Race Day Reminders

It's almost race day! We're so excited!!       Here are a few race day reminders: The race will take place on October 9 and 10, you can participate any time of the day. It is a virtual 5K, which means you can complete the race anywhere you would like, with anyone you like, by yourself or even with your dog! The easiest way to complete the race and submit your completion is by using the RaceJoy app.  RaceJoy Instructions: Go to the app store on your smartphone Type in RaceJoy Download app Once downloaded, the easiest way to find our race is: Click on Featured Races...
Jamie Mitchell
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GOLO 5K Virtual Run/Walk

2020 has set us all on an unexpected path, with so many changes we are also realizing that there are many ways to come together that we had never thought of before! And out of this realization – the GOLO 5K Virtual Run/Walk was born!! What is a Virtual Run? A virtual run is a race that can be completed anywhere you choose! You can run, jog, or walk wherever works for you...on the road by your house, on a treadmill, a track or even a trail. You get to run your way – at your own pace and time it yourself! Here’s how it works: Sign Up - Click here to sign up to run/walk on Saturday ...
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Rebounding

For some, finding the fun in exercise is more of a challenge than actually exercising. Or maybe you aren’t able to participate in typical exercises due to age or injury. If you relate to either you’re in luck because there is an exercise that is growing in popularity and is sure to bring out the playful child in you, safely. Rebounding (no, I don’t mean bouncing back from an ex) is just bouncing on a mini trampoline, simply as that. Many of us buy trampolines for our kids as toys; little did we know, we have a health machine in disguise. It even has the seal of approval from rocket scientis...
Jennifer Brooks
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Sleep On It

You want to lose weight? Immediately you probably think “Okay, I am going to start exercising and change my eating habits.” You’re right, those things will certainly help your efforts. Fast forward 2-4 months and you haven’t lost as much as you think you should have. What could be going wrong? The answer, and solution is a lot more pleasant than you may think… (in my opinion). You could be sleep deprived. Who would have thought that a lack of sleep could hinder weight loss? Give some thought to this intriguing statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “more than 35% of p...
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Cardio vs. Strength Training

Health, wellness and fitness are topics that have been standing in the spotlight more and more in today’s society. New fitness ideas and trending diets are popping up everywhere all the time. It’s an ever changing science. Different studies claim that one exercise is better than the other while another study makes the complete opposite claim. Article A states cardio is better for weight loss because you burn more calories and Article B says no, strength training is superior because it burns more fat. That leaves you with the burning question, which is better for overall fitness? Let’s take ...
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Exercise Myths

When you are trying to break into the “fit life” it’s wise to know what you are getting into and learn about how to get the most out of the exercises you are learning. GOLO is here to offer a word of caution; be wary with what you read. There are many fitness myths out there that are hindering the results people are working so hard for. Here are 5 fitness myths to look out for and the truth behind them. Your exercise equipment knows exactly how many calories you burned during your workout. If anyone owns a treadmill or has used a Stair Master or Elliptical machine at the gym you probably h...
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Mental Fitness

Staying focused on your health and wellness goals can be challenging, but at GOLO we are always up for a challenge! Any form of physical activity will assist in keeping you focused on your ultimate goal of living a healthier lifestyle. Telling you that exercise helps with weight loss is nothing you haven’t heard before, but what many people don’t realize is that the benefits of staying physically active reach far beyond “fitness”. In fact, some of these benefits are intangible. Along with improving your physical health, exercising regularly also provides an immense amount of mental health s...
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Avoiding Overtraining

ARE YOU EXERCISING TOO MUCH? Here’s a question we received recently…Can you exercise too much? The answer is not as simple as you might think. More exercise = more weight loss and more strength, right? Wrong! You can absolutely exercise too much! Sounds kind of strange doesn’t it? In actuality there is a science behind working out and you must be mindful of how often you are working your body without giving it the rest it needs. Crossfit coach Kyle J. Smith says that it is important to make sure that the amount of exercise you do does not exceed your body’s ability to recover, because if it...
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