Get More Out of Your Workout

Get More Out of Your Workout Interval training may help you get more out of your exercise routine. It’s a way to exercise by switching back and forth from short bursts of intense activity to periods of lighter activity. You can incorporate interval training into a wide range of activities,…

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7 Tips to Make Exercising Fun

An eager puppy can beg you for exercise. Those wide eyes and wagging tail say: “Walk me! Walk me! Walk me!” Your heart can’t make that same plea — but if it could, it would. To stay strong and have a healthy heart, you need to get moving. Exercise is…

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How to train for a triathlon

After my spinning class today, I had the chance to speak with a very fit woman who is a “professional” triathlete. She arrives to spinning class a bit late after she swims for about 45 minutes in the pool. She’s got her hair slicked back, smells of chlorine, and is…

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5 Quick Workout Tips for Working Days

While a regular workout routine is an essential part of reaching your weight-loss goals, there will be times when your job or other obligations get in the way of exercising. Although Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet Supercharged, recommends a daily 20-minute exercise routine — alternating interval…

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Morning Workout: Kick Start Your Day

  Enjoy a pre-workout snack: After a night of sleep, you need a little something (not a full breakfast!) before you exercise. On any Phase, have a low-fat or nonfat plain Greek yogurt (sweetened if you like with an all-natural no-calorie sweetener), a handful of nuts, or even a glass of fat-free…

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Restorative Yoga: Why Should I Do It?

I have been feeling a little off these past few weeks. Working too many hours, grinding too many reps at the gym, and suffering a bit of a personal set back. It happens. We ebb and flow and we burn out. I have been sensing mine coming on and with my…

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So You Want to Try a Spinning Class?

The pulsing music. The intense energy. The pounds that melt away. You’ve heard incredible things about a Spinning class and you’re ready to ride — or at least, you would be, if you could just find the time, cash or courage. Believe us, it’s worth it: Indoor cycling burns upwards…

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The effects of exercise on our DNA

How the effects of exercise change our DNA We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained…

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How To Find Joy In Exercise And Fitness

Finding joy in exercise and fitness. Exercising and working out is not the best things one can look forward to. Basically, it is not what our bodies ask for and in most cases we are forcing our bodies and trying to push them to the limit. Quite often we have…

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Triathlon Training Plans for your first race

Triathlon Training Plans The thought of getting ready for a short triathlon can be a daunting prospect for the average athlete. Brendon Downey explains some of the key points to ensure that individuals can get ready to do their first triathlon. Triathlon, it conjures up images of extremely fit, lean…

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TRX Suspension Workouts for Women

TRX Suspension Workouts TRX. Three letters. So many possibilities. TRX Suspension workouts are popping up everywhere and they have women like Folsom’s Nancy Sbisa saying, “I feel stronger than I’ve felt in years.” A former Navy Seal invented TRX to help deployed service members stay in shape. The portable trainer is now…

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7 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Speed up your metabolism with these tips. Sad truth: Your metabolism starts to stall in your 30s. But don’t stress (it ages you!). Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism in a flash! Get it cranking with these tips. If your metabolism is feeling sluggish, we’ve got a few…

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Working Out and Not Losing Weight?

Feel like you’ve been exercising for eternity but still not losing weight? You’re doing it wrong. Personal trainer Nardia Norman, author of “Fat Attack: The Secrets Behind The World’s Biggest Loser,” has seen the inside of many gyms during her career. Here are her hard truths when it comes to…

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Running Rules from Olympian Ryan Hall

Running Rules from Olympian Ryan Hall The U.S. marathoner breaks down which running rules to follow—and which to break By Caitlin Carlson Photo By ASICS America If you’re a runner, you’ve probably been told to find a running training plan, drink tons of sports drinks, and eat a heaping helping of…

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Exercise. It Really Works

Exercise. It Really Works Exercise helps relieve stress. That’s what everyone tell me. After going through some very tough times, I think it actually works. So I’ve been unemployed for almost 2 years. My unemployment has run out. My husband is not working either. The bills are piling up. Kids…

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Yoga Basics For Beginners to De-Stress

Need to De-Stress? Try some Yoga basics for beginners starting with the Healing Sun Salutation. Not only will it help you to de-stress by definitely help you with achieving flat abs and that yoga butt with these feel-good moves.   The Plan Hold each pose for the same amount of time. Start…

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Girl of the Moment: Olympicdreamer

Check out our latest GOTM. Enter here to become the next one! Meet our newest “Girl of the Moment” contest winner! She’s awesome! Gives all of herself to help others. Tell us some of the amazing things you have done lately and be our next winner. Some people play football. Some people love playing…

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Mistakes when Training for a Triathlon

Training for a Triathlon Training for a triathlon is a huge feat within itself. You don’t want to fall prey to some major mistakes while training for a triathlon before you even start. Here are four simple tips to get you on the “right foot”! 1) Too Much More is…

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4-Week Get-Back-in-Shape Workout

Follow this walking plan to break out of your no-exercise slump. By Christine Mattheis   Winter weather may have left you frozen to your couch, but don’t let the hiatusdiscourage you from resuming your walking program. “It isn’t hard to wake up hibernating muscles,” says Gregory Florez, a personal trainer…

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7 Minute Workout With Alli Simpson Starts Now!

Workout with Alli Simpson! It only takes 7 Minutes and you’re set for the day! Yay… thanks to the Workout with Alli Simpson, you don’t need to burn your breathe for hours at stretch. I’ve compiled (and worked hard) you the 12 exercise to complete your 7 min workout! 7 Min…

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3 Ways to Stick to Your Spring Workouts

It’s not always easy to stick to your Spring workouts, even though you have been thinking about doing that all winter long. So now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a wonderful time of year when the flowers start blooming, the days are longer and many of us look…

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What is a triathlon, really?

It’s made up of three parts. It’s important to work on all three sections but probably the toughest part is the swimming. So spend extra time there. Swim For a lot of people the swim is often the area that creates the most fear of triathlons. A 400m swim can…

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