HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training – is big news in the fitness industry and has been for some time because it really works. If you want to get fitter faster, burn calories and see real results (and who doesn’t?), HIIT training is the answer for you.
But…if we are really being honest, it also sounds a little scary too, doesn’t it? Unless you are a seasoned athlete or a veteran of gym-based interval training classes, you probably see those four words and think “definitely NOT for me.” But, the truth is, HIIT fitness workouts are for you (and everyone else too!). This is why the Cornerstone Team has created a new guide to HIIT, complete with sample workout to get you started. Continue reading Introducing Our New Guide to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
Whether you are new to Cornerstone Clubs or a seasoned veteran, our general expectations for an exercise program are virtually the same. We want a program and/or class to provide an opportunity for movement that will be safe, effective, purposeful, and enhance the quality of life. Think about it. This statement is true from the elite athlete training for their next Spartan race with a goal of cutting their time to the 78 year old looking to maintain independence. Continue reading Best Moves for Senior Fitness!
If you had to make a mental picture of an older person who had aged well, what would they look like? Healthy? Of course! Accomplished and successful? Probably. Interesting and knowledgeable? More than likely.
Let me tell you about a lady who is my “successful aging” role model. Her name was Ellie. Continue reading Senior Fitness: The Art of Aging Successfully
You’ve heard it once or twice before….Drink. More. Water. Drinking water is one of the most important aspects of staying healthy, especially for seniors. Personal Trainers provide regular reminders during senior fitness sessions, water fountains are available everywhere, Group Exercise Instructors include water breaks in EVERY class, fancy water bottles are sold in practically every store you step foot into, and health care providers often ask if we are drinking enough water during the day. But why does this seem like an insurmountable task at times and how do we really know if we are getting enough? I reached out to our Cornerstone Wellness Coaches for the answers. Continue reading Senior Fitness: Why Chances of Dehydration Increase As You Age
At Cornerstone Clubs, we set a foundation for your overall health and fitness by providing services geared to enhance the mind, body, and spirit. The goal of this whole-person wellness approach is to assist you in creating a balanced lifestyle, combining fitness, nutrition, continuing education, and socialization. But what happens to those concepts when our mind, body, and spirit centers are off kilter? Continue reading Medical Massage and More: Modalities for Senior Health & Wellness
Our oldest Cornerstone members (seniors) and youngest (summer campers) participate in our Young & Young at Heart classes – a series of generational events that brings them together for active fun and benefits all. Photos by Adrianna Parsons Photography.
Let me guess, it probably isn’t what motivated you in your 20s and 30s! And quite possibly you didn’t even actively exercise during those years where we were all busy with jobs, life and kids! I know I always found it hard to make the time back then. Plus, I always felt strong and healthy and was constantly on the move. But as we get older, life changes, priorities shift and our needs are different. So, what now? What keeps us motivated to exercise rather than taking the easy path straight to the recliner? Continue reading Beyond Senior Fitness Classes – What Motivates You to Stay Active As You Age?
Cornerstone member Susan Welch (pictured, right) tells the story about how her mentor, nutrition and wellness coach Kristin Tomlinson (left), has reached a milestone age so gracefully.
As a Cornerstone member for over a decade, I recently decided it was time for a fitness reboot. The first step in that quest was a consult with Cornerstone’s Nutrition and Wellness Coach Kristin Tomlinson, who recently celebrated her 50th birthday and exemplifies all that’s fit and fabulous about this semi-centennial age. Continue reading Fabulous at 50: Kristin Tomlinson and Wellness Coaching
It’s that time of year again — time to consider things we may do to ensure that the young swimmers in our lives stay as safe as possible when enjoying the water outside this summer, whether it’s your backyard pool, the neighborhood water park or the beach! Continue reading Summer Water Safety and Swim Lessons – What to Communicate to Kids
Summer provides a wonderful opportunity to include the bounty of beautiful and nutritious plant-based foods into our diet. I don’t know about you, but I love those first fresh veggies of the season like spinach, lettuce, kale, beets and asparagus, followed by the summer staples of juicy tomatoes, corn on the cob, string beans and sweet melons. We have the added fortune of living in an area where there are many farmers markets and opportunities for CSA shares (community supported agriculture) that provide local, fresh and organic produce to choose from (while supporting local farmers). Sometimes, you can have this amazing produce delivered right to your door! Continue reading Health and Wellness: Eat the Rainbow!
Most people know that you have to wear some sort of sunscreen or block, especially during the hot summer months when the sun is baking and our skin is much more exposed. But, as anyone who has stood in front of the lotion aisles in the supermarket or pharmacy can attest, there are A LOT of products on the market. So, how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Continue reading Which Sunscreen is Right for Me? Advice from Cornerstone’s Spa in Warrington