I never thought a text about pop culture could get me so fired up. More specifically, the Steve Harvey Miss Universe mistake. I saw it live and I was embarrassed for him like so many others. I heard the people around me talk about it, but never gave it much thought until my brother sent me this text: “My thoughts about people bashing Steve Harvey: Life isn’t perfect. People ar ...

Writer/philosopher/naturalist/tax evader Henry David Thoreau got it right: “We need the tonic of wildness…We can never have enough nature.”No doubt about it. We all seek different opportunities to meld our physical, mental and spiritual health with the natural world. We ascend mountains. We take to whitewater rapids. And we shake up our routine with trail running.   Not famil ...

Is it possible we're escaping winter's icy grip? Seems like it because our gym is packed every week and we see people getting active outdoors and enjoying the extra daylight. It’s easy to slip out of your routine during the cold-weather months in New England. The holiday season leads into the darkness and cold when our instincts to hibernate become difficult to battle. Some day ...

As surely as the crystal ball will drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans will resolve to improve their health in 2014. It’s an admirable goal we support at Mission Fitness, but it’s one that requires commitment and a smart strategy to achieve.   While toasting the old year and taking stock of their lives, many people determine that improvement is neces ...

Make New Year’s Health Resolutions That Are Achievable and Sustainable As surely as the crystal ball will drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, millions of Americans will resolve to improve their health in 2014. It’s an admirable goal we support at Mission Fitness, but it’s one that requires commitment and a smart strategy to achieve. While toasting the old year and taking ...

Spin Classes Now Available to All Skill Levels of Riders Chilly weather is settling into New England, and we want to invite you in from the sharp wind. Come experience our welcoming classroom setting. Soft, dim lighting. Warm surroundings with friendly people. Find your spot and sit down…because then we’re going to make you sweat like it’s late July in the Everglades with a ri ...

Below is the “story” of an ordinary girl doing an extraordinary thing. What you read is her own story. It is meant to show you that ANYONE can do ANYTHING they put their mind to if they are willing to put the work in. It is not meant as training advice or to take away from the seriousness of the event. Next we will be featuring an Elite IRONMAN, who will have a different traini ...

My best friend/cousin, Meaghan Foley, has been one of my favorite workout partners ever since High School. We played sports together at RHAM, and spent our summers working out preparing for our College Careers (her- soccer, me- basketball.) To this day, she is still one of my favorite people to workout with. Even on the beaches of St Croix (where she lives) we automatically wen ...

As I sit here and type this blog, I feel a little out of my league (those who know me, know I tend to feel this way often) I think in this instance, however, I may be within my rights. Here is why: I am a ROOKIE triathlete myself!! Part of me thinks I have no right to be writing this blog, but then from what I have gathered, you would rather hear this stuff from me rather than ...

"Triathlon". The word itself has a daunting impact on most. For so many, it is a race perceived as unattainable. I witnessed this tonight, while standing in line at Subway in Marlborough. The Triathlon had just ended, and several people waited in line with the fresh painted numbers on their arms, and hair still wet from the swim. At the end of the line was a man who looked to b ...