Spring Into Fitness

  by Lori Cipolla With Spring around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start planning to take your fitness regimen outdoors. Not only does physical activity outdoors change things up, it provides additional health benefits. Studies conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that as little as 5 minutes a day doing … Read more

Helping Your Loved One Cope

  Dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. According to the Center for Disease Control, Alzheimer’s disease is a common cause of dementia causing up to 50 to 70 percent of all dementia cases. Everyday life for an individual dealing with dementia … Read more

Shape Up For Spring

Training for A Spring Event? Try one of these unconventional classes: At Laid-back Fitness we focus on physical competence, situational preparedness, and play! We practice MovNat, Parkour, and Animal Flow in our “Jungle” utilizing unique but realistic equipment/obstacles to develop practical skills. We also follow the Training for Warriors system in our “Studio” to improve strength and … Read more

Keeping you On Pace

by: Michelle Collie, RI Michelle Collie, physical therapist, entrepreneur, mother and runner offers strategies and motivation to keep you exercising–on pace–year round. It’s official, albeit being relatively mild, we made it through another New England winter and the first signs of spring have arrived.  The longer daylight hours, emerging colors of spring and comfortable temperatures … Read more

Birthday Parties to Get Kids Moving!

We all know that regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence greatly improves the health of an individual. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), regular activity improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels, … Read more

What Behind the Neurobehavioral Disorders Epidemic and How Hemispheric Integration Can Help

By, Dr. John Sotis  There has been an alarming increase in ADHD, obsessive compulsive-disorder, learning disabilities, and autism in recent years. While research shows that 25 to 40 percent of this increase is due to greater awareness and diagnostic substitution, the majority of cases represent a true incidence, not merely a prevalence. Sadly, scientists who are … Read more