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Must-Haves For Your Phenomenal Backpacking Trip

Amanda Jerelyn -

Hitting the trails with necessities in your backpack is the most desired outdoor adventure to many explorers. To enlist what you will need to bring on a backpacking trip, you should ask yourself

10 Reasons Why Young People Should Spend Time Outdoors

Jeff Blaylock -

The rapid advancement of technology has made most aspects of our lives easier. You don’t need to go out to shop or pay your bills. You can shop online and pay your bills using your mobile phone. You can work inside your house with your pajamas and slippers on.

5 Reasons to Start Jogging for Students

Joshua Robinson -

For most of us, getting hot and sweaty while running in the sun is not associated with fun. On the contrary, many people are of the opinion that if nothing is chasing them, why should they run? It might be a valid argument, but it is also a very near-sighted one. 

10 Hiking Mistakes Frequently Made by Beginners

Ellie Coverdale -

It’s natural that hiking mistakes are made at one point or another in anyone’s life, whether they’re new to hiking or have been hitting the trails for years. What’s important to remember though, is that while some hiking mistakes are good learning experiences and quite minor, others can have serious, even fatal consequences. Here are the top 10 hiking mistakes commonly made that you should never make yourself.

Taking Control Of My Mornings And Starting New Habits

Kimee Reed -

Starting new habits and getting back into shape by doing something such as running can be difficult especially if you have no idea where to start or how to fit it into your already busy schedule. That’s why it is important to take control of our mornings and hang onto what is motivating us.

Read to find out tips to help you get started.

New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

Dijana Ibric -

Does anyone else feel like this summer is just flying by?! Read more to learn about how Dijana's family spent their summer day at Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater!

20 Minute Full Body HIIT Workout Video - Lindsey Bomgren, Nourish Move Love

Alec Helseth -

20 Minute Full Body HIIT Workout - Courtesy of Lindsey Bomgren from
We are so excited to announce our partnership with Lindsey Bomgren from Nourish Move Love to bring this awesome full body workout to follow along with at home!

How Yoga Can Help a New Mom's Mental Health

Jennifer O'Shea -

Yoga has been proven to have great benefits for all ages of men and women. Prenatal yoga is a also recommended for pregnant moms. For new moms, yoga can be a game changer when it comes to the first few months after giving birth. This article will provide some ways that yoga can be helpful to new moms.

A dress, A Birthday, 26 pounds, and Courage: How Proozy’s own, Jackie Ballard lost 14% of Her Body Weight in 2 Months

Alec Helseth -

Recently ProozyFit held a weight-loss competition organized by Kari Warwick, with the help of head of training Jeff Culhane. Kari and the team challenged Proozy employees to lose weight as an incentive to living a healthier lifestyle and keep active through Proozyfit.

Learn more about Jackie's courageous and inspirational act, and how she serves those around her.

The Most Common Mistakes when trying to build GLUTES

Alec Helseth -

Glutes are a MAJOR factor in overall athleticism for both men and women and their ability to produce power and change direction quickly. If your glutes are underdeveloped, you will most likely have a hard time playing most sports, changing direction, and even hiking can be much more difficult if your glutes are not performing like they should. 

Head of training Jeff Culhane goes into more detail on how to build glutes

December 2018 Fitness Newsletter: SMART Goals and Fitness Quick Tips

Alec Helseth -

Here we are, the last month of 2018. 27 DAYS left in the year and in 18 DAYS (December 22nd), the amount of daylight will start to INCREASE. Hang in there! The leftovers are hopefully all gone (food safety reasons) and the next couple of weeks are going to be a challenge on the food intake side.

Learn more about SMART goals in fitness and some quick tips for December!

A Flat Belly or a Strong Core? - How Yoga Develops Core Muscles

Kim Luyckx -

As a dancer, I was told that holding your belly in is paramount to exhibiting a fit physic. Many men and women believe that a tight, sucked in stomach is the hallmark of fitness and what you need to do to “look thin.” The deeper practice of yoga, however, does not support this claim. Yogis believe that you should allow the belly to move with the breath.

How To Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Alec Helseth -

Shivers, headaches, fever,  and last nights dinner are not something you want to experience more than once. Sometimes though, that's what happens this time of year. As your body experiences colder temperatures it tends to direct all its energy towards keeping you warm rather than operating your immune system efficiently. 

For those here for the Stress Reduction contest check it out below, be sure to also check out the other quick tips in this blog to help you stay healthy!

How To Get a Head Start on Your 2019 Fitness Goals

Alec Helseth -

Happy Monday Proozy Readers!

This is the first official monthly newsletter to help everyone with some tips on how to improve your health. Every day consists of a pattern of habits. What time you get up, who needs food, what time to leave the house, etc.

Everybody Can Do CrossFit - 3 Common Misconceptions

Alec Helseth -

Now I’m not saying everyone should. However, a majority of the population is able to do a very simple version of the workouts. If I had to decide between having Type 2 diabetes, Heart disease, or sore muscles.. I’m going with the sore muscles option.

Swim, Bike, Run…Repeat! – How I got hooked on Tri’s

Scott Tenley -

Six months ago, if you said I’d be competing in triathlon’s, I would have thought you needed to see a doctor. Swimming, biking, and running long distances simply didn’t make my list of fun things to do. Yet, six months later, I’m down 50 pounds and in the best shape of my life!

My Wake-Up Call

Sterling Munksgard -

“Your body is a ticking time bomb” he followed up. All I could do was mumble, “yeah, I know” staring at the skeleton in the corner. I weighed in well over 300 LBS in a 6-foot-tall frame. But this wasn’t my wake-up call. 

Learn more about Sterling's weight loss journey here.

How I Lost 45 Pounds and Created Love Sweat Fitness

Katie Dunlop -

"You can’t out-train a bad diet! And abs aren’t just made in the kitchen. It takes a combination of the right nutrition AND workouts to truly transform your body. If you want to increase your confidence, boost your metabolism and get a strong sculpted body, you need the perfect balance of both!..."