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Archives for January 2012

Strength Training in the City

by Mackenzie M. January 31st, 2012| Strength Training
For those who live in a cramped house, condo, or apartment in the middle of the city, it can be very difficult to find the space, let alone the time to work on core strength training, or even exercise in general. With minimal room to even do pushups or

Tennis Drills for Cardio Fitness

by Angela Yorke January 30th, 2012| Cardio
Although Rafael Nadal’s grip sometimes appears more suited to a Louisville Slugger than the Babolat racquet he uses, the recently concluded Australian Open made me think of forms of aerobic exertion other than “plain” running, cycling, or swimming. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a diehard fitness fanatic, you

Training Under Time Constraints

by Angela Yorke January 26th, 2012| Strength Training
Ideally, we should all have sufficient time in a day to exercise, be it for aerobic fitness, flexibility, or strength. Unfortunately, most wage earners know that this is far from the case. Unless you have the luxury of delegating work to others, finding the time to build strength often

Sleeping is Not the Enemy

by Joan Jacobsen January 25th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Being dubbed the Senior Fitness Specialist here at My Fitness Tunes hopefully does not conjure up visions of your former school gym teacher who happened to be matronly and a stern representative of how physical fitness should be cultivated in your impressionable minds. On the contrary, the definition of

A Runner’s Favorite: Oatmeal

by Louise January 24th, 2012| Eating Tips
There are four very good reasons why a runner (or anyone else for that matter) should like oatmeal: it's cheap, it's convenient, it's healthy, and it's tasty. It's tough for a particular food to meet all of these conditions, but oatmeal passes the test with flying colors.

Oatmeal is probably

Best Races in January

by Mackenzie M. January 23rd, 2012| Running
January may not seem like the prime month of the year for races, marathons, and other running events, but surprisingly, there are over 1,000 races scheduled this month - from small towns in the Midwest, to Hawaii, and even to the Northeast. Running during this time of the year

Resistance Band Workout

by Jessica B. January 19th, 2012| Strength Training
Have you once again made a ton of New Year's resolutions, but wonder if you can keep them? Does one of them include losing weight and actually keeping it off? Looking to build muscle tone at home? Resistance bands are easy to use, and you can bring them with

A Happy, Clean, and Energized 2012

by Sarah Harris January 18th, 2012| Nutrition
Have the holiday festivities left you feeling tired, sluggish, irritable, and generally flat? Not to mention, are you having a hard time fitting into your clothes? It’s that time of year again, and the good times may have left us with a toxic build up that sits like lead

Fun Running Gadgets

by Jessica B. January 17th, 2012| Running
I started running because I thought it would be cheap and easy. Cheap, because all you needed was a good pair of shoes. Easy, because all you needed to do was to open the door. And in truth this is really all you need to be an effective runner,

The Benefits of Exercising as a Family

by Angela Yorke January 16th, 2012| Family Fitness
Everyone knows that leading an active lifestyle is more than just to look good in photos. Exercising is a means of achieving better health, which is something many families have become aware of, and because of which, have started exercising together.

If you have a family fitness routine, it means

Working Out as a Couple

by Angela Yorke January 12th, 2012| Exercises
It’s always nice to belong to something, and a relationship is one such partnership in which most people are happy to be a part. Ironically, unless you’re married or living together, spending time with that special someone can be difficult. This is because, as it is for other people

New Year’s Yoga Resolution?

by Denise Druce January 11th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Here we are again, the gyms are full of folks with great intentions and new resolutions. In looking at the research, I learned that almost half of American adults make resolutions each new year. Among the top New Year's resolutions are promises to lose weight and exercise, and this year,
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