5 Worsts & Bests of Triathlon Training

One evening during the summer of 2014 I decided I wanted to do a triathlon. At the time I didn’t own a bike, had never run more than a mile in my life, and had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. Maybe I was just bored or… Read More…

Fitness Equipment 101

As a trainer, one question I get asked by clients is what types of equipment they should either get for use at home or what to use while at the gym. The Monon Community Center is packed with a wide variety of fitness equipment options. Here are my 4 favorite… Read More…

Make Fitness a Habit Before the Holidays

The holidays are coming. This means turkey, stuffing, potatoes made a million ways, ham, pumpkin pie and that to-die-for side one of your relatives makes you look forward to once a year. Yes, many defeated souls in November and December, facing a parade of dietary no-nos, time constraints and family… Read More…

It’s in the Bag

If you look around the gym, you’ll see instructors are never without their gym bags—some are colorful, some just black, some large, some small, but rest assured all contain precious workout necessities. One time a student picked up mine and said, “I didn’t know you had bricks in there!” So… Read More…

Fitness & Recreation for the “50 and Better” Crowd

What do wine, cheese and recreational programs have in common? They all get better with age! For a lot of us, recreation is something for young people and relaxation is for everyone else, but that’s not the case at CCPR because we’ve got recreational programs for everyone. This fall, CCPR… Read More…