4 simple fitness tips

It is a known fact that a consistent exercise routine has numerous health benefits, including weight control and lowering the risk of various chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However, according to the American Council on Exercise, only 1 in 4 Americans gets the recommended amount of daily exercise, 30 minutes of … Read more

Money can’t buy fitness, you have to earn it

It has long been said that money cannot buy everything and most will agree if you are really honest and put the nonsense aside. Money cannot buy you true love. Money cannot buy back your youth or bring back loved ones who have passed away. And besides, money can’t buy fitness, no matter how much … Read more

Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Machine Review

We review and use the Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer over a 3 week period. We also interviewed the owners of the Life Fitness X3-5, as well as several people who had used the elliptical trainer in the gym or fitness center. The X3-5 is a step up from the old X3-0 model and has … Read more

8 key training principles for fitness and sports training

The 8 Training Principles are research-based guidelines that can help you speed up your training progress and optimize your results. Knowing how to apply these principles gives you an informed basis on which to make informed decisions about the design of your fitness or sports training program. The principles can also help you evaluate the … Read more

The 4 elements of fitness

Most people want to be in shape, but that raises a question. What does it mean to be in shape? The answer is quite simple. To be fit, one must be physically capable in four areas: aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 1. Aerobic capacity. Aerobic fitness, also known as cardiorespiratory … Read more

The fitness boom

While the worlds of sport and fitness are intertwined, it wasn’t until the 1970s that popular culture was ready to embrace fitness as enthusiastically as it had embraced sports. Physical fitness had not yet acquired its importance in improving health, and popular opinion compared physical fitness to work and manual labor. In the 1940s and … Read more