After sitting at a desk for 8+hours a day, the last thing I want to do is stay indoors on a beautiful day. Lucky for us Bostonians, the Beantown outdoor fitness scene from June-September is robust with workout options for everyone. Whether you like yoga, HIIT, barre, Crossfit or Zumba – the Boston summer scene has a FREE workout for you! Lace up your trainers, grab a friend and head to one of these scheduled events under the sun. Read More
With summer slowly creeping up on us, it’s time to kick our workouts into high gear. The one area most of us will inevitably focus on in the next couple of weeks is our core. Because of this, we’ve put together some of the best ab workouts from around the web for healthy abs and core. Read More
Kettlebells? Check. Dumbbells? Check. Rowers and jump ropes? Check and check. You know your way around the weight room. But, have you discovered the smooth magic the Prowler Sled can work on you? Even if you don’t recognize the name, it’s likely you’ve seen some version of this power strength training staple on an athletic field and maybe even in the gym.
Beyond tallying up minutes, how can you make cardio count? The American College of Sports Medicine recommends getting 150 minutes of exercise of moderate intensity per week. That’s doable, you think. Is just hitting that number enough to keep you motivated when you’re strolling up to the treadmill for the umpteenth time this year? If you’re human, there will likely come a time when knowing a heart-pumping workout is simply “good for you” isn’t enough to keep you moving.
If you haven’t swung a kettlebell before, now’s the time! The funky looking fitness toy has been around for centuries for a reason. The concept of a kettlebell is simple. It is a heavy iron ball with a fixed handle on top. What really makes them special, though, is that using them regularly can yield unique results. Read More
Create your own circuit workout. It’s easy! An effective circuit workout challenges all major muscle groups, including your heart. You can develop endurance and strength by minimizing rest periods between stops. Circuits don’t have to involve a ton of equipment, time or space. Instead of moving to stations, you can stay in one place and work in interval blocks if you choose. Read More
There is a reason why a select few people champion their way to the Olympics: the training is grueling; both mentally and physically. Many spend years honing their craft. Some spend decades and won’t settle for anything less than a gold medal wrapped around their necks and a podium beneath their feet. Read More
In this age of standing desks it’s time to face-up to a truth. Chairs are not the enemy. It’s OK to sit down! Chairs have been a part of human civilization for at least 5,000 years and humans continue to survive. Sitting isn’t necessarily evil, and the dude waving to you from his standing desk isn’t morally superior to you. What is troublesome, though, is poor posture and sedentary habits that can develop when sitting is a default position. Getting lazy in a chair can negatively affect joint alignment, muscular strength and your cardiovascular system. Read More