June 23, 2019

Think Again!

If you exercise, you need to be taking supplements and if you do a lot of crunches, you will have a six-pack in no time. Have you ever heard either of these? They may have […]
June 16, 2019

Nature Lovin’

The birds chirping, the sun is sizzling, and Bloomington has emptied until August. This warm and pleasant time calls for outdoor adventure and opportunities to set healthy habits for yourself. These may be to walk […]
June 3, 2019

International Day of Yoga

While we were all called to take our first yoga class for different reasons, I believe the undercurrent of our choice is the same: we are seeking a movement practice that is integrated.  Whether we […]
June 2, 2019

Resistance Training for Older Adults

As we age, some of our fears change based on changes in our environment and bodies. A couple of fears that develop with age are the fears of losing independence, managing activities of daily living, […]
May 26, 2019

Should we Shoo the Shoe?

As a human race, we began without shoes. Then, we developed more cushioning throughout time. Now, we seem to be trending towards minimalist/barefoot shoes again. For example, at Urban Fitness Studio, we recommend individuals to […]
May 12, 2019

Every Minute Counts!

Why are posters recommending me to take the stairs instead of the elevator? Why is my trainer asking me to park farther away from the store? I thought those exercise recommendations told me to do […]
May 3, 2019

Urban Reads: May 2019

In this edition of Urban Reads, we explore the latest research on caffeine consumption, how to fall and stay asleep for optimal health, and nutritional myths for the human diet in 2019.
May 3, 2019

Continued Strength Training

To get the most out of this type of training, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends training each major muscle group 2-3 times per week. Along with physical benefits, resistance training also has many psychological and quality of life benefits, according to a study done by the Quality of Life Research Journal. Their research found that environmental quality of life, sense of coherence, and depressive symptoms all improved over a 9-month span.
March 3, 2019

Urban Reads: March 2019

In this edition of Urban Reads, we explore sarcopenia, the long term benefits of 1% investments in self, and the difference between the en vogue diets: low fat versus low carb.
February 1, 2019

Urban Reads: February 2019

In this edition of Urban Reads, we explore sarcopenia, the long term benefits of 1% investments in self, and the difference between the en vogue diets: low fat versus low carb.
December 4, 2018

Urban Reads: December 2018

Explore the connection between our immunity and fast food, fermented foods (and the perk of making sourdough bread at home!), and the quality versus quantity of those 10,000 steps a day.