Be Healthy By Being S.M.A.R.T

By Dr. Marie Donabella – Providence, Rhode Island Whether you are someone who is thinking of starting a fitness program, or an athlete wanting to try something new and challenging, goal setting is an important aspect of any exercise/fitness program. For those of you just starting out, choose an activity you like, because you’re much … Read more

Escaping the Hamster Wheel

By Celestino (Tino) Paul- Providence, Rhode Island Every once in a while I think back to the first obstacle course race I completed & think of all that I had to endure during the 5.5 miles the course: mud trails, walls, rope climbs, pools of mud, additional pools of mud filled with hay, muddy hills, … Read more

Build Your Foundation First

By Steve Zarriello B.S., CSCS,- Cranston, Rhode Island Have you ever seen the guy in the gym who doesn’t do legs? How about a speed and power athlete without strong legs and glutes? My guess is you have seen plenty of the former, and none of the latter. You see, for most of us our … Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Do a Mud Run!

By Ryan McGowan- Warwick, Rhode Island Mud Runs are all the rage right now! That’s because (among many reasons) they’re so much more fun than your typical road race and demand a more balanced and adaptive body! I’m not poo-pooing the pavement-pounders out there. In fact, I respect all people who make an effort to … Read more

Get In Shape with a Personal Trainer

By: Anna Woodward Do you find it hard to get motivated when it comes to working out? This is a pretty common problem. Even those extremely trim and toned people you see at the gym need a little extra encouragement from time to time. Not everyone that you see lifting weights or running on the … Read more

How to Get Happy

By James A. Peterson, Ph.D. 1. DEFINING MOMENT. Truth be known, happiness defies having a precise definition. What most people agree on with regard to happiness is that it is personal, as well as a great thing. As such, it can be argued that happiness lies in the way an individual lives and looks at … Read more

Five Truths about Running Your First Marathon

By BJ Knapp- Providence, Rhode Island “Am I really ready?” I asked myself for the nine thousandth time in the days before the race. I experienced all the classic pre-marathon nightmares. Showing up at the starting line at the wrong time, discovering that I’d forgotten to pack my sports bra, and, oddly, the one about … Read more