Trail Bounding–Dryland Training for Winter Sports

Why spend time in a gym when everything you need for pre-season downhill snow sports is right outside your door. It’s called Trail Bounding. Pumping iron and sweating on gym equipment may be a fine fitness routine for many, but mountain athletes need more than strong quads and a steady heart. A good off-season training … Read More

Thirty Minutes to Fitness

Use this 9-step circuit to get in shape for your favorite winter sports. It’s no secret that strength and stamina are the keys to successful winter sports season, and this simple circuit program will give you both. By moving through 10 exercises (called stations) in a short period of time, you’ll maintain an elevated heart … Read More

Over Training and the “Terrible Toos”

It’s great to be motivated to exercise and train for a sport or to lose weight. Often times, when we begin to see progress in the direction of a goal it can be too tempting to add a little more to the schedule, or go a little harder. The problem is, this type of thinking … Read More

Intensity, Concentration and Relaxation: 3 Ways to Focus

Great athletes know the power of the mind to influence performance. They know the hallmarks of success aren’t just brawn or speed, but inevitably are concentration, intensity and relaxation—each of which requires mental focus to achieve. When you’re working out, especially when you’re exercising outdoors, you need to be able to draw on all three … Read More

August – The Best Produce from the Farmers Market

Tis the season to stock up on fresh produce (and flowers) from your local farmers market. It doesn’t matter what you buy, you can create your own recipes! Most fruits can stand on their own for breakfast or a simple dessert. Really fresh veggies only require a little sprinkle of good salt (like Maldon sea … Read More

Exercise: The Calf Raise

Calves are a notoriously tough area to strengthen and tone. They are also an important muscle group to help you to balance and move more gracefully. Think about it: calves do a lot to move and help us balance our bodies over the lumps and bumps in the terrain. This Exercise Works: Calves, Balance, Proprioception … Read More

Think and Feel Form and Alignment

Proper form and alignment are the foundation of any exercise. We hear so much about “form” as it relates to fitness, that for many, it has become a moot point. To be in good form means your body is in a strong, supportive position, from the soles of your feet to the crown of your … Read More

Join us on the Trails of Rendezvous!

The Rendezvous Trailside Wellness (RTW) program offers fun and inspiring experiences that embrace therapeutic properties of the outdoors, enabling you and your family to connect with nature and the Rendezvous community. Simply view exercise videos on your mobile device while on the trail or download prior to heading out! Our experiences include naturalist hikes, health … Read More

Five Exercises You Shouldn’t Do

You exercise for your health and to keep your body in tiptop shape. Did you know there are certain exercises that can do more harm than good? It’s true. Some exercises are just riskier than others. Here are 5 exercises NOT recommended by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, for general or recreational fitness: … Read More

Exercise: The Tree Stand—Upper Body

Here’s a fun exercise that tones your upper back, enhances balance and gets you in touch with nature—literally. All you need is flat ground and a tree trunk to rest your toes against. I call it the Tree Stand because you use the base of a tree trunk to inspire inner strength and balance. The … Read More

Backyard Blasts

Stay at home moves you can do in a minute or less. Many of us aren’t able to venture out due to “shelter-in-place” restrictions. However, the need for sunlight, fresh air, and physical movement are essential for good mental, physical, and emotional health. With the warm weather and greenery in full glory it’s a good … Read More

Take a Bound Through Nature’s Gym

We all want to be in great shape no matter what the season. Without access to the gym these days (never was a fan), I rely on one of my favorite workouts using nature as my training ground. One of my favorite workouts is nature bounding—a brisk bushwhack through the woods or greenspace, using the … Read More

How to Brew Sun Tea

Tea is a versatile beverage all year round. It warms you up in the winter and it cools you down in the summer. Next to water, it’s one of the most consumed beverages on the planet—nearly 3 billion cups per day! And for good reason. It’s readily available, it tastes good, it’s cheap and it’s … Read More

Plastic in the Food Supply—A Cause for Concern?

By now you are probably aware that plastic is lurking in the nation’s food supply. For more than a decade, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization has been on the forefront of sounding the alarm and educating the public on key issues and potential health risks of plastic chemicals leaching into our food … 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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