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Maintaining Fitness This Summer

If July's heat and humid don't derail your fitness plans, then summer travel almost always will. You don't have to let those hurdles stop you, though.

Instead, we have tips to help you incorporate exercise into your travel routine. For those of you who take your workouts outdoors during the summer, we have tips to keep you hydrated and feeling your best.

Our nutrition tips this month will help you get your kids excited about healthy eating (and keep them entertained). Check out our Kids Can Cook Camp for more information.

Maintaining Whole Life Fitness can be tricky, but we believe you can overcome any obstacle whether that's travel, heat, or another issue.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT

Take Advantage of Our Kids Cooking Camp
Take Advantage of Our Kids Cooking Camp 
Are you trying to keep your kids entertained this summer? At the Mettler Center, we have a large selection of activities for children - from tots to high school athletes - to participate in.

Our Kids Can Cook Camp, July 17-19, is a health cooking and fitness experience that will help your child learn about healthy eating from our staff members. Your child will then apply new-found nutrition knowledge in the kitchen, not only learning healthy cooking techniques, but also preparing a nutritious, kid-friendly lunch with our Mettler cooking staff.

Why is it so important that your children learn to cook?

Children who cook are more likely to display healthy eating habits than their peers. That's because children who make meals themselves are personally invested in the end product. At mealtime, they get to show off what they've made and listen to their other family member's praise!

Those who are struggling with math skills will be able to see real-world applications for simple addition, subtraction, and multiplication information. Children who are too young to deal with complex math can count the number of times they stir a batter or count the number of muffin tins they need. 


Rambunctious children will have the chance to work on their organizational skills. They'll need to gather all necessary ingredients, organize utensils ready, and time their cooking project so everything comes out when it's supposed to be ready. 

There is still time to sign up for next week's camp. If you have questions about our Kids Can Cook program, contact Mary Knight.
Stay Healthy with Fitness While You Travel  

Summer is a great time to travel, but leaving the gym can make a lot of people anxious. Add a few too many mojitos and, soon, you'll really feel it. Check out these tips to stay in shape while traveling!


Research where you're going. Is there a gym you can use at your hotel or a local running club that you can workout with? Can you get a one-week guest pass to the nearest workout facility?


Plan your days carefully. If you usually work out in the morning, try to schedule your workouts then. You'll be able to beat the heat and get a run or bike ride in before your kids wake up!


Pack equipment. Attend our Fitness for Traveling workshop to learn what exercise equipment travels best and how to use it. Our personal trainer will also give you tips on vacation or household items that can double as exercise gear.


Discuss your workout plans with others. By now, most people know you're dedicated to Whole Life Fitness. Explain to them that to feel your best you need to spend 30 minutes practicing yoga poses.


Choose sightseeing activities that require aerobic activity. You may not walk the Great Wall, but you can take bike rides through vineyards and swim or play volleyball at the beach instead of lay out.


Try finding small ways to incorporate workouts into your days to feel your best on vacation and look great after.

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Nutrition Tip
of the Month

Eating healthy foods doesn't have to be expensive. Instead, just make sure that you plan before you head to the store.  


Think about the meals you're going to make for the week. See which foods you already have, and make a list of what you need to buy.


Once at the store, check for discounts ask about coupons or rewards points. Also try buying in bulk for items which don't go bad. More nutrition 

Upcoming Events
7/17   Kids Can Cook
7/18   Kids Can Cook
7/18   Friends Day
7/19   Kids Can Cook
View our online calendars for the most current information.
Bring a Friend! 
On July 18th, we're letting you bring one of your friends to Mettler to work out for free.

Held the third Wednesday of the month, Friends Days allow you to workout with a friend on the floor or in a class.

For those of you looking for a great, healthy way to catch up with friends, this is it!
Drink to Your Health
Drink to Your Health

If you're used to working out outdoors, the summer - and its hot, humid temperatures - can cause problems.


Dehydration, the lack of sufficient water in the body, can cause you to overheat and is a huge problem for summer athletes.


Signs of dehydration include fatigue, loss of appetite, flushed skin, light-headedness, and a dry cough.


To avoid dehydration, drink two cups of water one to two hours before an outdoor activity. Once you begin your workout, consume five to 10 ounces of fluid every 10-15 minutes you are outside. Then, drink more when you wrap up your workout.


Also, pay attention to what you're drinking. Water is great if you're going to work out for an hour or less. If you plant to exercise longer, though, you'll need a sports drink. 


Alcohol and caffeinated drinks promote dehydration, which is why it's important to be careful if you're working out and then attending a cookout where you might be drinking a non-water or non-sports drink beverage.


For more information about dehydration, contact our registered dietitian.

Hot Yoga Is "Hot"
Back by popular demand, Hot Yoga returns for a second session starting July 25th.

Hot yoga is practiced in a "hot studio" heated to 85 degrees. Practicing flow yoga in a heated studio amplifies the health benefits yoga offers, including deeper stretches and injury prevention, while reducing stress and tension.

For more information, contact Joy Sheehan.
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