Fitness

Elite Performance’s expansion may benefit not just public but schools, too

GIBSON CITY — When Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ Elite Performance program expands yet again in upcoming months with the opening of two much larger facilities in both Paxton and Gibson City, it will come with the addition of new equipment that not only the public can use but also possibly the athletic teams at local schools.


Food pantry, Elite Performance to move into shuttered Alco store

GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services has purchased the long-shuttered Alco store on Gibson City’s east side and plans to relocate its local Elite Performance facility to the site, along with the Gibson Area Food Pantry.

Rob Schmitt, chief executive officer of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services, said the purchase of the store occurred several months ago.


New Elite Performance of Paxton coming in 2018

PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services announced that its Elite Performance facility in Paxton will be moving into the old Sorenson factory on U.S. 45 on the city’s north side.


Special Olympics: Courage in action

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


Fitness Forum: Why resistance training is important for women

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


“I don’t want to get big and bulky” is a concern many women have when it comes to strength/resistance training. And by that, I mean lifting weights.  This is an age-old concern that has zero truth to it. 


Take it from 'The Rock': Success takes time

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


As usual, something came along that inspired me to write something for this week’s column. Usually, it’s one of the gym members at Nordic Total Fitness who has done something incredible, but this time it was a quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 


Shawn Parker: Overcoming obstacles

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


The Fitness Forum: Dangers of Soda

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


It’s getting to be that time of year again. Before too long, it will stay warm — well, maybe, because it is Illinois and you can’t count on the weather to do anything normal. 


The Fitness Forum: Friends and True Support

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


Every now and then, a topic for me to write about just presents itself like a lightning bolt between the eyes. I see so many people on Facebook who lack motivation, struggle with eating right, or struggle with working out. This is a problem for many of us, not only with health, but with many things in life. 


Lorie Coates: A story of hard work and success

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


I thought I would change things up this week. Instead of me giving advice, or an opinion, I thought I would interview one of the many “success stories” who has been coming to Nordic Total Fitness since it opened. 


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