As a National Account Sales Manager for Octane Fitness, I spend a great deal of time in workout clothes. When I purchase workout apparel I look for high quality clothes that are comfortable, travel well and look good. I do not want to have to take special care of my workout clothes – they go from the washer to the dryer and then to either my suitcase or the gym bag. As a result, over time I have found some tried-and-true favorites that I could not live without. » Read Full Story
Running marathons has always been a pipe dream for me. You see, I haven’t always been a runner. I just started running in my mid to late 30’s. I always hated running and did not see a reason for it. I played sports in High School and I would rather run after a ball (like on the tennis court or at the softball field), then go out and just run… » Read Full Story
How I lost weight using my Octane Fitness elliptical machine!
I had always been a larger guy as an adult and through most of my youth. I also have always been lazy when it comes to exercise and really have no interest in sports. For the past 5 years, I traveled for work and flew as much as 175,000 miles in a year and ate business meals all over the world making me an even larger guy. About a year ago, I boarded a flight and the flight attendant handed me a seat belt extension without me asking for it. I glared back and said, “I don’t need this angrily, and the flight attendant apologized but I did need to recline the seat just a hair to get the seat belt on and realized that I had no clue how big I had become. It was a 15 hour flight and when I bent over I blew out the seam in the seat on a pair of 44 inch pants and the rest of the flight flight I wore a blanket over my pants to avoid further embarrassment and decided it was time for a change.
Whether you’re prepping for a marathon or a 10K, long runs will be part of your training routine. If you haven’t logged more than five miles before, distance runs can be incredibly intimidating—and incredibly rewarding. Elite marathon runner Deena Kastor shares her tips for making the most of your miles.
9 Grocery Store Mistakes
Often we unknowingly make mistakes at the grocery store that ultimately sabotage our healthy-eating and exercise routines. Here are just a handful of common grocery store mistakes along with some easy solutions: » Read Full Story
One of our Fitness Secrets? Pack Your Bags
One of the easiest ways I’ve found to help stay on track for workouts is to pack my gym bag or set out my exercise clothes the night before. Whether I’m going for a run outside, hitting my elliptical machine at home or going to a class at the gym after work, I make sure I have everything I need in one place, from clothes to iPod to shoes. It sounds simple, but having that gear set aside ready to go is not only a visual reminder of my commitment, but it kills any excuses about not being ready to go or not having time to gather up what I need to exercise. » Read Full Story