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Fitness quote by Madeleine Kunin for FIT Academy

The Secret to Being Unstoppable

One is responsible for one’s own life. Passivity provides no protection. (Quote attributed to Madeleine Kunin) It’s easy to blame others for our failures. If only my spouse would be more supportive, if only I could get that dream job, if only I felt better … the list goes on and on and on. Here’s […]

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The Vegetarian Diet – Is It Healthy?

Nutrition. Few words draw more controversy. You can get a master’s degree in nutrition from a top university, become a registered dietician, and get paid to help people eat better — but still be ridiculed by “health food” proponents who say you’ve been indoctrinated by the mega-corporations that have take the food industry and food […]

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Where to Find Success

Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it. (A quote from Marva Collins)   Do you want to know how to save $1,000 dollars? Put aside $10 each day for 100 days. Do you want to know how to lose 50 pounds? Drop 2 pounds each week for 25 weeks. It’s simple. Anyone can […]

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Vino & Vinyasa: Candlelight Yoga and Wine Meditation

Reserve Your Seat Today   To sign up online click here: Vino and Vinyasa or call the FIT Academy front desk at (971) 371-3666 to save your spot ($30). It’s time for a new kind of Happy Hour! Do the holidays tend to get you stressed out, juggling too many things at once, and losing the spirit of […]

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Get FIT – No Excuses

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” (Quote attributed to Mary Anne Evans) Mary Anne Evans (pen name George Eliot) was and is an inspiration to everyone who wants to accomplish something badly enough. Life is tough, and there never seems to be enough time to pack everything we want […]

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Shoulder Pain May Point to a Neck Problem

It sounds counterintuitive … but if shoulder pain has been plaguing you, your neck may be to blame. The shoulder is a complex joint made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Most shoulder pain originates from injury to the soft tissue, but in some cases (especially when you experience both neck and shoulder pain), […]

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The Most Valuable Attribute of All

Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. (A quote from the writings of Og Mandino) Students who begin college and do the necessary work get the diploma. Others start, but don’t finish, and never get the diploma. Athletes who train consistently, win consistently. Those who […]

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How to Determine Your Future

We become what we repeatedly do. (Aristotle) Aristotle knew it over 2,300 years ago: Our actions determine our lives. Advertisements tell you it’s possible to get and stay in great shape by taking a certain supplement or using one particular piece of equipment. But the truth is that real and lasting fitness takes effort – […]

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Knee Health – Problems and Solutions Fact Sheet

It’s knee and shoulder month at FIT Academy. We’ll put some extra focus on how to strengthen and maintain joints — beginning with the knees. Many times, joint problems are caused by arthritis — a little-understood set of symptoms that are applied, scattergun fashion, to joint pain and inflammation. The medical community has identified over […]

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No More Excuses

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” (Quote attributed to Henry Ford) Have you faced any adversity lately? Every good thing you want to do in life is sure to be opposed by someone or something. That’s the genius of the airplane. […]

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