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Keeping your Wheels and Backside in Motion During the Winter Part II

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?

Injury Reduction
If these […]

Rockford Spine Center Video #3

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

Advice to my Fellow Seniors

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 […]

Keeping your Wheels and Backside in Motion During the Winter Months

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. […]

Get Outdoors and Moving to Increase Problem-Solving Skills

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 […]

The Struggles of an Athlete

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. […]