Post date: Apr 18, 2014

After training for, or running in, one of the many races during the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend you may begin to experience common pain associated with running called shin splints. Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), present themselves as pain along the tibia (the large bone in front of the lower leg). This pain can feel either dull or sharp. It is caused by improper...

Post date: Apr 1, 2014

Join us April 11th, 4–7pm for a taste of all that Mettler has to offer including fun, effective classes and informative demos.

  • $20 Gift Card - Bring a guest, get a gift! (Guest must be a non-member. Both attendees will receive gift card.)
  • Demos – Do a demo or try a class (See list...
Post date: Mar 19, 2014

Put away the winter blues and warm up this Spring 2014 with Hot Yoga as you stretch, strengthen, and tone in our 95 degree heated studio. Discover the additional benefits that heat provides.


  • Deeper stretches – Warm muscles help you safely enter deeper poses.
  • Reduced stress – Extra heat promotes relaxation of muscles and nerves.
  • Eliminate toxins – Heavy sweating helps to flush toxins from your body.

Choose a Night...

Post date: Mar 14, 2014

Did you know that your child could benefit from receiving massage? Touch is the first sense that is developed in humans and is essential to our mental and physical health. Children of all ages, especially infants, can receive massage for a variety of reasons:


  • boosts immune system
  • stimulates brain function
  • provides sensory and motor stimulation
  • creates sense of safety and trust
  • relieves gas, colic, indigestion...
Post date: Feb 18, 2014

This time of year people are beginning exercise programs because it’s the New Year, spring is coming, or it’s just time to finally do it. It’s exciting at first, but setbacks can come easy if you don’t watch out for them and pace yourself. Here are five things you can do to keep it going and ensure the great progress you want this year.

  1. Start small. Be realistic with your goals. Working out seven times a week sounds great and it may even be doable in the...

Post date: Feb 7, 2014

The "overhead athlete" is defined as an athlete who uses his or her hand in an overhead position. Sports such as baseball, softball, football, swimming, volleyball, javelin, water polo and tennis are all examples of overhead sports that subject the shoulder to extreme ranges of motion, forces and accelerations/decelerations over many repetitions. Overhead athletes are extremely prone to shoulder injuries due to the anatomy of the shoulder joint, and the biomechanics of overhead...

Post date: Jan 29, 2014

When you’re buried in snow, your first thought may be to grab your shovel. But if you are not prepared, you are putting yourself at risk for strain or serious injury. Shoveling can be a strenuous activity. Warming up your muscles, using the right shovel and technique are key to minimizing your health risks.

The following snow removal tips can help you to avoid low back injuries and pain during the snowy winter season:

  • Choose an ergonomic shovel...

Post date: Jan 20, 2014

Winter is here, and the inevitable snowfalls that accompany it. While shoveling snow can be a good exercise when performed correctly and with safety in mind, many people are shoveling with incorrect biomechanics—which put them at risk for injury.

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity believed to cause tens of thousands of back, neck and shoulder injuries each year, ranging from muscle strain and sprains to significant medical emergencies requiring emergency room visits.


Post date: Jan 14, 2014

A: If he or she is a licensed massage therapist at Mettler—perhaps more than you realize!

Massage therapy has long been a legitimate and educated profession, and the standards continue to rise. More and more medical professionals see the value in massage therapy for anything from injury recovery to reducing anxiety and depression.  Individuals are increasing taking their health into their own hands as well, utilizing massage and other body therapies to manage chronic...

Post date: Dec 23, 2013

Pressed for time this holiday season? You still have time for a workout.

Interval training allows you to turn your hour workout into 15 minutes and still seek the same benefits. Using high burst of energy followed by easy work or a complete rest will result in burning more calories than jogging for an hour. You burn more fat and calories with interval training not only during but also over the 24 hours proceeding the workout, compared to steady state run.  

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