September 2, 2019

Regularly washing your yoga mat is just as important as regularly washing your yoga clothes! Wiping them down in between practices is great but once in a while they need a deep cleaning to prevent getting stinky. To thoroughly clean, submerge the mat in warm water with...

June 27, 2019

  One of the many reasons I hear that people do not work out and lead a healthy lifestyle is because they don’t have time. Between work, kids, after school activities with kids, meetings, boards, volunteer work, etc., we live in a society that being “busy” is almost lo...

February 28, 2019

This past weekend in Durham, NC, I completed the Iron Maiden challenge and became a STRONGFirst Elite Instructor. This challenge includes a press, pistol and pull-up with the 24kg bell. This journey began about 5 years ago for me. After seeing others attempt and comple...

December 26, 2018

After 30 years of age, we begin losing muscle mass, as much as 3-8% each decade depending on how active or not active we are. We can’t just sit around and do nothing about that. Lifting heavy weights is important to maintain and increase muscle mass and bone density. W...

October 31, 2018

 Recently I read an interesting book by one of the nation’s leading nutritionists, Marion Nestle, called “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.”

  Although “Why Calories Count” may sound like the title of the next new diet craze and a pitch to lose 20 pounds in...

October 31, 2018

  You always hear me say it, “did you drink enough water today”? Seems like most of us drink more coffee than water every day, which can lead big problems later on. I'm just as guilty, but I know the days and weeks that I'm consistently hydrated, I feel better and bett...

October 5, 2018

“Band walks, glute bridges, and Inchworms…again?!” 

  These are words we hear repeatedly echoing throughout the walls of ANCHOR on any given day.  It’s no secret that a lot of people do not enjoy the warm up portion of their workout.  It tends to be seen as a chore, a w...

May 31, 2018

All too often when someone decides to start a fitness program, the desire to strengthen and build muscle is coupled with a strict diet that leaves your body with a calorie-deficit.  However, the goal of increasing your strength and the goal of loosing weight can often...

April 26, 2018

            I became a convert to the cast iron way of life about 5 years ago when I found a 10” Griswold pan in the basement of my parent’s house.  Long forgotten from my father’s college days, it still had its shiny seasoning coating the bottom without a speck of rus...

February 27, 2018

 This past President's Day, I spent the day having a blast making healthy snacks in the Anchor kitchen with some pretty awesome kids.  Ranging in ages 6 to 11, they helped make carrot protein balls, kale chips and carrot fries.  Although the oven and sharp knives were...

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