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Enlighten A Weight Loss Program | The Fitness Center …

The Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center offers a comprehensive weight management program called Enlighten. This program is a personalized approach to weight loss, combining the expertise of nurse practitioners, certified diabetes educators, dietitians, and other health care professionals to help clients reach their goals with powerful results. A full membership to the Fitness Center is included in the program, along with a personal trainer to guide progress.

A lifetime of effective weight management begins with UH Avon Health Centers Enlighten Program. Enlighten is not just a weight loss program. Our participants receive support to make lifestyle changes that support the long-term maintenance of a healthy weight. We recognize each person has unique medical, social, emotional and lifestyle needs, so our team members form a partnership with each participant to develop and enhance their health and wellbeing. A healthy weight and exercise program can help prevent and manage:

The Enlighten Program, provided at the Fitness Center, is not a short-term, quick-fix diet plan. We understand the importance of safe, healthy and effective nutrition and weight management. Our program offers a wide range of education, evaluation and treatment services to support lifestyle and behavioral changes that promote a healthy, balanced approach to weight management.

Our participants achieve and maintain their ideal weight by learning the key components of weight management, guidelines for eating, physical activity, stress management, body image and more. To track progress, each participant takes part in incremental health risk assessments, fitness evaluations, and body composition measurements.

To ensure each Enlighten participant experiences a successful transition to a healthy lifestyle long after their initial weight loss, our program includes:

For more information about the Enlighten program, including cost and scheduling, please call 440-988-6824 or email Melissa Rau at

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Jul 28

Amazon Best Sellers: Best Fitness Technology

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Jul 28

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Anytime Fitness Dashboard Terms and Conditions

The Anytime Fitness Dashboard Terms and Conditions ( Agreement) is an agreement between Anytime Fitness, LLC (Anytime Fitness, we, us, or our) and you, individually, (you) and contains the terms and conditions that govern your access to and use of the Anytime Fitness Dashboard at // and the content and materials available on the Dashboard (collectively, the Services). This Agreement applies to your access to and use of the Services and does not alter the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with Anytime Fitness.

This Agreement takes effect when you click a Login or I Accept button or check box presented with these terms or, if earlier, when you use any of the Services (the Effective Date). You represent to us that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts.

1. Limited Use of the Dashboard.

1.1. Grant. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferrable license to have access to and use the Services solely in connection with, and within the scope and purpose of, your business relationship with Anytime Fitness or an Anytime Fitness health and fitness club.

1.2. Confidentiality. The Services are the confidential and proprietary information of Anytime Fitness (the Anytime Fitness Information). You may use the Anytime Fitness Information only in connection with your use of the Services as permitted under this Agreement. You will not disclose Anytime Fitness Information during or after the term of this Agreement. You will take all reasonable measures necessary to avoid disclosure, dissemination or unauthorized use of Anytime Fitness Information. When this Agreement terminates, you can no longer use the Anytime Fitness Information.

1.3. Additional Restrictions. You may not, and may not permit any third party to, use the Services in any manner or for any purpose other than as expressly permitted by this Agreement. You may not, or may not attempt to, and may not permit any third party to: (a) modify, alter, tamper with, copy, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Services; (b) reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the Services or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of any software included in the Services; (c) resell or sublicense the Services; (d) use the Services to develop any software or other technology having the same primary function as the Services; (e) use the Services in a manner that interferes with other users' use of the Services; or (f) use the Services in any manner that violates our Policies. All licenses granted to you in this Agreement are conditional on your continued compliance this Agreement, and will immediately and automatically terminate if you do not comply with any term or condition of this Agreement.

1.4. Reserved Rights. We own and reserve all right, title, and interest in and to the Services. This Agreement does not grant you any rights in or to the Services except for the limited rights to use the Services expressly granted by this Agreement. We may change or remove features or functionality of the Services at any time.

