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Free Weights and Weight Machines Compared

by Angela Yorke May 27th, 2011| Exercises, Strength Training
Free weights are much cheaper than a weight machine. They’re also easier to store, as they occupy much less space than a weight machine. But is that really all there is to deciding whether to use free weights or weight machines?

Ease of Use

You can carry out a greater variety

Exercising at the Office

by Bea May 20th, 2011| Exercise Equipment, Exercises
The following suggestions will help you keep your body alert at the office instead of slumped and ineffective.

I’m sure you have heard this multiple times, but the most important “exercise” that you can practice at your desk job is to sit with the proper posture. A good chair is

Calf Stretches and Strength Exercises

by Louise April 27th, 2011| Exercises, Running, Strength Training
If you ever have ankle, foot, or knee pain (who doesn't?), it may be a result of weak calves. Calves are an overlooked group of muscles. We complain about feeling soreness or tightness in our calves, but we don't always act on these issues. Strong and flexible calves will

Exercising While on Vacation

by Bea April 20th, 2011| Biking, Exercises, Family Fitness
You know what’s unfair? The more fit you are, the faster you can lose that fitness. In just three weeks, you could lose 5-10% of your aerobic power and/or endurance; however your strength may stick around a little longer because of muscle memory. If you decide to take a

Strength Training: Lower Back

by Louise March 29th, 2011| Exercises, Strength Training
It seems as if everyone gets a back injury at some point in their life. Because these injuries typically are a result of improper lifting, the most common suggestion for avoiding back injury is simplly to lift the proper amount of weight in the proper manner. Certainly, this will

Hiking Glendalough, Ireland

by Bea March 21st, 2011| Exercises
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to complete perhaps one of the most beautiful walks I have ever done in my life. Located about an hour and a half from Dublin, the settlement of Glendalough, Ireland, is a site that you would have never had guessed was there.

Exercising Outside vs Inside

by Bea March 10th, 2011| Exercises
When you first think about it, it makes more sense that exercising outside would be more beneficial to you than exercising inside. True, you could get close to the same workout in, but being outdoors has other benefits as well. Being outdoors can revitalize you in ways that a

Exercise Balls

by Bea February 22nd, 2011| Exercise Equipment, Exercises
I was at the gym the other day when I decided to pick up a binder and take a look at all of the exercises that were put in there. It turned out to be a binder made up of exercises to do with an exercise ball! There were

Zumba!

by Bea January 27th, 2011| Cardio, Exercises
Zumba started back in the mid-1990s as an accident. The story goes that it all started when a fitness instructor in Colombia forgot his usual tapes at home one day so he used tapes that had traditional Latin American music on them instead. As you might have guessed by

The Top 5 Things You Can Do To STICK To Your New Year’s Resolutions!

by MPK January 13th, 2011| Exercises
Discover some helpful fitness secrets, courtesy of Nick Nilsson, personal trainer and professional fitness writer.

It's January 1st, and what's the first thing on everybody's mind?  Getting back into the gym and getting back into shape.

Here are my top 5 tips that will absolutely ensure you stick to your New

Stairs: Your Cardio Friend

by TK December 21st, 2010| Cardio, Exercises
Many people struggle with finding the time and motivation to work in some form of cardio.  Unused treadmills, rowing machines, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines act like the graveyard of people's good intentions to have a cardio exercise program.

It is with this in mind that we posed

Fitness Records

by Bea December 16th, 2010| Exercises
On Novemeber 23, 2010, Stephen Buttler, 35, of the UK, has set new world record for the most fitness records broken in a day. Seems like an interesting record to have. This actually ends up putting him as having 12 Guinness world records. In order to set the new

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