Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
The gym..Cue the dramatic music! Lol!
I am going to a gym tomorrow for the first time in 13 years. I'm nervous, excited, self conscious and motivated. I weigh 297 and am very out of shape. Wish me well, any advice is welcome :)... Read more
After 6 months at the gym, and trying almost every other piece of equipment, I finally got on a treadmill! I did a walk/jog program for 20 minutes. Now that I know how to work the thing, I'll try for longer next time.... Read more
Sooo irritated right now! Went to the gym and theres a sign on the door "Closed until Friday" somethig about moving equipment. WTF!!!! THIS IS WHAT I'M PAYING FOR? You would think they would have let us know last week.... Read more
Ask one of the gym trainers to give you an orientation on the equipment; mention you're new. Have your tour guide/trainer watch you do a few reps of some exercises to make sure your form is correct (especially important for lifting weights).... Read more
Do you use in home equipment (i.e. treadmill, balls, weights, and videos)? Lets motivate, challenge, and look for ways to help each other. Learn to use what is around us as a way to get in shape.... Read more
Just like fashion trends come and go, same can be said about workout trends. Hundreds of years ago Russian bodybuilders were using cannonball-like equipment for strength training. Little did they know then that their workouts would be turned into cla... Read more
This holiday season was different from past years for me in that I actually finished all of my shopping early—almost two weeks ago actually. For once I'm relaxing and enjoying these last weeks of December without the holiday stress of findi... Read more
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