• The Role of Community in Health and Wellness

    By Bonnie Kretchik

    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    B.A. in English

    As social beings, we are members of various communities. We are members of our family community, school community, church community, academic community and several more. Whether or not we are consciously aware, we participate, affect and are affected by the dynamic of perhaps hundreds of communities over the course of our lifetime…for better or for

  • What is “Wellness?”

    By Bonnie Kretchik

    NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    B.A. in English

    When asked to discuss the concept of “wellness”, I had to ask myself, what exactly is “wellness?” Depending on who you talk to, the definition varies. Take, for example, the personal trainer or avid exerciser. A typical response may be something along the lines of “free from injury or muscle soreness” while a busy parent

  • 4 Tips to Boost Your Metabolism, one bite at a time!

    By Courtney Minors

    BS in Biology
    MS in Dietetics and Nutrition
    Registered and Licensed Dietitian

    “Does grapefruit increase your metabolism?” and “I just can’t lose weight like I used to when I was younger”. These are just some of the comments I hear from clients wanting to lose weight and increase their metabolism. So, what is this buzz word “metabolism” and what does it mean? Well, in the simplest term