Catalyst 4 Fitness

General Health

Your Comfort Zone

If you want to reach any goal, if you want to be successful, if you want to amaze yourself, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone. You’ll know you have done this when feel a twinge of panic, your heart rate sharply rises, you break into[…]

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Alone Time For Moms in Cincinnati

I recently spent time with a childhood friend and we held a conversation about alone time for moms that I think will resonate with many people. My friend is a daughter, a wife, a mom of 5 kids aged 18 and younger, works full-time, and assists her husband in running[…]

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Cortisol and Fat Loss

Some have called it the “master” of all hormones.  Others curse it for wreaking havoc on our body’s fragile endocrine balance.  In spite of mixed opinions, this is certain: cortisol and fat loss are intricately connected. As a powerful hormone it is necessary for life, but if its level is[…]

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Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors – Fitness starts in your mind.  Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment to fitness means that you are in it for the long haul.  Fitness commitment rises above bad[…]

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Exercise and Heat

Baby, it’s hot out there!  If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you. You are probably discovering that your body reacts to the combination of exercise and heat and humidity differently[…]

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Stalled Weight Loss

It’s almost Independence Day!  We’re surrounded by all kinds of reminders about the priceless freedom that we enjoy in our country.  Flags, fireworks, and cookouts with family and friends all symbolize the bravery and determination of our ancestors as they fought to secure our freedom and help our country to[…]

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Find Your Motivation

Motivation is different for everyone – for some it is internal, for others it is external. Once you find your motivation, you are on the path to success. Mike Fohner, cross country running coach, tells this story about one of his students: Last year, one of my young cross-country runners[…]

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Blood Sugar Level

With summer comes an abundance of fresh fruity cocktails and lots of ice cream. Unfortunately, these are the foods that can spell danger for your blood sugar level.  The few minutes of pleasure that you derive from those cold, sugary treats can pave the way for decades of chronic illness.[…]

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