my fitness story

My Fitness Story

Mary-Beth Folger MOTIVATION, WEIGHT LOSS, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

At the Fit Farm blog, we typically write how-to guides on exercise, nutrition, and motivation. But today, I want to share my own personal love/hate relationship with fitness. I hope that it gives you the courage to share yours too. Because honestly, sometimes it just helps to hear about the experiences of others to put things in perspective and get …

WHY YOUR MILLENNIAL CHILDS FITNESS MATTERS

A NOTE TO PARENTS: YOUR MILLENNIAL CHILD’S FITNESS MATTERS

Mary-Beth Folger EXERCISE, FITNESS, MOTIVATION, WEIGHT LOSS, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

If your children were born in the 1980s or 1990s, you’ve watched them advance towards adulthood and begin to find their footing in the world. However, just because technology is available to help them to expand their minds and manage their busy lifestyles, they’re probably not spending much time researching healthy eating habits. In this post, we offer a wake-up call to parents about their Millennials, who need good …

Benefits of clean eating

THE BENEFITS OF CLEAN EATING

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Noise Versus Nutrition: Hanging Up the Hype In the increasingly fragmented world of nutritional plans and fitness frameworks, it’s fair to say that there’s more than enough confusion out there to make the average person wonder – what’s the best way to structure my eating plan? What works? What’s just hype? The noise in this space is deafening, and sometimes …

Building a successful corporate wellness program

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM

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Corporate wellness programs are growing in popularity as companies aim to reduce healthcare costs. The success of such programs is a subject of debate, but one cannot deny American waistlines are growing. American workers are spending more time than ever sitting at their desks and less time exercising. Likewise, unhealthy food choices are more easily accessible, especially in the workplace. …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

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Burpees: We love to hate ’em, but if you stick to this 30-day challenge, you’ll feel stronger, tighter, and more toned by the end of the month Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even yoga’s sunrise salutation bears a striking …

fat farms are out weight management camps are in

FAT FARMS ARE OUT. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CAMPS ARE IN.

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Fat Farms got their start in the early 1900s and are still in operation today as a get-fit-quick solution. Typically geared towards women, these camp-like destinations promise drastic weight reduction through diet and light calisthenics. The problem with these fat farms is that the big promise of weight reduction relies heavily on an unhealthy reduction in the number of calories …

Exact amount of exercise you need to lose weight

The Exact Amount of Exercise You Need to Lose Weight: Finding a Balance at a Fit Farm

Mary-Beth Folger FITNESS, MOTIVATION, Uncategorized, WEIGHT LOSS, WELLNESS, WHIPPY! Leave a Comment

Exercise is one of the most talked about subjects in the world, and likely a source of much procrastination as well. If you’re trying to maximize the results of your exercise routine it may seem like a guessing game as to the right amount of exercise to lose weight. Wondering how to find that perfect balance? One thing we often …

Chair squats

TRY THIS: CHAIR SQUATS

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Grab your chair and make sure it’s on a sturdy surface, where it won’t slide around. Stand in front of the chair, facing away, with your feet about hip-distance apart. Keeping your weight in your heels, start to take a seat, pressing your glutes down and back until you’re just about to touch the seat. But instead of sitting, hover …