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10 Reasons to Ditch the Garmin

Our guest blogger this month is Lauren, an RRCA certified coach and the mastermind behind Health on the Run. Her running and wellness blog has been a favorite among the sneakered set since 2010. Since then, she and her husband have started a new life (and a new family!) in Southern Vermont. Follow her adventures in running in the Green Mountains.   This blog was originally written in December 2011, but the content is timeless.…

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Run for Life

By Myra Foster You’ve no doubt heard that Vermont consistently ranks at the top for both health and happiness. Yup, fit and happy. They go together like kale and quinoa. Ben & Jerry. As skis and snowboards go in, bikes come out. There’s hiking, paddling, softball, soccer, Frisbee. And gardening, that’ll put a smile on your face and fresh, organic, absolutely local food on the table. Simplest of all forms…

Looking For A Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer?

By Courtney DiFiore New to Stratton Sports Center is Susan Tondreau, Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. In the interest of letting you get to know Tondreau a little more, here’s some of her history. She decided to become a Health Coach and Personal Trainer to fulfill her passion of working with those who are looking to get more out of life and achieve maximum health. She received training at…

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This is Insane!

By Courtney DiFiore Wear this band (that squeezes you so tight you can’t breathe) and instantly look 10lbs! Drink this shake (that tastes like cardboard) and drop two dress sizes in one week! Oh and call within the next 10 minutes and shipping and handling is on us! Sound familiar? We’ve all heard infomercials about products that sound too good to be true and usually they ARE too good to…

Be. A T2 Olympic Hopeful

By Courtney DiFiore High above the clock tower the sky stood still and dark. Scattered across the lawn lie chairs, blankets and towels filled with friends and families alike. Jeff Tuohy playing soft melodies in the back ground, the smell of BBQ and vibrant red and blue attire set the scene for a perfect 4th of July celebration. The fireworks finally took to the sky and drown out the music…

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A Vinaigrette that screams “Summer!”

By Myra Foster With four Farmer’s Markets in my path each week, there’s no challenge to meeting my daily quota of vegetables without ever cracking a V8. Ruby lettuce. Baby turnips. Chioggia beets – they look like candy canes and roast up ever so sweet. Fava beans, elusive but so worth the hunt. Toss it all together with Chef Alex Shinn’s Wanderlust vinaigrette, pour a glass of pinot gris and…