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[This is an edited version of the email we sent to our members and community on Sunday, March 15th. Thanks for reading!] Hey, it’s Marissa….

COVID-19: Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation oh my…

I’m sure you’ve heard everything from “stock up we are all going to die” to “stop worrying, the Flu kills way more people each year.”…

Why Play?

Have you ever found yourself dreading going to the gym? Is your vision of a gym a bunch of people with headphones in, grunting away on a treadmill or in the weight room?

The Power of Trees

Did you know that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without the same view? Connection to nature plays a vital role…

What is Batch Cooking?

Do you ever find yourself at home incapable of making a plan for dinner? Maybe you end up going out, skipping a meal or resorting…

To Run or Not to Run?

As a fitness coach I get this question all the time! My quick answer is always “yes,” which often leaves people feeling a bit perplexed….

Exercise to improve Stress Tolerance

A couple weeks ago we talked about Cortisol, the stress hormone. At the time we mentioned that exercise is a good way to help with…

What is Cortisol?

You guessed it…its that stress hormone we all love and hate. How does it work? When your body senses danger your adrenal gland releases cortisol…

What is Fitness Tutoring?

You are probably familiar with Tutors from your academic days. They were someone you could meet with to help you with a problem or subject…

What do we mean by “Natural Movement”?

Natural movement is a lens through which we look back in human history to see what activities were essential in the evolution of our bodies….

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