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Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Why Supportive Fitness Beats Traditional Personal Training

Practically every gym promises to make you better, faster, stronger—but St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Centers are a bit different. “We offer medically based fitness centers,” said John Graham, senior network administrator for fitness and sports performance, “and we take an individualized approach to enhance the health and wellbeing of our clients.” The center... »

Make Baby’s First Word “Om”

Make Baby’s First Word “Om”

For new moms, it can be a huge struggle to leave the house right after having a baby. Not only are you trying to manage all these new responsibilities (that no one remotely prepared you for!), but you’re literally juggling car seats and baby bags, and often wondering how other people will react to your little one’s next screaming fit. But more than anyone, new moms should ... »

For Fitness & Fundraising

For Fitness & Fundraising

Around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, thousands of dedicated runners will assemble at William Allen High School to participate in the St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5K – the oldest such race in the Lehigh Valley. Among the entrants will be Frank Ford, the network’s recently appointed Chief Integration Officer. An avid runner for most of his adult life, Frank’s been involved ... »

Let’s Move

Let’s Move

Looking to whittle your middle or strengthen your core? Skip the sit-ups, according to John Graham. “Sit-ups are not considered to be an optimal core exercise due to the strain on the cervical vertebrae (neck) and lumbar vertebrae (lower back),” John explains. Instead, he recommends swapping sit-ups for these three moves:   1. Front Bridge Start: Lie face down, supporting ... »

Let’s Move

Let’s Move

If you don’t have at least half an hour to devote to exercise, should you just skip the gym and make up for it later with an extra-long session on the treadmill? The answer is no, according to John Graham, Senior Network Administrator for Fitness and Sports Performance, St. Luke’sUniversity Health Network. “The bottom line is that it’s better to exercise more frequently fo... »

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