More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
A strong, toned body doesn't just look good. It also helps you feel more confident, no matter what you're wearing. Whether you're looking to build strength quickly or tone up your body for an upcoming vacation, this simple and e... Read more
Have you ridden the Exercise Vortex? It’s the most popular fitness roller coaster of all time.
You go up, you go down. Fast fitness climbs are interrupted by burnout and steep drops in activity--until you bottom out and start a... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying you... Read more
Up until about 3 weeks ago, I was doing cardio for an hour 5-6 days per week. I use a heart rate monitor to determine how hard I am working and to keep track of calories burned. I was doing great, losing 1 1/2 -2 pounds every week. I decided 3 wee... Read more
Who's done it on any exercise (deadlifts, squats, bench presses, etc)? I'm about 30lbs away from my body weight on squats and about halfway there on the other 2. How long did it take for you to get there? I'm just curious.... Read more
I've been reading about the benefits of doing fewer reps, heavier weights for strength training. I do a strength routine twice a week but have ceased seeing benefits of it, despite trying to increase the weights I use (handweights at home) I can't i... 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
As I've mentioned before, Spinning is one of my favorite workout classes, whether I'm taking the class as a student or leading the ride myself as the instructor. I love to teach Spinning, and I try to draw on various motivational techniques a... Read more
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