Fitness

What’s Behind Jada Blitz Training that Makes It So Successful?

Being Accountable and Helping Others by Annette Pinder His friends called him JD, but when Justin Draper played football in college at Buffalo State he was a linebacker, and his job was to blitz the quarterback. When people started calling him Jada Blitz the name stuck. So when Justin first opened his gym, it wasn’t hard to come up with a name. It represented his fondest memories and the friends w... »

Dance Your Way Into 2016 with Devin McMillian

Devin McMillian makes fitness fun through hip-hop cardio and Zumba By Julie Lang If you’re looking for a great way to spice up your workout in the New Year, try a hip-hop cardio or Zumba class with Devin McMillian. Devin’s classes are a mix of cardio, stretching, and minimal strength training, and accommodate dance enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels. The music is fun, upbeat, and the compa... »

Making Your Own Home Gym

by Gina Carlson There’s no way around it – everyone needs exercise. But let’s face it – the number one reason people don’t work out is because they don’t have the time! Between work and home life, you’re already stretched for time; if you’re someone on a budget, a gym can be out of reach. However, there are plenty of items already in your home that you can use to create your own person... »

Group Fitness and Personalized Training in One

Orangetheory Fitness is All the Rage by Annette Pinder Face it – getting motivated to exercise isn’t always easy, especially for people who have competing priorities, let alone the desire to fulfill their basic need for friendship and human connection. It turns out that working out with a companion may not only help fulfill the need for friendship, but may also bring better results, according to r... »

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

By JudyAnne Bonafede Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise becoming that is practiced using a form of meditation and strengthening. A series of slow and synchronized movements with graceful names like Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail, White Crane Spreads Its Wings, and Needle at the Bottom of the Sea, tai chi resembles a slow-motion dance, consisting of various postures and gentle movements. According to C... »

Regular Exercise Can Help Kids Do Better in School

(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well. In fact, kindergarteners who participated in Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS), a free before-school program involving physical activity and nutrition e... »

Best Exercises for Baby-Boomers

The human body needs exercise to operate at full capacity. Exercise is important at any age, but can be particularly beneficial for individuals over 50. The key is finding exercises that are both safe and effective. Benefits of Exercise The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 28 to 44 percent of seniors ages 65 to 75 are inactive, meaning they don’t get enough daily exerci... »

Caution Key for Seniors Returning to Exercise

Despite reports of a nationwide obesity epidemic, much of the country has made exercise an important part of their daily routines. Though young people are aware of the long-term benefits of exercise, such as reducing the risk of heart disease, seniors can benefit greatly from daily exercise as well. In fact, many illnesses commonly faced by senior citizens can be combated effectively, though not e... »

Exercise and the Older Woman

The aging process has a way of making people risk-averse. Financial advisors typically recommend that men and women steer clear of risky investments as they age, and men and women over 50 often make lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing certain medical conditions. As women age, some may feel exercise is simply too risky. Hormonal changes brought on by aging decrease a woman’s ... »

Fitness First – Laughter After

I May Talk A Good Game, but.. by Doug Carpenter This is no small thing for a guy to confess. But other than the few close friends I’ve told (…who come to think of it actually know even worse things about me…), I doubt anyone would suspect the awful, socially-inconvenient truth. That basically, I’m (…GASP…) sports illiterate. Having to just stand there while my fellow guys exchange manl... »

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