A treadmill can seem scary to the beginner. They're big and bulky, make a lot of noise and have tons of buttons and moving parts. But I'm about to let you in on a secret: They're really not that scary. In fact, with just a few hints, the... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to incorporate regular exercise into your healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of the its numerous benefits. Smart move.
But like many good things, exercise can also be risky—especially if i... Read more
Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. B... Read more
Depending on where you live, weather conditions can vary greatly throughout the year. If you enjoy exercising outdoors, the different seasons certainly bring their share of joys and sorrows. Who wouldn’t enjoy walking, running, or biking on a w... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
I do TaeBo at least 4 times per week. I can keep my balance while doing kicks as high as I am tall. I put on my roller skates this morning and my core is now strong enough to keep me upright and skating. I can do a full squat with no problem (think... Read more
I started running about two months ago (3/9/15). For the first week or so, my left calf muscle was very sore and cramped AFTER I ran. I had been going about 1 mile a day, alternating between 2-3 minutes running and 5-ish minutes walking. After... Read more
BABY, Not all YMCAs have the same equipment, because they're not a chain in the same way that Gold's Gym or Planet Fitness is a chain. YMCAs in bigger cities with rich populations tend to have better, more up-to-date equipment.... Read more
If you find yourself hanging on to the cardio machines at the gym for dear life, turn the machine down a bit and LET GO! Don't let the machine help you along the way. You will burn more calories going slower by yourself than faster, using the bars fo... Read more
When I heard the story about Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter dying in a freak treadmill accident, I assumed this kind of thing was pretty rare. I was surprised to learn that thousands of young children are treated in hospitals for treadmill-rela... Read more
Last year shortly after school let out for the summer, our community suffered a tragedy. A happy, smart, and beautiful six-year-old little boy drowned in a swim club pool while attending a classmate's birthday party. What made this tragedy so shockin... Read more
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