2. Your Account. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL USE AND ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OR ARISING FROM ANY USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT. You will contact us immediately if you believe an unauthorized third party may be using your account or if your account information is lost or stolen. You will be deemed to have taken any action that occurs under your account. You agree to keep your password secret and not to share it with anyone except as may be expressly allowed under this Agreement.

3. Policies. Your use of the Services is subject to our general website Terms of Use currently referenced at and the privacy policy currently referenced at, as each may be updated from time to time, and any other policy or terms for access to and use of the Services (collectively, the Policies). You will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Services.

4. Term and Termination

4.1. Term. This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and will continue thereafter until terminated as set forth in this Agreement.

4.2. Suspension. We may suspend your right to access or use any portion or all of the Services immediately upon notice to you if we determine: (a) your use of the Services may subject us, our affiliates, or any third party to liability or may adversely impact the Services or the systems of Anytime Fitness; or (b) you are in breach of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with Anytime Fitness. Our right to suspend your right to access or use the Services is in addition to our right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 4.3.

4.3. Termination. This Agreement automatically terminates at the time your business relationship with Anytime Fitness or an Anytime Fitness health and fitness club terminates. In addition, we may also terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice or liability, if we determine in our sole discretion that: (i) you have breached any portion of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with Anytime Fitness; (ii) your use of or access to the Services inhibits any other user from using or accessing the Service; or (iii) the Services will no longer be offered. We may also terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason by providing you notice.

4.4. Effect of Termination. Upon termination of this Agreement, your rights to use the Services and the Anytime Fitness Information immediately terminate.


6. Limitations of Liability.IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER ANYTIME FITNESS OR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES OR THE AGREEEMENT, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHALL ANYTIME FITNESSS, ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS AGGREGATE LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SERVICES EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights.7. Indemnification. You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates and licensors, and each of ours and their respective employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against any claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to any third party claim concerning: (a) your use of the Services (including any activities under your account); or (b) your breach of this Agreement or violation of applicable law. We will promptly notify you of any claim subject to this Section 7, but our failure to promptly notify you will only affect your obligations under this Section 7 to the extent that our failure prejudices your ability to defend the claim. You may: (a) use counsel of your own choosing (subject to our written consent) to defend against any claim; and (b) settle the claim with our prior written consent before entering into any settlement. However, we may also assume control of the defense and settlement of the claim at any time.

8. Modifications to the Agreement. We may modify this Agreement at any time by posting a revised version on the Anytime Fitness Dashboard website or by providing notice to you as set forth in this Agreement. The modified terms will become effective upon posting. By continuing to use the Services after the effective date of any modifications to this Agreement, you agree to be bound by the modified terms.

9. Survival. The provisions of this Agreement, which, by their terms, require performance after the termination of this Agreement, or have application to events that may occur after the termination of this Agreement, shall survive the termination of this Agreement.

10. Notices. All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to this Agreement must be in the English language. We may provide any notice to you under this Agreement by means of posting a general notice on our website or by sending a message to the email address then-associated with your account. Notices we provide by posting on our website will be effective upon posting and notices we provide by email will be effective when we send the email. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current. You will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then-associated with your account when we send the email, whether or not you actually receive the email. You may give notice to us at any time by any letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail to us at the following address: Anytime Fitness, LLC, 12181 Margo Avenue South, Hastings, MN 55033 USA. Notice to us shall be deemed given when received by us.

11. Assignment. You will not assign this Agreement, or delegate or sublicense any of your rights under this Agreement, without our prior written consent. Any assignment or transfer in violation of this Section will be void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.

12. No Waivers. The failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a present or future waiver of such provision nor limit our right to enforce such provision at a later time. All waivers by us must be in writing to be effective.

13. Relationship of the Parties. The parties to this Agreement are independent contractors, and this Agreement does not create an agency, partnership or joint venture.

14. Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any invalid or unenforceable portions will be interpreted to effect and intent of the original portion. If such construction is not possible, the invalid or unenforceable portion will be severed from this Agreement but the rest of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

15. Governing Law; Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles. For the purpose of resolving conflicts related to or arising out of this Agreement, the parties expressly agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the federal and state courts in the State of Minnesota.

