Tips to help you gain confidence at the fitness club

Tips to help you gain confidence at the fitness club

Gym-timidation is a real thing. If you’re not comfortable and confident, it can be hard to walk through the door to the fitness club. It affects both fitness novices and experienced pros who are new to a class or a complicated machine. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Rachel Prairie, live programming coach at Anytime Fitness, offers some advice on …

Get back to the basics with abdominal crunches

Get back to the basics with abdominal crunches

Every advanced or higher level exercise movement is derived from a very simple and basic move. Some people choose to keep their exercise regimen simple, easy and basic all the time. Then, there are others who are always looking for a bigger challenge. If you are truly looking for success in your fitness journey, starting simple is always going to …

The latest fitness technology

The latest fitness technology

Take your training — and even your steps — to the next level, with the help of these new items that’ll do everything from letting you take a live spin class to analyzing your boxing game in real time. PIQ Robot – Use this to analyze your performance in your favorite sport — it can do boxing, tennis, skiing, golfing …

Squat hold works both lower and upper body

Squat hold works both lower and upper body

Multitasking in many areas of daily life can be extremely beneficial. As busy as we all tend to be, doing more than one thing is simply a way of life. Rather it be limited time, or simply looking forward to getting the task at hand done quickly, doing more than one thing at a time is the way to go. …

Some insurance policies cover gym membership costs

Some insurance policies cover gym membership costs

More companies are realizing the benefits of offering wellness opportunities to employees. In fact, the 2015 Employee Benefit Report by the Society for Human Resource Management determined that at least two-thirds of employers now offer incentives for encouraging healthy living. Evren Esen, director of workforce analytics for SHRM, says, “… research shows wellness programs really do make a difference in …

Calm down! There’s power in the stretch

Calm down! There’s power in the stretch

Fitness buffs set on building bulk might poo-poo those whose main form of exercise is stretching. Stretches have historically been those must-do moves loathed in PE class and hurried through before engaging in “real” exercise, like running. In a class involving sitting and lying down in a serene environment, it may seem like little is happening to strengthen muscle and …