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
We’ve all seen ads for fitness equipment that make promises that are way too good to be true. Whether they claim to shape you up in only 8 minutes a day or give you an enviable six-pack in two weeks, these false statements reflect poorly on the fitness industry and ultimately can make consumers feel duped and distrustful regarding exercise machines. » 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
Fitness trackers are great, which is why nearly everyone these days works out with one. There are heart rate monitors, distance trackers, calorie counters and a myriad of other options. However, most of them share one common shortcoming… they’re not always the easiest to read while you’re working out!
With today’s nonstop demands and a 24/7/365 pace, most of us want instant responses, immediate results and faster accomplishments. Certainly this is true for weight loss – we want to shed the pounds fast and with relatively little effort. Of course, lasting weight loss comes only over time, and with considerable effort at cutting caloric intake and boosting expenditure. Sounds like a lot of work, and indeed, it is.
But it’s doable; just watch a few episodes of “The Biggest Loser” as proof. And not everything along this journey must be difficult, as multiple little efforts add up. Here are some relatively quick ways to cut calories: » Read Full Story
These days most people wouldn’t imagine doing a workout without tracking their results. While you can choose from hundreds of techy gadgets and thousands of apps, to get the most accurate results, the best way to track exercise is with a wearable device. Most of these wearable devices track activity through steps, heart rate or location, and provide cardiovascular feedback. However, there’s no good way to measure and track strength. That is, no affordable way to do so… until now. » Read Full Story
When it comes to cardio exercise, ellipticals are a popular choice for workouts at home and at the health club. While other equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes, is effective, the benefits of elliptical machines can outweigh other exercise modalities. » Read Full Story
Not All Ellipticals are the Same - Considering an elliptical for workouts at the gym or at home? The elliptical machine is one of the best pieces of exercise equipment, providing low-impact, total-body workouts that can accommodate beginners to athletes. They are so popular because they work! » Read Full Story
Maximizing Elliptical Machine Workouts – A variety of equipment is available for cardiovascular workouts, but elliptical machines offer low-impact, total-body exercise that can be very effective. While you can just jump on and go, but it’s best to know how to use an elliptical machine properly to get the most out of your sweat sessions. » Read Full Story