Outdoor Fitness Walking – Refine Your Technique

No matter where you live, springtime is the right time to get outside and ramp up your physical activity. Walking might be the best way to get in mental and physical shape, especially if you prefer to avoid crowded gyms and exhaustive training. Your body was made to move, and with the changing of the … Read More

Muscular Strength & Endurance – Creating a Fun and Effective Program

Building muscle doesn’t have to be tedious or boring. All it takes is a little planning and creativity. Just about everyone understands the basics of muscular strength and muscular endurance training. Many fitness professionals create a plan working the larger muscles before the medium sized muscles, and then the smaller muscles. That’s fine. It’s recommended … Read More

A Simple Exercise to Improve Your Posture

Question: Do you sit at a desk for hours at a time? Drive a lot? Feel like you slouch? It may be affecting your posture (and mood). Answer: There is a simple and effective exercise that you can do to train yourself for better posture. This exercise is great for maintaining the natural “S” curve … Read More

The Benefits of Deep Breathing

There’s a lot of talk these days about the benefits of deep breathing. The conversation is not new. Breathing techniques have been advocated for centuries, especially by ancient religious masters. Scientific studies show that controlled breathing can reduce stress, increase mental focus and enhance immune function. There are a variety of descriptions for breathing practices, … Read More

Trend Watch – Forest Bathing

Can exposure to forests and greenery reduce stress and strengthen Immunity? “Shinrin-yoku” or Forest Bathing” has become an increasingly popular way for people in Japan to relax and get healthy. Shrnrin-yoko is basically a relaxed stroll through the forest and it is thought of as natural aromatherapy. Since 2004, researchers in Japan have been studying … Read More

The Rendezvous Trailside Wellness (RTW) Program isn’t only about inspiration: it’s also about results.

The RTW program: • Changes body composition, so that you lose fat and increase muscle and become leaner and lighter • Enhances cognitive function, increasing mental focus and performance • Increases energy level, balances hormones and neurotransmitters, and enables greater emotional equilibrium • Significantly increases self confidence, positive body image, and motivation level • Strengthens … Read More

How to Prevent Outdoor Fitness Injuries

The Bad News: Injuries can happen. Aches, muscle fatigue and soreness are part of life for active people and those involved in athletic endeavors. The Good News: Most injuries are preventable, and are often a result of overtraining and repetitive stress. Overtraining Overtraining symptoms bear much resemblance to chronic fatigue syndrome; body aches, tiredness and … Read More

Our Top Picks for a Fit, Healthy, Vibrant YOU!

1. Blueberries—This colorful fruit is rich in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients for good health 2. Broccoli—This cruciferous vegetable is packed with nutritional power from fiber, calcium, vitamin E, vitamin C, and protective compounds like lutein and beta-carotene. 3. Garlic—Garlic has a purifying effect that reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, fights unfriendly bacteria, and … Read More

Exercise and Altitude

No matter what your fitness level, significant changes in altitude pose challenges for your body, because of the reduced oxygen in the air. Traveling above 5,000-6,000 feet can have immediate effects on our bodies. If you take your training to an altitude that you are not used to -for example, if you routinely exercise at … Read More

Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors

Have you ever noticed after a couple of days of rain or snow people on the street seem to be less stressed — smiling more, interacting more, and making eye contact. What is it about being outdoors—especially on a nice day? There’s Power Out There! Mounting research shows the profound effect that fresh air, plants, … Read More

Outdoor Fitness – Top Sports Nutrition Myths

Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald shares his Top Sports Nutrition Myths with Tina Vindum, on the Outdoor Fitness podcast. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Myth #1 – Athletes should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates Most athletes are familiar with the concept of the glycemic index, which classifies various food types according to how quickly the body absorbs their … Read More

Winter Outdoor Fitness: What to Wear

We have a saying at Outdoor Fitness: There’s no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Since 1995, I’ve canceled only two classes because of weather—one due to high winds and the other due to lightning. Outdoor Fitness is made for all seasons. However, all types of weather pose challenges and often hazards. In … Read More

Chicken Vegetable Curry

Here’s a healthy, hearty dish for a cold winter’s night. You can make this with vegetables only or add chopped chicken near the end of cooking. Leftover or pre-roasted chicken works perfectly. Ingredients: 1 T Olive Oil 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger 3 cloves garlic finely chopped 2-3 tbs yellow curry … Read More

For Better Health Expose Yourself to Nature

Here at Rendezvous we love to talk about the wonder and health benefits of the great outdoors. During the pandemic studies show it’s even more important to spend time outside for physical and mental health. Over the past year we’ve all been sheltering in place and the time inside has only compounded with winter weather. … Read More

How much Physical Activity Do You Need for Heart Health?

It should come as no surprise that active people have healthier hearts than couch potatoes. A large-scale study by the UK Biobank, a large health database in the United Kingdom, looked the connections between physical activity (PA) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers found that those who exercised regularly were much less likely to develop CVD … Read More

Pandemic Weight Gain—Walk it off

There’s a lot of chatter about “Quarantine 15” and the weight many have gained during the pandemic and sheltering in place. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you’re not alone. WebMD surveyed over 1000 readers and found that 22% of men and 47% of women had gained weight due to COVID restrictions. In many … Read More

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No matter where you decide to live at Rendezvous, there will always be plenty of open space to stretch out and breathe.

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