Archives for 2013


What to Digest When You are Expecting

by James Maynard October 4th, 2013| Video
When you are pregnant, you are eating for two. But, that idea does not apply to just the amount of food that you can eat at a sitting. You also need to be even more aware than normal that the food you eat will become

Strength and Resistance Training for Endurance Athletes

by Dr. Christopher Weaver October 3rd, 2013| Fitness Expert
One area of debate that relates to sports training is whether or not resistance training is beneficial for endurance athletes.  Those that oppose this type of training, of course, say that it is not beneficial and that the time spent resistance training would have been better spent doing sports-specific

Shadow Box as an Alternative to Running

by Joe Lawrence October 2nd, 2013| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Running is an awesome cardio workout, but let's face it...it is gets old day in and day out. There are many alternatives to get the heart pumping; however, doing a little shadow boxing is pretty fun. Besides, I do not like the way my shadow

Routine for Those with No Time

by Joe Lawrence September 30th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Exercises, Strength Training
Family, work, and life obligations often leave us with no time to hit the gym. There are days and even seasons where we don't even have the chance to go for a quick run. After my new baby, I was stuck in this situation and

A Cellulite Subject

by James Maynard September 27th, 2013| Exercises
Cellulite can make us look much older than we are, but the effects can be reduced. People spend millions of dollars on creams and lotions to help treat cellulite, but those products often have marginal results. The real secret to getting rid of cellulite is

Tabata Workouts

by Jessica B. September 26th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
Are you interested in some basic home workouts that are great for cardio, but do not need any equipment, then you might want to give a Tabata workout a try. A Tabata workout is a great way to build up cardio, you do an exercise

Is it Shin Splints?

by Louise September 25th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Every runner has his or her fair share of ache and pains. One of the most common localized areas of pain is the shin, which seems to be one of the most elusive areas of injury.  Most people refer to pain in the shin as

Upper Body Exercise Routine with Dumbbells

by Jessica B. September 23rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Here are a few simple exercises you can do with dumbbells at home that can help build upper body strength. Make sure you have a variety of weights, from 5-20 lbs., so that you can vary your training and focus on different areas. This is

Trim Down Fast with Pilates

by James Maynard September 20th, 2013| Exercises, Video
Pilates are a great way to flatten and tone abdominal muscles. This is an area of the body with which many of us are not happy. But Pilates offer a simple, easy workout routine designed to make us look better around the middle. In this

Lower Body Strength Training while Jumping Rope

by Jessica B. September 19th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are looking to develop your lower body strength, jumping rope is a great way to help build and tone leg muscle and improve your cardiovascular health. Here are some tips to get you jumping your way to toner legs.

1) Fast reps – This

Making Time for Exercise in a Busy Schedule

by Jason Brennan September 18th, 2013| Fitness Expert
As the summer ends and the school year begins, many people are having trouble fitting exercise into their already hectic schedule.

The key to getting in your workouts regardless of how busy you are is; schedule it!  Many of us try to fit in a workout

Best Gear for Fall Fitness

by Louise September 16th, 2013| Exercise Wear
Just last week I came back feeling drenched after a long run in just a sports bra and shorts on a humid day, but yesterday I was borderline shivering in my t-shirt and shorts as I waited for my running buddies outside the fitness center. Is

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