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National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is celebrated each October. NPTM is designed to highlight the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in their patients’ lives. Physical therapists significantly improve mobility and ability to perform daily activities. In many cases, physical therapists provide an alternative ...

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Lured by the Siren’s Call: Libby’s Half Ironman

For those who have heard the term Ironman, they immediately think of Hawaii. The Ironman World Championship is held in Kona, Hawaii every year and it draws thousands of people who either participate or watch these amazing athletes. Swimming, biking, and running long distances for a very long period of time also comes to mind. However, most people d...

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Get to Know: Ricky

Personal training wasn't always in my future. The growing process from college athlete to personal trainer has been one of constant evolution. I found I loved the idea I could impact someone’s life and health in the same way that others have impacted my own. Continuing education and the willingness to ask for guidance from oth...

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Grilled Halibut & Fresh Mango Salsa Recipe

INGREDIENTS 2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and diced 1½ cups diced peeled ripe mango ½ cup diced onion ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 teaspoon...

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Ready for your first 5k?

I remember my pre-running days. Driving along, spotting a runner from the comfort of my car... all that perspiration, blinking into the sun, teeth-baring concentration, heavy breathing. Why in the world would anyone want to do that? I’d see that runner running in my city neighborhood, running in all kinds of weather, running at least three times ...

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Get to Know: Libby

How long have you worked at Vita, and can you tell us a bit about your professional history? Never did I think I would become a personal trainer or even be good at it! But the idea was planted by MY personal trainer shortly after I moved to Milwaukee. My trainer helped me find the right certification and even helped me obtain a jo...

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Banana Chip Muffins Recipe

INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas (mashed) 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 chia egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds + 3 tablespoons water) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat or oat flour 1/2 teaspoon sa...

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Vita’s Medical Fitness Program

Last fall, I wrote a that talked about the medically-oriented gym (MOG) and how that concept was very similar to Vita’s business model and mission. Vita’s unique combination of physical therapy with a gym environment allows us to implement programs that help medically-compromised patients reach their full potential to lead healthy and active l...

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New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st can mean a number of things to people. It can mean an extra paid day off, a day to watch football with family and friends, or simply a day to lie on the couch recovering from the prior night’s celebration. And for many people, January 1st also signifies the formation of New Year’s resolutions! One of the most popular New Year’s r...

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Vita welcomes Pilates Movement

We are pleased to announce that Pilates Movement will be teaming up and moving in with Vita Fitness & Physical Therapy. Pilates Movement is expanding their location to our 1000-sqft lower level space at Vita. The studio is fully equipped with the state-of-the-art NY Gratz Pilates apparatus originally designed by Joseph Pilates...

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