Weight room

The Right Way to Do Rest Days

Whether you’re training for a marathon, or just trying to get back into shape, rest days are a necessity to your workout routine. Rest days not only allow your muscles the proper time they need to recover, but put your mind at ease after putting…


8 Super Effective Cardio Alternatives

Cardio. It’s everyone’s favorite way to burn calories, but who really loves the treadmill? If you’re tired of feeling like a hamster spinning away on your road to nowhere, don’t despair. There are options. Read on to discover eight super effective cardio alternatives. All of…


Why You Need a Workout Playlist

If it seems like your workout enthusiasm is waning, and you usually exercise in silence, maybe some specially chosen workout tunes are in order. Music can help reboot your desire to maintain fitness. There are several reasons why workout playlists could help bump your sweat…


5 Ways to Balance Work and Exercise

They call it the human race for a reason. More and more, our schedules become packed and crammed with responsibilities. We race against the clock, trying to fit everything into non-flexible blocks of time. Unfortunately, exercise is often one of the first things to be…


How Hiking Burns More Calories than the Gym

Gyms advertise themselves as being the answer to your weight loss woes, but the truth is that you don’t need to fork over a huge chunk of your paycheck to get in shape. All you really need to do is step outside. Compare the Numbers…


Why People of All Types Gravitate to Yoga Studios

An exercise regimen of any kind can be a challenge to keep up with. The busy work week on top of the kids’ schedules and making dinner is enough to keep you busy right? Or how about those aching bones you inherited after you retired?…


8 Ways to Get Off the Couch and Get Outside

It’s easy to fall into a rut on your couch. Whether it’s too cold or too hot outside, or you just can’t put down the latest thriller, we’ve all stayed horizontal too long. Moving around outside is the best cure for couch potato syndrome. Letting…

How to Stay Safe on Nighttime Runs

How to Stay Safe on Nighttime Runs

There’s something special about a night run. The darkness, the nighttime sky, the solitude, the absolute peace – all of these components come together to form a truly refreshing workout for both mind and body.

Gym Bag Essentials: 8 Items to Keep You Moving

Gym Bag Essentials: 8 Items to Keep You Moving

The contents of your gym bag are as personal as the contents of a woman’s purse. It says a lot about you. Do you lift weights, long-distance run or cycle incredible distances? Someone should be able to tell from the contents of your bag. If…

5 Healthy Wedding Gift Ideas: Cycling Gear

5 Healthy Wedding Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for the bride and groom? Healthy, fitness-related options are a great way to offer a proactive start to their married lives. Here are five healthy wedding gift ideas in both food and fitness. 1. Food Dehydrator For someone who loves…