Marsh Blog

Weather Alert

Weather Alert – April 11, 2019: To keep our clients and staff safe, The Marsh will be closing at 7p today. Kids Club is already closed, and The Shop will close at 3p. Classes and appointments will be as normally scheduled until 7p.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

Many of you most likely have heard of intermittent fasting (IF)  in some regard. It’s very much a buzzword at the moment, and to some, it seems like just another fad diet.  But how can we know for sure? We’ve done the heavy lifting for you by delving into what intermittent fasting really is, and […]

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What’s The Deal with Foam Rolling?

A Brief History of Foam Rolling The foam roller was originally used by practitioners of the Feldenkrais method back in the 1980s.  The cylindrical roller was used as a tool for balance and muscle massage, but it wasn’t long before a reduction in pain was noticed after using the foam roller.  Studies then started to […]

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Sugar: The Good and The Bad

The average American now consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar in a day.  That’s roughly 16 teaspoons more than the daily sugar intake recommendation by the AHA. Sugar has become a popular topic in the last few years with multiple studies and even popular documentaries dedicated to sugar and its role in our daily lives.  Even […]

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How Cultivating Mindfulness Can Change Your Life

Mindfulness is one of the most simple ideas, and when practiced, a very powerful concept. The complexity that surrounds mindfulness and its practice comes from the pace of our everyday lives and the difficulty of being able to clear your mind of the noise.  Mindfulness involves the practice of focusing on one experience, feeling, thought, […]

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

February is heart month, which means celebrating our heart health and raising awareness about the effects of heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death each year in the United States, but what we want to focus on is that this disease can often be prevented through the choices we make each and […]

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Water Exercise: It’s good for Heart!

Your heart is a muscle, the most important muscle in your body!  It beats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Inactivity will literally cripple your heart! A normal resting heart rate ranges from 60-80 beats per minute.  If you want to make your heart stronger, then it’s important to challenge it to beat […]

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Sleep and Your Health

How did you sleep last night? This question is a common one, and what’s even more common is getting a not-so-great answer to the question.   We as adults are not sleeping all that well in many instances. And while that doesn’t seem like that big of a problem, it’s actually more connected to your […]

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The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Chronic Pain

There are many benefits to incorporating water into your life.  Spending time in an aquatic environment whether for meditation or leisure, offers health benefits both mental and physical.  One of the most profound and exceptional uses for aquatics though is to aid in reducing chronic pain. Living with chronic pain is a daily struggle, whether […]

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How to Make Your Fitness Goals Easier to Achieve

It’s a new year and along with it comes a feeling for many of us of wanting a ‘fresh start’. We want to be the best versions of ourselves in the new year and that, of course, starts with setting goals.   If you’re starting this year off by setting some positive goals, we commend […]

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