March Member Madness

Join us for March Member Madness We’re celebrating current members and new members all month long! Here are just some of the fun things happening in March… March Member Referral […]

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Small Business Excellence Award 2019

Vicki Tilton, a downtown Bloomington business owner, volunteer and community supporter, was honored Saturday with the Legacy of Excellence award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber also honored Brandt, Community Health Care Clinic, Justin M. Boyd, Advocate BroMenn Health and Fitness Center and Corn Belt Energy Corp…

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Mindful or Mind-full?

I’ll admit that when I first started hearing about meditation I was a little skeptical. The images that came to my mind were ones of a person sitting cross-legged on […]

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Self-Compassion

Imagine that one of your friends called you feeling bad about themselves because they hadn’t been able to make it to the gym as much as they had planned. Would […]

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Healthy Habits At Work

May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month. Since many of us spend a good deal of time at work, here are a few ways you can incorporate healthier habits […]

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Can tweaking your mindset change your health?

The mind is a powerful thing with the ability to shape how we perceive the world. But can our perceptions impact our own health? Research into mindset, which is often called “the story we tell ourselves”, suggests that it is definitely possible. Here are a few examples…

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Staying healthy: It’s What’s Underneath that Counts

Sue Mullins and Karen Bennett lunged back and forth, stepped side to side, rotated their hips, bounced up and down and pulled their arms up and back. Then they did squats, bridges (lying down and raising their hips), knee raises, modified push-ups and modified planks. But, as they did these and other exercises under the direction of Stephanie Kates, all three women had a small exercise ball between their legs just above the knees. A band wrapped around the ball also was wrapped around the outside of the women’s legs.

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Fitness Program Reaches People with Disabilities

Exercise programs for people with disabilities are nothing new.
But a new, medically supervised pilot program targets a group of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After one year, program partners — the McLean County Health Department, Advocate BroMenn Health & Fitness Center and Marcfirst — will analyze each participant’s health and fitness data to determine whether to continue the program and perhaps expand it.

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