Category Archives: Gotta Use It

Buckle your helmets ladies. Olive Spankins is going to teach you how to skate like a roller derby pro!

Olive Spankins Maine Roller Derby

As far back as she can remember Lisa Bassett loved to roller skate. Her mother Linda Clark was always chauffeuring Lisa and her friends to the local rink. Never an invitation to join them, of course. It was just, “Drop us off and pick us up Mom!” Decades later, it was Lisa who coaxed her […]

Weight Loss Shows. Who Really Ends up Being the Biggest Loser?

Overweight woman exercising

Guest post by Charity Hirst Director of Marketing and Public Relations, the Medically Oriented Gym. As a facility that promotes health and wellness, the Medically Oriented Gym (the M.O.G.) fields a lot of questions about the latest health and fitness trends. Recently, we were asked to provide our professional opinion about reality TV weight loss shows.  Things are […]

How Yoga Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease Yoga Class

Elizabeth Burd is a Parkinson’s Superstar. Seriously. During Parkinson’s Awareness month in 2012, the National Parkinson’s Foundation honored people from around the country, including Elizabeth, who make a difference in the Parkinson’s community. Elizabeth makes a difference because she developed and teaches a yoga program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). She’s a certified personal trainer and a certified […]