Mia Yakel, Certified Yoga Instructor
Mia is a Certified Yoga Instructor in yin, restorative, and trauma informed yoga, her specialty is meeting people where they are and guiding them to a healthier and enriched lifestyle through mindful movement in their practice. For the last 14 years, Mia has used yoga […]
Ashley Markewicz graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science. She has worked in corporate fitness for several years teaching group fitness classes, personal training and leading desk stretch breaks in meetings. She holds the Exercise Performance Specialist and Exercise Fitness Specialist certifications through EXOS. She is […]
Pao Strickland is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA). Pao is a Chemical Engineer who holds over 38 certificates of teaching in fitness and dance. Pao is an acclaimed Zumba® Instructor and the creator of […]
Train Your Heart to Protect Your Mind
A study released August 25th from researchers at the University of Montreal finds that exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age. “Our body’s arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin […]
Spring is finally here, and it’s a perfect time of year to get outside for some exercise – and for folks who are looking to start an exercise regimen, the easiest way to do it is by walking.
Everyone should walk, jog or run at least 10,000 steps a day, […]
Adding exercises that improve core strength is one of the most important things you can do in your workout.
Most people immediately think of situps or crunches when they hear “core” – but some of the most effective core exercises are stabilizing exercises. Many employ only small movements. And they often look […]
You are probably already familiar with the medicine ball. Let us introduce you to its’ cousin the Slam Ball (aka Dead Ball, aka Non Bouncing Plyo Ball). The slam ball can be used for a variety of exercises – but is particularly good for exercises where you want to combine cardio & […]
We are excited to announce that beginning in March, Big Peach Running Co. in Brookhaven & Excellence In Exercise are teaming up to provide a 6 Month Series of Clinics on a variety of topics important to runners. Clinics will be held at the Brookhaven location of Big […]
Cold weather and dark skies getting you down? Exercise is a proven way to beat the winter blues! Divine Caroline gives us 9 more ways in their list of 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues. And we all know that a yummy warm muffin can heat […]
With the new year comes resolutions – resolutions for better eating, more exercising, weight loss and overall wellness.
Resolutions can be a great way to re-invent & re-energize, especially when it comes to your workouts.
Our advice – keep your resolution goals reasonable and attainable. Long term goals are great – but […]
By following a few simple tips & remembering our mantra, “Everything In Moderation,” you can eat, drink, and be merry during the holidays without the unwanted effects that can last into the New Year.
For tips to avoid those extra holiday pounds, check out Dana James’ entertaining and educational run-down […]
Happy fall, everyone!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in keeping with our theme of transformation, we are highlighting the benefits of diet and exercise as they relate to your cancer risk.
Other than quitting smoking, the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk […]
Running is a popular form of aerobic exercise. But for as many clients who enjoy running, we see an equal or greater amount who just don’t like to run.
I’ll admit, I used to hate to run. Nothing is worse than a cramp in your side or feet that hurt. But […]
The 2012 London Olympic Games are now in full swing. Why not challenge yourself to train like an Olympian and take our Olympic Challenge?
We recently concluded this challenge with one of our corporate partners, and the teams seemed to have a lot of fun with it – […]