If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from working from home, it’s the value of wellness. Not leaving our homes for work has collectively meant less steps (aka daily activity), easy access to the family fridge, and blurred lines between work and home life…and even the days for that
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“Running is a lifestyle for me. It’s like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I’m always thinking about when I can get my run in. I plan out my days so I can at least run 2 to 3 times a week.” In our final installation of Black History
“The club set out to do hill training at Pilot Mountain where the guys were climbing the mountain and the ladies planned to circle the hilly countryside around the mountain. We were climbing a long hill and I was the last cyclist in the back having gotten dropped mid-hill. In
Growing up in Eastern NC meant attending a diverse elementary school until 6th grade when we moved across town. I remember asking my mom where all the black people were. I think there were a total of 3 black kids in my 6th grade class. Little did I know, in
May you be healthy, safe, and surrounded by those your love this holiday season! We're looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Until, check out the RFC's Video Library for Kasey's 12 Days of Fit-mas Workout, recordings of our live streamed classes, guided meditations, and crafts and more! Or,
It’s been a while and the gym is FINALLY open! Yippee! But…it’s been months since you’ve done more than body weight exercises, you’ve never tried exercising in a mask, and what’s this about making reservations? Let’s face it, gyms are looking a little different these days. As you venture out,
Flash back to 4 years ago: 2016. I thought that THAT year was going to be one of the hardest years of my life. We decided to sell our house while living in it with 2 little boys (ages 2 & 5 at the time) and a dog and buy
Wow! My IG feed has blown up with stories and posts of people working out. Everyone has EXPLODED with ALL the options, ideas, and what they are doing. It’s A LOT and I’m super proud that people are moving. Who’s been tagged with the Push Up Challenge? How ‘bout the
It’s already mid-January and some of those resolutions/goals/fresh starts whatever-you-want-to-call-them are getting hard. Maybe you’re re-evaluating. I’ve set my sights on a Spartan SPRINT this year. As a 2x IRONMAN finisher, I’m no stranger to running or super challenging athletic events, so as far at that 5K run, I’m good.
It's a busy time in gyms and on the greenways as people embark on this year's resolutions or better yet, goals, to become healthier this year. For those who are grumpy about traffic in the gym, consider that you too were once in their shoes and be kind. Whether you
I’m on day 8 of my 10 day sabbatical from running. By day 3, I already felt anxious about not lacing up my shoes and heading out to feel the wind in my face, never mind the fact that I was still exhausted and sore from the previous week’s races.
I'm grinning as I type this post. I’m sitting in my office, sweaty from a run with a fan blowing in my face. Today, I have time to grab a shower later, but most days I don’t. I go from teaching to meeting with a client to covering our fitness
Happy National Yoga Month! Maybe the announcement of Yoga Month on your Facebook feed, your current training plan, or your desire for some R&R has recently sparked your interest in yoga. Maybe you’ve been thinking about trying it out for a while, but, oye, stepping into that room with a
Tuesday Morning, 6:30 a.m., my boys come bouncing into my bedroom. “Mom! It’s time to swim!” Oh man, did I really agree to this on Sunday?! Rewind to Sunday, I was out for a walk with my 7 year old and our dog Zoe and we had a chat about
Want instant feedback regarding your workout? It’s a numbers game! The fitness industry is making billions off data tracking wearables from Polar to Garmin and beyond. Studios are displaying heart rates on smart screens in classes, in fact, that’s one of the new gadgets we’ve added at the RFC this
My sons were amazing sleepers...as babies. Around age 2.5, mutiny ensued. My eldest endured the wild combination of potty training, a new baby brother, transitioning into a "big boy" bed, and a beautiful developing imagination. While the youngest didn’t have the new baby to taunt his sleep, he did get
There’s nothing like a funny race sign to keep you entertained during a race. Post chuckle, this one got me thinking. It’s true, making a lifestyle change - like adding 15-20 hours a week to train for long distance triathlon – definitely rocks the relationship boat. In our 8 years
In honor of March Madness, the RFC hosted our first March Mania Challenge led by our Fearless Trainer, Angie Fernandez. Team Captains gathered, or in my team’s case, conjured might be a better word ;), a group of five SAS Employees. Our task was to compete in dedicated Mania exercises consisting
Last night I dropped a check into my son’s school’s American Heart Association Fund Raiser and this morning we kicked off #NationalWearRedDay at the RFC with our annual Wear RED for Heart Health Breakfast Run. What’s the deal with all heart health awareness this month? Heart Disease Not only is it
It's the 3rd week of January. Did you set a fitness resolution or a 2017 exercise goal? How are you doing? Usually week 3 is where things start getting real. And by real, I mean real hard. The sparkle of newness wears off, enthusiasm wanes, the gym is crowded, and
Happy New Year! We're switching things up this year, instead of a workout of the month, we're featuring a move of the month. We'll provide options that require equipment while others can be done anywhere. Refine your technique and try a new variation! Up first - SQUATS
Thank you SAS community for all the fun this year! We truly enjoy each moment with you as you take care of your health both here at SAS and in your adventures around the world! May you be happy, healthy, and loved now and always! While we're talking health.... Don’t
Did you know that socks are one of the most needed but least donated items at homeless shelters? Or that 4,000 people will experience homelessness each year in Wake County alone? To bring awareness to this need and to encourage YOU to make a difference by donating socks to your local
Oh, man! What's happening? I just can't figure out what's going on. I'm tired. Exhausted actually. I don't feel well. I just want my energy back! We've all been there. Sometimes more often that we'd like. Sounds like it's time for a reboot. How do we reboot the human body?
This week, we have a NEW author! Introducing Dany Losh, a Senior Manager at the RFC. Dany as enjoyed working at the RFC for over 25 years sharing her passion of recreation and fitness with SAS employees and currently manages our Recreation, Leisure, and On-Site Services Team. Today Dany is
In June, my husband and I completed this silly race called Storm the Beach – totally out of my norm, it was only 5 miles :) and included things like climbing, crawling, wading through the ocean, balancing, rope swinging, and running through soft sand. It was nuts, but so fun, and
Mix up your strength training routine with the RFC's Workout of the Month! July's featured equipment is the BOSU. The BOSU was originally created to improve athletic performance, however, it quickly entered mainstream gyms as well as rehab facilities due to it's versatility as a balance, stability, and core strength tool.
Wait? Did you really just read that right? In the land of more – more time, more time, more exercise, more weights, more miles, more workouts, go faster! Push harder! Do MORE! – We need to remember BALANCE is key. More is NOT better when it comes to exercise. Physiologically