Meet Rose Angry

I caught up with my friend and GHF Trainer Rose Angry. Rose is a captain in the Air Force, rugby fan and an ultra marathoner... [More]

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Meet Felix Espinal

I caught up with Felix Espinal, bodybuilder and floor instructor extraordinaire... [More]

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I Get Fit With A Little Help From My Friends

Over the summer I participated in Gainesville Health and Fitness’s inaugural season of the TRIBE Team Training program. I loved every moment of it. Or, rather, I loved hating every moment of it. Simply put, I was hooked. So, when I was asked to do a series blog on TRIBE, of course I said yes... [More]

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Let The Pumpkin Eating Commence!

Yesterday marked the first day of autumn for 2014. Right on cue, the weather turned a little cooler and I am starting to get excited about breaking out my winter clothes. But, arguably, the most exciting part of this seasonal change is that my stash of pumpkin puree in the pantry magically triples! Ok, maybe not ‘magically,’ but I consider it a miracle when I can remember where to locate it in the grocery store. Anyhow, the time has come and my pumpkin-spice obsession has returned. Admittedly I started a little early this year and my husband is convinced if I keep up my current consumption rate, my skin will be glowing orange by the time we hit October. But I will offer no apology for indulging in this yummy vegetable and here’s why: Pumpkin is very low calorie flavor boost to lots of recipes. It’s rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Benefits of these vitamins include ... [More]

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Save The Date For The GHF Alumni Staff Party

Save the date for the GHF Alumni Staff Party! Friday, Oct. 17th, 4:30-6:30pm at GHF Main. [More]

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Liftoff with SkyCycle!

As I walked through the doors of SkyCycle at Gainesville Health & Fitness, intensity and excitement filled the air. I caught a glimpse of the instructor, Joan, who radiated energy above average. Looking around the room... [More]

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Meet Cody Clayson

I caught up with GHF Trainer and lacrosse champ Cody Clayson. In addition to personal training Cody also coaches TRIBE Team Training session at GHF Main. He didn't mention it below, but he really likes doing handstands... [More]

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Train For Your Sport...Life!

So, I’ve been working on my basketball skills lately and I think I’m ready to take on LeBron James. Ok, ok…so he’s a little taller than me…and maybe a little faster. But I can dribble the ball. And I’ve been working on my free throws. And, not to brag, but I’ve even been known to make the occasional 3-pointer... [More]

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Are Your Fat Cells Making You Hungrier?

It’s 6:30am. Your alarm is going off. You roll out of bed and your stomach growls. It’s 11:30am. You are just getting out of an appointment and your stomach growls. It’s 3:30pm. You are catching up on some work and your stomach growls. It’s 6:30pm. You just got home from a long day…and your stomach growls... [More]

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The Health Benefits of Volunteering

Multiple studies have shown a correlation between volunteering and improved health outcomes. The Corporation for National & Community Service’s 2007 report The Health Benefits of Volunteering states, “Over the past two decades we have seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social benefits. This research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.” On top of working out and eating well, try incorporating volunteering into your schedule. There are literally hundreds of opportunities in our own backyard to fit both your interests and time constraints!  Check out some of the local organizations that are in need of you... [More]

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