February 15, 2013 / Category: Fitness Community

It is impossible to nail down one definition of fitness universally applicable to us all. What ‘fitness’ means to one person may not be appropriate to another. It’s fair to say that as well as the obvious connotations of physical conditioning, ‘fitness’ encompasses much more than that.

It’s about mindset, relevance, context, and – particularly in today’s fast-paced society – about convenience. With goals and aspirations broad and far-reaching, and an industry awash with training techniques, theoretical thinking and daily innovation, it isn’t surprising that we each, as individuals, seek different things from the facilities in which we work out.

Changing trends: big brands vs small spaces

The rise of national chains during the 1980s brought with it a shift in perception towards the notion of ‘keeping fit’. No longer was it a luxury available only to those who could afford it; the ability to exercise conveniently had landed on everyone’s doorstep, even found its way into living rooms across the world, thanks to the advent of home workout videos. 

Kristian Turner

December 07, 2012 / Category: Our People

The crew on the Synrgy360. Twice a week, a group of dedicated Life Fitness employees meet at the break of dawn to go toe to toe with the Synrgy360x.

Blood, sweat and tears are shed during a 40 minute workout with battle ropes, burpees, TRX suspension straps and more. Employees from across the company – engineering to marketing – ban together over a shared love of fitness (and self-inflicted pain).

Who are we kidding? Life Fitness employees consider atomic pushup challenges fun! 

Veronica Korcz

June 09, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

These days fitness has become more affordable, more accessible and more fun than ever! If you are already tracking your workouts on your smart phone device or participating in programs such as Cross Fit or Zumba, you’re ahead of the curve on workout trends for 2012. Trends aren’t always for everyone though, so I’ve gathered some of 2012’s hottest workouts to help you find the one that works for you.  

High-Intensity Workouts and DVDs

Workouts like P90X and Insanity make it convenient to get fit in the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. But be aware, these are intense workouts. They work well if you are internally motivated and can be smart enough to adjust the intensity to your own fitness level. If you know sticking to a workout routine has been difficult in the past, enlist a buddy or family member to join you in your workouts. 

Deborah McConnell