Posts tagged "yoga"

Must Haves For Home Fitness

Must Haves For Home Fitness
A lot of people think that in order to exercise at home they need to get some big, fancy, home strength training system.  Or, some big, clunky, piece of home cardio equipment.  That is NOT the case, though!  In fact, I would try to talk you out of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on... Read more »

The Benefits Of Working Out With A Partner/Buddy & Great Couples Fitness Ideas

The Benefits Of Working Out With A Partner/Buddy & Great Couples Fitness Ideas
It’s no brain science… having an accountability partner with exercise and nutrition is VERY valuable.  If you are part of a couple (married, relationship, siblings, or even simply friends) you will find great support if you can get the other person on the bandwagon with you!  So, rather than fall victim to the same ol’... Read more »

A Little Inspiration To Keep You Moving...

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Let’s face it, changing your body and your life is hard… but it’s not impossible.  Some people have it harder than others, and this video is a great example of someone who overcame the odds to reclaim their life and their body.  What did he do?  He found a workout that he saw as doable... Read more »
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Your Top 10 Fitness Questions Answered

Should I workout when injured?  How soon will I see results? Why do I need to stretch?  How do I know how much weight to lift?  These, and many more, are questions I get a lot, and since they’ve been answered so well by Steve Edwards, I figured I’d let him take the wheel and... Read more »

Top Fitness Gifts For Beginners And Advocates This Christmas

FitBit Fitness Tracking Device.
There are lots of calorie counting devices out there, but this one seems to be the easiest to use at the best price.  I haven't tried it, myself, but I've tried others.  My friend, who uses this device, says it's great because it's tiny, it syncs with devices great (and with MyFitnessPal.com), it's accurate, it has a great social function, and so much more. I'm thinking I may have to get one for myself (because I've been underwhelmed by the BodyBugg, BodyMedia, and Nike Fuel Band options).
http://www.fitbit.com/
(you can read my friend's full review of this device here: http://geekfitguy.tumblr.com/post/36075253611/my-first-day-with-the-fitbit-one)
Fitness is a touchy subject when it comes to giving people gifts, as you don’t want to risk offending someone or getting someone something that they didn’t ask for.  That being said, before I get into my gift suggestions, I want to give you some tips for when it comes to buying fitness related gifts... Read more »

Salutation Nation Happens THIS Saturday! Free Yoga!

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“On Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 9 am your local time, roll out your mat and do yoga. Join your community to move, breathe, connect and get your downdog on!” Go to http://www.salutationnation.com/ to find the one closest to you!  The Chicago one is happening at the Oak Street Beach.  You can RSVP on Facebook,... Read more »
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6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day!

6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day!
6 Reasons Why Yoga Is a Great Way to Start the Day! By Maura Tibbs (as printed in the Team Beachbody newsletter) Sometimes it just feels great to start the day with a good workout. That being said, springing out of bed and hammering out a session of P90X® Plyometrics can be a tall order.... Read more »

10 Great Reasons To Exercise And Eat Right

Motivation.  It’s pretty much the age-old reason why a lot of people don’t get on, or continue with, an exercise regime and healthy eating plan.  The main reason behind this, as I see it, is that people haven’t really taken the time to figure out what their strongest motivating factors are.  We spend a lot... Read more »

Group Fitness Class Etiquette?

Group Fitness Class Etiquette?
There is a protocol that should be followed in order to make sure that you and your classmates have the best possible experience when attending a group fitness class.  Sure, when I write this I may sound like a disgruntled instructor who gets offended when people show up late and leave early… but this post... Read more »
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Give Yourself A Weekly Challenge

So, I decided to give myself a pretty intense weekly challenge this week.  “Why?” you may ask.  Because I know that if I can do something for a week, then there is no reason I can’t make positive lifestyle choices on a regular basis.  Maybe the reason you’ve slacked on your own goals is because... Read more »