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Legacies Alive Bus Ride
Shelter Fitness is proud to call itself a supporter of the Legacies Alive family. We will continue to do what we can to ensure the ongoing success of their mission and help foster the growth of the organization.
Goals, Plans and Mental Toughness
Goals, Plans and Mental Toughness. These are terms most often used by people in the business and corporate communities. But the principles behind them are also used in the health and wellness community to guide people striving to achieve optimal physical health.
Mirrors Don't Lie
You are in the season of motivation, so don’t get carried away. Temper your excitement with common sense and understand that you are embarking on a life-long journey to achieve and maintain optimal physical health. 
Seasons of the Physical Fitness Year
September 1st brings us the first day of the meteorological season of "Fall." It also brings us the first day of the physical fitness season of "Indifference." This is the most dangerous, unproductive, and damaging season of the physical fitness...
Introduction to Fitness and Strength Training
A Brief Introduction To “Personal Fitness And Strength Training”. For many people, entering the world of “Personal Fitness and Strength Training,” is much like traveling to a foreign country. Let’s explore some terms and concepts one might encounter on entering this new and exciting world.
Taking Control of Your Physcial Health The 4 "D"s of Success "Desire"
If Drive is the force that propels us toward a goal, then Desire is the engine that generates that force. Those willing to put the shoulder of hard work, dedication, and discipline behind their wants, will see them evolve into desires.
Taking Control Of Your Physical Health The 4 “D”s Of Success “Drive”
When we choose to pursue a genuinely important goal, such as taking control of our physical health, we plant the seed of Drive deep in the reaches of our innermost being.
Taking Control of Your Physical Health The 4 "D"s of Success "Dedication"
The commitment and resilient perseverance of someone who simply will not quit; someone who cannot identify with those who do quit, and someone who will never lower his own standards to learn why they do. Dedication Our last discussion was...
Taking Control Of Your Physical Health The Four “D”s Of Success “Discipline”
An examination of each of the four basic elements of the definition of Discipline, each directly applied to the task of taking control of your physical health The scope of the definition of discipline is very broad and complicated. The...
Taking Control of Your Physical Health
Taking control of your physical health by following the “The 4 D’s of Success.” Discipline, Dedication, Drive and Desire. Taking Control Of Your Physical Health If someone asked you to create a list of the most important things in your...
Resistance bands exercises for all ages
Learn from a professional why a strong core is vital to staying healthy and independent, and how resistance bands are tools that can be used at any time in your life and at any workout level. Resistance bands exercises for...
Reaching a Plateau
Keeping your workout routine fresh is a hard task for anyone. I'll share my tips on ways to keep pushing through even when you hit a plateau. We have all been there; It could be the scale not showing what...
Improving your golf swing with resistance bands
Learn how you can improve your golf game with simple exercises using resistance bands at home. Get more power in your swing and increased rotation by following these simple tips.
Preparing for Holidays
With these few tips learn how you can mentally and physically prepare yourself in order to avoid stress and depression during the holiday season. Mentally and Physically preparing yourself for the Holiday Season It is no secret, the holidays are...
Resistance Bands
Discover how you can help prevent and alleviate lower back pain by using those resistance bands you are exercising with at home. Utilizing resistance bands to stretch and alleviate lower back pain Let me start by saying, I’m no young...
Yoga - More Than Just Stretching
We're taking on Yoga and learning how it can be an effective full body exercise at any fitness level. What is yoga? At a glance, one might assume yoga is simply low impact stretching for incredibly flexible women. Some may...
Stability Ball Exercises
Learn how to get the most out of your stability ball by incorporating resistance bands to optimize your workout. Getting familiar with a stability ball Stability balls have been tried and true exercise tool used for decades to assist in...
Barbell Workouts at Any Level
Barbell workouts are a great way to introduce a variety of strength and endurance training into any exercise program, at any level. As a professional athlete, plate and barbell workouts were a staple to my strength and endurance training. I...
Rest and Relaxation
The importance of Rest & Self Care has never been more important.  Learn a bit more about how to care for yourself during these eventful times.
Fitness Motivation During the Fall
How to use the changing seasons to get back on the road to fitness No matter what stage you are at in your life, fall is one of the best times to renew your focus on your fitness goals.
Summer Fitness Tips
How do the Summer Months impact your workout plan? Working out in the summer brings a new set of challenges. The rising heat and humidity can impact your plans both inside and outside the gym, but great new opportunities often...