November 14, 2013 // Category: Innovation
If asked to name an in-home machine that can accomplish several tasks in one workout, most of us would probably say the treadmill. After all, a treadmill has numerous health benefits for some of the most popular fitness goals seen today, including weight loss, cardiovascular improvement and cholesterol reduction. Cardio workouts are excellent ways to achieve the goals listed above, and a treadmill is a great choice that can fit in nearly any home or apartment.
But not so fast! For some of us, impact from running can take a toll on the body, especially in our knees. Fortunately, you don’t need to skip your workouts, because we have solutions to bypass that pesky issue.
April 16, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community
To most people, a 26.2 mile race is a once-in-a-lifetime experience - if they ever do one at all.
For 46-year-old Matthew Loddy, marathons are a part of daily life, or at least they have been for the past 90 days. On his “2TonRun” the determined father of two from Kings Langley, Hertfordshire will run 100 marathons in 100 days, with the goal of raising £100,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and St. Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted. His inspiration comes from a promise he made to friend Phil Latham to grow support and awareness for young people with cancer. Phil was cared for at St. Francis before he died of a rare form of stomach cancer in 2010.
April 09, 2012 // Category: Innovation
What is biomechanics and why does it matter for your workout?
Biomechanics is the study of human movement. Biomechanists view the human body as a collection of levers, made of bones which are moved by your muscles. By improving the mechanics of a person’s motion, performance can become more efficient, thus improving speed or accuracy.
These principles have been used to lessen wear and tear on joints in major league pitchers, increase the strength and speed of Olympic athletes, as well as improve the ambulation of cerebral palsy patients.