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Blog Archives: January 2017 — December 2017

Reiki: What it is and why we practice!

December 28, 2017
Mary Pillsbury
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine, developed in Japan in 1922.  It is a subtle and effective form of energy healing using Universal Life Force Energy.  It works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels for healing.  It uses energy to balance the body and mind.  Reiki is believed to improve almost any aspect of life from physical health and emotional stability to stress reduction and mental clarity.  Studies have proven that Reiki can help people suffering from major to minor issues. Reiki helps ease tension and helps ...

Q&A with Michelle Gregory; Yoga + Weights

September 21, 2017
Michelle Gregory
What are some of the benefits to practicing yoga with weights? Adding weights builds muscle mass and helps retain bone density. It definitely makes you engage your core. The weights help with a deeper sense of physical grounding to the earth that draws you into your center. Allowing you to feel more confident when coming into a balance posture. How does adding weights to yoga improve your practice? I find it helps with coordination and alignment, confidence. You become very aware of how you are moving when you have wieghts in your ...

HIIT Training Improves Running

February 02, 2017
Sarah Jensen
Become a Better Runner with High-Intensity Interval Training Fitness There are many reasons to love running. It gets the heart rate up, builds strong bones, and can be a great way to lose weight. It is inexpensive, and can be enjoyed anywhere without much equipment or training. It is no wonder that many people have turned to running as their go-to exercise. Whether you run casually or competitively, becoming a better runner doesn’t begin and end with running. At 8fit, we are big fans of adding a short high-intensity workout to your ...

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