Face Your Fitness Fears

I hate being scared. You will never find me watching horror movies or, even worse, at one of those awful theme park Halloween events. I was talked into going to a haunted house once in college…absolutely traumatizing.  Never.  Again. But something I hate more than being scared is being afraid. I know those seem like the same thing, but let me draw a distinction. I view “scared” as a quick reaction to something that jumps out at me or creeps me out. But afraid…“afraid” is fear on a deeper, more emotional level. Being afraid doesn’t apply to when ‘things go bump in the night.’ Being afraid comes with worry and anxiety that can alter your decision-making and even hinder your actions…if you let it. People are subject to this kind of fear in all aspects of their lives. Whether it’s being brave enough to apply for t... [More]

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The Power of a Tribe

How often do you tell yourself that you aren’t good enough? Or qualified enough. Or fit enough. Or just plain not enough. For me, it’s almost daily, in some way or another... [More]

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Get busy better: tips for staying fit (and keeping your sanity) when life gets busy

November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and for some of us, the end of the school semester. Along with the festive atmosphere, this season can mean a whirlwind of errands, shopping, visiting relatives, and (for myself at least) a plethora of term papers. So, in all of the madness, how are we expected to maintain a workout routine? [More]

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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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