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

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

Yoga Classes You'll Want to Try

Stretch + Breathe—This gentle class focuses on lengthening, breathing and unwinding. Move toward a balance of feeling more grounded and simultaneously lightened up. All levels are welcome. Yin Yoga—Most yoga practices stimulate heat and exercise the surface of the major muscle groups. Yin Yoga is the compliment, providing simple poses held for a longer period … Read more

Pilates & Training Classes You’ll Want to Try

Group Mat—These classes encourage core stability, and utilize small equipment to challenge or accommodate individual needs. Classes are on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays with convenient morning and evening time slots. Group Reformer—This is a less expensive way to experience the resistance training offered by the Reformer in a fun, encouraging group setting! Classes are … Read more

Keeping you on Pace

runner by Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, OCS, DPT The winter months send many runners to the comforts of the in-doors. Miles are tracked on treadmills,  cardio machines are put to work and other forms of exercise become preferred. But with the appropriate clothing and sneakers, facing mother-nature’s elements and running outdoors can be invigorating. I … Read more