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Written by: Tara Sabo
Published: July 2017

At this time of year, tourists come by the carload to this beach town we live in. Lake Michigan draws them in, its freshwater waves providing a cleansing effect that preps them for a return trip home. We locals know the power of Lake Michigan, and that’s why we live here. But really, it’s water in general that keeps us alive. And that big body of it to the west of us? A friendly reminder that life without water would not be the same.

Water is powerful in so many ways, but its most important role is to hydrate the human body. This is a simple concept, really: Drink water, feel good. And yet, the struggle is real. The human body needs 2-3 liters of water every day. An especially active human body needs even more. Throw in heat, humidity and various other circumstances, and the recommended
number of liters rises even higher. But so many of us fail to drink the right amount of water.

So let’s talk: Why is water important?

Written by: Tara Sabo
Published: May 2017

Strength training is funny. In order to build muscle, you need to break it down. This sounds counterintuitive, but actually makes sense. The basic explanation: When you lift weights, you create tiny tears in your muscle fibers. They ultimately repair themselves, creating bigger, stronger and more effective muscles. It’s a seamless process that you’ll hardly notice, unless one or two things happen:

By: Tara Sabo
Published: February 2017

Tara Sabo

Doesn’t it feel like everyone is sick? Germs are floating around like snowflakes, landing on every surface and infecting us with illnesses that won’t go away. No one likes to get sick.It’s disruptive. And nowhere is this more evident than at the gym. It can be really hard to exercise effectively when you are sick. But, is it safe to exercise when you are sick?

By: Tara Sabo
Published: March 2017

Stress is a common part of everyday life. I am stressed, you are stressed...we are all some form of stressed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. I could sit here today and tell youall the magical ways to combat it. How you need to take a deep breath and get organized. How you need to meditate, keep a journal or find more time for the things you love. Or, I could just tell you to let it all go. But you’ve read those articles already. So let’s just talk about what stress does to your workouts—if there’s one thing in your life that should be consistently good, it’s your workouts.Tara Sabo

By: Tara Sabo
Published: January 2017

January is here, ringing in 2017 with a gust of snow and a list of new fitness, health and happiness goals otherwise known as resolutions. No matter what yours are, you will undoubtedly attack them with everything you’ve got. Right? Yes…but let’s be honest with each other. There will be moments when you falter or fail completely. So you need to get yourself an accountability partner. Tara Sabo

What is an accountability partner? A friend. A counterpart. Someone you can trust, turn to and support in return. An accountability partner keeps you open, honest and moving toward your goals.