December 05, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Working out should make you feel stronger and healthier - not weaken you immune system from sweat and germs on shared equipment. Unfortunately, most fitness facilities are bacterial breeding grounds caused by a "perfect storm" of close contact and moisture. While washing your hands regularly (for a full 20 seconds) is one of the best barriers to germ sharing, there are even more actions to take ownership of your health during cold and flu season.
November 25, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
I recently read an article on Forbes.com about why companies should hire athletes. It explained our drive for success, our inclination to take the lead, our desire to work hard and our ability to balance multiple projects. What it didn't explain was where a lot of us got those skills from. The factor that really makes me and my peers such strong job candidates goes back to our ability to handle the student-athlete challenge early in life. From my experience, if you can discover the power to balance and stay afloat during your educational years, you can accomplish anything. Below are some of the best student-athlete strategies I learned along the way.
November 15, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
If you watched NBC's "Today Show" on the morning of Nov. 13, you saw the inspiring story of Life Fitness co-founder, Augie Nieto. In 2005, Nieto was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a degenerative muscle condition that paralyzes and ultimately takes the lives of its patients three to five years after diagnosis.