Tips for Exercising in the Heat

By Alex Myers

Its almost time for Oklahoma to heat up again and that means everyone is ready to shed off those winter clothes and head back outdoors to do all the activities we love. Whether it be running, biking, hiking, or just playing some basketball with friends at the park, its always good to know a few basic tips for staying safe and keeping . . .  read more

Importance of Footwear

By Scott Blankenship

Wearing proper footwear is one aspect of daily life that people tend to pay very little attention to. Most of the pain that people have throughout the day such as back pain and shin splints may start at the feet. Yes, everyone has 10 toes but not every foot is the same. Feet run narrow and wide. Some people’s feet pronate and . . .  read more

Proper Static Stretching

By Garrett Dunagan

What is static stretching?

Static stretching involves stretching muscles while the body is at rest. It is considered the most common used method to increase flexibility. It consists of slow movements into positions that cause slight to moderate discomfort (peak tension), and holding the position anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds. Static . . .  read more

2015 Central Oklahoma Debate Institute Announcement

Dates: July 19-25, 2015


Registration Before June 1 Cost of Institute: $300 Cost of Housing: $200

Registration After June 1 Cost of Institute: $350 Cost of Housing: :$225

Meal Plan: Cost $130 Covers 3 meals a day, M-F of the camp. The Institute will provide Dinner on Sunday July 19 and Breakfast on Saturday July 26 for everyone. . . .  read more

Keeping your Motivation to Exercise

By Alex Myers

As someone in the fitness professional field, one of the biggest problems I see with clients in keeping their motivation to exercise. It’s easy to stick with a workout routine in the beginning, but a lot of the times it will end becoming boring or just not fun anymore to the client. Here are a few tips to try and keep that motivation . . .  read more

Three minutes of exercise?

By Garrett Dunagan

Not everyone likes to spend an hour or more each day working out; running, jogging, swimming, lifting, etc. What if I told you there was another way? There has been a recent surge in popularity in a type of exercise called high-intensity interval training (HIIT), but why has it become so popular in the past few years? In the past . . .  read more

Exercising in Cold Weather

When winter arrives in Oklahoma, most people try to avoid exercising outdoors because of the temperature, but exercising in cold weather actually has some benefits. It may help burn more calories, gives you more energy, and even can enhance your mood. Most peoploe who exercise do know that exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good, but . . .  read more

Time to Bone Up

By Tyler Russell

For many females and some males it is crucial to increase or at least maintain bone mineral density to help prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, occurring especially in postmenopausal women, resulting in a predisposition to fractures. Osteopenia is a . . .  read more

Beating the (Fitness) Boredom

By John Interwicz

So, are you bored with the same old workouts every day?  If you have answered yes, you need to look for different exciting ways to workout. 

Studies show that around the 7 to 8 week mark of a workout plan or program  individuals start to lose motivation to be active and continue the exercise program. So, how can you beat the . . .  read more

What is Tabata?

By Blake Albright


Tabata is a form of High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) that has fitness and weight loss benefits.  According to the name “Tabata” comes from Dr. Izumi Tabata, who was a Japanese physician, who did a research study using interval training.  The research was to determine . . .  read more