16. Entire Agreement; English Language. This Agreement includes the Policies and is the entire agreement between you and us regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes all prior or contemporaneous representations, understandings, agreements, or communications between you and us, whether written or verbal, regarding the subject matter of this Agreement. We will not be bound by, and specifically object to, any term, condition or other provision which is different from or in addition to the provisions of this Agreement (whether or not it would materially alter this Agreement) and which is submitted by you in any receipt, acceptance, confirmation, correspondence or other document. If the terms of this document are inconsistent with the terms contained in any Policy, the terms contained in this document will control. This Agreement has been prepared in English, and English is the controlling language with respect to all matters concerning this Agreement.

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Jul 28

Fitness – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fitness in biology is the relative ability of an organism to survive and pass on its genes to the next generation.[1]p160 It is a central idea in evolutionary theory. Fitness is usually equal to the proportion of the individual's genes in all the genes of the next generation.

Like all terms in evolutionary biology, fitness is defined in terms of an interbreeding population, which might or might not be a whole species. If differences in individual genotypes affect fitness, then the frequencies of the genotypes will change over generations; the genotypes with higher fitness become more common. This is the process called natural selection.

An individual's fitness is caused by its phenotype, and passed on by its genotype. The fitnesses of different individuals with the same genotype are not necessarily equal. It depends on the environment in which the individuals live, and on accidental events. However, since the fitness of the genotype is an averaged quantity, it reflects the reproductive outcomes of all individuals with that genotype.

Fitness measures the number of the copies of the genes of an individual in the next generation. It doesn't really matter how the genes arrive in the next generation. For an individual, it is equally "beneficial" to reproduce itself, or to help relatives with similar genes to reproduce, as long as similar number of copies of individual's genes get passed on to the next generation. Selection which promotes this kind of helper behaviour is called kin selection.

Our closest relatives (parents, siblings, and our own children) share on average 50% (half) of our genes. One step further removed are grandparents. With each of them we share on average 25% (a quarter) of our genes. That is a measure of our relatedness to them. Next come first cousins (children of our parents' siblings). We share 12.5% (1/8) of their genes.[2]p100

William Hamilton added various ideas to the notion of fitness. His rule suggests that a costly action should be performed if:

Fitness costs and benefits are measured in fecundity.[3]

Inclusive fitness is a term which is essentially the same as fitness, but emphasises the group of genes rather than individuals.

Biological fitness says how well an organism can reproduce, and spread its genes to its offspring. The theory of inclusive fitness says that the fitness of an organism is also increased to the extent that its close relatives also reproduce. This is because relatives share genes in proportion to their relationship.

Another way of saying it: the inclusive fitness of an organism is not a property of itself, but a property of its set of genes. It is calculated from the reproductive success of the individual, plus the reproductive success of its relatives, each one weighed by an appropriate coefficient of relatedness.[4]

The British social philosopher Herbert Spencer coined the phrase survival of the fittest in his 1864 work Principles of biology to mean what Charles Darwin called natural selection.[5] The original phrase was "survival of the best fitted".

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Jul 28

Smart Fitness Online

Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT | Flexibility

Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT, has been teaching health and wellness for over 18 years. Her innovative approach to teaching is to tap into one's inner joy and let movement be an outer expression of that state. Originally from Chicago, she has earned a degree in Kinesiology, a minor in dance and her Master's degree in Corporate Fitness. Desi holds advanced certifications in Yoga, Personal Training, Pre & Post Natal Fitness and Group Fitness. She is also a continuing education provider through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Personal Trainers.

Desi's inspiring and unique classes have been featured on networks such as ABC, Univision and Lifetime. In 2005, Desi was named ambassador for Lululemon Athletica. In that same year, she helped open Equinox Fitness in Santa Monica as their Group Fitness Manager. In early 2006 she was a presenter for NikeFitnessAcademy at the University of Southern California and also worked as the product director of fitness for Gaiam, teaching Yoga Dance Fusion,' at Gaiam's 10th annual LOHAS conference.

