Circuit training is a workout routine that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance training. It was first proposed in the late 1950s as a method to develop general fitness. The initial routines were arranged in a circle, alternating betwee... Read more
When you think about “fitness classes,” what images come to mind? Do you picture skinny people (leg warmers included) jumping around and kicking their legs to loud music? Although that might have been the case 10 or 20 years ago, the late... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
I'm 100 lbs overweight and nervous about joining a gym class today.
I don't want to be that person, the new person, the person that stands out, the "why is she here?" person. Gotta kick these feelings.... Read more
Welcome! I am also on the 100lb train. My advice is keep in contact with people with similar goals, create some type of motivational post for yourself. I try to watch shows that motivate me and music and remember it can take 4-8 wks to see results... Read more
Runners- I'm training to run a 10k in April. I can run about two miles before doing a walk/run for another two miles. Any tips on how to slow down my mile pace so I can run for a longer time?... Read more
I've discovered circuit training, not in a class, just in the weights room of my gym. I complete one set of ab exercises, one set of each weight exercise, followed by 5-10 minutes cardio and repeat the circuit as many times I can mange in the time I... Read more
This is a loaded question! If you ask 10 different trainers, you'd get 10 different answers. One trainer's answer is likely to be based on what they've seen help clients get the best results or their own personal preference for one type o... Read more
"Zero in to tackle your trouble zones and lose up to 5 pounds a week! Eliminate love handles, muffin tops, and wobbly arms for good!" That's what Jillian Michaels' new DVD, No More Trouble Zones, promises to deliver. Her people contacted us to see if... Read more
Well I had a really good time at my class this morning. The instructor was nice of course and the organization was good. Definitely key in that kind of workout. You can't stop going for long. My only complaint was her having to stop to explain the ex... Read more
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