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3.12.18: Keeping Kids Active During School Breaks

Spring Break season is here - families are hitting the beach, hitting the slopes, or hanging at home. More unstructured time can lead to more screen time - we need to make sure our kiddos keep moving when gym class is not in session. American children...


3.7.18: Senior Communites: Booming with the Times

Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age.  The CDC 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends two types of physical activity each week to improve health—aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Experts recommend that older adults engage in: Moderate exercise...


3.6.18: Employee Wellness – Stats to Track

Employers, consider your wellness program. Unlike all the other benefits your worksite offers, wellness programs have been studied for decades. There are hundreds and hundreds of rigorous scientific evaluations of the impact of wellness programs, resulting in tons of workplace wellness statistics. There is more...


3.5.18: The Family That Plays Together

One of the hottest fitness trends of 2018 is family fitness classes and competitions, meeting the rising demand for families to be more active together. More parents are encouraging their kids to exercise with them, because they know it leads to healthy habits, and mitigates...


3.1.18: Create a Plan to Reach Your Fitness Goals

A cozy winter spent Netflix and chilling, with the occasional weekend run or hot yoga sesh thrown in, can leave us struggling to remember what an steady fitness routine looks like. Which is why setting a specific goal (at whatever level you are comfortable with)...


2.28.18: Senior Fitness Pioneers: SilverSneakers

The SilverSneakers fitness program is a health plan benefit available through Medicare, providing older adults with fitness center memberships, customized group exercise classes, and a supportive social environment promoting socialization among participants. America’s population is dramatically shifting toward a 65+ majority, and the resulting transformation...


2.27.18: Employee Wellness App Spotlight – “You Earned It”

Innovative software programs, like Flashfit, are increasingly important in sparking and maintaining employee engagement with workplace wellness programs. This week we’re focusing on an increasingly popular app-based rewards program called YouEarnedIt. In a study by WorldAtWork, a global human resources foundation, 54 percent of employees said...


2.26.18 Flashfit for Schools: Grant Update

Over 100 schools and districts - consisting of over 120,000 students - have already applied to participate in the Flashfit grant program. Don’t be left out! The deadline to submit your school’s application is this Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Flashfit is awarding $100 grants and...


2.22.18: Top Fitness Trends to Try in 2018

Are you still keeping up with your New Year’s Resolutions? Improving your fitness level is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, however gym memberships often go unused from February onwards. The trick to getting fit and staying that way is finding the right...


2.21.18: Fitness Over 50: Functional and Fun

The key to living a longer, more vibrant life is maintaining functional fitness. Functional fitness is defined as movements that help you in your everyday life. Think cross-body and full-body motions, bending or picking something up off the floor. The goal is to build a...

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