Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is... Read more
While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill.
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Everyone's holding their wallets and purse strings a little tighter these days. But that doesn't mean that you have to give up on getting fit just because times are tight. Exercise can be easy to fit into your day, just as it can be inexpensi... Read more
With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po... Read more
The shoulder is the most moveable and unstable joint in the body. The "ball" in the upper arm is actually larger than the socket that holds it, and with the range of motion being so great, it is susceptible to injury.
To remain stable,... Read more
I'm a morning workout person so that means treadmill for running since I'm up *way* before sunrise most of the year. I did my interval workout today and added the 1% incline that people say makes running on a treadmill closer to running outside and... Read more
I just started a variation of the 30 day squat challenge! Yesterday (Wednesday), I did 50 squats, 20 situps, and 20 pushups. Today, I'll do 55 squats, 25 situps, 25 pushups; tomorrow I'll do 60 squats, 30 situps, 30 pushups. The day after that, I'll... Read more
My upcoming race in feb next year has a downhill section of almost 26k.
(falt 10k, up 26k, turn around, down 26k, flat 10k)
Where I live there are no hills to run up or run down from. The race itself is in another state.
I tried googlin... Read more
I am preparing for a race thats on Feb 2014. Part of it is on an elevation and I would like to use the % of incline on my treadmill for training.
The course is moderately flat from 0-10km.
Then from 10.1km to 36km it... Read more
I need a new bench for doing full-power strength training with dumbbells. I'm looking at gym-quality benches that are durable and sturdy. It needs to incline and decline would be nice.
This is the kind of thing I'm looking at: www.bodysolid.c... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo... Read more
Strength training exercises are important for all of us to do, but they can be extremely helpful for walkers since they allow for greater muscle balance, flexibility and range of motion.
Upper body strength training exercises are just as important... Read more
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