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March 18, 2016

You can feel it. Spring is in the air! With warming temps and the Blue Ridge Mountains exploding with life and color, now is the time to get outside and recommit to an active lifestyle. Sometimes the best way to do this is to make a commitment. Sign up for an upcoming event such as […]

Rx from the P.A.’s: on Pure Barre

March 11, 2016

The number of fitness options today seem endless. Every program promises results. And every program has its disciples–those individuals who swear their particular method of exercise is the best. The truth is, every body (as opposed to ‘everybody’) is different and every person needs to find the thing that he or she enjoys enough to […]

Snow-time Stretching

January 22, 2016

As I type this, Southwest Virginia is being transformed into a winter wonderland by a blizzard named Jonas. Being snowed in for a few days can be fun. It’s a forced holiday; extra time for lazing around, reading, watching movies, puzzling, playing games, and eating lots of comfort foods. Of course, all that lounging around […]

Core Exercises for a Healthy Back

August 26, 2015

YouTube can be an excellent source for finding exercises to stabilize and strengthen the mid-section–or core–of your body. However, not all YouTube channels are created equal. Here are three videos we found that we recommend for exercising your core muscles. The third video is especially suited for beginners or those with limited mobility. We recommend […]