June 28, 2012 / Category: Fun Side of Fitness

If there is one thing I must do every summer, it has to be taking advantage of the warm weather and being outside as much as possible. There’s nothing better than getting together with your friends and family and partaking in a little friendly competition.  However, summer heat waves can get intense, so here’s my list for everything you need to stay comfortable and cool all summer long, no matter what activity you’re enjoying. 


When running during the summer, staying cool is key. Moisture-wicking tees are the best for keeping the sweat away from your body on those sticky days. Try a Nike Dri-fit top in a fun neon color to stay fashionable (and safe). 

Kate O'Leary

June 13, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Three months after IHRSA 2012, I still find myself buzzing from the workouts we demoed on the Synrgy360. If only I could fit a unit in my garage! Since I knew this wasn’t realistic, I did the next best thing. I came up with a similar concept that works in my garage, using only the resistance bands I have lying around. If you want to feel the burn, give this heart rate-raising workout a try:

Warm up: Perform each of the three warm up exercises for 60 seconds

  • Hip Swings – Forward and Back → 30 seconds per leg
  • Hip Swings – Side to Side → 30 seconds per leg
  • Bridge w/Single Leg Raise → 30 seconds per leg
Heather Sieker

May 25, 2012 / Category: Events

By now many of you have seen Synrgy360 and its launch video. Well, so did the Indy500. In March, the Indy500 race promoters reached out to us at Life Fitness after seeing Synrgy at launch, and were so excited about the product they requested to air the video hourly on the jumbotron throughout the world’s best-attended sporting event.

Lauren Kamm