30-Minute No-Gym Workout


Health clubs are great places to get in shape and be exposed to different workouts, equipment and classes. But sometimes it can be challenging to get to the gym due to life’s many obligations or travel commitments. Rather than just suspend your fitness regimen, take advantage of no-gym workouts at home. These routines are typically simple and don’t require a lot of equipment – just simply some space to move. You can do them indoors or outside depending on the weather and your preference.

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7 Plank Exercises for Amazing Abs



With all the attention paid to core strength and stability – whether you’re an athlete, regular exerciser or rehabilitating from an injury – popular, effective exercises have expanded and changed over time. What hasn’t changed is the quest for beautiful abs – which require a strong core and consistent performance of a variety of exercises that challenge the center of the body. » Read Full Story

How to Succeed in Trail Running


Many more runners hit the pavement, beach, track or treadmill than the trail, and yet trail running is increasing in popularity, with more than 6 million trail runners in the United States alone in 2012, the most recent year for records. Trail running is somewhat limited by one’s nearby scenery, as it typically takes place on hiking trails, often located in the mountains. Runners appreciate the softer terrain, the gorgeous landscape and the connection with nature.

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Incorporating an Air Bike into Your Training



Seeking some variety to your workouts? Check out the classic Schwinn Airdyne Pro – which has provided efficient, effective workouts for decades, and which was recently refined for even greater intensity and results. This legendary air bike has something to offer everyone – from beginners or those rehabbing who prefer an easier routine, to athletes and CrossFitters who are regularly pushing their limits. » Read Full Story

How To Recover From a Race


For runners who like to compete in races, a lot of attention is typically spent on training, gear and race selection, with less thought – if any – to race recovery. Every race, no matter the distance, requires adequate recovery to help minimize overtraining, injuries and burnout, as well as to keep you performing well in future competitions. As quoted in Runner’s World, Corey Hart, a physiologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Utah’s Vascular Research Lab, “What you do to recover after a race plays a big role in how you will perform at the next one.”

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Maximizing Your Potential in Masters Running



Running tends to be challenging when we are young, and it gets even harder when coping with aging muscles and bones. Certainly, there are those that seem to defy aging and continue with impressive running performance over many years, but for most people, getting older makes it much more difficult to achieve the same running results of decades earlier. » Read Full Story

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: Fighting Cancer and Calories



For cancer survivors, fitness might be the last thing on their minds. Since February 2012, the Earlywine Park YMCA in Oklahoma City has helped more than 120 cancer survivors focus on fitness to improve their cardiovascular health, balance, flexibility, agility, self-efficacy for exercise, and most importantly their confidence and self-esteem, all through the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. » Read Full Story

Preventing Common Running Injuries



The high-impact nature of running can lead to common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome and piriformis syndrome. These injuries result in running with pain, running less or being sidelined altogether. Some research estimates that as many as 79% of runners will suffer a moderate to severe injury each year. » Read Full Story