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Leg Strength and Running
Leg Strength and Running

Great article on how to improve skill and pleasure of running. Article addresses specifics on how to improve strength, weight loss, energy and ability as it pertains to runners. Notes on exercise selection, progression and that elusive "Runner's High".

What is Pilates?
What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of over 500 controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body by using a popular exercise regimen that uses special stretches and machines. Named after Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercise system has proven itself invaluable not only to the fitness user, but to the professional trainers as well. Pilates, a technique of exercise and physical movement intended to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body.

Martial Arts and Fitness
Martial Arts and Fitness

Martial arts aren't just for learning how to fight. They increase flexibility, reaction time, and teach discipline. A martial artist may even find extra incentive to stick to that diet and exercise plan! Read my story to find out what martial arts has done for me.

Senior Games
Senior Games

If you're over age 50 and not planning to enter the Transplant Games, Paralympics, or Special Olympics--and if you're not as strong or fast as you once were--we have an Olympics for you: the Senior Olympic Games. We have the Olympic Games for people at the peak of their athletic ability who qualify as the very best in their sport. We have the Special Olympics for individuals with mental handicaps (http://www.specialolympics.org), the Paralympic Games for athletes with physical challenges (http://www.paralympic.org),...

Ski Fitness Fundamentals!
Ski Fitness Fundamentals!

As ski season approaches, many enthusiastic snow sliders will flock to their fitness centers. Eager to avoid the dreaded "thigh burn", some may perform countless sets on the leg extension machine, often at weight loads that would make Arnold terminate his workout. But is this really effective? Maybe not. Where do the primary movements of skiing begin? In the legs? Well, no, not really. The 4 fundamental skills of Alpine skiing are Balance, Edge, Pressure and Rotary. Edge control involves...

Working Smart: 4-easy Ways To Get Fit, Faster!
Working Smart: 4-easy Ways To Get Fit, Faster!

Let's face it, getting and staying in shape can be a costly investment. And, if you're not careful, its greatest cost is the one commodity you could use the most of: time (keeping monetary costs in check is another volume, entirely). Yet, even many seasoned exercisers often have difficulty changing their bodies with regular workouts. And worse, many think the more hours spent training heavily, the better the result. Not true! Often this break-neck pace leads only to fatigue, burnout,...