Posted by Lauren Higgins on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

What is your main health and wellness goal? I'm 70 years old. My mother will soon be 90. If I'm going to live that long, I want to be strong, flexible and independent, and able to pick myself up off the floor when I fall.

What do you love about Milestone? How much time do you have? I love absolutely everything about Milestone!! I was in love from the moment I walked in the door for the week-long open house. I came everyday and actually took 5 water classes in one day. At the time, I already had two free memberships (Silver Sneakers) to other gyms, but I never went back! I told everyone that I felt like a rich person with a country club membership. Milestone provides absolutely everything I need for water aerobics. I don't have to lug my equipment, wet towels, or dripping swimsuit home. I love the variety of classes, the staff, instructors, and members. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. It's like we are all family and friends. I'm really disappointed when something prevents me from making it to the gym.

How long have you been a member of Milestone? About 15 months.

What is something we would be surprised to know about you? I went back to college at 56 years of age and earned a second degree in occupational therapy because it was something I had wanted since I was 14 years old. The first time I went to college, occupational therapy was not taught in Kentucky and I could not afford out-of-state tuition, so I had taken a different career path.

What is a piece of advice you would give to others getting started on their fitness journey? Check out Milestone! I wish someone had told me about it sooner!

What are your guilty pleasures or indulgences? Because I have high blood pressure and kidney disease, I have to avoid sodium so I seldom eat food that I have not prepared myself. I also try to eat whole food, plant-based and avoid animal products. But occasionally I do like to grab lunch at the Milestone Café. I enjoy their vegetable soup, veggie wrap, and black bean burgers. And, occasionally, I do have to break down and have a real veggie pizza. I just haven't been able to find a non-dairy pizza cheese that works for me.

How has working out with your daughter and grand-daughter enhanced your workout routine? It's great. We are moral support for one another even though we often do different things. I'm a big fan of water aerobics; they, not so much. Shannon encouraged Cidney and me to take the Interval Inferno class and we both love it. I NEVER would have taken that class on my own. I have to modify a lot of the exercises and use lighter weights than most participants, but my goal is to eventually be able to do the entire class without modifications.

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Topics: Fitness, Member Spotlight, Members of Milestone

Member Spotlight- Matt Morris

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Friday, September 01, 2023
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Topics: Health, Fitness, Body Fat, HMR Success Stories, Healthy Eating


Posted by Lauren Higgins on Thursday, July 14, 2022

Water’s Role in Your Body

  • Water makes up 75% of the body and 85% of the brain.
  • Water is necessary for the body to digest, transport, and absorb the nutrients in food.
  • Water is required for breathing and for proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
  • Water is the main component of sweat. When sweat evaporates from the skin it takes with it some of the body’s heat; thus, it serves as an important regulator of body temperature.

 How Much Water Do I Need?

Bet you already know this one- at least 64 ounces of water daily for optimal hydration!

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Topics: Health, Fitness, Water, hydration

Kim's Story : 90 Day Transformation

Posted by Jilian Higgins on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Meet Milestone member Kim Amico. In January of 2022 she decided to set a big goal for herself and set out to accomplish it. She competed in the 2022 90 Day Physique Transformation Challenge! With the guidance of Milestone trainer Kenny Hodges she put in the hard work and completely transformed her body. We are so excited to share that she WON 1st PLACE in the Female Over 50 Category of the competition. Kim recently shared her story with us & we knew we had to share it with you all.
Read below about Kim's fitness journey and the obstacles she overcame:

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Topics: Fitness Challenges, Fitness, exercise, weight loss, Women's Health, Member Spotlight, Members of Milestone, Personal Training, Body Fat, Monday Motivation

Suffering from workout hunger?

Posted by Brandon Howard on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

We have all been there. Had a great workout and soon after we are ready to eat up the whole kitchen. I call this workout hunger, it is a common occurrence and a big reason that weight and fat loss can stall. When we get that hungry our survival instincts take over and instead of searching for the best thing we just search for anything that will fill us up (seriously, who searches for fruit when they are hangry LOL?). Letting the body get to that point can cause metabolisms to adjust downward, decrease muscle mass, increase recovery time, etc.

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Topics: Fitness, Nutrition, exercise, weight loss, workout, Wellness, Post Workout, Healthy Eating, food

The Training Advantage: What is Personal Training and Why Could It Work for You?

Posted by Lauren Higgins on Thursday, July 29, 2021

One of the biggest barriers to improving health and fitness is a lack of motivation. Most people just sit around waiting for motivation to strike like lightning. In some rare cases this might happen, but most of the time we will be left waiting and wondering when we will get our lives together. Often motivation only comes from seeing results. Once we see results, we are then enticed to continue the actions that got those results in the first place. So how do we see results in the first place? One option would be to hire a Personal Trainer. 

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Topics: Fitness, resolutions, weight loss, workout, healthy, resolutions, fitness, exercise, Personal Training, Body Fat, self care

Benefits of Exercise Other than Just Losing Weight

Posted by Melanie Hubbs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

It can be very frustrating to show up to the gym day after day, week after week, and still not see the results you would like on the scale. Sometimes it's enough to make you want to quit your exercise routine, altogether. While that might be the most appealing thing to do in that instance, what if you chose to look at exercise for its many other benefits other than just weight loss? Exercise has been linked to many, many positive outcomes that have nothing to do with losing weight. Improvement in areas related to depression, relationship issues, improving medical issues, bettering sleep, and prolonging a person’s ability to be independent are just a few of the lengthy list of the benefits of exercise.

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Topics: Fitness, Group Fitness, inspiration, Members of Milestone, Personal Training, Swimming, Circuit Training

No More Black Pants...

Posted by Bekki Jo Pritchard on Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Leave the boring behind - spice up your exercise wardrobe with fun pops of color that are sure to give you the energy you need to crush your fitness goals!

No more black pants!! As a person who has always enjoyed fashion, working out, and like many others…had body insecurities. I always found it so interesting that the fashion industry tried to make us all feel as if we were not our best… unless we had on all black. We didn’t look our thinnest… unless we had on all black. We did not look our tallest, sleekest, most sophisticated, or even professional…unless we had on all black. On New Year’s 2014 I decided to step out of the “black pants” world and live life in color. I made it my New Year’s Resolution that year to not buy another pair of black workout pants. I decided to step outside of my “black pants” brainwashing and program myself to love my body in every color of the rainbow.

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Topics: Fitness, workout, inspiration, Summer Fitness, self care, fashion


Posted by Lauren Higgins on Thursday, April 01, 2021

Posture check! Have you done a posture check recently? Check out some of the common posture issues we face based on our generation.





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Topics: Milestone Programs, Fitness, Group Fitness Schedule, exercise, workout, Group Fitness, Low Impact Workouts, Injury Prevention, Pilates, Posture


Posted by Lauren Higgins on Monday, January 25, 2021

Show your body some love by taking these 7 steps to a healthier heart!

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Topics: Fitness, exercise, workout, healthy, resolutions, fitness, exercise, Wellness, Heart Disease