January 06, 2014 / Category: Fitness Community

DontWantToBulkUp.jpgFar too often I hear similar comments from customers at fitness retail stores, gym members, or even co-workers in our company gym at Life Fitness headquarters: They’re worried about “bulking up.” For some reason, strength training has become synonymous with athletes, meatheads, and people looking to “bulk up.”  This thought is a common misconception.

Matt Elsesser
 

December 26, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

shutterstock_137167190.jpgWhether you’re a runner or a strength trainer, you’ve probably experienced a sore muscle after a workout. For a cross country runner just starting their season, you might find it difficult getting up the stairs or out of bed. For someone new to the strength area at the gym, you’re feeling the burn just getting into your car and reaching for the seatbelt. Fortunately, there are some ways to help relieve and prevent muscle soreness.

Amir Lafdaigui
 

December 24, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

shutterstock_84579016.jpgOnly one more day to “deck the halls” before the rubber meets the road. Yes, there is nothing so over as the holidays and when you are ready to burn off the holiday fruitcake, eggnog and sugar cookies. How about taking it up a notch and trying a high intensity interval workout? High intensity intervals not only yield results, they give the motto, “Work harder not longer,” true meaning.  You don’t have to burn up hours in the gym to burn off your post holiday sluggishness, just try a HIIT workout!

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