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
5 Foam Rolling Mistakes to AvoidFoam rollers are inexpensive, easy to use and take up little space, so it’s no wonder they’re now popular in health clubs, physical therapists’ offices, and home gyms. What’s more, they’re incredibly effective for work... 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
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
I cannot believe how quickly today has passed. I am exhausted, and I cannot say that I have met my goal of preparing for class to start on Tuesday. I had all these great new ideas from last semester, so I got it into my head that I really wanted to r... Read more
My upper back and neck are really missing my foam roller. If you don't have a foam roller, invest in one. It's totally worth every penny. We didn't have enough room in the car for me to bring mine with me on our Christmas travels. I can't wait to... Read more
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