If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
So, I've thought about going on the stair climber a few times now since I've been back to the gym (for about the past 4 weeks). But, it is so stinken' intimidating!! So, I've stayed with the treadmill and elliptical and get great workouts. But, you k... Read more
One of my New Year's resolutions was to stop using the elevator. My office is on the fourth floor, I teach on the third floor of a different building, and live in a second story apartment. My thought was that using the stairs instead would fit exerci... Read more
A New Low
Today I climbed 4 flights of stairs and was out of breath being at my heaviest at 235 pds! I have to do something. I hate looking and feeling this way. I can't even look at myself in the mirror anymore.... Read more
I use the Shape Up On the Wii three days a week. Jenny McCarthy's avatar is encouraging. When it gets to easy the program note it and steps up the pace. She encourages with positive remarks. She is fun and challenging. I work out on the elliptical an... Read more
I noticed in Europe that everyone uses the stairs and not the elevator unless there was a good reason. I walked so many stairs while there that I felt like a stairmaster queen! Nothing better to firm up and build muscles.... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I honestly have very little will power and Iíll be the first to admit it. So, how did I lose 150 pounds and counting? How did I make it through a whole year of a plateau after losing 100 pounds? How do I get... Read more
Over the years I have built up my stock of home gym equipment. While I currently have a gym membership, I find having a variety of home gym equipment helps to add more choices to my workouts, especially during the winter months when I can't make it... Read more
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