A network created for individuals who desire to make Fitness a part of their life -share ideas, motivate and inspire yourself and others!
May 26, 2013 from 8:45am to 10:15am – Onondaga Lake Park - Wegman's Playground/Skate Park side Parking Lot
May 26, 2013 from 10:30am to 12pm – Onondaga Lake Park - Wegman's Playground/Skate Park side Parking Lot
Hi and welcome to Fitness For You! I am Patty and many of you know me as an Instructor at a few local Fitness Centers. Some of you know me from running or from Boot Camp at the Park. Others heard about this site while I was a Guest Instructor at Red Mountain Spa in Utah or from friends! How ever you got here, I am happy that you are!
I have been "in Fitness" for as long as I can remember! And for me, that is a long time! Fitness; Wellness are my passions! I receive great personal satisfaction in helping others attain individual goals for Fitness and Wellness. Whether it be in a group exercise class, a Personal Training session, or running miles and miles to train for a race I want to bring out the best in each person - to push each just beyond their perceived limits!
I created this site for "us" - Fitness and Wellness minded people. We all know how important it is to keep balance in our lives and to make Fitness a part of this balance. However, this is not without challenges! Life is busy and sometimes we forget to make time for ourselves and one of the first things that we might let go of is our Fitness regimen! This is especially true if we have somehow made our "life" fitness rather than making fitness a 'part of our life'.
This site can be a resource for you. Stop in to get some tips and ideas to keep exercise fun! I welcome everyone to share ideas - let us know about new classes, websites and DVDs and other resources for new fitness activities and trends.
This site can be a place to ask questions related to general exercise, running, nutrition and whatever else relates to being in a better state of Wellness. We will have many resources for answers!
This site can be your place to come for motivation and to motivate others. One of the most important characteristics for a successful Fitness program is MOTIVATION! All of us are in this for SUCCESS and we can attain this as a virtual team!
I encourage you to become a member - it is all free! Make sure to introduce yourself in the forum, invite your friends and join one of the groups.
This site is "For YOU". Take from it what will be most useful to you!
What a great day - chilly but sunny for both our GROUP RUN and our FIRST BOOT CAMP of the YEAR!
Nine people joined me for the run through Onondaga Lake Park! Ben, (we lost him somewhere!), Jen (and baby boy), Teresa (from Albany), Booma (coming off her Boston marathon), Marti (has become a regular), Kim (always a regular), Twilite (regular and speedy), Bethany (regular and speedy, speedy) and finally Ann (welcome back!)!
Some of us went about 7 and a few others (the…Continue
Posted by Patricia Hendry on April 22, 2013 at 11:44am
Hi all! WOW! What about this sunshine - FINALLY!?!?!?!?!? Yikes...will Spring ever really arrive??? This weather has not stopped many from partaking in races and/or in keeping up with outdoor training runs! Way to be committed!!! HHHMM....."committed" as is ddicated??? Or "committed"????? LOL!
I need to send out some great congratulations to some very dedicated (committed) runners who spent the last few months preparing for HALF MARATHONS last Sunday and this Sunday!
Hi there everyone! WOW! I have not posted in quite awhile! MY BAD! And actually have been pretty busy! How is everyone?? Getting your fitness goals under your belt!?!?!?! I am working on mine!
The running group has had some challenges this winter - weather either really bad or the prediction of bad so I decide to hit the treadmill. Some of the group are being faithful to the outdoor running! THEY ROCK!!
The training season is getting many of us ready for early spring…Continue
Posted by Patricia Hendry on February 17, 2013 at 10:42pm
OK...it could have been snow and ice...guess I will take rain! And it was a lighter rain when we started our run so that was good too!
Thank you Karen, Heidi and Kristen for coming to the Park today - I clearly would have gone to the gym and used a treadmill had you not been there!!! It was actualy pretty nice out and so GOOD to be outside!
Congrats on the 6 miles you got in! Remember the bod and arm position hints...both will help you get faster!
I am pretty sure…Continue
Posted by Patricia Hendry on December 2, 2012 at 4:05pm
Beautiful weather for Veteran's Day!!! After the clouds and rain went away the sun came out and the warmth with it!! Today we had a running group and also Boot Camp! What a GREAT day!!!
First was the RUNNING GROUP!!! We had some NEW to us RUNNERS - Michelle,…Continue
The Boston Marathon
A marathon by definition is: a long-distance race; a footrace run on an open course usually of 26 miles 385 yards (42.2 kilometers); a race other than a…Continue
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
PROMOTING A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE…Continue
Running Tip: Marathon Fueling (Part 2: Nutrition)
The last tip addressed hydration needs for the marathon, so now we’ll discuss nutrition. Recommendations for caloric intake during your race vary anywhere from 150 to 280 calories per hour. The majority of those calories should come from…Continue
This is one of the more difficult topics to address for many reasons. First of all, there’s a whole lot of personal variability with the parameters involved. If a 120-lb female and 220-lb male are both going to run a marathon in 3:30, there is a good chance that their training programs will look pretty similar. They will both include an adequate number of long runs in their training…Continue
Hi Runners! FIRST!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!! We thought that one of our members - Christine - had a torn meniscus!!! Well the results are in and she DOES NOT have a torn meniscus!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! Most likely RUNNER'S KNEE and if you all Google it you will know what it feels like and the possible causes. She may not be ready for Steamtown but MAYBE Philly!?!?!?! I know there are some of you planning on Philly and I told Christine that if she could run it I would run it too! Party in Philly!!!!!!!!…Continue
LESS May be MORE – Simple Changes go a LONG way!!!!
It seems that many people live in a world of “all or nothing” – partly due to challenges in having enough time to ‘fit everything in’. This thought process may lead to establishing some poor habits when it comes to exercise…Continue
The last Fitness Tip provided information regarding the third component of a complete exercise program – Flexibility/stretching. As stated, this is one of the overlooked components as many people don’t feel they have the time to allocate to it. We skimp on the stretching by just doing it during (at best) a workout rather than making it a workout…Continue
We should all add a component of speedwork to our training regimen, whether you are simply jogging or even walking for fitness, or you are a serious/competitive runner. Speedwork, short intervals or bursts of high intensity running, will improve your cardiovascular fitness, and will ultimately burn more calories per mile than lower intensity training (thanks to the metabolic “after-burn” effect). And guess what -- speedwork makes you a faster…Continue
To conclude the series on the Components to a Complete Exercise Program, I want to address the most overlooked, yet very important component, Flexibility/Stretching.
One of the most common reasons for not incorporating this component into a workout routine and/or schedule is “not enough time”. This attitude is one of the reasons that there are many injuries related to exercise and sports. Couple this…Continue
So far we’ve discussed Easy runs, Long runs and Hill runs. In each of these cases the name itself gives you some pretty good insight into what the run is all about. But what the heck is a…Continue