December 29, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community
So an ex-smoker, a Trekky, and a busy Mom walk into a bar...
No punch line here, just new members of the Life Fitness Mileage Club who achieved their fitness goals with Life Fitness equipment. People from all walks of life have submitted remarkable stories on how fitness and specifically, Life Fitness, has changed their lives. Four stories were chosen as finalists in a vote for the most inspiring story. We would like to congratulate Michael Meyer from Lexington, KY on winning the fan favorite vote and a new piece of Life Fitness equipment. You can read his story below and if you have a fitness success story to share, Life Fitness and fellow Mileage Club members would love to hear them.
December 11, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Some people can consume up to 4,000 calories from just one holiday meal. That’s twice the amount of calories most people need in a day. If you want to start 2013 on the right note instead of packing on extra pounds during the holidays, marry your indulgences with some serious calorie burn. While calorie burn varies based on your weight and ratio of muscle to fat, here are some ideas to burn a few extra calories..
Eat one serving of mashed potatoes at 250 calories and you’ll need to hop on the treadmill for an hour long power walk to burn them off. A 150-pound person walking for one hour at 4 mph would burn about 272 calories.
November 27, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Documenting diet and exercise can go a long way in helping you stick to a fitness regimen. Whether you use pen and paper or a smartphone, documenting your health and fitness routines is an essential part of getting and staying fit. Use these tips from to stay on track, even during the holiday season.
Log your exercise. You can use a monthly calendar or go high tech with tools like theLife Fitness LFconnect site. The site and mobile app allow exercisers to create and track their workouts and view progress over time. Remember to record both your cardio and strength training routines for a full picture.