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Some Small Exercises You May Not Be Familiar With

by Bea December 31st, 2008| Exercises, Strength Training
Here are some unique, or not so unique, exercises that I have picked up over the past few months. They are meant for strengthening your core, legs, arms, and more, and they can be done whenever/wherever you please!

Bent Knee Heel Touches: Lay with your back on the ground, and lift
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Get to the ‘Core’ Issue in 2009

by Joe Lawrence December 17th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training
Ahh, in just a few more weeks the new year will be here.  It is going to take us a couple of weeks to stop writing 2008 on all of our documents and even less time to forget our resolutions.  That is right, you heard me.  We make resolutions very
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MapMyRun.com

by Bea December 9th, 2008| Running, Walking
Winter training season is now in session. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) my crew coach is not allowed to hold organized team practices. She is not supposed to be at practices and "coach" us over the winter break. However, as athletes, the team realizes that we need
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How Much Time Should You Really Exercise?

by B Kenney December 2nd, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Strength Training
Exercise is good for many things. It can make you skinny, keep you healthy, make you buff, and in, many cases, even make you feel better in many different ways. There is only one big problem with information on exercise that can be found just about anywhere- nothing truly says

Push Yourself for Just One More…

by Joe Lawrence November 25th, 2008| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Running, Sports, Strength Training, Yoga
Have you ever noticed that you gain faster results when you workout with another person?  Why is it that the same exact workout plan when done in a group is much more effective than on your own?  The answer is truly mind over matter.

When we workout with another that person

Being Active While Staying in Your Own Home

by Louise November 19th, 2008| Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
During the winter, your options for being active really start to dwindle. The cold temperature makes many outdoor activities impossible and when the weather is at its worst, going out to the gym or the local YMCA just isn't reasonable; it's best to stay safe at home...Yet, we must stay active!

For those of

Drop Two Minutes from Your 1.5 Mile Run

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Running, Sports, Strength Training
Let me start by saying, I do not enjoy distance running...at all.  I do love to sprint, though.  However, the Air Force requires me to run, and I am tested on my 1.5 mile run time.

Not too long ago (less than a year) I was timed at 11:36 for my

The Stick

by Bea November 4th, 2008| Exercise Equipment, Exercises
Do you have sore or tight muscles? Have you been itching for a personal masseuse? Well, The Stick can solve almost all of your problems.

At first glance, The Stick looks like a stick with some pieces of cut up PVC pipe in between two handles. However, in reality,

Getting Children Fit!

by B Kenney October 28th, 2008| Biking, Cardio, Family Fitness
One of the hardest things for any child or teenager to overcome is the humility in attempting and failing an activity in front of friends and peers. Intensive studies have shown that the two greatest things keeping kids from exercising are the television and the lack of knowledge about

The Best Daily Plan Ever

by Joe Lawrence October 21st, 2008| Eating Tips, Exercises, Family Fitness, Strength Training
"When Chuck Norris does push ups, he doesn't push himself up, he pushes the Earth down."  After doing this workout plan people are going to say your name in place of Chuck's.  All it is going to take is a few minutes each day to do very common exercises.

First of all, this plan

P90X- Welcome To The Gun Show!

by B Kenney October 14th, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training
Seldom has there been a workout routine or video that contained the phrase, "Warning: Not For Beginners" plastered all over it. In fact, most workout routines supposedly are tailored to the fitness novice and are designed to get even the laziest of people in good shape. Then again, most of

Group Fitness Classes

by Bea September 23rd, 2008| Cardio, Exercises, Sports, Yoga
On my first day at college, I walked out of my Calculus Two class with my mouth gaping wide open. The teacher literally had just started. He walked into the room exactly at 4:35 and said, "My name is Professor Lupi. Everyone remember Integration by Substitution? Good." He then proceeded
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