Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm... Read more
A few years ago, a friend convinced me to try Zumba classes with her. I bought a package of five sessions, excited to see what all the hype was about—until I realized, about thirty seconds into the first class, that the other students had... 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
Not so long ago, workout experiences were more or less the same for everyone: You would go to the gym, churn out some miles on the treadmill or elliptical, try a few weight machines or take a one-size-fits-all exercise class. All of that has chan... Read more
When embarking upon any weight-loss or fitness journey, there are bound to be some speedbumps along the way. When those detours threaten to derail your progress, who better to turn to than the men and women who have already reached their long-term go... Read more
Total fitness: A complete workout must include warm up, cardio, strenght training, cool down and stretching. This allows your body to warm up and to cool down as you begin and end the work out. After a warm up you work harder.... Read more
Phew! Today has been a WORKOUT!! Mowed, bushwahacked & Weedeated 5 acres, pruned 10+ overgrown wild rose bushes, prepared a 7ft high burn pile, moved 20+ boxes, junked 2 HUGE waste piles. Looks amazing! More to do...back to work!... Read more
I get bored easily but want to stay focused on exercise. Meanwhile, I realized that I have a LOT of workout videos. So I've made up a weekly checklist of about 8 workouts, e.g., 3 different cardio videos, 3 different strength training videos, 1 yoga,... Read more
I can't remember how I first heard about the TRX suspension trainer, but this portable piece of workout equipment caught my eye a few years ago. I continued to see it make appearances on shows like "The Biggest Loser" and in my fitness magazines, so... Read more
If you haven't been in a gym recently you may be surprised to see trainers and fitness enthusiasts incorporating many new gadgets into their workout routines to help keep their training fresh and challenging. Having covered kettlebells, BOSU trai... Read more
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