The 4 Pillars of Health & Fitness

The 4 Pillars of Health & Fitness

What is the definition of being healthy? According to the World Health Organization, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” More recently this definition includes leading a socially...
How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise (compliments of ACE Fit)

How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise (compliments of ACE Fit)

It hurts when you get up in the morning. It hurts while you’re sitting at your desk. It hurts when you bend over to tie your shoes. From lower-back pain to nagging joint pain in the morning, many people are turning to pharmaceuticals and NSAID (non steroidal...
Food & Health: A Wonderful Partnership

Food & Health: A Wonderful Partnership

To help provide you with on-going support, knowledge and guidance about health and nutrition I have asked Theresa Quartararo, a Certified Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to join me in providing you with information in holistic nutrition,...
How Interval Training Can Improve Your Health

How Interval Training Can Improve Your Health

Want to improve your health and fitness? According to current research regular high-intensity exercise can make a significant difference to your health. Interval training is an effective way to exercise. Most of us have heard of intervals or repeated, short, sharp...
To Stretch or Not To Stretch

To Stretch or Not To Stretch

Research is now showing us that static stretching before exercise might not provide all of the benefits that many of us have come to expect. It was previously believed that static stretching lengthened muscles and increased flexibility. However, there is little...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Lactate but Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lactate but Were Afraid to Ask

Now that I’ve scared you away from reading this article let me try again. We’ve all heard of the terms lactic acid, lactate threshold, anaerobic threshold, VO2 max. As much as these terms are discussed in the world of the exercise physiologist, the main message is...
Belleayre Mtn All-Terrain Challenge

Belleayre Mtn All-Terrain Challenge

Another Race. This time it was the 4th race (Belleayre) in the NYS Mountain Bike Series hosted by Overlook Mountain BIkes. The course: Take a lot of climbing then some really cool single track and then downhill then some more climbing then some more really cool single...
DarkHorse 40

DarkHorse 40

Wow. What a day. Humidity was off the charts. TG for cloud coverage.  The goal = 2 laps, 20 miles each / 2 hours 20 minutes per.  The course = beautiful, flowy single track.  The machine = my 26″ titanium single speed bike, 34/17 gearing, tubeless tires. The...
William’s Lake Mountain Bike Race

William’s Lake Mountain Bike Race

The exit from THE CAVE at Williams Lake, Rosendale NY. First race of the New York State Mountain Bike Series. 3 laps of approximately 5 miles of some very awesome, very techy single track. Conditions were muddy, slippery and challenging :-). A fun day of racing with...

10 Reasons why warming up is important

Musculoskeletal injuries and medical problems can occur from participating in physical activity and exercise, however the benefits far outweigh the risks. You can decrease your risk of injury by gradually working up to a desired level of activity and by adequately...
Why Interval Training is beneficial for performance

Why Interval Training is beneficial for performance

Intensity Training. Zone Training. Heart Rate Training. Whether we are runners, bikers, swimmers or any combination, as athletes we are constantly striving to improve our performance. We know that training at one speed produces one speed. We know about lactate...