June 15, 2017

Member Profile – Meet Beth and Wayne Mezitt of the Weston Nurseries

A long time ago I lived in Altadena, California, just north of Pasadena.  When I came East to Cornell University, I was completely taken in by the idea of 4 seasons, and I’ve loved living in the East ever since.   Wayne and I met at Cornell and we married when I graduated.  After he completed his graduate work I quit my job and we moved to Hopkinton where Wayne entered the family business, Weston Nurseries.  Babies were on the way. We have 4 children:  Peter, who now runs Weston Nurseries; Laurel, a scientist; Cyndy, a special needs teacher, and […]
June 15, 2017

Two Leg Exercises to Develop Eccentric Leg Strength

Eccentric leg strength is a critical component of balance. You feel this measurably when going down a flight of stairs or a steep incline. A focus on this aspect of our functional fitness will bear huge dividends in improving your balance. We hope that you felt the video was helpful and instructive. Let us know in the thread below… Thanks!
June 15, 2017

Pick 6: Healthy Habits are Passport Ready!

Top Tips for Healthful Eating on a Holiday Vaca With Memorial Day just this past month, official summer travel season is underway! With trips to the Cape, the mountains and everywhere in between, the question of “how to stay healthy while I am away?!” comes up. Here are my top 6 tips for healthy holiday vacations. 1) 5-A-Day on Vaca…that’s right…make an effort to eat (and enjoy) your recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables…and since you’re in a new locale, challenge yourself to sample and savor the local favorites. Remember that fruits and vegetables are typically high in fiber […]
June 15, 2017

An Important Ingredient That Might Be Missing From Your Workouts

How developing Eccentric Strength can improve your functional fitness and balance We are all familiar with the experience of lifting a heavy object whether that’s a twenty-pound shopping bag, a forty-pound child, or a sixty-pound rucksack. The lifting of any of these requires a certain amount strength. But, so does lowering them. When we think of lifting weights, we often envision an athlete raising a weighted barbell. We seldom think too much about the lowering of that barbell. But, that aspect of our training, eccentric strength or the controlled release or lowering of a load, is a critical and often […]