It's human nature to find a comfort zone and stick with it; why change what's working? You're beloved workout may have initiated major changes in the beginning, and you've stuck with it because it's delivered results. But what happens when it's not working anymore? Human physiology demands adaptation, and your body may well have adapted to your current routine, which means you've plateaued, which means you're at maintenance level, which means no more changes. Here's some tips to amp up your current favorite workout without making dramatic changes. Read more...
It’s that time of the year when there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Last weekend I started my Christmas shopping, plus there’s Thanksgiving to prepare for! Somehow I still managed to fit in my workouts. How ironic that the more labor saving devices we build the less time we seem to have. Here’s a few ways you can boost your workout without extra time: Read more...
I’ll be honest; I live oceanfront and I am NOT a winter person. Sure, I can go to the gym to workout, and I do have a Spinning bike and weight bench in my house, but this year I’m going to try to face Old Man Winter and get some fresh air. Read more...
I’m on the fence about joining a new gym. The one I belong to is becoming increasingly unaffordable and, to be honest, I don’t use most of the offerings. I’m a cardio machine and free weights kind of gal. I could care less about swimming or Zumba. Read more...
The Northeast was hit by Hurricane Irene this past weekend, and while many of us are very used to our creature comforts, it was interesting to see how folks responded to a lack of electricity, flooding and downed trees and wires. Some complained. Others pitched in to help their neighbors. One local fitness club; New York Sports Clubs (Town Sports International) offered an open-door policy to anyone, not just their paid membership, to use the club to shower, recharge cell phones and simply de-stress with a good workout. Read more...
There still seem to be a lot of discrepancies in the weight room; even in this day and age! Why are women so afraid of weights? Why do men try to lift more than they’re capable of, even when it compromises their form, loudly grunting and groaning the whole time? These types of observations really irritate me. Read more...