Deep water running can be used as a great training tool for both runners and triathletes. Running in the water is a total body exercise that works your legs, trunk, and arms, and positively stresses your cardiovascular system. Because deep water running is a non-impact and non-weight bearing exercise, it gives your body a break … Continue reading This method of running is promising for those in injury rehabilitation
CrossFit, what is it? Are they crazy? Doesn’t it seem like most trainers love to hate it? I remember 10 years ago when we first started hearing about CrossFit in the fitness industry. I will admit, I thought they were crazy, and I eagerly joined my colleagues in CrossFit bashing sessions. But over the years, … Continue reading CrossFit: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
For years, we have been told that the best form of exercise to help you lose weight is a long duration, low intensity cardio activity. We’ve been told that we needed to stay in the “fat burning zone” if we wanted to burn fat, and that venturing outside of this “Holy Grail of Zones” would … Continue reading High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Fat Loss
I’ve never liked running. Between ballet classes, running around with my three siblings and spending my summer months in the backyard pool, I was never short on exercise. I could hardly keep up with my quick metabolism! In my middle school glory days of track and field events, I somehow managed to run on the … Continue reading I Hate Running: Cardio Alternatives to Get Moving
It’s 5:45 pm on a crisp late winter day, and I’m walking my dog. In reality, the dog is walking me since I’m just bobbing along behind her as she pulls and sniffs for squirrels along a wooded nature path. Curly Sue, a dog of questionable heritage, just knows there’s a critter lurking in the … Continue reading Could walking your dog improve your health?