A Not-So-Dreadful Halloween

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween…yikes, that’s a lot of candy. And being the festive Halloween celebrator you are, I would imagine you have, at some point, contributed to this massive candy purchase. Halloween is a day that revolves around candy; buying candy, trick-or-treating for candy, handing out candy, and eating candy! Yet, it’s no secret that candy is high in sugar and low in nutritional value...not exactly the healthiest of holidays. But you can still be health-conscious without being a party pooper! Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate, while maintaining some semblance of your healthy lifestyle: Avoid candy bowls. Workplaces love to put out candy bowls, but it’s just too easy to grab a piece every time you walk by. Chewing gum is one way to keep your mouth busy and lessen the temptation to pop a couple of ... [More]

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The Female Dilemma

By Andrea Cockerham: GHF Personal Trainer and CrossFit Trainer Female body image is something that every single women in Western society deals with daily. There is conscious stimuli experienced such as verbal feedback from peers,   “You should really lose some weight.”   Or…   “Why do you lift weights, you are going to look masculine.”   Or…   “Why are you so skinny, you should eat something.”   as well as subconcious stimuli that includes health and fitness propaganda that floods the media. More than ever we are experiencing a rise in women’s interest and participation in fitness more specifically performance based fitness; examples included body weight training, weight lifting and higher intensity training. Barriers are being broken that previously kept women away from these activities, barriers ... [More]

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Zombie Zumba at GHF Main

A Zumba Master Class with your favorite GHF instructors! [More]

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Pushups and Burpees and Squats, Oh My!

If you’re like me, you probably look for any reason to celebrate, even for the tiniest of victories. Well, I successfully made it through the first two weeks of TRIBE Fit Season 6 and, after spending one of those weeks under the weather, my pat on the back came in a well-earned bottle of Pinot Noir... [More]

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Food Swap!

What if I told you “I crave broccoli more than chocolate”? Or “I would rather have a spinach salad on my birthday than cake”? Ok, neither of those is true, but wouldn’t it be nice if our brains desired healthy foods just as much as we sometimes crave junk food? [More]

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Women's Center Group X Schedule

Group Exercise classes will not be held at the Women's center Thursday through Saturday (October 16, 17 & 18)... [More]

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What To Do With A Round Tummy

Recently you may have noticed quite a few of our GHF employees are growing a little rounder in the middle…but it’s for a great cause! There have been quite of few of our lovely ladies pregnant and expecting little ones. In honor of all these pregnancies, I asked two of our personal trainers, Lacy Harper and April Tucker, for some tips on exercising during pregnancy. Lacy is a former Olympic pole vaulter and is expecting a baby early next year. April is a former member of the LSU track and field team and a team leader in the personal training department.  She just gave birth to their second baby boy last month. Here are the tips they wanted to share with you: Don’t sit! Moving makes a world of difference. It’s helped Lacy feel more energetic and it prepares you for all the work you’ll be doing after that little baby is born! Eliminate ex... [More]

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3 Mentalities That Are Holding You Back

In the history of the world there have been a lot of goals set.  Some were accomplished…others were not.  What makes the difference?  There are a lot of roadblocks that can get in the way of accomplishing goals.  Some people blame lack of time, lack of knowledge, no motivation, no support…the list could go on.  While all of these matters can definitely play a part in achieving goals, let’s be honest, they are really just excuses.  Some of them we can control and some of them we can’t.  The ones you have no control over…LET THOSE GO.  Don’t let those hold you back.  Take charge of your own life and where it’s heading.  The ones you do have control over are the ones to focus on.  I have 3 mentalities that you should also let go of to keep them from holding you back from achieving your goals.... [More]

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The Pilates Breathing Technique: Good for the Mind and Body

Scientific research continues to support the use of Pilates for improved fitness and rehabilitation results. A new study adds to this growing body of research by revealing how the Pilates breathing technique increases abdominal strength which supports lower back strength and reduces pain... [More]

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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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