How to Squat like a Pro

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Fitness |

Squat, squat, squat and don’t stop. Perhaps you’ve heard — squatting is the key exercise you should be doing. Known for it’s ability to sculpt the difficult-to-target spots of the butt and upper thighs, squats are essential to master. And don’t worry, you won’t get bored. There’s an assortment of squat variations: air squats, barbell squats, dumbbell squats, pistol squats, goblet squats, front squats,...

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Younger Skin Through Exercise

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News |

According to new research, exercise not only keeps skin looking younger, it can reverse aging in those who start working out later in life. As reported by Gretchen Reynolds for the NY Times, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have shown how exercise can extend the life of mice as well as keep their fur from turning gray. The researchers, seeing this noticeable affect exercise has upon mice, wondered if the same affect might hold true...

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The Incredible Life of Ernestine Shepherd

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Motivation |

After the passing of her sister, Ernestine Shepherd made a vow to achieve something truly great. She set out to be the world’s oldest, female bodybuilder. And she did just that. From a mostly inactive lifestyle, Ernestine started eating cleanly (with a nutritionist’s guidance) and lifting weights at the gym. Oh, and did we yet mention she started this at the ripe age of 56? Ernestine is now 77 and inspires other senior citizens that...

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Getting Back Up: How to Return to Fitness After Periods of Inactivity

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Motivation |

Have you ever gone through periods of inactivity? Whether due to injury, pregnancy, relocation, job loss, or simply the struggles of life, you’ve likely gone through a span of time without exercising. For most of you (including me), it is the most difficult to get moving again after stagnant times. For nearly 2 months this winter (due to relocation, financial changes, and the plain ol’ cold) I stopped working out.  2 weeks ago, with...

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The New Rules of Fitness

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Fitness |

Training and nutrition has been an exciting (if unreliable) frontier for decades. But recent discoveries, combined with field-tested science, have debunked popular myths and established some ground rules for the outdoor athlete. Here’s your performance 12-step program. Curated from: Outside Magazine Author: Pam Foxx Decades ago, fitness consisted of two workouts: all-out, all the time; and “LSD”—long, slow distance training. Then fitness...

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