March 12, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Water workouts are easy on the joints and beneficial to the entire body and mind. While the buoyancy of water can make you feel light and relaxed, don’t let the calm water fool you. Pool moves can blast calories, increase heart rate and boost muscle strength. Add a pool workout to your routine with these tips:
Try an aerobics class. Many fitness facilities now have aqua classes in their group fitness schedule. Circuit classes and boot camps are offered in the pool using tools like Styrofoam dumbbells, noodles, resistance tubing and medicine balls. (Yes, medicine balls float in water.) Your gym may even have the latest fitness craze, Aqua Zumba, an in-water dance party that offers a more intense, full body workout.
March 05, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
Plyometric workouts have long been known as one of the most efficient and effective ways to train, because they simultaneously burn calories and build muscle. Plyometrics or “plyos” are a type of exercise that encourages muscle development, power, speed and endurance. It can even build bone mass. Get all of these benefits by adding plyos to your fitness routine with these tips from Life Fitness:
What are plyometrics?
Plyometric exercises use explosive, fast-acting movements to develop muscular power. In other words, they are high-impact movements that involve jumping.
January 28, 2013 / Category: Innovation
The Discover tablet consoles have what we at Life Fitness like to call “discoverable depth.” You can hit quick start and get going right away, or you can personalize your indoor workout experience with options on-screen and on LFconnect.com.
For those who want to discover more of the cool features on our Elevation Series products, check out a few of my favorite features:
Click into each data point on the screen to customize the type of data you see (or hide it all together). If you’re an LFconnect member, you can even create and save your data settings online and they will be there every time you log onto the machine.