Yearly Archives: 2013

Home Workouts

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 4.07.06 PMHome workouts are a great way to save time and fit exercise into busy schedules. Even if you’re a health club member, when you’re in a hurry, having exercise equipment at home can keep you from skipping workouts and enable you stay on track.

Both cardio and strength are necessary for optimum fitness, so ideally, you’ll have equipment to get both accomplished at home. You don’t necessarily need to invest in a big home gym; today, you can get the job done with some dumbbells, barbells and resistance bands/tubing. » Read Full Story

Boxing Interval Training

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 3.53.53 PMInterval training is very popular recently, as It typically enables exercisers to work harder and longer, stimulating greater results, than what they typically accomplish in a steady-state cardio session. And boxing has experienced resurgence, particularly fitness-oriented boxing workouts, that also push people to work harder and longer than they would do on their own.  » Read Full Story

the Best workout

situpsThese days, everyone seems to be looking for “the best workout,” whether that means it is the most challenging, sweat-inducing or results-producing. Whatever the definition of “best workout,” the answer may vary for each individual, given differences in preferences, fitness levels, body types and goals. There really is no “best workout” that applies universally to every exerciser. » Read Full Story

Top elliptical machines

Q37When researching what exercise equipment to buy for use at home, people often consider ellipticals due to their low-impact, total-body workouts. In reviewing different models, exercisers typically want to know which the top elliptical machines are. Obviously that depends on who you ask and their experience with and knowledge of various brands. » Read Full Story

Mary Ann’s Must-Have Workout Apparel

ma cover2As a National Account Sales Manager for Octane Fitness, I spend a great deal of time in workout clothes.  When I purchase workout apparel I look for high quality clothes that are comfortable, travel well and look good. I do not want to have to take special care of my workout clothes – they go from the washer to the dryer and then to either my suitcase or the gym bag. As a result, over time I have found some tried-and-true favorites that I could not live without. » Read Full Story