Archives for Cardio


Summer Fitness & You- Part I

by MPK June 16th, 2009| Cardio, Strength Training
Through the cold months of winter and rainy months of spring, many can be heard saying, "Once nice weather arrives I can exercise outside!"  However, this nice weather can turn hot pretty quickly, and outdoor exercise is avoided.  To learn more about summer fitness ideas, I interviewed Dena and Alexis

More Tips for Summer Fitness

by Louise June 9th, 2009| Cardio, Outdoor
A previous posted article, 5 Tips for Summer Fitness, has some great words of advice for summer training. These pointers are applicable in the summer year after year: 1. Start earlier, 2. Stay hydrated, 3. Eat lighter, 4. Be active in the evening, and 5. Get adequate rest.

A New Kind of Race

by Louise May 19th, 2009| Walking
This past Sunday I participated in the Walk for Water in Nashua, New Hampshire. This race, unlike a typical 5k, involves a weight: a 40 pound, water-filled jerry can. To us, a jerry can is something that we might recognize as holding fuel. To thousands of people in Africa, a


by Bea May 12th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Running, Sports, Walking
Though some people may find these "shoes" attractive, I think that they are the funkiest pieces of footwear I ever have seen! Remember those good ol' toe socks? Okay, well these shoes are similar to the socks in the sense that every toe has its own spot.

Vibram FiveFingers are

Stair Running

by MPK May 5th, 2009| Running
Several months ago I read about a challenge that involved running stairs.  I don't recall the exact article, but I believe the author's challenge was for readers to be able to run 50 flights of stairs.  As it was fall and getting cool outside, a new, indoor cardio workout seemed

Poomse Your Way to Warm-up

by Joe Lawrence April 14th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Strength Training
Back in my martial arts days, I asked my instructor for some new workout ideas.  I was getting bored and needed to freshen things up a bit.  He created a very fun six week training plan focused on cardio strengthening.  I'm not going to share the whole workout but instead

Jump into the Water

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Sports, Strength Training
"If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water." - Bruce Lee.

These wise words are so very true for those training for a certain sport or physical challenge.  Bruce was explaining that no matter how much we prepare or train to do something, it is fruitless unless we

Are You a Green Runner?

by MPK March 26th, 2009| Running
When you think about when you contemplate entering a race?

My guesses would be:

  • The distance of the race

  • The location of the race

  • The date of the race

  • Improving your time

However, do you consider whether the race is eco-friendly?  Our sister site, Be Green Info, has some great information on making running a "green"


by Joe Lawrence March 24th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercise Equipment, Exercises, Strength Training
The movie 300 has redefined fitness in the minds of many.  The incredible fitness levels of the cast motivated the hordes to learn how they got that cut.  Numerous people have created workout plans focused around it.  Today, I will share my favorite with you.

First off, I am a fan

The HappyHR

by B Kenney March 17th, 2009| Cardio
It's tough to calculate how many calories are burned through a normal daily routine, or even how many are burned while most of us sleep in bed. Some students from Georgia Tech, however, have made it much easier.

Through the invention of a device called the HappyHR, users easily can take

Give Me More Calories

by Joe Lawrence February 24th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Family Fitness
The most basic building block of any diet is the calories that you consume.  Our body weight goals can be reached by regulating the calories we consume daily.

Calories obviously are needed to make our bodies function.  Every body type and person vary in the quantity of calories they need to

“Snatch the Pebble…”

by Joe Lawrence February 18th, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Family Fitness, Sports, Strength Training
Why are so many people registering their children or themselves for martial arts classes?  There are numerous reasons to get involved in the martial arts.  Whether you're trying to gain confidence, get into better shape or learn self-defense, martial arts is the answer.

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.