Fitness

Yoga Basics

  To some of us, yoga may seem like a trendy way to exercise that helps us stretch and relax, but it is so much more!  Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in ancient India.  It was originally associated with spiritual practices in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism – but eventually dissociated from religion and …

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Partner-based Fitness

Working out with a partner is so so soooo beneficial – for both of you!  Not only are you both getting more fit physically, you are growing mentally and emotionally.  When you workout with a partner (whether it is a close friend or your spouse), your motivation and enjoyment of the workout sky rockets!  Your …

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What are Endorphins?

We’ve all heard of them – but what exactly are endorphins?  They are neurotransmitters: chemicals in the brain that are passed between neurons.  They move signals from one part of the brain to another.  Endorphins can come multiple places in the body including the pituitary gland, spinal cord, and other parts of the brain.  They …

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