15 Surefire Strategies to Stay Fit From Thanksgiving to New Years

Between pies and cross-country travel, it can be pretty tough to stay active during the holiday season. A cornucopia of family obligations, work parties, and last-minute shopping means that hitting the gym often gets delayed or crossed off the schedule altogether. Not this year! There are 35 days between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, and we’re determined to make the most of them. We’ve come up with 15 smart strategies, tips, tricks, and motivational techniques to make fitness part of the celebration all holiday season long.

Take Control of Lifestyle Choices FIVE Actions, FIVE Minutes Per Day, FIVE Days Per Week!

By Marianne E. Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

Many seek changing lifestyle habits, yet it is difficult to achieve as we are creatures of habit and habits are hard to change.

Spring Clean Your Exercise Routine

By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

So now that we are a couple of months into the New Year and you are trying desperately to sustain your New Year’s resolution to continue exercising, are you getting bored with the same old exercises?

This article aims to address exercise boredom, why it is a reason for failed New Year resolutions, and how to resolve this issue with new and fun ways to clean up your exercise routine.

Exercise For Heart Health

By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

February is American Heart month and as such this article serves as a guide to ensure proper heart health via regular exercise.

Exercise For Cancer Prevention and Treatment

By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC


As February is Cancer Prevention Month this article will focus on growing awareness for cancer prevention, and treatment in the event of an unfortunate diagnosis, via exercise.  In 2016, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States, and approximately 595,690 people died from the disease.  It is estimated that the number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades.

Fit4 The Holidays

As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, many people fear the 5-10 pound weight gain that may occur with a cornucopia of family and friends festivities.  In addition to some weight gain, loss of fitness may occur as time constraints increase with the hustle and bustle of endless obligations. Eating healthy and staying fit is difficult to balance. Even the most committed people stray from their health and fitness goals during the holidays.

SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING: How To Combat This Risk For Disease!

By Marianne Morano, M.S., ACSM, CWC

A sedentary lifestyle has long been classified as a risk factor for disease; however, many believe that if they exercise in addition to long periods of sitting, they are protected.  If you believe this, you are in for a rude awakening as science proves the opposite is true!

Are You A Weight Loss Warrior… Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss!

With all of the information on weight loss, how can we be sure what is really going to achieve goals and be sustainable indefinitely? We work so hard at one type of diet plan and then succumb to old habits. This creates a yo-yo dieting scenario that is unhealthy and very frustrating. The very simple formula for weight loss is to reduce calories you take in from food, and increase the calories you burn through exercise. If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight, and if they are equal, you maintain weight.