Health & Fitness Institute. Part 2

31
Oct
0

More than just technology is responsible for the Institute’s 92 percent retention rate. “Given our demographic, ease of use [and] consistency in ‘look/feel’ is very important,” Black explains. For that reason, all cardio and strength equipment in the Health & Fitness Institute is provided by Life Fitness.

Health & Fitness Institute. Part 1

30
Oct
0

Gaining membership to a specific clique, area or club is almost a rite of passage today, whether to a fraternity or sorority, exclusive neighborhood or even afitness facility. Membership to these groups can be gained with changes in social status, family connections or even job advancement, but money will most often do the trick.

Kung Fu History

15
Oct
0

Due to it’s antiquity (and depending on whom you ask), different theories about Kung Fu’s origin circulate through the martial arts community. One fact is undeniable, however. The lines between Kung Fu’s history and the history of the Asian fighting arts in general, blur almost beyond recognition. That is, if you examine the history of any popular and traditional organized system of fighting, it seems to almost always (there are some exceptions) lead back to Chinese Kung Fu, or at least cross it’s path. This is a testament to the significance and profundity of traditional kung fu.

ACL Injury and Prevention, Part 2

18
Sep
0

Injury Prevention

While I researched prevention on the Internet, I found hundreds of sites filled with detailed descriptions of the reconstruction surgery, I found very little on preventative training. Most of what I did find consisted of detailed explanations of how to fall when skiing or the advice to avoid injury-causing situations.

ACL Injury and Prevention, Part 1

18
Sep
0

With 250,000 Americans tearing their anterior cruciate ligaments each year, is it not time you started thinking about your knees?

The Best Time To Run

7
Sep
0

The ideal time to run or jog is basically when you have time. However there are also some other things you may want to consider when choosing a time to run.

Helping Clients Perceive Exertion

31
Jul
0

“My aerobics instructor has us use the RPE scale to gauge our exercise intensity,” your personal training client explains. “But frankly, I have never really understood what those numbers and words mean. Can you help me figure out if I am really working hard enough during aerobics? Is this a scale I should use for weight training too?”

Why is Cooling Down Important?

10
Jul
0

What are some exercises I can do to cool down after I’m done with my workout? And why is cooling down so important?

Ryan’s Journal: Week Seven. Part 2

21
Jun
0

I hope your next week is spent at the home office, with regular hours and meals. Keep working on the exercise, and good luck!

Sharon

Ryan’s Journal: Week Seven. Part 1

21
Jun
0

Hitting five cities in six days made for a tough week. It attacked both my exercising and my food. I was traveling each night until late. Typically, each morning I had early starts for work. This cramped the schedule for workouts. Traveling is especially hard on the diet. I watched what I ate, but it was difficult at times.