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Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

How to Make Healthy Choices at Thanksgiving Crisp air, changing leaves and chilly mornings have arrived: fall is here! That means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This special holiday is a wonderful time to celebrate your loved ones, the blessings in your life...

The Gluteus Medius

Gluteus medius muscle, often referred to as the "glute med" Attachment points: Outer surface of ilium -- > greater trochanter of femur Action: Hip abduction, external and internal rotation Importance: The gluteus medius muscle is one of 3 gluteal muscles that work...

Testimonial for Matt Banks, RMT

My name is Julie Martin. I am 52 years old.  Two years ago I went through a nine hour operation to have a benign brain tumor removed. As a result, I am now permanently deaf in my left ear and without my left vestibular (balance) system. The easiest way to describe my...

Success in Progress! Testimonial Tuesday!

I am happy to write a testimonial about Kerri Sherk, Registered Dietitian, Yoga Instructor and fitness director of The Fitness Firm. Over the years, I have searched to find a person who could help me meet my diet and fitness needs and I have met with many people in...

What is this “Intermittent Fasting” all about?

What is this Intermittent Fasting all about? Fasting is an eating pattern that has been used throughout the history of mankind. Hunter-gatherers did not always have the same luxury of readily available food that we are accustomed to. Humans have evolved to last...

Personal Training really is for Everyone!

Walking onto the gym floor can be intimidating. All of the different pieces of equipment and machines can be overwhelming! The next step of your workout can also be scary: the process of making a plan and deciding what you are going to train that day. The final and...

Are you a candidate for our YTT program?

What to expect in Shanti's Yoga Teacher Training at The Fitness Firm This is a multidimensional approach to learning, based on the teachings of the great philosophical masters and yoga teachers; past and present.  The approach is of an experimental and experiential...

Are Carbs “Bad”?

Are Carbs “Bad”? This is a very common question with a not so straightforward answer. In short, carbohydrates are not bad for you. Carbohydrates are actually, a key player in a balanced diet. However, in order to reach specific health goals, you need to be aware of...

Smart Goal Setting

Goal Setting: What is Realistic? Goal setting is the most important part of being successful. In any aspect, setting a good goal can have life changing results. Even with complete devotion and maximum effort, it is tricky to have efficient direction and focus without...