Building Courage Through Mindfulness

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 10:57 PM Written by
  The Pittsburgh Fitness Council is a proud partner of the Fearless Warrior Yoga Conference. Please enjoy this guest post from one of the amazing presenters scheduled for the upcoming conference on October 9th. “Spare me perfection. Give me instead the wholeness that comes from embracing the full reality of…

What Is "Single Track" Anyway?

Monday, 22 August 2016 11:50 AM Written by
Sometimes the best way to understand what something is, is to first understand what it is not.  Single track is not rails to trails or crushed stone trails like you see around the city.  It is also not dirt or gravel back roads; more often referred to as double track. …

Mountain Biking Now Ready For All Riders

Monday, 08 August 2016 10:00 AM Written by
  As we get closer to the fall, I start to think more about Mountain Biking (MTB). It’s my favorite time to ride in the woods. Between the fall colors, the cool temperatures and the typically dry trails, it’s heaven on 2 wheels.   When I talk to friends and even…

Vexing Vocabulary: Exploring Energy

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:49 AM Written by
“I feel like I don’t have any energy. What can I eat to give me energy?” This is a quote I hear from new clients on a regular basis in my private practice. Being a Dietitian and self-cited mediator of information, what better way to answer this question then a…

Can your SKIN heal naturally?

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:41 AM Written by
  In Asia they have developed a beauty “secret” that has been used for decades, combining water and pH. It has long been believed that outward beauty is actually a reflection of inner health and wellness, and recent scientific discoveries have supported that correlation between the two.      Every day…

Vexing Vocabulary: Calories

Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:57 AM Written by
What is a calorie? We know it as a measurement commonly used when discussing food, but what does it represent? Too simplify things; the calorie is a measure of expended energy. When we talk about our diet, calories are assigned from 3 main sources: carbohydrates, fats and protein (our macronutrients).…

SI Joint Pain: Things to Know

Thursday, 28 July 2016 07:49 AM Written by
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or SI joint pain, may be something you’ve heard mentioned before among your fellow athletic friends. It can potentially be difficult to diagnose, so what is it exactly, how do you know if you have it and how do you help ease the pain or prevent it…

Start Riding With These 3 Simple Tips

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 06:58 AM Written by
As a professional in the business of cycling and cycling training, I'm often asked about how to start riding if you haven't been on a bike in years or if you don't even own a bike.  The importance of just "getting started" one way or another was reall brought home…
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