As an extension of her relationship with Lululemon Athletica, Desi designed the first round Yoga mat on the market, the 360 mat. She created a special class format based on the design of the mat, which is called 360 Yoga-Flow. Desi also filmed her 2009 Prenatal Yoga DVD on the 360 mat, inviting in a feeling of freedom to the movement for expecting moms.

In 2008, Acacia released two DVD projects created by and featuring Bartlett. The first title,' 3 in1 Total Body Fitness,' is a triathlon style, full body workout, the eclectic DVD combines 30 minutes of strength training to sculpt and tone; 30 minutes of cardio to train your heart, boost your energy and endurance; and 30 minutes of flexibility training and stretching to lengthen muscles and open stiff joints. The 2nd title,' Yoga for Beginners,' includes two unique practices, one an active, easy flow for complete body toning, the other slower and deeper for building long, lean muscles. There is much more to come from Desi, so sit back, relax and stay centered.

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Jul 7

Fitness (magazine) – Wikipedia

Fitness was launched in 1992,[3] and was acquired by the Meredith Corporation from Bertelsmann's Gruner + Jahr in 2005.[4] In 2005, Fitness also launched its web presence, giving readers separate online resources for fitness and health tips alongside the magazine's monthly editorial content.[5] Betty Wong became Editor-in-Chief in September 2008, incorporating several changes to the magazine, creating several new columns and features.[2][6] In 2009, Fitness posted significant ad page gains according to the Publishers Information Bureau, increasing by 18.4% when overall magazine publishers' counts were down 27.9% industry-wide.[2][7] It was recognized for several awards, having been awarded "Most Improved Publication" and best "How-To/Instructional" feature in minOnline's Editorial and Design Awards.[8]

On January 28, 2015, it was reported that Meredith Corp. would acquire Shape Magazine which would be merged with Fitness magazine in May 2015.[9] The Fitness website would continue to operate.[10][11]

Fitness editorial content centers largely on exercise, nutrition, health, and beauty. Fitness also conducts several real-world fitness and health-themed events to promote its brand and raise money for charity, including the Mind, Body, Spirit Games and a half-marathon in conjunction with fellow Meredith publication More magazine.[2][12][13]

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Jul 7

Love Sweat Fitness – YouTube

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By participating in any workout or workout program such as this, there is always a possibility of injury. If you do take part in this workout or any LSF workout program, you agree that you do so at your own risk. You also agree that you are voluntarily participating in these activities and will assume all risk of injury to yourself. You also agree to release and discharge Love Sweat Fitness and Love Sweat Fitness, Inc. from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Love Sweat Fitness and Love Sweat Fitness, Inc. negligence. Show less

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Jun 4

Brain Fitness & Brain Exercises to Improve Memory – Fit Brains

Want to learn more about the science behind Brain Fitness? Read more to learn about the concepts behind Brain Fitness,and also read some of the latest studies from the field.

One of the essential concepts at the core of brain fitness is the concept of "Brain Reserve," which is also related tothe concept of brain plasticity. Brain Reserve relates to the brain's ability to physically reorganize itself in response to the demands placed upon it. A brain with a strong Reserve is one that has formed many cellular connections and is rich in brain cell density. When you exercise your brain with activity that is varied and complex, you build stronger Brain Reserve more quickly. The brain, like a muscle, should be stimulated on a daily basis.

The miracle is that your brain is plastic and continues to grow new cells and form new connections across your lifespan.This continuous brain remodeling is stimulated by your interaction with the environment across your lifespan. The morechallenging and complex activities you do, the better you stimulate brain growth. Regular stimulation can improve yourBrain Reserve, which can make a significant difference to its health. You do have control over how much challenging exercise your brain receives and this is great news!

