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Recreation and Fitness Program Coordinator

Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Passionate about health and fitness, Amanda worked in the fitness and wellness industry for 6 years prior to joining the Recreation and Fitness Center team in 2011. At the RFC, she enjoys sharing her passion with the SAS Community through personal training, group exercise instruction, teaching yoga, and coaching recreational endurance athletes. A wife, working mother, triathlete, and yogini herself, wellness is an important theme in both her personal and professional life. Amanda is registered through Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and certified in personal training and group exercise instruction through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).

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Recreate to Feel Great!

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

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Love Your Body Now!

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

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BOSU - July Workout of the Month

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.

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Bring on the loving kindness!

Living in a society where the pressure to succeed is on as early as preschool and time moves so fast it sometimes feels hard to breathe, I’ve found meditation to be cheap therapy for my generally order-driven, perfectionist self.  It’s during this time, I quiet the chatter, nurture my spirituality,

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Health: Make it a habit

The New Year is one of my favorite times at the gym.  Fresh, ambitious faces show up in their bright new workout clothes and fancy new shoes.  There are gadgets – arm bands, Garmin watches, weight gloves, and the latest water bottles.  Classes are full.  The pool has a slight

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Actions of L.O.V.E.

It’s February, so love is in the air (or at least hearts, chocolate, and roses are lining the isles at the grocery store) in the weeks before Valentine’s Day.  For the singles in the house, don’t stop here!  The stats are in, and according to the http://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/ , people who have

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Happy Holidays from the RFC

  The RFC is closed during winter break, but don’t miss out on a chance to burn a few of those extra holiday calories with the RFC’s 12 Days of Fitness Workout by Pam Cole!  Please check with your health care provider prior to starting a new exercise routine. Photos by Edie

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Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

Meet Pam Cole, Senior Manager of the Recreation and Fitness Center and this week's contributor to the Inspirations blog.  Pam has been at SAS Institute for over 20 years and has worked in fitness for over 25 years.  An avid Tarheel fan, Pam graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in

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Happiness and Gratitude

Today, I'd like to introduce Celeste Cooper-Peel, the RFC's Wellness Supervisor.  Celeste has been in the health and wellness field for twenty years. After receiving her Masters in Health Education from East Carolina University, she ventured into the mind/body world receiving training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Yoga. Shortly after,

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HaPpInEsS

  “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”  ~Dale Carnegie It seems like these days, as Americans rush around from task to task, with a “to do”

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