and what is the difference between meditation and mindfulness? Let’s go back to around 1979… Jon Kabat-Zinn was working at a clinic and...
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    09/12/2018
  • Drop It Like A Squat

    There are probably a million reasons why you should include squats in your workout regimen. Today, we’ll include only a couple of those for time’s sake. The squat is probably one of the most commonly used exercises in a strength training regimen and there’s good reason why. How man...
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    09/12/2018
  • Flexyness

    Stretching is something we all know we should be doing more of, but aren’t actually. Why is that? Is it that we don’t know how to stretch? Is it that we don’t know why or when to stretch? WHY? Static Stretching (elongated timed stretching)  is used mainly for improving flexibility, but more importan...
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    08/23/2018
  • The Scale is Irrelevant

    Have you been crushing your workouts lately? Have you been feeling strong and motivated? Are you feeling better about yourself because of the progress you feel you’ve made? Are your clothes starting to fit better? …And then you step on the scale and you’ve GAINED weight?  Don’t be discouraged! The n...
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    08/20/2018
  • Fueling for Your Workout

    Whether you’re a beginner or expert in the gym, proper nutrition can be one of the biggest barriers to progress. With so much information out there, it can be exhausting to try to find the best way to fuel yourself. Before even thinking about nutrient timing, I always recommend ensuring your are tak...
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    08/10/2018
  • Why should I foam roll?

    Often times our muscles are so tense that we cannot release tension solely from stretching. Using a foam roller allows for what is called “myofascial release.” This is just a fancy term for relaxing/massaging your muscles. Foam rolling can help break up scar tissue, help loosen up any knots deep in...
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    08/06/2018
  • August Class Spotlight

    For the month of August, our class spotlight is Body Flow. Therefore, every class you attend, you get to submit a ticket for a chance to win some prizes at the end of the month! So, what is Body Flow? This class is a 45-60 minute (60 minutes unless otherwise noted on our schedule) class that’s a mix...
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    08/06/2018
  • You Saved My Life

    Have you ever started a weight loss journey and wanted to throw in the towel? You are not alone in feeling this way! Sometimes we try so hard to go, go, go that we forget we have to slow things down and create habits if we truly want long term success. Marc Fogal, a training participant and member o...
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    08/02/2018
  • Transformation Tuesday: Laura Bruns

    My fitness journey hasn’t been easy, but it’s shaped my fitness philosophy to be quite different.   For as long as I can remember, I was active and played sports. Dance, gymnastics, softball, basketball and volleyball—you name it, I tried it. Unfortunately, I was never great at any of the...
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    01/08/2018