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The “5 Whys” to Successful Goal Setting

The New Year is upon us. Everyone is all gung ho about setting new goals. There are many areas in life that people may choose to set goals for; business/career, family, spiritual, financial,  and personal growth to name a few.

A Portion Control Guide to Thanksgiving

Especially around the holidays people struggle with keeping their weight in check. Here are some recommended serving sizes for traditional Thanksgiving foods. Included are simple descriptive aids and tips to help you figure out how much of each you should consume.

Enjoy “Green” Exercise

Green Exercise

To most people “green” exercise is intentionally being physically active in natural environments. This week is national bike safety week. Whether you’re young or old, athletic or sedentary bicycling is an enjoyable and healthy way to travel and experience the

Beating a Dead Horse


Sometimes I feel like I am beating a dead horse when it comes to discussing hypertension. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 75 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure. That is 1 in every

How technology could be killing you

is technology killing you

From the American Indian’s running tribe to tribe to warn them of eminent danger, to the wonders of the internet, technology continues to transform our lives. For all the many good advances technology has brought to our lives, it has

Hottest Nutrition Trends for 2018


The New Year is traditionally a time when people get more interested in health and wellness. March is National Nutrition Month. What we put into our bodies has a huge effect on our health, mood, performance, how we feel and

An easy way to live longer

An easy way to live longer

Many of us are always looking for that edge to reduce the risk of mortality. Typically, it is found in simple changes we can make in our daily lives. In a recent study published in the New England Journal of

I’ve seen great improvements. Meet Mary Ann

Meet Maryann

“In 2009, I had rotator cuff surgery. Although I was diligent in my physical therapy, I found I wasn’t using my right arm, to the point where I had limited movement. I joined a gym and got a trainer, and

Feeling great after hip surgery! Meet Sue

Meet Sue

“I joined Y.E.S Fitness 15 years ago. I live 6.5 miles away in Avon, and it’s worth the travel to workout at Y.E.S. I enjoy the friendly environment, format of the classes and feel the coaches really care about me

My health has never been better! Meet Kristine

Meet Kristine

“I began coming to Y.E.S. Fitness about 12 years ago I began with private training and found that a program specifically tailored to me not only made me work harder, but also better. I am now in the small group