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FitnessThe Overweight Mind

Author Jay Nixon

What if the inability to lose those unwanted pounds was all in your head? According to local fitness guru and Thrive Tribe leader, Jay Nixon, it is.  Nixon, who has been implementing his theory of mind-over-matter for over twenty years, has transformed hundreds of lives. Now, through his new book, Read more…

Fitness‘Tis the season to Be JOLLY!

The holiday season is upon us and for many, it’s a joyous time with family, friends, parties and celebration. For others, it can be overwhelming, stressful and can cause situational anxiety and depression. More than likely, everyone is going to experience a little bit of both. Expectation, grandeur, having too Read more…

FitnessStep Aside Opioids; Yoga is Moving In

Step aside opioids; yoga is moving in. Once thought of only as the obscure practice of hippies and gurus, yoga is now being recognized by all as a healing modality for that which ails you. Whether you have physical, mental or spiritual deficiencies, yoga can – and will – enhance Read more…

FitnessWhat It Really Takes To Run Faster

During the summer, trainers and athletic organizations across the country offer weekend speed camps aimed at teaching young athletes to run a faster 40, jump higher and be quicker. These camps are usually only two days and maybe six hours a day with emphasis on time spent on the track Read more…

FitnessA Natural Fountain of Youth

Yoga in a room at 105 degrees with 40 percent humidity? You may just wonder…why? Many people come to Bikram yoga to detoxify and lose weight – and they do – but the real benefit is what you can’t see. It’s on the inside. Bikram is a very specific sequence Read more…

FitnessLocal Teens Selected for First Tee® Nationals

Two local teens from the First Tee® of the Coachella Valley were selected among hundreds of applicants to attend the organization’s national events. Dana Condon (17) of Palm Desert and Caroline Wales (14) of La Quinta will join more than 90 junior golfers (ages 14 – 17) from across the Read more…

FitnessChoosing the Right Exercise Program for Fall Prevention

When we were kids, it seemed like there was nothing we couldn’t do, from climbing walls, to jumping off roofs, skateboarding on handrails, and even skiing down double black diamonds. Then it happens, age sets in; it’s twenty years later and while stepping down off a tall ladder, you miss Read more…

FitnessGolf Technology and Fitness: Bridging the Gap

Over the past 30 years, many gimmicks have hit the golf market all promising to increase your swing speed and efficiency off the tee. Likewise, in the golf fitness industry, there have been many advances to get your body in great shape and reduce your chances of injury on the Read more…

FitnessFree Chair Yoga Offered in Palm Desert

Bikram Yoga Plus Coachella Valley is offering free chair yoga classes to low-income seniors, 65 years and older. Seniors seeking to increase their mobility and positive outlook on life are encouraged to attend classes at the Palm Desert studio. No prior yoga or exercise experience is necessary. Chair yoga classes Read more…

FitnessThe Role of Exercise in Modern Life

Many of us have taken steps to become a healthier, stronger version of ourselves this New Year by becoming more physically active. Some of us hit the weights, the yoga mat, the spin bike or the side walk, all of which are excellent options for getting in shape. For many Read more…

FitnessIt’s Time to Play!

When was the last time you tried something new just for the fun of it? As we age, busy schedules – and often apprehension – can keep us from exploring new horizons and trying things a little out of our comfort zone. Such is the case with the latest craze Read more…

FitnessWhy Do Athletes Use Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming widely popular in today’s athletic world. Many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes are utilizing the therapy to aid in faster recovery time and overall athletic performance. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and American Medical Association (AMA) approved medical treatment that Read more…

FitnessShoulder Impingement: A Common Problem for Golfers

Shoulder injuries are very common with golfers because of overuse during the swing. This is due largely in part to poor mechanics, restricted motion due to muscle imbalances, and/or inflammation. In golf, which many do not consider an overhead sport, 30% of your swing is spent vertically elevated above 90 Read more…

FitnessThe Tennis Player in Motion

Elite tennis players make it look easy and effortless. By comparison, those at the amateur level may display movement skills, strokes, and fitness that leave something to be desired. Tennis is a lifelong sport, and all players share a common desire to perfect their skills, and a drive to continue Read more…

FitnessThe Many Benefits of Exercise Balls

The term “Swiss ball,” also known as the exercise ball, was made popular by U.S. therapists who first saw their use in physical therapy clinics in Switzerland. Actually, the balls originated in Italy when a toy manufacturer, Aquilino Cosani, first produced large vinyl balls in 1963. His Gymnastik™ balls were Read more…

FitnessYouth Athletes and Early Burn-out

Eager parents often come to me to train their son/daughter, only to find that there is no time for them to train due to their other sport commitments. Some of these athletes are playing more than one sport, but are doing so at the expense of their own health. Some Read more…

FitnessThe Science behind Abdominal Training

Summertime is here and a large portion of the population strives to look their best in that new bikini or swim trunks. They work diligently all year to build muscle and confidence to display their fit midriffs. Thousands of crunches, leg raises and V-ups are done daily across the nation, Read more…

FitnessImproving “The Sway” in Your Swing

Golf makes many physical demands on the body. We therefore need to spend the necessary time conditioning ourselves so that we can play 18 holes day after day and not worry about pulling a muscle or incurring an even more severe injury. One of the top five problems that many Read more…

FitnessSummer Programs for Staying Active

Summer is settling in, and just because temperatures are heating up doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of fun ways to get fit! In addition to a number of indoor activities at the City of La Quinta’s Wellness Center, there are also options for staying active outdoors. For instance, have Read more…

FitnessKeeping Students, Faculty and Families Fit

Palm Springs’ Cielo Vista Charter School has opened a new community fitness center, thanks to a well-deserved $70,000 grant from the Desert Healthcare District (DHCD). In 2010, the school created a wellness program that went beyond traditional PE classes to teach students about healthy eating and lifestyles. The goal of Read more…