Myofascial Release:  A Tool for Corrective Exercise
May 13, 2024

By:  Dolly Stokes, FiTOUR®

Myofascial release, with both younger and older clients, has proven to be highly successful in helping to correct dysfunctional movement and improve postural deviations.

Made up of collagen and elastin, myofascial tissue surrounds and holds the bones and muscles in place.

may is mental health awareness month
April 28, 2024

We're ready to kick off May with a focus on something just as important as physical health: mental well-being!

Throughout this month dedicated to Mental Health Awareness, consider easy-to-integrate tips to help you feel your best. Remember, taking care of yourself isn't selfish, it's essential! So, let's get started and create a positive and healthy routine together.

Week 1: Move Your Mood

Effective Goal Setting for Active Agers
April 16, 2024

by: Dolly Stokes, FiTOUR®

Are you using the SMART goal setting strategy with your clients over the age of 50?  If you are, you may want to re-think and move to a different form of goal setting.

While the SMART approach is a tried-and-true method for setting goals, you may want to consider including other components as part of your goal setting strategy with older clients.

Stress Management Tools for Fitness Professionals
March 23, 2024

The world of fitness is all about helping people achieve wellness goals. But what about your well-being? Being an instructor, trainer, or coach can be incredibly rewarding, but it also comes with its own set of stressors. Long hours, demanding clients, and the pressure to constantly stay motivated can take a toll.

Sleep Matters More Than Ever After 40
March 3, 2024

As we age, getting a good night's sleep can feel like a distant memory. Between life's demands and the natural changes our bodies go through, achieving restful sleep is often challenging. However, prioritizing healthy sleep hygiene over 40 isn't just about feeling refreshed – it's about safeguarding your overall health and well-being.

Here's why hitting the hay should be a top priority:

Myofascial Release Can Boost Longevity
February 17, 2024

Our bodies are like finely tuned orchestras - muscles, bones, and fascia (a web-like connective tissue) playing in harmony. But what happens when tension and restrictions disrupt this beautiful symphony? Pain, stiffness, and even decreased mobility can arise, impacting daily life and potentially lifespan.

Here's where myofascial release (MFR) can step in and offer a promising solution for enhancing movement and longevity.

What is MFR and how does it work?

mindfulness indoor cycle
February 6, 2024

The rhythmic whir of the wheels, the beat of the music, the burn in your legs...indoor cycling is an intense class to coach, both physically and mentally. Amidst the sweat and striving, have you considered bringing mindfulness into the mix to enhance your members experience?

Sleep: The Unsung Hero of Health
November 24, 2023

Sleep is a fundamental biological process that is essential for our physical and mental health. Time for our bodies to rest, repair, and rejuvenate, getting adequate rest is an important topic for fitness professionals to discuss with clients and classes. When we don't get enough sleep, we can experience a variety of negative consequences, including: