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Gears for Good – Bike Ride Fundraiser

Gears for Good is a bike ride to raise funds and support for Helping Hands. This campaign blends our belief in health and wellness with a critical program that desperately needs additional funding. Watch this video to understand why Gears for Good is important.  

Gears for Good Bike Ride – Day 1

Gears for Good is a bike ride to raise funds and support for Helping Hands. Helping Hands is an emergency financial assistance program that aids hundreds of people with bleeding disorders each year. This program assists with basic living expenses such as mortgage payments, food and electric bills to help an individual or family through […]

Swimming Introduction

Swimming is very often recommended as a safer type of exercise for people who have hemophilia. A swimming pool can provide both a place for kids to play with less risk of joint injury and an excellent way to exercise your whole body.

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Exercising with Your Child

Exercising with your child can be fun, exciting and an excellent way to bond and connect while your child develops. Research shows that toddlers need at least 30 minutes of structured physical activity per day and 60 minutes of free playtime. Other benefits of your child getting physically active include: (1) develop stronger muscles and […]


Jump-start Your Fitness Program

Starting a regular exercise program is key to staying healthy and protecting your joints. Physical activity can also delay or even prevent the diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Follow these tips to help jump-start your exercise program. Tip #1 – Stretching A quality exercise program involves stretching before and after your primary for of activity. […]

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Barry Haarde Shares His Fitness Routine

My work out schedule includes weight lifting three times a week, and as you know, a great deal of bicycling. I’m currently riding between 100 and 150 miles on weekends and am doing 30 minute spins on a stationary bike 2 or 3 times during the workweek to supplement that. In ’06, before beginning nearly […]

Deep breathing on floor fitness educational video

Deep Breathing (Seated on the Floor) – Video

Breathing is essential for life and is one of our most vital functions. In yoga and other exercises, proper breathing brings more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and controls Prana/Chi or the vital life energy. While breathing you strive to distribute your


Spinal Twist – Video

The spinal twist stretches the muscles on one side of the back and abdomen while, at the same time, contracting the muscles on the other side.


Shoulder Rolls – Video

Gentle shoulder rolls are an excellent way to release shoulder and neck tension and counteract shoulders that hunch forward. This posture can be done seated on the floor or in a chair. Benefits Gently stretches and improves flexibility in the shoulder joints. Strengthens muscles between shoulder blades. Relieves neck and shoulder tension. /p>


Chest Press – Video

Chest Press works the major muscles of the chest, shoulders and triceps.  It is an outstanding exercise to slowly warm and increase flexibility and strength in the spine. This posture can be done seated on the floor or in a chair. Benefits Supports back by engaging abs. Stretches the low, mid and upper back, the […]

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