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There are a lot of different opinions on how to warm up before running. The fact is that everyone’s body is a little different and that means not all stretch programs fit for everyone. However, some basic principles to consider are these: * When you’re just starting out...

Many athletes mention massage therapy as part of their regular routine. But does this actually help them perform better? There is little hard and fast scientific evidence to prove this point, but ask around or consider what a massage from a certified person does provide and the...

[caption id="attachment_982" align="alignleft" width="201" caption="Six tips to exercise through a heatwave"][/caption] People in the Desert Southwest know all too well what it’s like to deal with temperatures in the 90s and even 100s. But the heat wave that’s brought the mercury into the 90s in the...

For every workout or diet program that’s available out there, it seems like there is also a myth that tells us the right way to stay in shape. If it sounds too good to be true, though, it usually is. In the end, hard work is...

[caption id="attachment_985" align="alignleft" width="112" caption="What equipment do you want to sign on for?"][/caption] The calendar has flipped to July 1st, but in many parts of the country they’re calling it LeBron 1st. July 1 marked the first day of free-agency for arguably the best class of...

[caption id="attachment_974" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Running into 5K shape: Getting to the finish line"][/caption] If you’ve decided to begin a running program, congratulations. On Tuesday I outlined ways to get started. Once you have that base to work off of, it’s time to step it up a little...

[caption id="attachment_968" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Running into 5K Shape"][/caption] This is the first in a series on how to get into good enough running shape to compete in a 5K race in less than three months. Today we start by looking at what you should do...

At Home Fitness and Vision Fitness have formed a partnership that will allow online customers to purchase top-of-the line fitness equipment and have it shipped to them free of charge throughout the continental United States. Today I’m reviewing two of the outstanding exercise bikes available from...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Vision Fitness Ellipticals"][/caption] At Home Fitness and Vision Fitness announced a new partnership this week that will allow online shoppers to have top-of-the line fitness products shipped to them free of charge throughout the continental United States. Today I’m reviewing some of the...