Category Archives: Protip

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How To Give Yourself A Break

By The Extol Team WE ALL KNOW physical fitnessis imperative, beneficial, can stave off some diseases and medical issues and contributes to our emotional and mental well-being. But, so does taking the occasional break. All too often, we’re being bombarded with negativity from a variety of fronts, which can affect our physical health. So, what…Read More


PRO TIP | Eat Well. Move Well. Live Well.

“ Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” – Greg Glassman By Case Belcher of Four Barrel Crossfit • SEEKING AN EASY WAY TO INCORPORATE HEALTHY EATING INTO YOUR LIFE? TRY ADDING THESE RECIPES TO YOUR…Read More


11 Hot Weather Hacks

How to survive the heat (without sleeping in your fridge) BY JENNIFER REYNOLDS Things are heating up and summer has only just begun. When it comes to beating the heat, focus on keeping your body cool rather than cooling the air around you. Here are 11 ways to keep the air conditioning costs down while…Read More


Do The Work: Why Physical Therapy Is Important

By Mary Wolf Detwiler | Courtesy Photo Each year, millions of people utilize physical therapy services. So we sat down with Chad Garvey, clinic director for KORT Louisville Downtown, to ask him why it’s so important. Extol Magazine: How long have you been studying physical therapy? Chad Garvey: I’ve been a formal, licensed physical therapist…Read More


Everybody into the Pool

It’s summer. If you want to do more than splash around, here are some water workout tips for you. By Steve Kaufman | Illustration by Adam Kleinert To the fitness instruction world, you’re a “health seeker.” If you’re anywhere from your late 30s through your 50s, and you’re seeking to get back in the gym or the…Read More


Get Your Golf Game Back in the Swing of Things

Are you ready to T it up?  By Samantha Stallings Spring is here and Kentuckiana golfers are ready to “get in the swing,” especially now that we’ve already had 70-degree weather sneaking into the forecast. But are you really ready to tee it up? Bobby Jones once said, “ Golf is the closest game to…Read More


Don’t Let Your Bracket Be Busted

By Jeff Nunn, senior contributor So, you threw down a few bucks and entered your NCAA bracket office pool. You quickly filled out your bracket and turned it in feeling confident. On the Monday morning after the first weekend of games, you are in your break room at work and you hear people talking…Read More


Eat Like A MacroMan

By Angie Fenton | Courtesy Photos Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste, especially when you’re following a recipe by an expert like Pasha Volokh, owner of MacroMan Meals, a locally-owned custom meal-prep service. Pasha, an NPC bodybuilder, started the business “with the goal of helping and educating the public about the importance of…Read More


The Problem with Push-Ups

Push-ups are fundamental to human movement. Whether you’re a grandmother or a football player, the need for proper pressing mechanics and core strength are essential. (that’s right, push-ups build core strength too).   By Case Belcher of Four Barrel CrossFit So whats the problem? Odds are, most of us are doing them wrong. I’ve taught…Read More


Carrie Klaus: Inner Spring Yoga Owner/Director/Instructor

We live in a world that often seems filled with doom ‘n’ gloom and the unknown. How can we keep from being overwhelmed and overstressed?  If 2016 left you feeling stressed, scared, and a little out of sorts, rest assured that you are not alone. After nearly two years of a contentious battle for the…Read More