Category Archives: Fitness

Sickness and Fitness

By Dale Barr

  Recently we had a nasty stomach bug roll through our house. As these things go it started with one of the little people, then to me and then to our other little guy. It was a tough four-to-five-day span full of high fevers, vomit and, shall we say, digestion issues. Along with the boys I was extremely lethargic and unable to move around much. It’s times.

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Staying Fit the Blue Angels Way

By Mary Ann Treger  |  Photography courtesy of the Blue Angels

  Ever wonder what these extraordinary pilots do to stay in shape mentally and physically? We asked them to share their nutrition and fitness regimes. On Nutrition LCDR Joe Schwartz, Former Blue Angels Flight Surgeon For most of us, our diet would be described as “paleo-light Mediterranean,” avoiding simple carbohydrates, “cheat days” and processed.

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Tiny Habits, Big Results

By Dale Barr

    Being out of shape and overweight can be stigmatizing. You’re reminded of it each day when you look in the mirror and put on clothes. Television and magazines pound unattainable images of good-looking fit people into our minds multiple times throughout the day. It’s no wonder it takes such a big mental and emotional toll on us. When these images end up being our ideal, we.

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Is CrossFit for You?

By Dale Barr It’s springtime. Time for flowers, rain, NCAA March Madness and, in CrossFit circles, time for the CrossFit Open. The first stage of the CrossFit Games, the Open is a five-week tournament geared toward every age and skill level, ages 12 to 60 and up. If our only exposure to CrossFit is what we see in the CrossFit Games on television not many of us would.

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Eating Healthy with Kids

By Dale Barr   Does this sound familiar? You have a long day at work, just a coffee for breakfast, skip lunch, come home and get dinner ready for the kids but nothing for yourself. So what do you do? You end up eating the leftover chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese and chase it down with a glass of wine or two. Or, you stop to grab something for dinner.

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Older But Stronger

Fitness expert Dale Barr reflects on turning 40

  2016-10-02-06-09-18-1-editfinal-edit Beer belly, hair loss, gray hair, wrinkles and stress all forming a “dad bod” is what I had heard would start to occur with a man once he turned 40. I have experienced the milestones of job changes, new cities, marriage, buying our first home and having kids. What hasn’t happened is the terrible aging process I’d seen and heard about.

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Lift Ladies Lift!

By Dale Barr

  “There’s just something about lifting heavy weights that makes you think you can conquer anything.”
As a busy father of two young children, I know that those of us who are committed to a fit and healthy lifestyle need an exercise program that offers maximum results in the least amount of time. You don’t have to spend hours and hours a day at the gym to get great results. Rather, you need a well-planned.

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Fatherhood & Fitness: The Art of the Squat

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Fatherhood & Fitness The Art of the Squat

By Dale Barr

Our little man, 8 months old, is up earlier than usual today. I get him up, feed him, and dress him before I get out the door to the gym. Normally I’d get to the gym about 90 minutes before my first client so I can take my sweet time waking up and warming up. However, on a day.

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Flat Abs After 50? Yes!

Flat Abs After 50?

Yes!

By Cindy Huang   Metabolism slows and joints wear down with age, making it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it. But that doesn’t mean flat abs are out. In fact, Dale Barr, certified trainer and owner of d3 Fitness in Annapolis, says that “chances are you may have strong abs but they’re covered by a layer of fat.” To have visible abs one would most likely need their body fat to.

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Fatherhood and Fitness

Fatherhood and Fitness

By Dale Barr  |   Photography by Christine Fillat
father1 Nine months ago I became a father. I remember seeing our newborn son, Frankie, and holding him in those first few hours. It was surreal. My life from that moment would never be the same. To complicate matters somewhat, I had no experience with positive male role models. I’m from a single.

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