Fit Tips

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Robin Richard – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Robin Richard – State of Fitness Hometown I grew up in Louisville, Ohio. Lived in Athens, Ohio, Dayton, Cleveland, and Canton. Moved to Okemos twenty-seven years ago and will more than likely remain here. Age 65 Occupation Retired nurse What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I love bike riding, hiking, quilting, shopping, and day drinking. What is one of your favorite books/series? I read all genres. What was your favorite concert ever attended? I…

Read More

Workout with Amy for FREE for 21 days with Les Mills On Demand – Fitness Article

Workout with Amy for FREE for 21 days with Les Mills On Demand This year I’ve felt a bit sad that I’ve not been able to show you my workouts because I’ve mostly been doing classes at the gym, rather than my own workouts. I didn’t want to be the creepy girl filming in class, haha! I do classes because a) I can show up and someone else tells me what to do (far less effort than planning my own…

Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rick Audas – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rick Audas – State of Fitness Hometown Grew up in Saginaw, but been East Lansing since 1976. Age 61 Occupation Semi-retired (normal day: gym, office, lunch, golf). I have been working in financial planning and involved in real estate for over 38 years. What are your interests, hobbies, talents outside of SOF? Golf. I usually play at the Country Club of Lansing or Forest Dunes. Keeping up with an 11-year old son and a 2-year old grandson.…

Read More

The 10 best Australian fitness accounts to follow on Instagram – Fitness Article

The 10 best Australian fitness accounts to follow on Instagram We are constantly being influenced and shaped by the culture around us, by what we hear, see AND scroll through. Have you ever thought about how what you look at  shaping you? If like me, you’re a frequent user of social media it’s likely that this is having a big impact on what and how you think about yourself and others, and like anything, this impact can be positive or…

Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Liz Flechsig – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Liz Flechsig – State of Fitness Hometown. Born in Grand Rapids. Live in Brighton Age. 62 Occupation. Retired!!!! What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? Fishing, reading, hiking, horses, walking my pup Addie. What is one of your favorite books/series? Janet Evanovich book series-they make me laugh! What was your favorite concert ever attended? The Piano Guys at Red Rocks in Colorado-it was magical!! Who’s in your main posse outside of SOF? Friends from…

Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Eric Hart – State of Fitness – Fitness Article

Name Eric Hart aka Rusty Shackleford Hometown East Lansing Age 28 Occupation IT Manager What are your interests, hobbies, and talents outside of SOF? I’m an exceptionally mediocre disc golfer What is one of your favorite books/series? His Dark Materials (excited for the HBO series!!) What was your favorite concert ever attended? Breaking Benjamin (acoustic) Who’s in your main posse outside of SOF? Engineers and political nerds What days/times are you normally at SOF? M-R Tell us about your…

Read More

Why Fiber is so Important For Digestion – Fitness Article

What is fiber and are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that our body does not digest. Fiber can be divided into two general groups, soluble and insoluble. The main difference between these two is that soluble fiber can absorb water while insoluble fiber does not absorb water or dissolve in water. This means that when consuming foods rich in soluble fiber, it helps to keep our stools softer and pass more easily…

Read More