Category Archives: Gotta Use It

Contemplating while you exercise is good for your body and your mind

Fall foliage in Maine

Guest post by John Turrell, Wellness Coordinator, Greater Portland Branch, YMCA of Southern Maine. Who didn’t want to exercise outdoors this fall? September and October were beautiful this year. There were so many sunny, cool fall days to spend outside running, walking, or hiking. The fall foliage was colorful and visually stimulating. It was hard […]

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 […]