Lee Randell

Fit 'N' Healthy columnist Mrs. Lee Randell, is an independent fitness consultant, who is an ACE certified advanced health and fitness specialist and personal trainer. You can reach her at www.mrsleerandell.com

The Secret to a Successful Workout? It’s Clear as a (Kettle)bell

Kettlebells. You’ve probably seen them in magazines or mentioned around the gym lately, but what the heck are they? Do they make noise like a bell? What’s so great about them, anyway? A kettlebell is a large round weighted ball with a handle attached to it. Kettlebells were developed by Russian strongmen in the early …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: Snowshoeing is Winter Exercise Made Easy

Did you know that snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport in the world? And, why not? It’s relatively cheap and if you live where there’s snow you likely already have most of the required gear. Snowshoeing is also not as technical as cross-country skiing. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. It is however, …

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Springtime Energy Boosts

Spring is finally upon us and with it comes the energy to move and get outside. Did you know May is the busiest month of the year for fitness clubs in Whitehorse? People are finally getting that spring fever and wanting to shed some layers for summer is coming. Youth are coming home from college …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: The Family That Plays Together, Stays Fit Together

Well, they opened the water park at Rotary Peace Park and the kids are out of school … that must mean summer is finally here. With summer comes barbecues, camping and tropical drinks, but what also comes is the opportunity to stay fit with your kids. Depending on the age of your children, there are …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: What Does it Take to be The Fittest?

Who are the most “fit” athletes in the world? This is a loaded question and one that deserves a lot of thought. First, you need to determine what “fit” means to you and this is extremely subjective. Healthy body fat percentage, grace, explosiveness, strength, endurance, flexibility, mental ability, nutritional habits, speed, co-ordination, core strength, etc. …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: Stretch

Active isolated stretching, PNF stretching, contract-relax stretching, facilitated stretching, ballistic stretching, stretching to increase flexibility, stretching to increase power, stretching for relaxation … there are so many “rules” and guidelines when it comes to stretching that it creates a lot of confusion as to when and how to stretch. Stretching is an important part of …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: Goals Are Not Achieved, They Are Planned

Life throws you curve balls and now it’s time you created a lifesaving kit for your healthy lifestyle. We know that life changes and we grow along with the struggles and triumphs, it’s the experiences that make us stronger. When most people embark on a fitness regime and get on the horse to a healthier …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: Self-Sabotage

As if it’s not enough to have friends, family and co-workers sabotaging our fitness efforts, we turn around and start sabotaging ourselves. You go through all the motions of creating a healthier lifestyle. You go through all the stages from pre-contemplation to action, which for some people can take years. Then you put good money …

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Fit ‘n’ Healthy: The Ever-Changing World of Exercise

Each year, we usually see the latest fitness trend or a new style of training. This year doesn’t look like much is changing in the fitness world. People want functional training for life-long fitness. Here are your top trends for 2008 as provided by American Council on Exercise: Out-of-the-Box Workouts – Gyms are not for …

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