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7 Secrets to Rocking Your Fitness Routine in 2018

7 Secrets to Rocking Your Fitness Routine in 2018

You may or may not know it, but Mercy Fitness Center is professionally managed by EXOS, a world leader in human performance. What that means is that our approach to total health and fitness is based on the EXOS 4-Pillar Approach: 1. Mindset. Decide you will. Commit to your goal. 2. Nutrition. Food is 90...

Swimming in Saltwater Pools

Swimming in Saltwater Pools

Swimming itself is beneficial to your health. It’s a full body activity that is less stressful on your joints than other physical activities, like running. Saltwater pools and a standard chlorine pool have many differences, and many salt water pool users report specific benefits to swimming in salt water. Skin Health Chemically produced chlorine –...

Better Sleep Tonight, Healthier You Tomorrow

Better Sleep Tonight, Healthier You Tomorrow

By Erin Covey, Mercy Fitness Personal Trainer Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs. A lack of good sleep can be a reason why you aren’t losing weight, get sick easily, or feel stressed. Check out some of the easiest ways you can achieve better sleep tonight. Unplug Your phone, TV,...

Evolution of Exercise

Evolution of Exercise

Evolution of Exercise Our modern exercise habits evolved into what they are today. Through good and bad, our habits are constantly changing as our understanding of human physiology continues to evolve. History teaches us that humans have always needed physical fitness, but the reasons behind that need change with the times. The Real Paleo Workout...

Member Spotlight: Jim Shaw

Member Spotlight: Jim Shaw

If you’re tired of being tired and want to boost your energy levels, just ask member Jim Shaw what it takes to be able to keep up with two small children. Jim has been a Mercy Fitness Center member for a few years now, but last November, he decided that working out on his own...

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Aminos

Learn the difference between these two products, and how to decide which is best for you. By Justin Klein, RD CSSD LD, Performance Dietician for EXOS at Mercy Fitness Center ————— Lean protein plays a key role in stabilizing our energy levels, providing nutrients to our bodies for recovery and repair, and protecting our immune...

In The Spotlight: Anne Burnell

In The Spotlight: Anne Burnell

Mercy Fitness Center Aquatics Calendar features a new offering on our schedule, thanks to the creativity and dedication of special guest instructor, Anne Pringle Burnell. The creator of Peyow® Aqua Pilates, Anne has thoroughly trained our Aquatics Center staff to teach the low-impact, water-based Pilates class that focuses on strengthening the entire body via improvements in...

Don’t Skip It

Don’t Skip It

Still skipping breakfast to lose weight? You’re not doing yourself a favor. When you wake up in the morning, you’re in a fasted state. If you don’t eat, your body will continue to break down your fuel stores for energy leaving you tired and hungry throughout the rest of the day. Start your day off...

Forging Friendships through AquaFit

Forging Friendships through AquaFit

None of us expected that joining the Aqua Fit swim exercise class would forge five amazing friendships that would eventually take us to Cape Cod; but it did. We five women each joined AquaFit at different times without knowing each other. It can be intimidating to join a group activity without knowing a single soul—but...

Staff Spotlight: Mason Dover

Staff Spotlight: Mason Dover

  Mason Dover has 5 years of Aquatic experience under his belt. He was born and raised in Cushing, Oklahoma where he discovered his passion for Aquatics as a swim instructor at the Cushing Aquatic Center. He has certified students in Lifeguarding, CPR, and First Aid, and is AED accredited through the American Red Cross. Mason also...