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 …

benefits of lifting weights

The Benefits of Lifting Weights

Mary-Beth Folger EXERCISE, FITNESS, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

When most people think about weight lifting, they imagine super swollen gym bros lifting hundreds of pounds of weight in the gym every day. In truth, the healthy amount of weights for the average person looks nothing like that (no knock on our weight-loving fam though!) People who add weight lifting to their exercise program a mere two days out …

Staying fit as a stay at home dad

Staying Fit as a Stay at Home Dad

Mary-Beth Folger EXERCISE, FITNESS, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

We hear a good deal of fitness talk regarding stay-at-home moms, and rightfully so—but what about stay-at-home dads? It goes without saying having kids is a huge life adjustment, for either parent. They require an endless well of energy and focus, which can leave you feeling like you don’t have time to invest in your own fitness. But, life has …

The Fit Farm Experience

Behind the Curtain at Fit Farm: The Anatomy of a Weight Loss Camp

Mary-Beth Folger EXERCISE, FITNESS, WELLNESS, WHIPPY! Leave a Comment

Curious about changing your lifestyle habits? Sick of having no energy? Do you want a killer body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place. Fit Farm is an all-inclusive weight loss camp dedicated to helping you transform your life. In just a few short weeks, we give you the tools and confidence to learn new …

The Importance of Pre-Exercise Screening

The Importance of Pre-Exercise Screening

Mary-Beth Folger EXERCISE, TRAINER, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

When you start any fitness program it is important to get an accurate assessment of your current fitness level. By properly assessing your overall health, fitness experts can develop an exercise program that is tailored to your specific needs. This means that your exercise program is built to accommodate your heart health, body type, and long-term fitness goals. A tailored …

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 a gluten free diet

THE BENEFITS OF A GLUTEN-FREE DIET

Mary-Beth Folger NUTRITION, WELLNESS, WHIPPY! Leave a Comment

Gluten has been a popular buzzword for the past few years. While some skeptics view this gluten-free movement as a fad, it is anything but for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. But, even for those of us who do not have an intolerance for gluten, there are benefits to eating less of it. Just be careful when eliminating …

FOUR REASONS PARENTS SHOULD FEAR THE FRESHMAN 15

FOUR REASONS PARENTS SHOULD FEAR THE FRESHMAN 15

Mary-Beth Folger FITNESS, NEWS, WELLNESS Leave a Comment

Despite all the excitement surrounding a student’s first year in college, there’s also a looming fear: the Freshman 15. This well-known number represents the weight a freshman often gains as they adapt to the new lifestyle away from home. But the students aren’t the only ones who should be leery of this. Parents, as well, should be concerned about their …