Treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes OH MY - Find the right cardio mix

September 11, 2013 / Category: Innovation

T5_Modelonproductwipod_mr.jpgTreadmills are for beginners, right? After all, every serious runner goes outdoors to brave the elements, take in the scenery and train organically for race day. 

But that's not really true these days. Though there have long been concerns about the effectiveness of training for a marathon on a treadmill, technology has caught up to the needs of runners who take the sport seriously. What's more is that even pro runners are using treadmills to train.. In fact, some top U.S. Olympians and trainers have publicly touted some of their treadmill workouts.

Brooke Lucht

September 10, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

9.10.13TrainForYourBestTime.jpgIf you are training to run a 5k, 10k or half marathon, you just might want to beat your number one opponent: YOU. Sure, the crowds and the like-minded runners around you are motivating, but there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as beating your own race time. Here are a few tips to help you improve your running time and establish that personal best. 

Life Fitness

September 04, 2013 / Category: Fitness Community


All year round there are a number of great races to get your blood pumping and have some fun. But which is right for you? We’ve broken down some of the biggest and toughest races in the country (and beyond) by difficulty to help you satisfy your competitive spirit, no matter what your fitness level.

Kate O'Leary