Fitness

6 Tips for Exercising in Cold Weather

Posted by: Emily Sample, Exercise Physiologist   |   Wednesday, November 20, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Guest_Blogs/Winter-runner-thnkstk-157626068-WEB.jpgCold weather does not have to be the end of your daily outdoor activities. With cooler weather here, there are some easy ways to help keep you fit, motivated, and warm.

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Tips for Finding the RIGHT Sports Bra

Posted by: Patti Carrington   |   Wednesday, November 6, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Carrington_P/Smiling-woman-thnkstk-177758213-WEB.jpgLearn about the different types of sports bras, plus how to narrow the choices down to find one that is right for you.

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My Half Ironman Journey – Race Day!

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, September 9, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Guest_Blogs/Thumbs-up.pngFinally race day arrived. The transition area, which holds gear for 2,400 athletes, was massive, filling an entire parking lot. My mantra throughout the competition was “Run your own race.” I was not to be distracted.

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My Inspiration to Achieve a Half Ironman

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, August 12, 2013   |   Back to Blog

I’ve always loved sports and I’ve been active for as long as I can remember, something instilled in me when I was very young. My dad, a Type I diabetic, always pushed me to do athletics because it brought him so much joy when he was young and he wished for me to have the same experiences ...

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Golfers: Improve Your Game and Prevent Injury

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Thursday, June 6, 2013   |   Back to Blog

The golf swing is one of the most complex movements in sports. It requires strength, flexibility, balance and coordination to move your body in three different directions while striking a small, stationary ball. If any part of your body is out of position during the swing, injury can occur ...

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Defying Gravity on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Wednesday, April 10, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Today I ran on a cloud.

Or so it felt. Actually, I ran for the first time on the new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Provided through Hendricks Regional Health physical therapy, this special treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to helping patients regain their active lifestyle after surgery or injury. It also helps athletes continue conditioning while rehabbing.

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Go "Ballistic" With a Brand-New Exercise Ball Class

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Wednesday, January 2, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Recently I had the opportunity to trial a brand-new fitness class offered at Hendricks Regional Health called “Ballistic.” Participants spend much of this 60-minute class on an exercise ball, doing a variety of different strengthening exercises. Ballistic really appealed to me because I would like to improve my core strength, as well as my balance and posture. But I had never taken a ball class, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

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Gift Guide for Aspiring Exercisers and Fitness Buffs

Posted by: Carrie Meyer   |   Thursday, November 29, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Do you have an exercise buff or budding fitness enthusiast on your holiday list? Here are some gift ideas to help your loved one stay on track throughout the year. Specific products listed are either ones I have used and loved, or came highly recommended from a friend. Other ideas are more general, and you can add your personal twist!

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Use Technology to Motivate and Measure Your Fitness Goals

Posted by: Abby Butts   |   Monday, September 17, 2012   |   Back to Blog

Looking for a workout buddy? If you have a smartphone or iPod, look no further your workout buddy is right there. It is easy to fall into the mindset of thinking you need fancy workout clothes, gym membership, and trainer to start exercising but you don't. You need a good pair of tennis shoes, your smartphone or iPod, and the motivation to get out there. Here are my tips for getting up and moving ...

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My First Time Triathlon Experience

Posted by: Becky Wardzala   |   Thursday, August 23, 2012   |   Back to Blog

There tends to be a negative perception about doing something for the first time. Maybe it's just the thought of being labeled as 'green', 'freshie', or 'newbie' that sets us on edge? Anyway, this year held several firsts for my fitness regime and one of them was my first triathlon ... Just registering made me think I had lost my marbles. What would possess a person to swim 600 yards, bike 10 miles and then run 3 more miles!?!?

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