Jul 28 2015

KidsZone at the Yards: Perfect Solution for Busy Parents

Finding time to work out can be tricky when balancing a full time job, long commutes and an active social life. Throw in having young children at home, and finding any free time to make it to the gym can seem like an impossible task. “The number one reason that parents don’t work out is…more

Jul 25 2015

Benefits of the Calf Stretch

By Metropole Spa Manager Jacob Gough The calf muscle on the back of the lower leg is actually made up of two muscles: the Gastrocnemius (looks like two bubbles when you go on your tippy toes) and the Soleus. These muscles are prone to locking up (i.e a Charley Horse.) These two muscles might not…more

Jul 25 2015

Aura spa Featured Therapist: Jean Briggs

LMT Jean Briggs is the newest addition to our massage team at Metropole and is already fitting in perfectly. Jean has been practicing massage for over 10 years and recently joined Aura spa this month. She was looking for an environment that would tie in fitness with massage, so Aura spa was the obvious choice…more

Jul 23 2015

Checking In With ALS Event Speaker Andrea Peet

Andrea Peet is a 34 year old athlete and VIDA member who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, less than a year after completing a 70.3 half Ironman triathlon. She blogs at, and the following excerpt is from her blog. Andrea joined us for our ALS fundraiser & silent auction event…more

Jul 20 2015

Don’t Get Derailed During Your Summer Vacation

By: Guest Blogger Danielle Pastula Don’t Get Derailed During Your Summer Vacation Vacation season is officially in full swing, and you might be prepping for a week-long trip to Tulum, Mexico (because that seems to be where everyone is going lately) by hitting up lunchtime group fitness classes and eating all those veggies so you…more