August 21, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

There is nothing like the thrill and challenge of climbing a mountain. And although incline training on a treadmill may not be quite the same experience as hiking up a mountain trail, you can still get great results (sans the mountain air). Use these tips to add variety and intensity to your workout with incline training.

Incline Training on a Treadmil

Most treadmills are equipped with the incline feature and can reach grades of 10-15 percent. You can manually incline the tread belt to simulate an uphill workout, but many Life Fitness treadmills also come with built-in hill climbing programs that automatically take the grade of the treadmill up and down to simulate an uphill or rolling hills workout. Incline training can be a great way to increase the intensity of your walking workout while keeping it low impact or to kick your running workout into high gear.  

Life Fitness
 

August 20, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

Recent trends show the hotel industry is listening to their customers and focusing more on fitness with everything from workout kits delivered to your door to luggage racks that can be used as a workout bench.

Sure, many of us may never leave our beach chair or make it down to the workout room when we travel, but isn’t it nice to know the option is there? And maybe squeezing in that workout wouldn’t be so tough if the experience was more pleasant than the dingy, dark hotel gyms many of us are used to.

Sheraton Fitness has partnered with Core Performance to provide a well-rounded fitness and health offering in its hotels. On-demand workout videos and healthy meal options make staying on track easier for travellers. They’ve also invested in new, state-of-the art fitness centers complete with programming from Core Performance. 

Sheraton Core Performance Gym with Life Fitness Equipment

Andy Dunn
 

May 31, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness

Summer time is here and I couldn’t be more excited. These are just a few of the summer hits you’ll find on my iPod, whether I’m running outside or hitting the gym. What would you add to the list?

1. Alice Cooper – School’s Out (Even if I’m not in school anymore, this song brings me right back to the days when we got summer breaks.)

2. Martha and the Vandellas - Dancing in the Street

3. Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA (Any Beach Boys song makes for an awesome summer workout playlist but I love listening to Surfin’ USA and pretending I’m on a surfboard.) 

Kate O'Leary
 

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