The Benefits of Honey


By Joella Baker 

As an individual suffering from multiple autoimmune diseases, I am always looking for natural ways to control inflammation in my body and stay healthy. One of these ways is by eating honey on a daily basis.   [Read more…]

Balancing Life:  Family, Work, Health and Faith. 

By:  Joella Baker

I am often asked how I get everything done that I do.  Trust me, I am no expert on balancing my life.   I always feel I could be doing so much better than what I am. [Read more…]

Happy New Year!

By:  Joella Baker

The New Year is always an interesting time for those of us in the fitness industry.  We see our gyms and YMCA’s flooded with people after the holidays looking to renew, reshape and resolve.  The problem is, it is often short lived.  [Read more…]

Multi-sport Fun: Something for Everyone!

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By: Joella Baker

In 4 weeks I will be heading to my fifth ITU Long Course World Championship Race.  I will have to swim 2.5 miles, bike 75 miles and run 18.6 miles as I compete for Team USA in Oklahoma City on September 24.  My family lives a multi-sport life.  My son and husband both race triathlons too.   But, what exactly does that mean?  In essence, we swim, we bike, we run and we also kayak and hike. [Read more…]

Kids and Breakfast:  What are your kids eating each morning?  By: Joella Baker


By Joella Baker

My summer camps have been very busy.  Serving nearly 250 kids this summer, I have a great opportunity to talk to the kids about what they eat and when they eat.  In fact, I went as far as to bring a nutritionist in to several of my camps to discuss nutrition and its importance in everyday life and their sports performance.  [Read more…]