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A New Fitness Gadget That’s FUN! Seriously. No Joke! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year involving fitness? How about cardio? Are you trying to get out and walk or jog more? If we could all enjoy our workouts – I think it’d be easier to stick to those New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I recently tried out a new toy that I LOVE ’cause it’s eliminating the boredom of exercise. Kinomap allows you to race over 10,000 courses on your BH Equipment. You choose a geo-located video and then watch your icon moving on the map and on...

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Agility ladders are great tools for training athletes to increase speed and agility. They are lightweight, portable, easy to set up, and can be used for athletes of all ages and levels. Agility ladders are so versatile they are only limited by your imagination! Create a circuit using one or more agility ladders. This can be done indoors or outdoors. Alternate traditional quick moves and patterns with slower paced strength building exercises. Alternate between upper and lower body exercises. Here are some ideas to get you started. “Outside the Box” Strength Building Agility Ladder Exercises Laterally “walk the plank” Perform...

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Looking for an effective way to strengthen the core? The plank is an isometric core exercise that has gained attention and popularity in recent years. It’s an integrated exercise that strengthens the abs, back, and shoulders. Planks can be performed on the hands, elbows, or on the side. There are many options for all levels. Keep the following in mind: Place supporting hands/elbows directly under shoulders. Lift and brace the abdominals to maintain a neutral spine. Avoid letting the hips and abdominals sag. Engage glutes and thighs. Keep head in line with the spine. Keep shoulders away from ears. If...

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Fall is a great time to start a fitness program because you’re going to create good habits for the holiday season and the upcoming winter months. With the change of seasons comes a renewed time to rethink and restart, so why wait until January 1st? Here are a five ways to start making the most of the season. And who knows? This year, you might be in great shape before that New Year’s Eve party rolls around. Take Advantage Of The Weather – Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, apple picking, pumpkin carving, a gorgeous canopy...

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Whether or not you feel good in your own skin, or whether or not you’ve hit your fitness and weight goals…the evidence shows that the act of exercising helps boost your body image. Researchers from McMaster University in Canada studied 60 college-aged women with pre-existing body image concerns. They already exercised regularly. The women were assigned to either perform 30-minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise or to read quietly. The purpose of the study was to find out if exercise could improve body image and how long the positive body image lasts after exercise. Researchers found exercise improved body image through “self-perceptions...

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