I love tennis! SOOOO much!
Fun Side of Fitness
July 11, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness
Today, the treadmill is the most popular piece of fitness equipment, found in homes and health clubs around the world. But where did this great cardiovascular machine come from?
Ancient Roman Tread Mill Crane
The “tread mill” also known as the “tread wheel” was first introduced in the height of the Roman Empire, around the late first century AD. When the Romans found they had a need to lift heavier weight, they incorporated the treadmill, replacing the winch in their cranes. The men would walk within the wheel itself and because the treadmill had a larger diameter, they were able to lift double the weight with half the crew.
Reconstruction of the Roman Polyspastos Crane
June 28, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness
If there is one thing I must do every summer, it has to be taking advantage of the warm weather and being outside as much as possible. There’s nothing better than getting together with your friends and family and partaking in a little friendly competition. However, summer heat waves can get intense, so here’s my list for everything you need to stay comfortable and cool all summer long, no matter what activity you’re enjoying.
When running during the summer, staying cool is key. Moisture-wicking tees are the best for keeping the sweat away from your body on those sticky days. Try a Nike Dri-fit top in a fun neon color to stay fashionable (and safe).
June 21, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness
You can barely dance on stable ground. Yet, when you see these treadmill dance videos you want to try it- don’t you? You find yourself running in step with the beat of your music and think, maybe I’ll just add in a shoulder pump.
Or, maybe that’s just me. And, my love of rhythm has only grown since Life Fitness added music video content to our cardio products.