Archives for 2013


Lower Body Workout Made Easy

by Joe Lawrence December 9th, 2013| Lower Body
If you have read any of my other articles on working out, you have discovered that I do not employ many conventional fitness regimens, mainly because I do not have the time I used to with work and children. Also, because I enjoy mixing things up while I am
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Avoiding a Winter Weight-erland

by James Maynard December 6th, 2013| Video
It is easy to put on weight with winter coming on. Part of this is instinct – our bodies naturally prepare for lean months by packing on weight. But, this can be unhealthy behavior, given modern life styles. Some of the reasons behind winter weight gain are explained in
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High Altitude Walking

by Bea December 5th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
I cannot stress how important it is to do some research before you travel somewhere. I recently moved from sea level to close to 10,000 ft above sea level. I moved to a ski resort and had every intention of spending my first afternoon there on the slopes, until
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Don’t Wait for New Year’s Resolutions

by Kimberly Hays December 4th, 2013| Mind & Body
Each New Year’s Eve the majority of the population of the US makes a resolution to stop or start doing something, and most often it is to start exercising or exercising more. Usually by the end of the month, these resolutions are less than a faded memory and we

Don’t Just Hang There, Work those Abs!

by Joe Lawrence December 2nd, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Chin ups and pull ups are one of my most favorite exercises! They are unbelievable for the back and with the exception of a few other small exercises, they are all I did for back for almost a year. However, all that time just hanging around on the bar

Combating Binge Eating

by James Maynard November 29th, 2013| Video
Combating to urge to binge eat can be a serious problem for some people. It is hard to stay in shape when you feel the need to eat in binges. This behavior can be a problem to women in particular, who tend to diet more than men. In this

15 Minute Workout to Increase Fitness Test Scores

by Joe Lawrence November 28th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Many professions require fitness tests, and even if you do not work in a profession that does, fitness tests are a great way to motivate you to achieve more. Regardless of whether you are required to or just want to, you can boost your score by supplementing your workouts
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The End of an XC Journey

by Louise November 27th, 2013| Fitness Expert
I was originally going to write an article reflecting on my last race of the year, DIII Cross Country Nationals, but realized it needed a bit of context for it to have much meaning. So here goes, 4 years in 400 or so words:

I opened up my collegiate (and

Cardio Made Simple

by Joe Lawrence November 25th, 2013| Cardio
We all look to new ways to get in our cardio workouts. Really, it is the most important type of exercise for us to do. However, we do not always need to seek out some out of the box idea or new craze to get a quality cardio workout.

Healthy Eating in 1… 2… Omega-3!

by James Maynard November 22nd, 2013| Video
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health. Many people have heard experts talk about this class of oil, but may not know what it is or why they are so good for you! In this video, we learn some of the benefits of omega-3 oils, especially for women.
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Flywheel Workouts

by Jessica B. November 21st, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
If you are looking to spice up your old boring spinning class, maybe the new Flywheel workout is for you. These spinning classes incorporate your entire body so you get a full cardio workout while building upper body strength. To get a complete workout and tone your entire body

Toning Lower Abs

by Jason Brennan November 20th, 2013| Fitness Expert
How to tone up the lower abs? Like toning any part of your body there are many factors that will influence how those abs will be looking next summer.  Millions of crunches alone won’t do it.

Most people who say they want to “tone up” mean that they want to reduce

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