By Sara Baker, MS, CSCS
It is hard to believe that summer is wrapping up and fall is just around the corner. Depending on where you live, many kids are already back in school or will be starting school soon. With the start of school and often fall sports and activities, many are facing a routine change. Some might have more time with their kids back in school, while others are busier with the additional activities. If you do not have kids or school-age kids, fall still might represent a change in routine with many heading back into the office or less travel as summer vacations wind down.
Take a close look at your current exercise, nutrition and sleep habits. Are these systems working for you or is an overhaul in order?
As days are slowly becoming shorter and possibly cooler, exercise routines might need a revamp. It might not be possible to get in an early morning run as it is darker later. Yet, with temperatures cooling down,...
By Sara Baker, MS, CSCS
As the world starts to open up, we might find ourselves actually having social events back on our calendar. We have missed so many milestones and gatherings this past year that getting together with friends and family is definitely something to celebrate. However, just because we are celebrating with food does not necessarily mean throwing all healthy choices out the window. Read below for a few reminders on how to enjoy social occasions while still prioritizing health.
Food is part of our culture and is made to be enjoyed. However, if going to a gathering is causing you anxiety thinking that you will overeat, then the gathering will not be as special or enjoyable. Yes, food is likely and should be a part of the celebration but there is more to the celebration than the food. Especially since this past year and half, we have not gathered as frequently, focus on the...
By Sara Baker, MS, CSCS
The last 15 months have been unlike anyone has ever experienced. The world literally shut down in the spring of 2020 and though most of the United States has at least partially re-opened, our world has been forever changed.
Gyms, boutique studios, recreation and fitness centers were shut down worldwide leaving many to find ways to workout at home, or others simply stopped exercising during this time. As countless gyms have reopened, some people are eager to return, others will continue to workout at home, and some might do a little of both. If you are eager and excited but also a bit anxious to return to your fitness center, follow the tips below to make the process a bit easier and less stressful.
Just like many businesses, the fitness industry had to learn to pivot. Many gyms offered virtual offerings until they could welcome their members back. Once gyms received...
Elevation is excited to announce our very first virtual 5K walk/run. Break free from Quarantine 5K was created to keep you moving, motivated and staying happy while raising money for a great cause! Sign up today to help raise money for those in need with a portion of your race fee going to FEEDING AMERICA.
Congratulations to our September winner, Sandy Brown, for her nomination to our Charity Program – “Elevate our Community”!
Sandy nominated Mission K9 Rescue.
Serving Our Nation’s Working Dogs
Mission K9 Rescue is a non profit organization dedicated to the service of retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs and PD-K9’s
We provide assistance and support for Working Dogs worldwide. Our organization’s purpose for existence is to serve retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other Dogs who Serve as they may fit into our mission and scope.
Mission K9 Rescue operates under the laws of the State of Texas.
To Rescue, Reunite, Re-Home, Rehabilitate and Repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity.
Rescue – Any and all CWDs and MWDs as well as any other working dog that may need our help. Mission K9 Rescue is...
Congrats to Kaya Eubanks for being nominated as Employee of the Month.
Kaya is the Fitness Manager over at Metropolis. She's been with Elevation for about 4 years now starting as an intern while attending Towson University, then a fitness specialist at The Cooley Center (shoutout Baltimore!) and now a manager in Irvine, CA. Since starting at Metropolis when the doors first opened until now the fitness center continues to grow because of the welcoming and fun community through programming, group fitness classes and personal training. She is really excited to help create the same gym-loving community over at Elements with her new teammate! Outside of overseeing Metropolis Kaya enjoys taking boutique classes in the area and spending time with family and friends.
Katie nominated Oasis for Orphans.
Without family or home, a Kenyan orphan is often destined for a life in the slums. A hungry, dirty, seemingly hopeless life.
In 2004, intense poverty, sickness, and hopelessness of Kenyan slums shocked two visiting American families. This despair left the families searching for ways to save these orphaned children—only the solution didn’t lie in redeeming the slums.
Oasis for Orphans utilizes a unique model to develop kids in a holistic way
The program gives children hope and molds them into leaders in their communities and for the kingdom. Focusing on the 110,000 orphans in six counties in rural southwest Kenya, the holistic program centers around the physical, spiritual, educational, and social development of the children.
The mission places high value...
Elevation Corporate Health had humble beginnings. Sandy Meagher and Tom Kapp met in a local hospital in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. At that time, their focus was connecting the hospital to organizations via occupational health programs, employment screenings, fitness center management, and group exercise programs. In 1994, they decided to venture out on their own and formed MidAtlantic Corporate Health.
One client quickly turned into many, expanding from Maryland into other states including Texas, Colorado, and California; eventually becoming a nationwide wellness company.
In 2013, we re-branded the company and changed the name to Elevation Corporate Health. From fitness management and onsite staffing to customizable technology solutions and online programs, Elevation has...
Congrats to Jessica Bond as being selected as Employee of the Month for July! Jessica just returned from a trip to IDEA World Fitness Convention that she earned from cashing in CECs. She was also just promoted to manager of Arrow Electronics last week as well! Read below to learn more about Jessica.
This month marks 4 years with Elevation and an exciting promotion to manager! I started with Elevation helping out with coverage at multiple locations and eventually became a fitness specialist at Level 3. Then I made my way to Arrow Electronics and now I am ready to take on the role of managing the fitness center. I want to thank Elevation for this opportunity and all the amazing people who have helped me get here. I love working in corporate wellness because of the members. I enjoy challenging them to meet their fitness goals or getting them excited about the next incentive program. I love learning about health...
Congratulations to our June winner, Sara Harman, for her nomination to our Charity Program – “Elevate our Community”!
BARCS is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization operating Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. We are an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to more than 12,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement.
Each year, BARCS is growing, evolving and working to implement new innovative programs that benefit animals in need and the neighborhoods that...