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
When I'm at the gym lifting I generally pick a weight that exhausts me at about 10 reps, I try and push for 12, then move on to another machine, repeat the cycle then come back. I do this til I've done 3 sets on all machines. By the time I'm done, I... Read more
SInce 2009, I've lost and maintained a 127 lb weight loss by changing my diet (calorie counting) and exercise.
This past Dec 19, 2013, I had a circumferential body lift and brachioplasty. I am beyond happy with them both although I had doubts du... Read more
I started my new workout regimen on jan 2. So far just cardio with alternating treadmill, elliptical and spin class. So far so good.. When should I start adding weights in? Should I do cardio for a couple weeks before adding weights in or add weights... Read more
I'm 5'3 138 trying to get to 130. For the last 3 months I've been working out and eating right but mostly focusing on cardio and 5lb weights which are really easy for me now. I've lost a few inches and some fat but no actual pounds. My question is wh... 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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