Unusual Sports And Fitness Ideas

How Do You Spell “Boring”? Okay, be honest, exercise is boring, for many of us anyway. Some of us just do not find the idea of walking or pumping weights to be a great way to spend an afternoon. Yet we are told we must if we ever want to get really fit. Is this…

Fitness Trends for 2013

We’ve all heard the phrase “that is sooooo last year”, and when it comes to fitness, the mantra applies. What was popular in 2012 may not continue to be popular in the coming year, while some fitness regimens may actually enjoy continued and greater success. So what are the top fitness trends for the new…

Fitness Basics Part 1

The Benefits Of Fitness We all would like to be more fit, but if you are normal, you find that life has a habit of getting in the way of even our most noble fitness intentions. Is it really possible to launch a fitness routine that actually works? Something that is beneficial and doesn’t consume…

Using Exercise And Fitness To Combat Depression

The Burden Of Depression Ask anyone who experiences it and they will tell you, depression is everything it is made out to be and more. It saps the will, clouds the mind, and some days it is all you can do to just get out of bed. Even the smallest tasks appear harder, and the…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Physician Referrals

It’s a foregone conclusion that exercise is good for us. It is also a foregone conclusion that not enough of us participate in it. Obesity levels in the United States are at all time highs, the result of too much fast food and too little activity. Many of us have often considered joining a gym,…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Functional Fitness

Okay, so you’re doing great at the gym, bench pressing enough weight to turn the girls’ heads, and running the mile on the indoor track without even getting winded. Sounds pretty good so far, right? That is until you try to pick up a loaded suitcase and end up throwing your back out, or climbing…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Fitness Boot Camp

 “So I figured while I’m here I’ll lose a few pounds. And you got what, a 6 to 8 week training program here? A real tough one? Which is perfect for me!  I’m going to walk out of here a Lean, Mean, Fightin’ Machine!” – Ox, Stripes (1981) Joining the Army may not be everybody’s…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Exercise And Weight Loss

It is almost no wonder that America is highly regarded as being a nation that is woefully out of shape, overweight, and lazy. All it takes is a cursory look around when you’re out in public to realize that the number of people who could be described as overweight is disproportionately high. We eat too…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Core Training

For most of us who are in our mid 40’s we may have woken up to discover that our tummy isn’t as flat and trim as it used to be. In fact, not only look somewhat pregnant, but in some cases we appear to be about nine months gone with a Sherman tank. We try…

Fitness Trends 2012 – Personal Training

The good news is that more and more Americans are becoming concerned about their weight and their health, joining gyms and investing in home fitness equipment. The bad news is that very few know how to design and implement an effective training plan designed to generate the results that are desired. The Growth Of Personal…