Back to school season is a wonderful time to establish a new routine. But as a busy mom on the go, it may seem difficult to hit up your local fitness center or find time to eat healthy. At Mission Fitness, we believe that living a healthy lifestyle can lead to a very fulfilling life. That’s why our personal trainers help our members understand not only exercise, but how nutriti ...

About a month ago my client and friend Bill Driggs left for an adventure the majority of us can’t even fathom. Not only is it hard to believe the task he’s trying to accomplish, most people can’t begin to fully understand it.The GOAL: Stand on TOP OF THE WORLD!I met Bill over 5 years ago when I brought my wife Megan on our first date to 2Hopewell. A place where the atmosphere i ...

Larry Miclette is the founder and CEO of ZAG Interactive in Glastonbury, a full-service digital agency that counts Mission Fitness among its clients. The business relationship that Larry formed with Mission Fitness nearly three years ago has led Larry to become a gym member who works out regularly with his wife and four children. The group comes to the gym every weekday at 6 a ...

How do you spend your day at work? If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have a job where you’re sitting at a desk for most of the day and break up that time by sitting in conference rooms for meetings. With a societal shift toward technology-based jobs and away from manufacturing and skilled trades, many of us are sedentary for a majority of our workday and then we go ...

What if you decided that in 2016 you would drop every fear that is holding you back? That you would stop allowing fear to limit what you’re capable of? What if you decided to see how far you could go when the fear of failure was set aside. What might you find out about yourself in pursuit of that dream you have? Because it is the pursuit of the dream where the real growth takes ...

Hunter Ralston is a busy college student but has made time the past 4 years to work out at mission FITNESS whenever she can. She attends the University of Tennessee at Martin and is studying Psychology. Hunter comes from a very active family. Her brother is a collegiate swimmer and lacrosse player and her parents compete in triathlons, half marathons, and are training for their ...

With summertime here and the heat index climbing, you want to get outside with the proper sun protection when you’re running, swimming, hiking, mountain climbing or anything else that gets your heart pumping. How do you know which sunscreen is best for your workouts? There are hundreds of products on the market and new ones debuting each year. When it comes to specific brands, ...

Kevin has been with mission FITNESS for a year and a half since joining in Dec. 2013 when he took his first bootcamp class taught by Matt Mund. In that class, Matt talked about goal setting and that he wanted each of them to write their goals down, not just keep a list in their head. After that class, Kevin wrote down 10 goals for him to achieve in 2014 that included things he ...

Why Trail Running?  The most common question I get about running is, "have you always loved running?" I think people ask this question hoping for an answer that gives them hope. Hope that they may magically start to love running one day.  Well, I may have that magical answer.  To answer the above question, "No!  I used to hate running." So, how did I go from hating running to r ...

You feel the burning and the discomfort, but this is not the workout you want. They’re the effects of exercising outdoors when you suffer from seasonal allergies. With high pollen counts in the spring, many people encounter physical challenges beyond their exercise routine. So how do you continue to exercise if your seasonal allergies are flaring up? There are several things ...