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
 

May 04, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

We have become a nation of oversized meals and middles. Recent studies indicate Americans eat more calories today than they did 30 years ago. And just an extra 100 to 200 calories per day can add up to an extra 10-pound weight gain each year. If you are accustomed to mega-sized platefuls of pasta and Flintstone style steaks, you may have portion distortion—no longer recognizing what a healthy portion looks like.

Chris Freytag
 

April 20, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community

In honor of Earth Day we’ve compiled some fun green fitness facts that are sure to get you thinking about how you can make your workouts a little more green.

Green Fitness by the Numbers:

185: Number of times one year’s worth of the world’s used plastic water bottles could circle the globe.

3.6: Megawatts of electricity that a group cycling class with 20 bikes can produce a year. That’s enough power to light 72 homes for a month. 

Lauren Kraft
 

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