For a recent college scholarship application, I was asked to write, “What do you think is the most critical issue women will face in the next 20 years? How do you see it being resolved?” It didn’t take me long to answer that question or essay. The critical issue women will face in the next […]
Hey, #bfitnation! I have noticed recently that the stress of junior year has taken a bit of a toll on the way I have typically taken care of myself. In the past, where there has been less pressure on keeping my grades up, staying on top of homework, etc., I have managed to do much […]
In part I, we discussed WHY it is important to train your two biggest muscle groups: Back and Legs. In part II, we’ll discuss WHAT you should be doing and how to do it. Before we get to the nitty gritty, let’s recap on part I, shall we?
If these two muscle groups are the […]
As an artist, you need a certain type of energy and curiosity. Each area of study has their group of interested followers. Art is an especially welcoming and open area of study and appreciation; There are artists with their special areas of skill–painters, musicians, actors, sculptors, poets etc…And there are art appreciators. For example, you […]
Most people always hear about different ways to keep your body healthy from exercising to eating better. A health regime that is often neglected, however, is that of taking care of your hair.
Growing up as the daughter of a cosmetologist I have learned a thing or two about hair care. And, when you spend […]
Bananas are often overlooked as a super fruit. They aren’t the number one choice on a fruit platter and often lose out to strawberries, blueberries or apples in the lunch bag. But don’t underestimate the potency and benefits of a banana. They pack a punch with potassium, pectin and tryptophan! They are also high in […]
Kim Alexander from the Rockford Spine Center has another video demonstrating some simple stretches and exercises to help you start the new year out feeling great!
Check out the video below.
By Kim Alexander, Physical Therapist at the Rockford Spine Center
It’s getting late and you are getting ready for bed. You lay back, relax, and then all of a sudden a thought pops into your head. Suddenly you feel a significant urge to take care of a task right away because it feels as though if you do not you will never get to sleep. […]
My fellow blogger and bFIT founder, Bridget, gave advice to the class of 2020 earlier this year. I liked what she had to say and share. It inspired me to begin thinking about myself and the graduating class of 2017. And….I would like to give a little advice, or just something to think about, as […]
Last spring, I wrote a blog titled “Summer Jobs,” where I gave some options of jobs that were available to gain some extra cash during the summer.
With school in full swing, some of you may be looking for a more permanent part-time job or even looking for a seasonal job during the holidays. Below are […]
Recently I have found myself trying to do everything.
It is the beginning of the school year after all and there’s classes and homework, sports and extracurricular activities, studying for the ACT, college applications, football games and the time you spend hanging out after them, shopping and planning for homecoming, the who should I ask […]
It is that time of year again. The sun sets earlier, the temperature nips at your nose, and we feel pressured to trade in our flip-flops for sweatshirts. As Old Man Winter comes knocking, it becomes more difficult to stay motivated to move and exercise. All activities become relegated to the indoors. For some that means hitting […]
Last March I attended the YMCA of Rock River Valley’s Community Dinner featuring John Ratzenberger. John is most known for his role as Cliff Clavin on the series Cheers and for his voice roles for Pixar. He also produced and starred in the Travel Channel series, Made In America. At this Community Dinner, he had […]
We meet again following yet another mass shooting in the United States. While pundits, activists and politicians debate the cause and the solutions to such occurrences I thought it would be worth talking about how we cope with tragedy. Even though this awful event happened far away it has affected people across the world. In […]
Why didn’t you quit? On that last rep, when you injured yourself, when you were frustrated out of your mind. Why didn’t you stop right then? Because you’re an athlete. And the best athletes, the ones who truly love what they are doing, don’t give up when things get tough. They persevere, they work through […]
Summer is here and the weather is beginning to warm-up. If you are participating in an outdoor sport – or even an indoor sport – it is extremely important to make sure you are staying hydrated.
Your body depends on water to survive and thrive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to […]
School is out and summer ‘16 has just begun. Have you thought about how you want to spend it? If you plan to just coast this summer staying at home binge watching Netflix; sleeping in until someone checks in on you to see if you are still breathing; or, sitting by the pool checking social […]
How I started over – RUNNING
In 1985 (yes, there was a 1985. And yes, I know, It was eons ago) I was listening to Duran Duran, begging my parents to buy a VCR, and wearing tightly rolled jeans. I remember it well.
Anyway, I tried out for the freshman volleyball team and was cut. I […]
Summer is finally here, which is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. But, have you thought about taking on a little extra responsibility this summer and saving up a some money?
There are plenty of jobs available for you to stay outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Below are some summer […]
Following our passion has led us to some incredible experiences. We’ve been to all 50 states, and to numerous countries over five continents. We’ve worked for the National Geographic Society and The New York Times. We’ve done campaigns for multinational companies like Siemens. We’ve photographed His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and four of the last […]