When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.
But whether you’re training for a specific even... Read more
Hiking on a wooded trail. Riding a bike down the street. Doing crunches on a stability ball. Hitting the slopes. Walking up the stairs with ease. These are more than simple pleasures you can enjoy by living a healthy lifestyle. They're also proof... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
We often get questions about the best abs exercises—after all, who doesn't want to tone their tummy in the least amount of time? There are countless exercises that target the abs, including fitness DVDs (Does "8 Minute Abs" ring a... Read more
If you've ever stretched or exercised on a hardwood floor, you know just how uncomfortable it can be when sitting, kneeling, or trying yoga and Pilates exercises. For these activities, an exercise mat will offer support and traction, but not all... Read more
After learning about foam rollers I ordered mine and eagerly awaited its arrival. Only now that it is here, I realize it is going to be a real problem for me to use. I am pretty much unable to get onto the floor and I can't be on my knees:( I'm not s... Read more
I've been thinking about getting my own skates, but before that I am going to try it out at a rink to see if I still enjoy it.
The tracker has ice skating and skate boarding, but no roller skating. Obviously tracking is just a guess and calor... Read more
I've always had super stiff quads. It doesn't seem like regular stretches work on them. I have been using the foam roller a few times a week on them and it is still super painful. When will the quads loosen up enough to be comfortable with the roller... Read more
I'm 33 years old with three children, and gained a significant amount of weight after having twins. I lost all of the weight due to loss of appetite. I gained it all back and then some after my appetite came back. I lost the weight again after I st... Read more
I took a part-time job at a major sports and fitness retailer. The pay isn't fabulous, but the employee discount sure is! Now I have quality workout wear in my new size, a foam roller, and fitness gifts for family.... Read more
This may sound odd, but I LOVE to roller blade, and I love music! So, roller blading in the garage to music is so fun! I just dance and sing along and turn and all sorts of stuff. I work up a sweat, but I hardly notice because it's so fun!... Read more
Foam rollers have become a mainstay in gyms and homes across the country to help those who experience muscle tightness especially following an intense workout routine. Their primary use is to help release muscle tension, while helping to break down a... Read more
If you've ever used a foam roller, then you probably have a love-hate relationship with it (I know I do!). You love it because it works, but you hate it because it hurts. I liken it to a good massage. When you're "rolling out" on a... Read more
Yes, that is tongue in cheek. DianeDoesSmiles suggested I use a foam roller for my back. So, after looking through SP and YouTube, I bought one from Walmart and it came yesterday.
I promptly started with a few "rolls" and just as promptly fell... Read more
If Iím stranded on a deserted island, one of the three things I will be taking with me is my foam roller and tennis ball.
My sister-in-law told me about the foam roller and tennis ball trick when I decided to give up running. I was just a beg... Read more
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