In 2006, the ACTIVE Study, funded by National Institute of Health, demonstrated that older adults could improve their brainabilities with the correct training. Certain mental exercises can partially offset the expected decline in older adults' thinking skills and show promise for maintaining cognitive abilities needed to do everyday tasks. Some of the gains from training were seen to be beneficial 5 years later. Read more about the findings here.

The Bronx Aging Study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed almost 500 people for more than 20 years. Theresearch found that people who participated in mentally stimulating activities, such as interactive games and other leisure activities multiple times a week had a 65-75% better probability of remaining sharp than those who did not participate in these activities. Read more about the findings here.

Another well-known study is the Nun Study. Scientists followed 700 nuns for more than 20 years. An interesting finding was that certaintypes of intellectual activity and stimulation could protect against many types of cognitive decline. Read more about thefindings here.

A study from Columbia University supports the concept of brain reserve and that education, occupation and stimulating leisure activitiesall reduce the potential risk of developing brain disease. Read more about the findings here.

The studies provided here are written by independent third parties and the publication of such content by Fit Brains does not imply any affiliationwith Fit Brains or endorsement of Fit Brains products. Nothing that you read on this website should be regarded as medical or health advice.Information and statements regarding brain training software such as Fit Brains have not been evaluated by regulatory authorities and are notintended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you require medical or other assistance, you should consult a health professional.

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Jun 2

Exercise Background Information for Teachers and Parents

Exercise is the activity of exerting muscles in different ways to stay healthy and fit. Review with your children that a muscle is a body part that expands and contracts, or lengthens and shortens, to allow movement. Have children identify and point to different muscles on their bodies, including the heart.

Exercise helps strengthen and build muscles. During aerobic exercise, the heart and lungs work harder and over time they become stronger. We recommend watching the Lungs movie together as a review. This maintains a healthy blood pressure, improves circulation, and boosts the immune system so that the body can fight off illnesses more easily. In addition, exercise builds stronger bones by increasing bone density so they are less likely to break. Exercise can also help relieve stress by releasing endorphins, which are natural chemicals that relax the body.

Your children probably exercise everyday without even knowing it. They may play sports, run around during a game of tag, jump rope, or play hopscotch or handball during recess or lunch. Any physical activity that increases the heart rate and makes you sweaty can be considered exercise. Encourage your children to think about how they exercise during the day how they can add exercise to their daily routines. They can take their dogs for a long walk, climb a few flights of stairs instead of taking an elevator, or ride their bikes to a friends house instead of driving. Inspire children to get off the couch and away from the T.V. or computer and exercise. Children learn by example, so the best way to help a reluctant child is to exercise and play with them!

Before exercising, children should warm up their muscles by doing some light physical activities such as taking a brisk walk, doing a few jumping jacks, or running in place. Then they should do some light stretches to help loosen their muscles and make them less prone to injuries. Make sure your children know not to over stretch or push themselves too far. After they exercise, children should cool down by walking and stretching until their heart rate goes back to normal. Children can take their pulse and pay attention to their breathing at different points in their routine to help understand aerobic exercise.

Remind your children that exercising safely is crucial. When they are playing a sport, they should wear all the appropriate safety gear, such as helmets, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, and mouth guards. Protective helmets and pads should also be worn whenever children go bicycling, skating, skateboarding and the like. For children with asthma, remind them to keep their inhalers and spacers with them while exercising and pay attention to their breathing. They should also wear sunscreen if they plan on swimming or playing in the sun. Encourage your children to drink plenty of water (and not sugary sodas or juices) even when they are not thirsty. The body needs water to hydrate and function properly, especially during and after physical activities. Furthermore, they should limit their time in the sun by taking breaks in the shade or spending time outdoors when sunlight is less intense. Of course, your children should follow all the safety rules for playing a sport and always inform coaches, teachers, or instructors of any health issues with a written note.

Exercise is important for everyone. By encouraging regular exercise and explaining its benefits, your children can practice healthy habits at an early age and grow up to be strong, healthy adults. Encourage your children to create goals to maintain their physical fitness. Their goals should be realistic and incorporated into their daily routines.

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